Faculty & Staff

Amy E. Smith, PhD

Associate Professor, Graduate Program Director, Public Administration Program, McCormack Graduate School Associate Professor, Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs, McCormack Graduate School


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Areas of Expertise

Public Management, Social Networks Impact on Regulatory Settings, Organizational Behavior and Theory


PhD, Public Administration and Policy, State University of New York at Albany
MPA, Public Administration and Policy, State University of New York at Albany
BS, Public Administration, James Madison University

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

Professor Amy E. Smith’s research applies organization behavior and theory concepts to issues of public management in areas such as government regulation and the use of data in government. Her recent work has examined social networks in financial market regulation, the representation of women in leadership in regulatory agencies, and techniques for teaching statistics to students in practitioner-oriented masters degree programs. In a new research project funded by a Joseph P. Healey Grant, Smith is examining factors influencing data use in municipal governments.

Her articles have appeared in the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, the Journal of Public Affairs Education (forthcoming), and Economics of Innovation and New Technology. In addition, she has presented her work at numerous conferences including the Academy of Management Annual Meeting (AOM), the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management Conference (APPAM), the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration Conference (NASPAA), the Public Management Research Association Conference (PMRAC), the American Society of Public Administration Conference (ASPA), and the System Dynamics Society Conference (SDS). Professor Smith has also conducted research projects and training sessions for various New York State government agencies and is a member of the New England StatNet Group.

Professor Smith serves as a manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Public Administration Review, the American Review of Public Administration, and the Academy of Management Annual Meeting as well as the co-chair for the Public and Nonprofit Division Doctoral Consortium at the 2010 and 2011 Academy of Management Annual Meeting.

In 2014, Amy Smith earned the Graduate Faculty Teaching Award (master's level) from the Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools.

Teaching in the Public Administration Program:

PAF-G 610 Public Management
PAF-G 691 Case Study Seminar
PAF-G 620 Analytical Skills I

Teaching in the Public Policy PhD Program:

PPOL-G 604 Statistics I