Dr. Lisa Parshall, professor of political science and Daemen’s pre-law advisor, has been featured on Government Executive’s “Government Executive Daily Podcast” the premier news daily of the federal network. There she discussed her book on the outgoing president’s effects on the federal government. The book, “Directing the Whirlwind: The Trump Presidency and the Deconstruction of the Administrative State,” looks at the last four years and their effect on the machinations of the federal government.
In the podcast Parshall and her co-author, Dr. Jim Twombly, Professor of Political Science at Elmira College, sat down with the podcast host Ross Gianfortune. Drs. Parshall and Twombly addressed how administrative politics and actions under President Trump aligned with or deviated from past conservative efforts to deregulate or downsize the size of the federal bureaucracy. They also addressed the need to rebuild administrative capacity and to reinvigorate the value of public service.
Parshall’s expertise has also been tapped by the global media when she was recently interviewed on “World Today, Chinese Radio International” joining Dr. David Goldfield of UNC Charlotte and Dr. Aubrey Jewitt of University of Central Florida to discuss the recent events in Washington, D.C. There she spoke about recent riots in the nation’s capital as thousands of Trump supporters stormed Capitol Hill, as well as other political chaos taking place in the United States less than two weeks before the January 20th inauguration event.
Additionally, Parshall has upcoming plans in the classroom.She will be teaching a course on Public Administration in the Fall 2021 semester and is offering a graduate course on Intergovernmental Relations for the public administration program at Buffalo State College.
She also serves as a public policy fellow at the Rockefeller Institute of Government in Albany, NY where she focused on state and local policy issues and municipal administration and reorganization. In the Spring 2021 semester she is offering a class for the University of Warsaw as part of the Polish Studies Center faculty exchange. This course will use the COVID-19 response, racial protests, and legalization of marijuana to illustrate the contemporary conflict and cooperation between federal-state-local governments.