Amanda Rutherford joined the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs as an assistant professor in 2015. Her research interests include managerial values and decision-making, performance management, organization theory, representative bureaucracy, higher education policy, and research methodology.
She earned her Ph.D. in political science from Texas A&M University, where she concentrated on public administration, public policy, and race and ethnic politics. Her dissertation focused on politics, management and performance in the context of higher education. Rutherford earned her MPA from the University of Oklahoma, where she focused on education policy.
Areas of Expertise
Public management, public administration, public policy and analysis, politics and bureaucracy, research design and methodology, race and ethnic politics, education policy.