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Adam Butz

 

Education

Ph.D., University of Kentucky, Political Science, 2012

  • Major Field: Public Policy and Administration
  • Minor Field: American Political Behavior


M.A., University of Kentucky, Political Science, 2007

B.A., Southeast Missouri State University, Political Science, cum laude, 2004

B.S., Southeast Missouri State University, Business Administration, cum laude, 2004

Research Interests

  • Social Policy Adoption & Administration 
  • Administrative Contracting & Cross-Sector Collaboration 
  • Street-Level Implementation & Administrative Discretion 
  • Program Evaluation & Performance 
  • Policy Innovation & Diffusion 
  • Public Policy Process 
  • Race & Representative Bureaucracy 
  • Urban Affairs & Metropolitics  
  • Social Equity 
  • Organizational Behavior 
  • Immigration Policy 

Publications

Books:

  • B. A. Kennedy, Adam M. Butz, Nazita Lajevardi; and Matthew J. Nanes. (2017).     Race and Representative Bureaucracy in American Policing. Palgrave Macmillan.

Peer Reviewed Publications:

  • Butz, Adam M. and J. E. Kehrberg. (2021). “Systemic Racism and COVID-19: Vulnerabilities with the U.S. Social Safety Net for Immigrants and People of Color”. Under review at Journal of Public Management and Social Policy.
     
  • Negron, D. P., P. J. Vinzant, Adam M. Butz, and S. M. Zavattaro. (2021). “Changing the Social Equity Language Game in Public Administration: An Ethical Perspective”. Revise and resubmit at Journal of Public Management and Social Policy.
     
  • Butz, Adam M. and T. S. Gaynor. (2021). “Intersectionality and Social Welfare: Avoidance and Unequal Treatment among Transgender Women of Color”. Revise and resubmit at Public Administration Review.
     
  • An, B., Adam M. Butz, M. Cha, and J. L. Mitchell. (2021). "Dynamic Diffusion in the Metropolis: Examining the Municipal Adoption of Climate Action Plans in Southern California," Revise and resubmit at Journal of Public Policy.
     
  • An, B., Adam M. Butz, and J. L. Mitchell. (2021). A Contingent Diffusion Model of Local Climate Policy Adoption: Evidence from Southern California Cities. Published online at Cities: The International Journal of Urban Policy & Planning.
     
  • Butz, Adam M. and R.C. Fording. (2021). “The Color of Corrections: Racial Politics and Prison Privatization”. Published online at Social Policy & Administration.
     
  • Kehrberg, J. E., Adam M. Butz, and M. L. West. (2021). “From Exclusion to More Exclusion: Immigration and Social Welfare Access in the United States”. In E. Koning (Eds.), Exclusion of Immigrants from Welfare Programs. University of Toronto Press.
     
  • Butz, Adam M. and D.C. Powell. (2020). “Privatization and Performance in Northern California’s Battle with the Opioid Epidemic”. Electronic Hallway: Public Policy and Management Case Study Database. University of Washington, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance.
     
  • Mitchell, J. L. and Adam M. Butz. (2019). “Social Control Meets New Public Management: Examining the Diffusion of State Prison Privatization, 1978-2010”. Politics & Policy, Vol. 47(3), 506-544.
     
  • Butz, Adam M. and J.E. Kehrberg. (2019). “Anti-Immigrant Sentiment and the Adoption of State Immigration Policy.” Policy Studies Journal. Special Issue, Vol 47(3), 605-623.
     
  • Butz, Adam M. and J.W. Ostrowski. (2017). “Bicycling and Coast City”. Electronic Hallway: Public Policy and Management Case Study Database. University of Washington, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance.
     
  • Butz, Adam M. (2016). “Theorizing About Poverty and Paternalism in Suburban America: The Case of Welfare Sanctions”.  Poverty & Public Policy, Vol. 8(2), 129-140.
     
  • Butz, Adam M. and J.E. Kehrberg. (2016). "Estimating Anti-Immigrant Sentiment for the American States Using Multi-Level Modelling and Post-Stratification 2004-2008".  Research & Politics, Vol. 3(2), 1-7.
     
  • Butz, Adam M. (2015). “Administrative Privatization and Employment Outcomes in the Implementation of Temporary Assistance to Needy Families”. Evaluation Review, Vol. 39(4), 363-394. 
     
  • Butz, Adam M., M.P. Fix, and J.L. Mitchell. (2015). “Policy Learning and the Diffusion of Stand-Your-Ground Laws”. Politics & Policy, Vol. 43(3), 347-377.
     
  • Butz, Adam M. and J.E. Kehrberg. (2015). “Social Distrust and Immigrant Access to Social Welfare Programs”. Politics & Policy, Vol. 43(2), 256-286.
     
  • Butz, Adam M. (2014). “Privatization and the Poor: Exploring Patterns in Welfare Contracting”. Journal of Policy Practice, Vol. 13(3), 156-176.
     

Other Publications:

  • Butz, Adam M., B.A. Kennedy, N. Lajevardi; and M. Nanes. (2018). “Race and Representative Bureaucracy in American Policing: New Data, New Opportunities”. Comparative Politics Newsletter, Vol. 28 no. 1, Spring 2018.
     
  • Butz, Adam M. (2017). “Does Racial Representation Impact American Policing?”. Research at the Beach Newsletter, Spring 2017. California State University, Long Beach, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.
     
  • D. Steven Voss, Jason E. Kehrberg, and Adam M. Butz. (2013). “The Structure of Self-Interest: Applying Comparative Theory to American Immigration Attitudes” in Gary P. Freeman, Randall Hansen, and David L. Leal, eds. Immigration and Public Opinion in Liberal Democracies. New York, NY: Routledge Publishing.
     
  • Butz, Adam M. (2011). “Privatization and Employment in the Implementation of Temporary Assistance to Needy Families: A Multi-Level Analysis”. United States Department of Labor, ETA Publication Series, No. ETAOP 2011-08.

 

Accomplishments and Awards

Extramural Awards:

  • United States Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, [Contract Number: DOLJ061A20380]. “Administrative Privatization and Employment Outcomes in the Implementation of Temporary Assistance to Needy Families”, July 2009: $7,500

Other Awards:

  • CHHS RSCA Small Faculty Grant: “Harnessing the Promise of Public-Private Partnerships: Examining Contracting Oversight Measures in the U.S. States”, Spring 2018: $2,250
  • Quinlan Endowment Travel Grant, Marshall University, Spring 2013, 2014: $500
  • Malcolm E. Jewell Award for Most Outstanding Political Science Graduate Student at the University of Kentucky, Spring 2006: $500