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Eric Lindquist co-authored a paper presented at the 2013 APSA Conference

EricLindquist Eric Lindquist, director of the Public Policy Center and associate professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, co-authored a paper presented at the recent 2013 American Political Science Association Annual Meeting and Exhibition in Chicago, Ill. The paper, “The ‘Convenient’ Environmental Presidency of George H.W. Bush: A Kingdonian Assessment,” was co-authored with professor Ann O’M. Bowman, with Texas A&M University, who presented the paper at the annual meeting.

Using archival records from the Textual Archives at the George Bush Presidential Library in College Station, Texas, the paper compares the political and policy context of two major environmental policy debates and opportunities that occurred during the Bush Administration in the late 1980s and early 1990s: air pollution and climate change.

Read about Dr. Linquist’s paper in Update, Your source for campus news: 9/6/13

Another MPA Alumnus in action…

Featuring park director, and Boise State MPA Alumnus, Scott Martin in an article about the
Trails and tales of The Parklands at Floyds Fork.

CITED: 9/4/13

John Freemuth was quoted in an Idaho Statesman story

Freemuth225x300 Political science professor John Freemuth was quoted in an Idaho Statesman story about Idaho’s federal land debate of 1905 as it relates to current efforts. Freemuth said he hopes the current federal lands task force includes a look at collaborations going on around the state. Read it here.

Cited: Boise State Update

David Solan working with the Energy Policy Institute to Lead $500,000 Research Project

The Energy Policy Institute, housed at Boise State University, has been selected to lead a three-year $500,000 collaborative project to research renewable energy and electricity planning.

Boise State will receive about $200,000 of the National Science Foundation grant for the project, which also is supporting an incoming doctoral student in public policy and administration.

Click Here to Read Full Story  | Boise State Update

Professor Weatherby was quoted in the Spokesman Review

“Eye on Boise: Funds suggest re-election on Labrador’s radar
The Spokesman Review
… about what office they’re going to run for next,” said Boise State University professor emeritus and longtime Idaho political observer Jim Weatherby.”

MPA Alumn in action!

Karen Bubb

KarenBubbKaren Bubb, adjunct faculty in the College of Business and Economics and public arts manager for the Boise City Department of Arts and History, has a solo exhibition in the gallery at the Linen Building titled “Cuba on the Cusp.” Running through Aug. 30, it includes more than 100 encaustic artworks on wood and ink and graphite on paper drawings documenting a recent trip to Havana, Cuba.

Original Source: Boise State Read about Karen Bubb in the 7/17/2013 Boise State Update  Your source for campus news

Proudly welcoming H. George Frederickson, Distinguished Visiting Professor

The Department of Public Policy and Administration is proud to welcome Professor H. George Frederickson for a very unique opportunity to teach in our Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration program in Fall 2013. Dr. Frederickson “is a generalist in the field of public administration with particular interests in public administration ethics, theories of public administration, systems of multi-level governance, and American local government. He currently serves as the Edwin O. Stene Distinguished Professor of Public Administration at the University of Kansas. He is President Emeritus of Eastern Washington University and served as President of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA). Dr. Frederickson is the founding editor of the Journal of Public Affairs Education (JPAE) and founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory (JPART)”.

  • -November 4 Monday night-Dr. Frederickson will be lecturing in the 601 class.
  • -November 5 Tuesday night- Dr. Frederickson will be lecturing in the 602 class.
  • -November 6 Wednesday night- Dr. Frederickson will give a general interest talk about trends in PA doctoral education, particularly doctoral education at smaller and/or regional or so-called urban universities. This lecture is designed for all audiences.

Emeritus Professor Weatherby was quoted on the Boise State Public Radio (NPR)

Idaho’s Education Improvement Task Force Set To Wrap Up Listening Tour

Original source: Boise State Public Radio. Idaho’s Education Improvement Task Force Set To Wrap Up Listening Tour, part of the NPR network; Education Task Force, 4:30 pm, Wed April 24, 2013

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Graduate Conflict Management Program

Boise State offers two academic certificate programs for people interested in improving their ability to effectively manage conflict with others.

  • The undergraduate 12-credit Dispute Resolution Certificate Program focuses on developing knowledge and skills in mediation and interpersonal conflict management.*
  • The graduate-level 12-credit Conflict Management Certificate Program focuses on developing knowledge and skills in interpersonal conflict management, group and intercultural conflict management, negotiation, and mediation.

Both Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management are certificate programs. That is, students who have both completed a program and earned a college degree receive a certificate of completion from Boise State University. Additionally, Boise State lists completed certificate programs on University transcripts.

Faculty in both programs have professional experience as both university teachers and conflict management practitioners. Almost all have earned Certified Professional Mediator status through the Idaho Mediation Association.

*Note: Students who have earned an associate’s degree may take the Dispute Resolution Certificate Program by itself. For students pursuing a bachelor’s degree, the Certificate Program is taken concurrently and the Certificate is awarded after students’ complete their degree.

Standard Occupation Classification

The program leading to the Graduate Certificate in Conflict Management develops skills for productive response to interpersonal and group conflict. These skills are relevant to a very broad set of occupations, including but not limited to many of the detailed occupations listed under the following major groups of the Standard Occupational Classification code (SOC codes in parentheses): Management Occupations (11-000), Business and Financial Operations Occupations (13-000), Community and Social Services Occupations (21-000), Legal Occupations (23-0000), Education, Training, and Library Occupations (25-000), Healthcare Support Occupations (31-000), and Protective Service Occupations (33-000). Information on SOC-coded occupations is available at and subsidiary links. The normal time to complete the certificate requirements is 1 year, the tuition and fees for normal time completion are estimated to be $3,744 (part-time status), and the typical cost for books and supplies not included in tuition and fees is estimated to be $450. It is very important that interested students consult the graduate program coordinator for clarification of this information, especially the role of the certificate in preparing individuals for employment in specific occupations.