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Department of History & Political Science

Dr. Steve Housel

Dr. Steve Housel

Associate Professor, Political Science
Baird Hall, Room 219C
918-343-7811
shousel@rsu.edu

 

Education

Ph.D., Political Science
University of Oklahoma
2004

Master of Public Administration
University of Oklahoma
1997

B.A., Sociology
University of Tulsa
1989

Professional Experience

2014-Present, Associate Professor, Political Science
2009-2014, Assistant Professor
2005-2008, Adjunct Professor
Rogers State University, Claremore, OK

2006-2008, Teacher and Chair, Social Studies Department
Central High School, Tulsa, OK

Courses Taught:

  • American Federal Government, Introduction to Public Administration, Introduction to Public Policy, Public Personnel Administration, Policy and Program Evaluation, Grant Writing

Publications & Research

"Public Administration in Oklahoma" (2014), with Brett Sharp. In Oklahoma Government and Politics (6th edition), edited by B. Sharp, C. Markwood, and J. Hardt. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.

Review of Wilson. In Oklahoma Politics, 24 (2014):65-69.

 "Oklahoma's Adoption of the Merit System: J. Howard Edmondson and Cooperative Federalism" (2013). In Oklahoma Politics, 23: 65-83.

Review of Oklahoma Government and Politics. In Oklahoma Politics, 23 (2013): 87-90.

Review of Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President. In Oklahoma Politics, 22 (2012):121-123.

"Ghosts in the Bureaucratic Machine: Resurrecting the Principles of Administration in the Oklahoma Health Department," (2004) with Brett Sharp. InThe American Review of Public Administration, 34(1):20-35.

"Constant Activity and Gradual Change: Civil Service Reform in the 50 States" (2001), with David Carnevale. In Stephen E. Condrey (ed.), Radical Reform of the Civil Service. Lexington, KY: Lexington Books.

"Recruitment of Personnel" (1995), with David Carnevale. In J. Rabin, T. Vocino, W. Hildreth and G. Miller (editors), Handbook of Public Personnel Administration. Marcel Dekker: New York.

"MPA and CPM Programs: Competitors or Complements in Public Service Management Education?" (1995), with James K. Conant. In Review of Public Personnel Administration, 15(2): 5-21.

Project Coordinator (1995), University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
Coordinated all aspects of research project funded by the Oklahoma Human Resources Management Advisory Committee. Dr. David Carnevale, principal investigator.

Research Coordinator (1992), University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
Designed surveys, conducted interviews, and assisted in data analysis for project funded by National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration. Dr. Jim Conant, principal investigator.

Papers & Presentations:

"Oklahoma Human Resource Management: Moving Forward or Moving Backward" (2013), with Dr. Brett Sharp.   Presentation at the Oklahoma Political Science Association Annual Conference, Norman, OK (November).

"Students Who Don't Count: Non-traditional, Part-time, Associate Degree in Education Graduates" (2013), with Dr. Mary Millikin.  Presentation at Rocky Mountain Education and Research Association, Edmond, OK (October).

"From Confusion to Conversation: Improving Student Learning and Assessment One Step at a Time" (2012), with Monica Varner.  Presentation at IUPUI Assessment Institute, Indianapolis, IN (October).

"Civil Service Reform in Oklahoma – The Struggle Continues" (2012).  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Oklahoma Political Science Association, Lawton, OK (November).

"From Confusion to Conversation: Improving Student Learning and Assessment One Step at a Time" (2012), with Monica Varner.  Presentation at IUPUI Assessment Institute, Indianapolis, IN (October).

 "Progressive Human Resources Practices in State Governments" (2006). Presentation at the annual meeting of the Oklahoma Political Science Association, Oklahoma City, OK (November).

"Reinventing State Human Resources Management" (2004). Presentation at the annual meeting of the Oklahoma Political Science Association, Tahlequah, OK (November).

"Restoring Public Trust by Resurrecting the Principles of Administration" (2002), with Brett Sharp. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Society for Public Administration, Phoenix, AZ (March).

"More Smoke Than Fire--Reforming State Personnel Systems" (2000). Presentation at the annual meeting of the Oklahoma Political Science Association, Oklahoma City, OK (November).

"Beyond Self-Interest: A Research Proposal for Investigating the Higher Motives of Politicians and Bureaucrats" (1998). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Oklahoma Political Science Association, Shawnee, OK (November).

"Significant Changes in Public Personnel Management in State Governments" (1997). Paper presented at the National Conference of the American Society for Public Administration, Philadelphia, PA (July).

"The Governor, the Feds and the Struggle for Civil Service in Oklahoma" (1997). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Oklahoma Political Science Association, Ada, OK (November).

"Demonstration Projects in State Governments" (1996), with Tasha Riley. Paper presented at the American Society for Public Administration Region VII Conference, Des Moines, IA (April).

"Are Federal Agencies Ready for Decentralization?" (1996). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Oklahoma Political Science Association, Tulsa, OK (November).

Awards & Honors

  • Herrington Excellence in Service Award, Rogers State University School of Liberal Arts, 2011 and 2014
  • National Dean's List, 1997
  • American Society for Public Administration Conference Scholarship for Graduate Students, 1996
  • University of Oklahoma Outstanding Graduate Research Assistant (Honorable Mention), 1996
  • John Havlor Leek Memorial Scholarship, 1995-1996
  • Merit Tuition and Fee Waiver Award, 1993-1995

University Service

  • Chair, University Assessment Committee (2009-2015), Rogers State University, Claremore.
  • Assessment Facilitator (2013-15), Rogers State University, Claremore, OK
  • Co-Chair of 2014-15 Self-Study Team, Rogers State University, Claremore, OK
  • Member, General Education Task Force (2013-14), Rogers State University, Claremore, OK
  • Member, AVPAA Search Committee (2011), Rogers State University, Claremore, OK
  • Member, Social Entrepreneurship Ad Hoc Committee (2011), Rogers State University,   Claremore, OK
  • Member, General Education Task Force (2010), Rogers State University, Claremore, OK  
  • Member, Strategic Planning Environmental (Political) Subcommittee (2009), Rogers State University, Claremore, OK
  • Member, University Assessment Committee (2008), Rogers State University, Claremore, OK
  • Degree Coordinator, Public Administration degree (2008-present), Rogers State University, Claremore, OK
  • Member, 1997-1998, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK (Graduate Appeals Board, Budget Council)
  • Newsletter Editor, 1996-1997, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK (PA Communiqué, newsletter of Programs in Public Administration, Graduate Gazette, newsletter of Graduate Assistants in Political Science-GAPS)
  • Senator, 1994-1997, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK (Member and Committee Chair, Graduate Student Senate)

Professional Service

  • Newsletter editor (2014-present). Oklahoma Political Science Association
  • President, 2011, Oklahoma Political Science Association.
  • Conference Chair, 2010, Oklahoma Political Science Association Annual Conference, Rogers State University.
  • Award Coordinator, 2010, Oklahoma Chapter, American Society for Public Administration. "Administrator of the Year Award."
  • Panel Chair, 2009, Oklahoma Political Science Association Annual Conference, Panel: "Public Administration."
  • Panel Chair, 2008, Oklahoma Political Science Association Annual Conference, Panel: "Policies and Politics."
  • Workshop Coordinator, 2006, American Society for Public Administration (Managed and coordinated all aspects of "Workshop on Performance Measurement.")
  • Member and Officer, 1994-present, American Society for Public Administration (eld various positions of responsibility in state chapter, including president (six years), vice president (two years), treasurer (four years), and newsletter editor (five years). Served two years as Region VII representative on the 1997-1999 National Council, Washington, D.C.
  • Discussant, 2007, Oklahoma Political Science Association Annual Conference, Panel: "Public Policy Decision Making"
  • Panel Chair, 2004, Oklahoma Political Science Association Annual Conference, Panel: "Public Administration: Examining Issues Related to Ethics, Annexation, and Human Resources"
  • Panel Chair, 2003, Oklahoma Political Science Association Annual Conference, Panel: "Producing Results: Recent Lessons in Public Sector Organizing, Collaborating, and Financing"
  • Panel Chair, 1996, Oklahoma Political Science Association Annual Conference, Panel: "Issues in Public Administration: Critical Reviews"
  • Panel Chair, 1995, Oklahoma Political Science Association Annual Conference, Panel: "Public Administration in the 1990s: Changes in Procedures, Structures, and Values"

Private Sector Experience

  • Broadcaster, 1967-1974, 1988-1990, News director, producer, on-air personality, talk show host, Radio stations in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Sand Springs, Okmulgee
  • Businessman, 1975-1987, Food and beverage industry, Owner and manager of award-winning full service whole foods restaurant, Tulsa, OK, Food service contractor for Seismograph Service Corporation and Goodwill Industries, Tulsa, OK