Assistant Professor Shannon Portillo joins the faculty of the School of Public Affairs and Administration in fall 2013. Dr. Portillo was an assistant professor at George Mason University in Washington, D.C. She earned her Ph.D. in Public Administration from the University of Kansas in 2008.
Dr. Portillo takes an interdisciplinary approach to her work, pulling on organizational theories rooted in Public Administration and Law and Society to explore how rules and policies are carried out within public organizations. Teaching and research interests include social equity, organizational theory and legal mobilization. Her work has appeared in Law & Policy Administration & Society, Law & Social Inquiry, Journal of Public Administration Research & Theory and Public Administration Review.
In fall, 2013, Dr. Portillo will teach PUAD 330: Introduction to Public Administration, an undergraduate core course, and PUAD 602: Diversity in Public Administration, an undergraduate elective course.