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Dr. Catherine C. Reese

Dr. Catherine C. Reese, Professor and MPA Program Director

"Do you want to make a difference in the world around us? Come join us!"

Degrees Held:

  • Ph.D. — University of Georgia, 1995
  • MPA — University of Memphis, 1989
  • B.A. in Political Science — Rhodes College, 1984

Career Highlights:

  • Award: Received the Board of Trustees Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching for Arkansas State University, 2009.
  • Reese, Catherine C. and Handley, Donna M. "The Quietest Revolution: State Gender Pay Equity Proposals, 1990-2016." MidSouth Political Science Review, forthcoming Fall 2018.
  • Reese, Catherine C. "The Status of Pay Equity for Women of Color in the U.S." Review of Public Personnel Administration, forthcoming 2018 (published online 20 March 2018).
  • Reese, Catherine C. and Hilson, Patrick. "Media Coverage of Tobacco Settlement Expenditure in Two States." MidSouth Political Science Review 15(1), 2014, pp. 105-123.
  • Reese, Catherine C. and Warner, Barbara. "Pay Equity in the States: An Analysis of the Gender Pay Gap in the Public Sector." Review of Public Personnel Administration, 32(4), December 2012: pp. 312-331.
  • Reese, Catherine C.: Hewitt-Mann, Christy; and Valeria Hawkins. "Have Our Tobacco Settlement Funds Gone Up in Smoke?" MidSouth Political Science Review, 13 (2), December 2012: pp. 81-104.
  • Reese, Catherine C. and Watson, Douglas J. "The Role of Human Resource Professionals in the Budgeting Process." Chapter 33 in Handbook of Practical Human Resource Management. 3rd edition. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Inc., 2010, pp. 835-860.
  • Reese, Catherine C. and Harding, Jr., David. "Implementation of the Welfare-to-Work Program in Arkansas: The Importance of Inter-Agency Communication." Politics and Policy 35 (3), September 2007, pp. 608-629.
  • Lauth, Thomas P. and Reese, Catherine C. "The Line-Item Veto in Georgia: Fiscal Restraint or Inter-Branch Politics?" Public Budgeting & Finance 26 (2), June 2006, pp. 1-19.
  • Watson, Douglas J. and Reese, Catherine C. "The Role of Human Resource Professionals in the Budgeting Process." Chapter 32 in Handbook of Practical Human Resource Management. 2nd edition. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Inc., December 2004, pp. 754-775.
  • Reese, Catherine C. "An Analysis of Reasons for the Use of the Line-Item Veto in Southern States." Politics and Policy 32(4), December 2004, pp. 614-635.
  • Stewart, Patrick A.; Reese, Catherine C.; and Brewer, Jeremy. "Effects of Prohibition in Arkansas Counties." Politics and Policy 32(4), December 2004, pp. 595-613.
  • Reese, Catherine C. and Coe, Charles K. "Budgeting Essentials for Human Resource Managers," Chapter 26 in Handbook of Practical Human Resource Management (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Inc., Summer 1998), pp. 536-558.
  • Reese, Catherine C. "The Line-Item Veto in Practice in Ten Southern States," Public Administration Review (November/December 1997), pp. 510-516.

In which online degree programs do you teach?

MPA

Which classes do you teach online?

POSC 6593: Seminar in Human Resources Administration; POSC 6553: Public Budgeting & Finance

What do you want students to learn in your classes?

  • That public policy affects us all.
  • That following the money tells us what we believe in.
  • That treating people fairly yields great results.
  • That what they do can make a difference.

What advice would you give to those considering this program?

Do you want to make a difference in the world around us? Come join us!

What is the one book you think everyone should read?

"Half the Sky" by Kristoff & WuDunn

What qualities make someone particularly successful in public administration?

A desire to serve the public interest, rather than the almighty dollar.

What do you think is the biggest challenge that public administrators face today?

Low pay.

Why did you start teaching?

Because I wanted to make a difference in people's lives.

Tell us something your students may not know about you.

I sing, play guitar, paint, do genealogy, garden, run and lift weights.

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