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Luisa Diaz-Kope, Ph.D.

Title: Assistant Professor
Phone: 706-864-1699
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Office: Hansford 311, Dahlonega
Areas of Expertise: Collaboration and Watershed Grassroots Protection

Overview

I have a Ph.D. in public policy and public administration and a Master of Public Administration from Old Dominion University, in Norfolk, Virginia. My research interests including studying collaborative partnerships between public, private and nonprofit sectors organized to address complex social problems, federalism and watershed management.

Courses Taught

  • Managing Public and Private Relationships [Graduate]
  • Building Relationships: Public Service Partnership [Undergraduate]
  • American Government [Undergraduate]
  • Public and Private Partnerships [Graduate]
  • Public Administration [Undergraduate]
  • Foundations of Public Administration [Graduate]

Education

  • Ph.D., Public Policy and Administration, Old Dominion University, 2016
  • M.P.A., Public Administration, Old Dominion University, 2011
  • B.S., Business Administration/Management, Old Dominion University, 2008

Research/Special Interests

  • Collaboration
  • Federalism
  • Watershed Management
  • Public Policy Theory
  • Inter-organizational Relation Theory

Publications

  • Diaz-Kope, L., Miller-Stevens, K., & Morris, J.C. (2015). Collaboration processes and institutional structures: Reexamining the black box. International Journal of Public Administration.
  • Diaz-Kope, L., & Miller-Stevens, K. (2015). Rethinking a typology of watershed partnerships: A governance perspective. Public Works Management & Policy.
  • Diaz-Kope, L., Lombard, J.R., Miller-Stevens, K. (2013). A shift in federal policy regulating the automobile industry: Policy brokers and the ACF. Politics and Policy.
  • Miller-Stevens, K; Henley, T; Diaz-Kope, L. (2015). A new model of collaboration federalism from a governance perspective. In J.C. Morris & Miller-Stevens (Eds.) Advancing collaboration theory: Models, typologies, and evidence. London, UK: Routledge Publishing

Exhibitions

  • Diaz-Kope, L., Miller-Stevens, K., & Lombard, J.R. (November, 2014).  Policy Brokers in Action: A comparative case study of state automobile dealers and automobile manufacturer coalitions. Paper presented to the annual conference of the Northeast Conference of Public Administration, Portsmouth, NH.
  • Diaz-Kope, L. & Miller-Stevens, K. (September, 2014).  An examination of dissertation research in public administration and policy programs: Does gender influence methodological approach? Paper presented to the annual conference of Southeastern Conference of Public Administration, Atlanta, GA.
  • Diaz-Kope, L., Miller-Stevens, K., Lombard, J.R. (April, 2014).  New automobile dealer-protection legislation at the state level: Policy actors in action.  Paper presented at the annual conference of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Diaz-Kope, L., Miller-Stevens, K., & Morris, J.C. (April, 2013). Collaboration processes and institutional structures: Reexamining the black box. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Western Social Science Association, Denver, CO.
  • Diaz-Kope, L., Lombard, J. R., Miller-Stevens, K. (November, 2013).  New automobile dealer-protection legislation at the state level: Policy actors in action.  Paper presented at the annual conference of the Northeast Conference on Public Administration, Newark, DE.
  • Diaz-Kope, L., Lombard, J. R., Miller-Stevens, K. (November, 2012).  A shift in federal policy regulating the automobile industry: A perspective through the Advocacy Coalition Framework. Paper presented to the annual conference of the Northeast Conference on Public Administration, Boston, MA.
  • Diaz-Kope, L. & Miller-Stevens, K. (November, 2012). Watershed partnerships: A new paradigm in governance. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Northeast Conference on Public Administration, Boston, MA.
  • Diaz-Kope, L. & Miller-Stevens, K. (October, 2012). Understanding governance structures in watershed partnerships: The key to successful watershed management. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Southeastern Conference of Public Administration, Coral Springs, FL.
  • Diaz-Kope, L., Lombard, J. R., Miller-Stevens, K. (April, 2012).  The impact of state and national automobile dealer associations on government policies regulating the automobile industry: An exploration through the advocacy coalition framework. Paper presented to the annual conference of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL.

Work Experience

  • Diamond Motorcars: Sales Manager 10/2007-10/2009
  • GEICO: New Business Underwriter/Integrity Underwriter 8/2002-5/2006
  • L.M.D.K. Insurance Agency: Broker/Owner 8/1993-11/2001
  • Webster Pontiac and Subaru: Finance and Insurance Manager: 7/1985-4/1993

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