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Heidi KoenigHeidi O. Koenig

Public Administration Theory, Bureaucratic Politics, Public Management, Quantitative Methods & Program Analysis, Public Administration & Law

Office:
IA 213
(815) 753-6167
hkoenig@niu.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Overview of Scholarly Activity

Dr. Koenig focuses her research on issues surrounding citizen participation and local government employees. In addition, she remains active in studying the public managers' perceptions of the courts. Dr. Koenig has presented papers on the role employees play in facilitating citizen participation at numerous conferences in recent years, and hopes to see publication of a portion of that research in 2007. During the past year, Dr. Koenig and Dr. Curtis Wood have begun work on testing her model of the spider web metaphor of intergovernmental relations and have applied for funding to conduct research on the role of the citizen as anchors of the web. This collaboration has the potential to develop into a significant research agenda. Dr. Koenig's teaching occurs primarily at the M.P.A. and Ph.D. levels, where she offers courses on public administration and law, citizen participation, statistics, the scope of public administration theory and practice, public policy, and program evaluation. This wide array of courses allows her to remain involved with the students at those levels. Dr. Koenig looks forward to teaching undergraduates again in the future -- they are some of the most exciting to teach as they continually push her to think "outside the box" of political science and public administration research.

Selected Publications

Public Administration and Law . (Forthcoming) Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe.

A Case Study of an Exercise in Inclusiveness: The Americans with Disabilities Act in Local Government. Public Administration & Management: An Interactive Journal (2001) 6(1): 63-77.

The Americans with Disabilities Act: Who Isn’t Covered? Oyez, Oyez Column, 1998 Public Administration Review, 58(5): 471-473.

“Richardson v. McKnight: What Does the Future of Qualified Immunity Hold for Non-Government Employees?” 1998 Oyez, Oyez column, Public Administration Review , 58(1): 8-9.

The Role of the Courts in Local Government Administration (Winter/Spring, 1998) SPLA News 3.

“Teaching Law in Public Administration: The Use of Case Analysis” 1998 Journal of Public Affairs Education , 4(1):19-24.

“Law and City Manager: Beginning to Understand the Sources of Influence on the Management of Local Government,”(with Amy Kise), Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory , July 1996, 6(3):443-460.

“Eight Supreme Court Cases That Have Changed the Face of Public Administration,” (with Rosemary O’Leary),International Journal of Public Administration, 1996 vol. 39(1):5-22.

“Toward a Theory of the Impact of the Courts on Public Management”, (with Rosemary O’Leary), in Research in Public Administration, vol. 3:175-199, James L. Perry (Ed.), Greenwich, CN: JAI Press Inc, 1994.