Public Administration Program

 

College of Social Sciences Affiliations

Matsunaga Institute for Peace & Conflict Resolution (PACE)

  • Non-Comp Faculty - Affiliate Faculty

Public Administration Program (PUBA)

  • Faculty - Professor
  • Building/Office: Saunders 613
  • Phone: 956-0978
  • Fax: 956-0950

Public Policy Center (PPC)

  • Faculty - Professor
  • Building/Office: Saunders 613
  • Phone: 956-0978
  • Fax: 956-0950

 

History

Education:
BS, MSW, Ph.D, Cert. Public Administration

Background:
Education:

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, June 1976, Certificate in Public Administration, Maxwell School, Syracuse University, December, 1994, M.S.W., University of Hawai`i, Honolulu, Hawai`i, June 1970, B.S., Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, June 1967

Professional Experience:

Fall, 2017, Visiting Scholar, Department of Policy and Public Administration, McCormick School of Policy and Global Studies, University of Mass., Boston

Fall 2007-present, Professor, Public Administration Program, University of Hawaii

Fall 2016, Chair, Public Administration Program, University of Hawaii

Fall 2016-present. Associate Director, Public Policy Center, University of Hawaii

Fall, 2010 Malcolm Wiener Fellow, Center for Social Policy, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

2003-2016, Director, Social Sciences Public Policy Center, University of Hawai`i, Honolulu, Hawai`i.

January 1995-December 2002, Director, Department of Human Services, State of Hawai`i

1990-2007, Professor, School of Social Work, University of Hawai`i, Honolulu, Hawai`i.

1986-1987, Fellow, National Center for Social Policy and Practice. National Association of Social Workers, Silver Spring, Maryland.

1982-1983, Visiting Associate Professor, School of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley, California.

 

Interests

Research:
My scholarly research areas are in the field of public policy and public administration. Specific areas include collaborative governance, organizational change, nonprofit management and child welfare reform.

Community Service:

PHOCUSED Board Member, Policy Committee Chair, Board Chair 2009-2017

Board Member. EPIC Inc. Ohana (Family Group) Conferencing 2004-2015

Board Member, Hawaii Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations 2005-2009

Policy Advisory Board Committee Member. Blueprint for Child Welfare Reform (2002-2010)

Policy Advisory Board Member, U.H. Public Administration Program (2001-2007)

Chair, Child Protective Services Reform Coordinating Committee (1995-2002)

University Service in Hawai`i (Recent):

Chair, University of Hawai`i Committee on Human Studies Institutional Review Board (2005-2012)

Work in Progress:
P.I., Title IV-e Waiver Demonstration Project Evaluation. ($2.5 million), 2015-2019
I have been funded by the Casey Family Foundaiton to develop and implement a “wraparound” pilot project in Hawaii for “cross-over” youth (those youth involved in tow or more system of care such as child welfare, mental health, special education and the juvenile justice system.) (2011-2015)
I am writing on the topic of collaboration across multiple organizaitonal systems (the public sector, private sector and nonprofit organizations) private sector .

Personal:
Public policy, collaborative governance, public administration, child welfare, nonprofit management

 

Instruction

Teaching:
I currently teach in the areas of public policy analysis, organizational change, facilitation, policy implementation, collaborative governance and nonprofit management

Current Teaching Responsibilities - University of Hawai`i:

PACE 468: Facilitating Organizational Change

PUBA 665: Collaborative Public Management: Managing Boundaries

PUBA 609 Public Policy Analysis and Implementation

PUBA 690 Practicum

PUBA Capstone Advising

PUBA 699 Directed Readings and Research


Advising:
I currently serve as the faculty advisor for 10 students in PUBA. I coordinate their internships and oversee their academic progress. I serve as an advisor for two capstone projects in Public Administration

I am currently serving on one Ph.D. committees and one Masters thesis committee.

 

eSyllabi

PACE 468 (Fall 2016) : Facilitating Organizational Change - Download

PUBA 609 (Fall 2016) : Public Policy and Implementation - Download

PUBA 626 (Fall 2016) : Collaborative Public Management - Download

PUBA 630 (Fall 2016) : Nonprofit Management - Download

 

Publications

Collaborations: What makes them work? (2017) : This article reports on a survey conducted among the members of the Hawaii Energy Forum, a collaborative that has been together for over 15v years. The article looks at the many propositions about success in collaborations and asks the members of this collaborative to assess them against their experience.
  Type: Articles in international or national refereed journals
  Co-Authors: Sharon Moriwaki and Joy Agner
  Keywords: Hawaii Energy Forum, Collaboration

Managing Innovative Collaborations (2016) : This paper looks at the theories of collaborative management and propositions for successful outcomes and applied them to a case study of Wraparound services for high risk youth.
  Type: Articles in international or national refereed journals
  Keywords: Using a facilitation in collaboratives

Exploration, Exploitation and Public Sector Innovation (2015)
  Type: Articles in international or national refereed journals
  Co-Authors: Cho, Taeyhon
  Keywords: organizational learning, innovation, public sector

Networks and Collaboration (2015)
  Type: Articles in other periodicals
  Keywords: collaborations in Family Services

The application of collaborative models to Family Group Conferencing (2013) : This paper analyzes models of collaboration and applies them to new innovations being used to protect children from abuse and neglect.
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  Type: Articles in international or national refereed journals
  Keywords: collaboration theory, family conferencing, child welfare

The Application of Collaboration Models of Family Group Conferencing (2013) : This paper analyzes models of collaboration and the policy of family group conferencing. As the public sector tires to improve its service delivery, innovations are occurring in child protection and child welfare services. Family group conferencing uses many elements of collaboration to empower families, design public private partnerships and keep children safe. Collaborative theories note that efforts to align goals, build trust and mutual respect, be transparent, share resources and understand the issues of interdependence are essential to success.
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  Type: Articles in international or national refereed journals
  Keywords: collaboration theory, family conferencing, child welfare

The role of nonprofits in America (2012) : The purpose of this chapter is to describe and analyze the changing roles that nonprofit organizations and the nonprofit sector play in the United States.
  Type: Chapters in books
  Co-Authors: Morgen Johansen
  Keywords: roles of nonprofits history in U.S.

Mental Health and Public Policy (2012)
  Type: Chapters in books
  Keywords: mental health, services, policies

Sex Offender Registration and the Convention on the Rights of the Child (2011)
  Type: Articles in international or national refereed journals
  Co-Authors: Carole Petersen

Backstage at the Bureaucracy (2010) : This book reviews the experiences and challenges of the Director at the Department of Human Serivces in Hawaii. It examines the many roles and skills necessary to navigate through this job challenges. It discusses politics, public service, leadership, organizational change, budgets, conflicting constituents and challenges.
  Type: Books of original scholarship–author/co-author
  Co-Authors: Dick Pratt
  Keywords: Public Sector Adminstration

Hawaii Sustainablity 2050 PLan: Update (2010) : This publication was requested by the Hawaii state Legislature as an update on the previously approved 2050 sustainability plan.
  Type: Internal reports and other unpublished work
  Co-Authors: Sharon Mirashiro
  Keywords: Hawaii Sustainability 2050 Plan

Social Services: What is Happening and What do we Need to do? (2010) : This chapter discusses the changing landscape from Hawaii’s once generous system of health and human services to today’s its challenges based on the legislative cutbacks and shrinking resources. It concludes with recommendations for improvements.
  Type: Chapters in books
  ISBN: 9780824835293
  Keywords: Social services; Hawaii, values

The Emerging Role of Nonprofit Associations in Advocacy and Public Policy (2009)
  Type: Articles in international or national refereed journals
  Co-Authors: Katia Balissiano
  Keywords: nonprofit organizations advocacy

Program Evalution of Ke Ola Hou: Resotrative Justice Practice sin Waimanalo (2009)
  Type: Grants (funded, approved but not funded, submitted pending approval)

Relating to Sustainability (2009) : This report was a response to Act 225, of the Hawaii State Legislature
  Type: Internal reports and other unpublished work
  Co-Authors: Sharon Miyashiro
  Keywords: State of Hawaii 2050 Sustainability Plan

A Study of nonprofits and sustainability initiatives in India (2007)
  Type: Internal reports and other unpublished work
  Co-Authors: David Bangert and Mutusami Kumaran

“Quality of Life” in Building a Shared Future, Hawai`i 2050 (2007)
  Type: Internal reports and other unpublished work
  Co-Authors: Noreen Mokuau and Sylvia Yuen

Report to the Twenty-Fourth Hawai`i State Legislature on a Series of Public Policy Dialogs on Open Government and Hawai`i’s Sunshine Law. (2007)
  Type: Internal reports and other unpublished work
  Co-Authors: Dolores Foley

University Involvement in Public Policy Deliberation. Professional Psychology: Research & Practice, Vol 37(2) :154- 157 (2006)
  Type: Articles in international or national refereed journals

Shifts in Policy Decisions in Child Welfare Services. The 2006 Policy Conference: Shifting the Tide: Challenges for Policy Practice. Washington, D.C. (2006)
  Type: Invited conference presentations

Strategic Planning for Victims: The elderly, tourists, disabled and immigrants (2005)
  Type: Grants (funded, approved but not funded, submitted pending approval)
  Co-Authors: Muthusami Kumaran

Transforming Traditional Child Welfare Policy and Practice. Family Court Review, Vol.42 (2): 203-215 (2004)
  Type: Articles in international or national refereed journals
  Co-Authors: Giovannucci, Marilou

From Engagement to Evaluation. Families First. Keynote Address. The Resource Center for Family Focused Practice, Summer Training Institute. University of California, Davis (2004)
  Type: Invited conference presentations

Psychology and Public Policy at the State Level. American Psychological Association Annual Meeting, (2004)
  Type: Invited conference presentations

Responsive Regulation in Child Welfare: Systemic Challenges to Mainstreaming the Family Group Conference. Sociology and Social Welfare (Special Issue) Vol. 31(1): 93-116. (2003)
  Type: Articles in international or national refereed journals
  Co-Authors: Adams, Paul

Evaluating the First-to-Work Educational Policy for Recipients on the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families Program (2003)
  Type: Grants (funded, approved but not funded, submitted pending approval)

Building Partnerships to Protect Children: A Blended Model of Family Group Conferencing. Family Court Review, Vol 40(4): 503-517. (2002)
  Type: Articles in international or national refereed journals
  Co-Authors: Adams, Paul

Facilitating the Enrollment of Elderly and Disabled Persons in Medicaid Managed Care. In Managed Care Services: Policy, Programs and Research. Eds. Wilma Peebles-Wilkins and Nancy W. Veeder. Oxford Press. (2002)
  Type: Chapters in books

Department of Human Services-U.H. School of Social Work Child Welfare Training Collaborative (2002)
  Type: Grants (funded, approved but not funded, submitted pending approval)

Hawai`i Real Choices Partnership Project: Accessibility for Consumer Choice Entry Support System (ACCESS). Centers for Medicaid and Medicare. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2001)
  Type: Grants (funded, approved but not funded, submitted pending approval)

Waianae, Hawai`i: A Culturally Sensitive Model of Mental Health Care in an Ethnically Diverse, Rural Community. In Innovations in Communirv Mental Health. Rockwell Schulz & James Greenley (eds.) Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc. (1999)
  Type: Chapters in books
  Co-Authors: Bell, Stephanie

Meeting the Needs of Female Felons. (1999) Al Roberts and Aaron McNees (eds.) Social Work Roles in the Justice System: Helping Offenders, Victims and Witnesses. Washington, D.C.: NASW Press. (1999)
  Type: Chapters in books

Mental Health Services in Hawai`i: Time to Reform. In The Unfinished Agenda. Lessons from Hawai`i. Eds. Bob Grossman and Jim Shon. Honolulu, HI: The University of Hawai`i Press (1994)
  Type: Chapters in books
  Co-Authors: O’Donnell, Mark

Drug-Alcohol Dependency Problems Among Women in Prison. Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work, 9. pp. 157-170. (1994)
  Type: Articles in international or national refereed journals
  Co-Authors: Kassebaum, Gene

Are Practitioners Ethically Responsible for Using Practice Methods with the Best Evidence of Effectiveness? In Controversial Issues in Social Work Research, Walter Hudson & Paula Nurius (eds.) Allyn & Bacon (1994)
  Type: Chapters in books

Polydrug Use and Self Control Among Men and Women in Prison. Journal of Drug Education, Vol 24 (4). (1994)
  Type: Articles in international or national refereed journals
  Co-Authors: Kassebaum, Gene

Keynote Address. The International Conference on the Family. Singapore,. Sponsored by the National Council of Social Service. (1994)
  Type: Invited conference presentations

Brown Versus New York: The Rashomon of Delivering Mental Health Services in the 1990's. Health and Social Work, Vol. 17, pp. 128-137. (1992)
  Type: Articles in international or national refereed journals

“Summing Up.” In East-West Directions: Social Work Practice, Traditions and Change, Joel Fischer (ed.) Honolulu: UH Press pp. 113-13. (1992)
  Type: Chapters in books
  Co-Authors: Nishimura, Ruth

Cross Cultural Perspectives in Mental Health: Toward a Synthesis. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work, Vol. 2, pp. 6- 7. (1992)
  Type: Articles in international or national refereed journals
  Co-Authors: Shera, Wes

“The Policy Agenda: Current Efforts in Policy Development” In Dimensions of State Mental Health, Christopher Hudson and Arthur Cox (eds.). New York: Praeger Press, (1991), pp. 97-110. (1991)
  Type: Chapters in books

Competing Realities: The Contested Terrain of Mental Health Advocacy. N.Y.: Praeger Press. (1990)
  Type: Books of original scholarship–author/co-author

 

Research Projects

Program Evaluation of the Title IV-E Waiver Demonstration (2014 - ) : This 5 year, multi-million grant was awarded to the Public Policy Center, (I am the P.I.) to study the implementation and impact of 4 new practice interventions in child welfare services at the Department of Human Services, State of Hawaii. Co-PI, Dr. Mary Berrey, Center on the Family
  Type: Research

Wrap Services for Children (2012 - 2014 ) : This project is funded by the asey Family Foundation to research models of wraparound services for children in multiple systems of care (child welfare, education, behavioral health and delinquency.
  Type: Education and Training

 

Awards & Honors

Outstanding accomplishments of a U.H. grad (2011) : Voted by the U.H. School of Social Work as one of the top five graduates with a Masters of Social Work for outstanding accomplishments

• Robert W. Clopton Award for Distinguished Community Service by the University of Hawai`i . (1999)