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Daniel P. Hawes

Associate Professor

Associate Professor

PhD Texas A&M University - 2008

Public Policy/Public Administration, Public Management, Immigration Policy

Daniel Hawes’ research interests deal with questions related to public policy and public administration, broadly, and substantively focus on education and immigration policy. His research incorporates aspects of public administration, public management, and state and local politics in examining questions of public policy and policy performance. A central theme in his research is a focus on the determinants of public policy outcomes, particularly for disadvantaged groups. A fundamental question that his work has sought to address is: How can government – via policy, structure, bureaucracy or management – better address the inequities we observe in policy outcomes for disadvantaged groups? In doing so, his work has explicitly examined the role of public management, organizational structure, political representation, organizational and external environments on shaping policy outcomes. He has approached this broad question through different theoretical lens – e.g., social capital, representative bureaucracy, rational choice, public management – and in different substantive contexts – e.g. K-12 education, higher education, immigration. 

Dr. Hawes’ publications have appeared in a political science and public policy/administration journals including, Public Administration Review, J-PART, Political Research Quarterly, State Politics and Policy Quarterly, Social Science Quarterly, State and Local Government Review and the American Review of Public Administration.
Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Recent Publications

Rocha, Rene, Daniel P. Hawes, Alisa Hicklin Fryar, and Robert Wrinkle. 2014. "Policy Climates, Enforcement Rates, and Migrant Behavior: Is Self-Deportation a Viable Immigration Policy?" Policy Studies Journal. 42(1): 79-100.

Hawes, Daniel P., Rene R. Rocha and Kenneth J. Meier. 2013. “Social Capital in the Fifty States: Measuring State-Level Social Capital 1986-2004” State Politics and Policy Quarterly. 13: 121-138.

Hawes, Daniel P. 2013. “Representation, Salience, and Responsiveness to Latino Student Performance.” Journal of Latinos and Education. 12: 87-107.

Moynihan, Donald and Daniel P. Hawes. 2012. “Responsiveness to Reform Values: The Influence of the Environment on Performance Information Use.” Public Administration Review 79(S1): 95-105.

Fryar, Alisa Hicklin, and Daniel P. Hawes. 2012. “Competing Explanations for Minority Enrollments in Higher Education” Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 22(1): 83-99.

Hill, Gregory C., and Daniel P. Hawes. 2011. "Managing Undocumented Students: Do Undocumented Students Hinder Student Performance?" State and Local Government Review 43: 183-195.

Hawes, Daniel P., and Rene R. Rocha. 2011. “Social Capital, Racial Diversity, and Equity: Evaluating the Determinants of Equity in the United States.” Political Research Quarterly 64: 924-937.

McKenzie, Kathryn, Linda Skrla, James Scheurich, Delores Rice, and Daniel P. Hawes. 2011. “Math and Science Academic Success in Three Large, Diverse, Urban High Schools: A Teachers’ Story.” Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk. 16(2): 100-121.

Research Areas
  • Public Policy
  • Public Administration
  • Public Management
  • Immigration Policy
Daniel P. Hawes
Department of Political Science

TR 9:30 – 11:00 am

MW 10:30 – 11:30 pm

Or By Appointment

Phone: 330-672-2060
Fax: 330-672-3362