Department of Political Science

Kathleen Hale

Kathleen Hale Professor & M.P.A. Director
8030-C Haley Center
(334) 844-6155
halekat@auburn.edu

Office Hours

  • By appointment

Profile

Dr. Hale teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Intergovernmental Relations and Federalism, Nonprofit Management, and Nonprofit Law, as well as several graduate courses in the MPA Program. Before coming to Auburn, Kathleen served as senior research staff, legal counsel, and policy advisor to state and local government agencies and officials, and nonprofit organizations at the national, state and local level. She is a member of the Executive Council of the Nonprofit Section of NASPAA (2010-2013), and the 2011 recipient of the Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in Community and Civic Engagement from the Auburn University College of Liberal Arts. Dr. Hale is currently the academic coordinator for Auburn's Election Administration outreach program to professionalize public administration of elections in conjunction with the national certification program of The Election Center (Houston, TX).

Representative Publications

Recent publications:

How Information Matters: Networks and Public Policy Innovation. 2011.Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press.

"Technology, Politics, and E-Commerce: Internet Taxation and Interstate Cooperation. "With Ramona McNeal. 2011. Government Information Quarterly 28 (2).

"Election Administration Reform and State Choice: Voter Identification Requirements and HAVA." 2010. With Ramona McNeal. Policy Studies Journal 38 (2).

"E-Disclosure of Campaign Finance Information: Divergent Interests in the States." 2010. With Ramona McNeal. Journal of Information Technology & Politics 7 (1).

"Building Capacity in Election Administration: Responding to Complexity and Interdependence." 2008. With Christa Slaton. Public Administration Review 68 (5): 839-849.

"Citizen-Government Interaction and the Internet: Expectations and Accomplishments in Contact, Quality and Trust." 2008. With Ramona McNeal and Lisa Dotterweich. Journal of Information Technology and Politics 5 (2).

Current Grants:

Daniel J. Breeden Endowed Grant/Biggio Center for Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, Auburn University. 2011. MPA curriculum design and evaluation. Co-PI Mitchell Brown, Auburn University.

Alabama Women's Commission. 2010. Alabama Women 65+: Organizations, Participant Perspectives and Best Practices. Co-PI Mitchell Brown, Auburn University.

Daniel J. Breeden Endowed Grant/Biggio Center for Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, Auburn University. 2010. MPA curriculum design and evaluation. Co-PI Mitchell Brown, Auburn University.

Last Updated: August 17, 2016