Areas of Expertise
Public Management, Gender and Diversity, Careers in Public Service, Work-Life Balance, Teaching and Mentoring in Graduate Education
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
Amy E. Smith is an Associate Professor in the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Her research applies organizational behavior concepts to issues of public management. Her current research focuses on workplace incivility, gender and diversity in leadership in public sector organizations, career paths in public service, and issues of work-life balance. Dr. Smith also conducts research on teaching and mentoring in graduate education. Her work has appeared in journals such as the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, the International Public Management Journal, the American Review of Public Administration, and the Review of Public Personnel Administration.
Dr. Smith serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory and Public Performance & Management Review, and has been elected as the Division Program Chair for the Public & Nonprofit Division of the Academy of Management.
Dr. Smith received the 2013 Best Article Award from the American Review of Public Administration, the 2014 Graduate Teaching Award from the Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools, and a 2018 Best Reviewer Award from the Public & Nonprofit Division of the Academy of Management. She holds a PhD in Public Administration and Policy from the University at Albany.
Teaching in the Public Administration Program:
PUBADM 610 Public Management
PUBADM 691 Case Study Seminar
PUBADM 620 Analytical Skills I
Teaching in the Public Policy PhD Program:
PPOL-G 604 Statistical Methods in the Analysis of Social Problems 1
PPOL-G 716 Pro-Seminar