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Adam EckerdAdam Eckerd

Assistant Professor

Phone: 865-974-7057

Professor Eckerd's Vita

Field of Study: Public Administration; Public Policy


  • Ph.D., Ohio State University, 2011


Adam Eckerd, Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Tennessee, received his Ph.D. in public policy and management from the John Glenn School of Public Affairs at Ohio State University in 2011. Professor Eckerd conducts research on organizational decision making and the complex relationship between these and other policy decisions and social outcomes. His primary interests lie in understanding the outcomes for people and communities when government priorities are altered, particularly with regard to the social distribution of environmental quality, in addition to considering the role of nonprofit organizations in the provision of public services. He has recently co-authored a book, Rethinking Environmental Justice in Sustainable Cities and his work has appeared in journals such as Public Administration Review, Policy Sciences, Administration & Society, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, and Social Science Quarterly.

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