Department of Public Administration and Policy
Stephanie Newbold specializes in the intellectual history of public administration and the intersection between the American Constitution and the administrative state.
Her research broadly examines the importance of connecting the constitutional and institutional values of American government to administrative theory and practice as well as carefully examining how important, intellectually significant figures of history shape the study and practice of democratic theory and public administration.
Dr. Newbold has also worked for the International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello and in the Office of the White House Chief of Staff during the Clinton administration.
DegreesPh.D. Public Administration & Policy, Virginia Tech M.P.A., Virginia Tech B.A., Elon University
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Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
- The Intellectual History of American Public Administration
- Public Administration Theory and Context
- Administrative Ethics
- Political Philosophy / Democratic Theory / Western Political Thought
- The Legal Environment of Public Affairs
- Organization Theory
- American Government
Honors, Awards, and Fellowships
Guest Lecturer at The International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello for All But Forgotten, October 2010
Young Alumna of the Year Award Recipient from Elon University, October 2009
Dissertation Awarded Honorable Mention by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) for significant research in the field of public affairs and public administration, October 2007
All But Forgotten: Thomas Jefferson and the Development of Public Administration. 2010. SUNY Press.
- "Federalist 27: Is Transparency Essential for Public Confidence in Government?" 2011. Public Administration Review. November/December, Special Issue, p. xx-xx.
- "No Time Like the Present: Making Rule of Law and Constitutional Competence the Theoretical and Practical Foundation for Public Administration Graduate Education Curriculum." 2011. Journal of Public Affairs Education, 17:4. December, p. xx-xx.
- "Connecting the Past with the Present: Moses Maimonides' Contribution to Democratic Theory, Public Administration, and Civil Society." 2011. Co-authored with A.C. Schortgen. Administration and Society, 43:2. March, p. 147-170.
- "An Extraordinary Administrative Legacy: Thomas Jefferson’s Role in Transforming Liberal Arts Education in the United States.” 2011. Public Voices, 11:2, p. 15-25.
- Toward a Constitutional School for American Public Administration." 2010. Public Administration Review, 70:4. July/August, p. 538-546.
- “Teaching Organization Theory from a Constitutional Perspective: A New Twist on an Old Flame.” 2008. Journal of Public Affairs Education, 14:3, p. 335-51.
- “Brownlow Report Retrospective.” 2007. Co-edited with David H. Rosenbloom. Public Administration Review, 67:6. November/December, p. 1006-58.
- “Critical Reflections on Hamiltonian Perspectives on Rule-Making and Legislative Proposal Initiatives by the Chief Executive.” 2007. With David H. Rosenbloom. Public Administration Review, 67:6. November/December, p. 1049-56.
- “The President’s Committee on Administrative Management: The Untold Story and the Federalist Connection.” 2006. With Larry D. Terry. Administration and Society, 38:5. November, p.522-55.
- “Statesmanship and Ethics: The Case of Thomas Jefferson’s Dirty Hands.” 2005. Public Administration Review, 65:6. November/December, p. 669-77. Lead Article.
“From New Public Management to New Democratic Governance: Leadership Opportunities and Challenges” 2008. With Larry D. Terry. In Innovations in Public Leadership Development, edited by R. S. Morse and T. F. Buss. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, p. 33-49.
- “Shaping the Life of the Mind: Exploring Thomas Jefferson’s Biographical Journey through a Literary Analysis.” (forthcoming). Review of Kevin J. Hayes’: The Road to Monticello: The Life and Mind of Thomas Jefferson. Accepted for publication in Public Administration Review.
- “The Enemy Combatant Papers and the War on Terror: An Intellectual, Ethical, and Constitutional Examination.” Review of Karen Greenberg and Joshua Dratel’s: The Enemy Combatant Papers: American Justice, the Courts, and the War on Terror. 2009. Public Integrity, 11:3. Summer, p. 283-86.
- “Lessons Learned from Revisiting the Past: An Institutional History of the U.S. Bureau of Efficiency and the Office of Government Reports.” Reviews of Mordecai Lee’s: Institutionalizing Congress and the Presidency and The First Presidential Communications Agency. 2008. Public Administration Review, 68:4. July/August, p. 771-75.
- “Dominion of Memories: Jefferson, Madison, and the Decline of Virginia, by Susan Dunn.” 2008. Presidential Studies Quarterly, 38:1. March, p. 187-88.
Area of Expertise: Intellectual history of public administration, democratic constitutionalism, administrative ethics, the legal environment of public management, organization theory
Additional Information: Stephanie Newbold's research broadly examines the importance of connecting the constitutional and institutional values of American government to public administrative theory and practice. She is author of All But Forgotten: Thomas Jefferson and the Development of Public Administration (State University of New York Press, 2010). In October 2010, she was a guest speaker at the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Jefferson's Monticello.
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