College of Arts and Sciences


  • IPS Welcomes Jonathan Pierce

    March 24, 2014

    Jonathan Pierce joins the Institute of Public Service (IPS) as an assistant professor, effective September 1, 2014. Pierce received his PhD in Public Affairs from the University of Colorado Denver and his MA in Near and Middle Eastern Studies from the University of London. His research and scholarship focus on policy design, comparative policy analysis, political advocacy, and natural resource policy and development. He was the managing editor of Policy Studies Journal for four years.

    Pierce will be teaching graduate courses on policy and program research methods and on foundations of public administration in the Master of Public Administration program, as well as a course on public administration for students earning a BA in public affairs.

    Pierce’s recent publications include these articles on the policy process and hydraulic fracturing: “The Advocacy Coalition Framework,” with C.M. Weible, in American Governance (forthcoming 2014); “Social Construction and Policy Design: A Review of Past Applications,” with S. Siddiki, M.D. Jones, K. Schumacher, A. Pattison & H. Peterson, in Policy Studies Journal (2014); and “Understanding a Period of Policy Change: The Case of Hydraulic Fracturing Disclosure Policy in Colorado” with T. Heikkila, S. Gallaher, J. Kagan, D.A. Crow, & C.M. Weible, in Review of Policy Research (2014). 

    The College of Arts and Sciences, the largest college in Seattle University, offers 41 undergraduate major degrees, 36 minors, and six master’s degrees. IPS offers two master’s degrees, Master of Public Administration and Master of Nonprofit Leadership, in addition to an undergraduate BA in Public Affairs and a minor in Nonprofit Leadership


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