Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Public Administration


Master of Public Administration | Appalachian State University | December 2019
Master of Arts in Political Science | Appalachian State University | Concentration: American Politics | December 2019
Bachelor of Science in Political Science | Appalachian State University | December 2017

Graduate research assistant of Dr. Katherine Willoughby.

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Specialization: Public Management – Organizational Theory

Relevant Work Experience:
Strategic Growth Plan Intern and Consultant with the City of Newton, NC. Led a strategic planning process that included a comprehensive community data analysis, conducting a series of public input sessions and drafting a 137 page strategic plan document. Personally presented this plan to the City Council and the strategic growth plan update was unanimously accepted. County Management Intern with Catawba County, NC.

Selected Publications

Jensen, Colt. (2021), Public Service Motivation and Public Opinion: Examining Antecedents and Attitudes (Elements in Public and Nonprofit Administration), Piatak, Jaclyn and Holt, Stephen, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021, 84 pp., $20.00 (pb), ISBN: 9781108964005. Public Admin.