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Aaron M. Deslatte

Aaron Deslatte is an assistant professor in the Department of Public Administration. Deslatte received his Ph.D. from the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy at Florida State University, as well as master's degrees in public administration and political science from FSU. His research interests focus broadly on local government management, land use, sustainable development and social equity. Deslatte’s work has appeared in the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Urban Affairs Review, Policy Studies Journal and other journals. Prior to joining NIU, he had a 15-year career in journalism at news organizations from The Kansas City Star and Gannett News Service to his last position as the Tallahassee Bureau Chief for the Orlando Sentinel, where he covered the governor, Florida Legislature, executive agencies and state political campaigns.

Areas of Expertise

  • Local government management
  • Urban policy
  • Sustainability

Selected Publications

"A narrative approach to analyzing transitions in urban water management: The case of the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department," with Galen Treuer, Elizabeth Koebele, Kathleen Ernst, Margaret Garcia and Kim Manago (2016, Water Resources Research).

"Policy of Delay: Evidence from a Bayesian Analysis of Metropolitan Land-Use Choices," with Antonio Tavares and Richard Feiock (2016, Policy Studies Journal).

“Three Sides of the Same Coin? A Bayesian Analysis of Strategic Management, Comprehensive Planning and Inclusionary Motives in Land Use,” with Richard Feiock and William L. Swann, (2016, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory).

“Of Boundaries and Speed Bumps: The Role of Modernized Counties Managing Growth in the Fragmented Metropolis,” (2016, Urban Affairs Review).

"Capturing Structural and Functional Diversity Through Institutional Analysis: The Mayor Position in City Charters," with Chris Weible, Tonya Heikkila, Richard Feiock, David Carter & Cali Curley (2016, Urban Affairs Review).

“Re-Assessing City Limits in Urban Public Policy,” (2015, Policy Studies Journal).

"Is the Price Right? Gauging the Marketplace for Local Sustainable Policy Tools," with William L. Swann (2015, Journal of Urban Affairs).

Aaron M. Deslatte

Assistant Professor
Office: IA 208


Ph.D., Florida State University

Curriculum Vitae

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