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Peter Stanley Federman is an assistant professor at the Paul H. O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI. Professor Federman joined the O’Neill School at IUPUI after receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Kansas, where his dissertation focused on the bureaucratic politics of public health and safety, and how race, class, and other factors impact policy outcomes.
His current work investigates how administrative officials and elected politicians make decisions that impact the public, particularly within the substantive areas of public health and safety. Focusing primarily on local governments, Professor Federman uses established theoretical frameworks in new and innovative ways to understand how public administration functions in the 21st century. Taking an interdisciplinary approach to his research, he brings in sources, theories and methodologies from sociology, political science, anthropology, history and other disciplines.
- Ph.D., Public Administration, University of Kansas
- M.P.A., John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY
- B.A., Tufts University
- Assistant to the Secretariat, Public Management Research Association
- Chester A. Newland Fellow and Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Kansas
- Graduate Research Assistant, Law Enforcement Leadership Academy at the Kansas Public Management Center
- University of Kansas Research Excellence Initiative Award
- Editor’s Choice: Best of 2016, Public Integrity, “Beyond the Lavender Scare: LGBT and Heterosexual Employees in the Federal Workplace” with Nicole M. Elias (2016)
- Best Published Paper Award, ASPA LGBT Alliance, “Beyond the Lavender Scare”
Selected Intellectual Contributions
“Historical Perspectives in Public Administration.” In H.G. Frederickson & E.C. Stazyk (Eds.), Handbook of American Public Administration (2019)
“In the Midst of an Epidemic: How the Media Shapes Policy Feedback to the Opioid Crisis.” Journal of Public Management and Social Policy (2018)
“Beyond the Lavender Scare: LGBT and Heterosexual Employees in the Federal Workplace.” (with N. Elias) Public Integrity (2016)