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Doug Goodman
Professor-Economic Political and Policy, Public Affairs Program
Contact Address   800 W. Campbell, GR 31, Richardson, TX 75080     Office MailstopRoom No.: GR3202 
Email Address    Primary Phone Number 972-883-4969    Media Contact
 Professional Preparation
 Ph.D.Political ScienceThe University of Utah2002
 M.S.Political ScienceThe University of Utah1996
 B.A.Political ScienceBrigham Young University1992
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Research Interests

Public Human Resource Management

  • At-will employment/political patronage
  • Strategic HRM/Workforce Planning
  • Law enforcement HRM Issues
  • Catastrophic/Emergency Management HRM Issues
  • State and Local Government Administration

Dr. Doug Goodman is an Associate Professor of Public Affairs in the School of Economic, Political, and Policy Sciences. He teaches graduate students in Master of Public Affairs (MPA) and the Ph.D. in public affairs programs.  Prior to working at UT Dallas Dr. Goodman worked at Mississippi State University where he was an Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator in the Dept. of Political Science and Public Administration.  He also worked as a police officer in Arizona prior to working in academia.  Dr. Goodman received his Master and Ph.D. degrees in Political Science from the University of Utah, and he received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from Brigham Young University.

Dr. Goodman's current research interests include at-will employment in the public sector, public human resource management reforms, managing public employees following catastrophic events, and public sector retirement benefits. Dr. Goodman has a co-edited book, Contested Landscape: The Politics of Wilderness in Utah and the West. His articles appear in journals such as the American Review of Public Administration; Review of Public Personnel Administration, Political Research Quarterly, Human Resource Development Quarterly, Public Personnel Management, Politics & Policy, Public Administration Review, and American Review of Politics. Dr. Goodman and his coauthors were awarded the American Review of Public Administration 2010 Best Article Award.

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P. Edward French, Doug Goodman, and Minion Morrison. (forthcoming 2014). ―Gender and Ethnicity: Are We Truly Narrowing the Gap in Human Resource Practices?‖ Journal of Public Management & Social Policy 20(1): (Accepted for publication May 17, 2013).
Peer reviewed
Doug Goodman, P. Edward French, and Tonya T. Neaves. (Forthcoming 2013). The Appropriate Use of Employment At-Will in County Sheriffs’ Departments: Employment At-Will or Political Patronage? Review of Public Personnel Administration. (Accepted February 20, 2013).
Category: Review of Public Personnel Administration
Peer reviewed
Doug Goodman, P. Edward French, and R. Paul Battaglio, Jr. (Forthcoming 2013). “Determinants of Local Government Workforce Planning.” American Review of Public Administration. DOI: 10.1177/0275074013486179(Published Online First, April 23, 2013:
Category: American Review of Public Administration
Peer reviewed
P. Edward French, Doug Goodman, and Minion Morrison. (forthcoming 2013). “Gender and Ethnicity: Are We Truly Narrowing the Gap in Human Resource Practices?” Journal of Public Management & Social Policy. (Accepted for publication May 17, 2013).
Category: Journal of Public Management and Social Policy
Peer reviewed
P. Edward French and Doug Goodman. 2012. “An Assessment of the Current and Future State of Human Resource Management at the Local Government Level.” Review of Public Personnel Administration 32 (March/1): 87-99. (Published Online First, October 10, 2011: DOI: 10.117/0734371X11421499.
Category: Review of Public Personnel Administration
Peer reviewed
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Start DateEnd DatePresentation/Project
Sep 30, 2009 Oct 3, 2009 Local Government Human Resource Management Past, Present, and Future: Revisiting Hays and Kearney�s Anticipated Changes a Decade Later
with P. Edward French, Southeastern Conference for Public Administration, September 30-October3, 2009, Louisville, KY.
Oct 21, 2009 Oct 22, 2009 Public Sector Human Resource Management Practices: Past, Present, and Future
with P. Edward French, College of Arts & Sciences Research Showcase, October 21-22, 2009, Mississippi State University.
March 20, 2009 March 24, 2009 The Use of Political Patronage in Sheriffs� Departments in Mississippi: Results from a Statewide Survey
with P. Edward French and Tonya Thornton-Neaves, American Society for Public Administration, March 20-24, 2009, Miami, FL.
June 4, 2010 June 5, 2010 HRM in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina
with P. Edward French and Stacey Mann, the Center for Policy and Resilience Bringing Hurricane Katrina Research Back to the Community Conference, June 4-5, 2010, at University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, Long Beach, Mississippi.
10/13/2010 10/16/2010 Local Government Human Resourse Management Anticipated Trends: An Application of Hays and Kearney's Anticipated Changes Methodology
with P. Edward French, Southeastern Conference for Public Administration, October 13-16, 2010, Wilmington, NC.
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American Society for Public Administration
Section on Personnel Administration and Labor Relations
The Association on Budgeting and Financial Management
Southeastern Conference for Public Administration
Executive Board, 2006-2010
Editorial Board
Review of Public Personnel Administration
Society for Human Resource Management
American Association for University Professors
Editorial Board
Public Personnel Management
Associate Editor for Practitioner Outreach
Review of Public Personnel Administration
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DurationRankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
2012-CurrentMPA DirectorPublic AffairsSchool of Economics, Political, and Policy SciencesThe University of Texas at Dallas
2010-currentAssociate ProfessorPublic AffairsSchool of Economics, Political, and Policy SciencesThe University of Texas at Dallas
2008-2010Associate Professor and Graduate CoordinatorPolitical Science & Public AdministrationArts & ScienceMississippi State University
2002-2008Assistant ProfessorPolitical Science & Public AdministrationArts & ScienceMississippi State University
2001-2002Visiting Assistant ProfessorPolitical ScienceArts & ScienceMississippi State Unviersity
June 2007-December 2007Educational Benchmarks Program Evaluation and ValidationMississippi State Personnel Board$8,901Previous
June 2006-August 2006Implementing the American with Disabilities Act Among Local Law Enforcement AgenciesJohn C. Stennis Summer Research Grant, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Mississippi State University$5,000Previous
February 2006-July 2006Starkville Resident Satisfaction StudyCity of Starkville, MS$2,912Previous
January 2004-July 2004Legislative Health Policy, Priorities, and OpinionsMississippi Health Policy Research Center and the Bower Foundation$20,980Previous
 News Articles
New Prof Studies Human Resource Challenges

Research Looks at Problems Posed by Aging Government Workforce

Dr. Doug Goodman, whose research focuses on human resource management in the public sector, has joined UT Dallas’ School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences as an associate professor of public affairs. Read more...

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Disseration Committees Chaired

UT Dallas

Mississippi State University

  • Stacey Mann—Committee member (de facto Chair). “Creating Resilient, Sustainable Local Governments: Merging Human Resource Management and Emergency Management,” completed August 2011. (Assistant Professor, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL)
  • Joseph "Jody" Hampton Holland—Co-Chair. "Investigating the Relationship Between the Policy Implementation Process and the Utilization of Information Technology in A Constitutional Republic: The Case of I-269 NEPA Process," completed December 2009. (Visiting Assistant Professor, The University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS)
  • Bonnie Carew–Chair. "Health Care Benefits for State Workers: What Drives the Differences?" completed March 2009. (Extension Instructor, Food Science Nutrition Health Prog., Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS)
  • Steve Walker Modlin–Chair. "The Theoretical Application of the Dichotomy-Duality Model to the County Government Budget Process," completed June 2008. (Teaching Assist Professor, Dept of Political Science, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC)
  • Craig Orgeron–Chair. "Evaluating Citizen Adoption and Satisfaction of E-Government in Mississippi," completed March 2008.  (Director, Strategic Services Division, MS Dept of Information Technology Services, Jackson, MS.)
  • Lisa S. Nored–Chair. "The Implementation of Drug Court Programs in Selected States," completed June 2007. (Assoc. Professor & Dept. Chair, Dept of Administration of Justice, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS)
  • James A. Newman–Chair. "Examining Interest Group Conflict in River Basin Interstate Compacts in the Southeastern United States," completed March 2006. (MPA Director and Assistant Professor, Dept. of Political Science, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID)
  • Abdulfattah Mohamed Damien Yaghi–Chair. "Training Transfer in Human Resource Management: A Field Study on Supervisors," completed October 2005. (Assistant Professor, United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES)

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Negotiations for Effective Management

Public Human Resource Management

 Additional Information
  • 2013 EPPS Outstanding Teaching Comet Award, Honorable Mention, April 25, 2013.
  • 2011 American Review of Public Administration, 2010 Best Article Award for ―State Government Human Resource Professionals’ Commitment to At-Will Employment.‖
  • 2010-Current Board of Editors Review of Public Personnel Administration.
  • 2010-Current Scouting Unit Commissioner—Boy Scouts of America, Iron Horse District, Circle Ten Council; Scout Committee Chair, Unit 7187, Frisco, TX.
  • 2008/2009 Faculty Leadership Program, Mississippi State University, Office of the VicePresident for Research and Economic Development
  • 2008 Granted Tenure and Promotion to Associate Professor, Mississippi State University
  • 2007 Outstanding Professor Award, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Mississippi State University, May 5, 2007
  • 2007-2010 Unit Executive Officer, Boy Scouts of America
  • 2006-2010 Executive Board–Southeastern Conference for Public Administration
  • 2006-Current Executive Board–Section on Personnel Administration and Labor Relations (SPALR), April 2006–April 2009.
  • 2005 Committee Member–Southeastern Conference for Public Administration
  • 2005 Pi Alpha Alpha, Public Administration Honor Society, Mississippi State University
  • 2004 Outstanding Professor Award, Department of Political Science, Mississippi State University, May 8, 2004.
  • 2003 Graduate Student Mentor, Department of Political Science, Mississippi State University. (September 2003-2005)
  • 2003 Nominated for an Alumni Faculty Recognition Award in Graduate Teaching
  • 2002-2004 Venturing Crew Advisor, Boy Scouts of America, West Point, MS, Crew 10
  • 2001-2002 Webelos Leader for Cub Scout unit 47, West Point, MS.
  • 2001 Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, University of Utah
  • 2000 University Graduate School Travel Grant, University of Utah
  • 2000 APSA Advanced Graduate Student Travel Grant
  • 2000-2001 Marriner S. Eccles Fellow in Political Economy, University of Utah
  • 2000-2001 Parent representative on the Eccles/Annenberg Grant Committee, Dilworth Elementary School, Salt Lake City School District
  • 1999-2000 Senior Teaching Fellow, University of Utah
  • 1998-2000 Assistant Soccer Coach, Highland Youth Soccer League
  • 1997-1999 University of Utah Teaching Assistant
  • 1996-1997 Political Science Teaching Assistant, University of Utah
  • 1996-1997 Graduate Student Advisory Committee--Co-chair
  • 1997 Graduate Representative on Public Administration Faculty Search Committee
  • 1995-1996 Research Assistant, Center for Public Policy and Administration, University of Utah
  • 1995-1996 GSAC--Graduate Curriculum Subcommittee
  • 1994-1995 GSAC--Retention, Promotion and Tenure Subcommittee
  • 1992-1993 Varsity Scout Unit Commissioner--Boy Scouts of America
  • 1992 Honorable Mention--Pi Sigma Alpha Writing Contest
  • 1990 Vice President--Arizona DARE Officers Association
  • 1990 Phi Theta Kappa, Eastern Arizona College
  • 1986-1987 Assistant Scout Master, Boy Scouts of America
  • 1986 Letter of Commendation for Lifesaving from the Safford Police Department
  • 1985 Student Council Representative for the August Volmer Society, Eastern Arizona College 

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