Selected Publications

Articles In Academic Journals

Year Title
2018 Deepwater or Troubled Water? Principal–Agent Theory and Performance-Based Contracting in the Coast Guard’s Deepwater Modernization ProgramInternational Journal of Public Administration. 1-12.
2018 State implementation of the Affordable Care Act: Four case studiesPolitics & Policy. 295-319.
2017 Grass roots in Texas: A Multiple Streams Approach to Understanding the Marijuana Movement’s Policy ImpactWorld Affairs. 93-126.
2017 The Consent Order as Mandated Collaboration: The Case of the Hampton Roads Sanitation DistrictPublic Works Management & Policy. 168-185.
2017 The artist as environmentalist: Ansel Adams, policy entrepreneurship, and the growth of environmentalismPublic Voices. 9-24.
2016 A New Model to Explore Non-profit Social Media Use for Advocacy and Civic EngagementFirst Monday. 23.
2016 Assessing Partnerships Between Military and Civilian Agencies to Meet Transition Service Members' NeedsArmed Forces & Society. 585-604.
2016 Assessing Partnerships Between the Military and Civilian Agencies To Meet Transitioning Service Members' NeedsArmed Forces and Society.
2016 Explaining State Differences in the Implementation of the Affordable Care Act: A South/Non-South ComparisonSocial Science Quarterly. 26.
2016 Explaining State Differences in the Implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: A South/Non-South ComparisonSocial Science Quarterly. 573-587.
2016 Kingdon's "Streams" Model at Thirty: Still Relevant in the 21st Century?Politics & Policy. 608-638.
2016 Planning for Water Infrastructure: Challenges and OpportunitiesPublic Works Management & Policy. 24-30.
2016 State Implementation of the Affordable Care Act: Four Case StudiesPolitics & Policy.
2015 1 The State of Knowledge in CollaborationAdvancing Collaboration Theory: Models, Typologies, and Evidence. 1.
2015 14 Future Trends in Collaboration ResearchAdvancing Collaboration Theory: Models, Typologies, and Evidence. 276.
2015 A new model to explore non-profit social media use for advocacy and civic engagement.First Monday.
2015 Are we really on the same page? An empirical examination of value congruence between public sector and nonprofit sector managersVOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations. 2424-2446.
2015 Assessing Partnerships Between the Military and Civilian Agencies To Meet Transitioning Service Members’ NeedsArmed Forces & Society. 585-604.
2015 Collaboration processes and institutional structure: Reexamining the black boxInternational Journal of Public Administration. 607-615.
2015 Partisan Politics or Public Health Need? An Empirical Analysis of State Choice During Initial Implementation of the Affordable Care ActPolitics & Life Sciences.
2015 Pathologies of Privatization in the transPortation Worker identification credential ProgramSecuring Transportation Systems. 257.
2015 The Role of Accountability in Federal AcquisitionsJournal of Public Procurement. 27.
2015 The Role of Accountability in Federal Acquisitions: A search for contextJournal of Public Procurement.
2014 Are We Really on the Same Page? Public Service Values of Nonprofit Sector and Public Sector ManagersVoluntas: The International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit.
2014 Collaboration Processes and Institutional Structures: Reexamining the Black BoxInternational Journal of Public Administration. 607-615.
2014 Collaborative Federalism and the Emerging Role of Local Nonprofits in Water Quality ImplementationPublius. 499-518.
2014 Deliberative Democratic Evaluation: Using Stakeholder Input to Address transportation CasualtiesPublic Works Management and Policy. 51-66.
2014 Drilling Into Contingent Coordination: A Case Study of Deepwater Horizon Response Efforts Involving the Marine Transportation SystemPolitics & Policy. 345-367.
2014 Expanding the Universe of Multi-Organizational Arrangements: Contingent Coordination and the Deepwater Horizon Transportation ChallengesPolitics & Policy. 346-368.
2014 It’s Not All About Me: Tracing The Myth of the Rugged IndividualVirginia Social Science Journal. 21-47.
2014 Predicting Punitiveness Across the United States: An Exploratory AnalysisCriminal Justice Policy Review.
2012 A Comparative Analysis of the Determinants of State Reproductive Healthcare PoliciesAmerican Review of Politics. 281-299.
2012 A Tangled Web of Principals and Agents: Examining the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill through a Principal–Agent LensPolitics & Policy. 629-656.
2012 More than a One-Trick Pony: Exploring the Contours of a Multi-Sector ConvenerJournal of Nonprofit Management. 84-103.
2012 Principal-Agent Theory and Agency Capture: The Case of the Deepwater Horizon Oil SpillPolitics and Policy. 628-655.
2012 Public-Private Partnerships in Economic Development Projects: Where Are We Now?Public Performance and Management Review. 643-659.
2012 Using privatization theory to analyze economic development projects: Promise and performancePublic Performance & Management Review. 643-659.
2011 A Comparative Analysis of the Determinants of State Reproductive HealthAmerican Review of Politics.
2011 Examining Admissions Factors in MPA ProgramsJournal of Public Affairs.
2011 The Myth of the Rugged Individual: Implications for Public Administration ReviewPublic Administration Review.
2010 Assessing Determinants of Life ExpectancyPolicy Studies Journal.
2010 Cooperating Across State Borders in Economic Development: A Call for CoopertitionState and Local Government Review.
2010 Multiple-sector Partnerships and the Engagement of Citizens in Social Marketing Campaigns: The Case of Lynnhaven River NowVirginia Social Science Journal.
2010 Principal-Agent Theory and Agency Capture: The Case of the Deepwater Horizon Oil SpillPublic Administration Review.
2010 The Case of the TWICing Time Bomb: Privatization in the Transportation Worker Identification Card ProgramJournal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.
2009 An examination of social equity and its dimensional emphasis in the public administration journal literatureJournal of public management and social policy. 113-132.
2009 The Development of Theory-Driven Evaluation in the Military: Theory on the Front LineAmerican Journal of Evaluation. 62-79.
2008 Developing Infrastructure through the Use of Tax Increment Financing: The Case of the Virginia Beach Town Center ProjectPublic Works Management & Policy. 92-99.
2008 Like Politics, Most Economic Development is Local: Commentary on Feiock, Moon, and Park’s “Is the World ‘Flat’ or ‘Spiky?’ Rethinking the Governance Implications of Globalization for Economic DevelopmentPublic Administration Review. 32-37.
2008 Market based pay in action: Municipal strategies and concerns in the cities of Hampton RoadsReview of public personnel administration. 178-189.
2008 Tax Increment Financing as a Tool for Public-Private Infrastructure DevelopmentPublic Works Management & Policy. 92-99.
2008 Walking the High Wire: A Practical Guide for Balancing Accountability and Competition in Privatized ArrangementsPublic Works Management & Policy. 568-577.
2007 Acknowledging the 'Professional' in professional degree programs: Waiving the standardized test in MPA admissions applicationsCollege Student Journal.
2007 Explaining welfare benefits in the South: A regional analysisAmerican Review of Politics. 1-18.
2007 Government and Market Pathologies of Privatization: The Case of Prison PrivatizationPolitics and Policy. 318-341.
2007 Identifying Organizational CultureDirasat Journal. 27.
2007 Public Works Service Arrangements in the 21st Century: The Multiple Sector Partnership as an Alternative to PrivatizationPublic Works Management & Policy. 325-330.
2007 Reaching for the Philosopher’s Stone: Contingent Coordination and the Military’s Response to Hurricane KatrinaPublic Administration Review. 94-106.
2007 The Artist as Policy Entrepreneur: Ansel Adams and the Growth of the Environmental MovementPublic Voices. 9-24.
2005 Whither FEMA? Hurricane Katrina and FEMA's Response to the Gulf CoastPublic Works Management & Policy. 284-294.
2004 In Search of Middle Ground: The Corporate Device as an Alternative to PrivatizationPublic Works Management & Policy. 154-163.
2004 State Implementation of Federal Environmental Policy: Explaining Leveraging in the Clean Water State Revolving FundPolicy Studies Journal. 441-460.
2003 The Core Curriculum Content of NASPAA Accredited Programs: Fundamentally Alike or Different?Journal of Public Affairs Education. 259-273.
2002 EPA, Collaborative Rulemaking, and the Small Communities Outreach Project for Environmental Issues: A Three-State ExperiencePublic Works Management & Policy. 87-97.
2002 Of Time and Policy Streams: The Impact of Privatization on Longitudinal EvaluationJournal of Global Awareness. 12-26.
2002 The Overpaid Bureaucrat: Comparing Public and Private Wages in MississippiPublic Personnel Management. 129-146.
2002 The Policy of Dilemmas of Pesticides Management and Disposal in TanzaniaJournal of African Policy Studies.
2002 Welfare Reform - Mississippi Style: TANF and the Retreat from AccountabilityPublic Administration Review. 92-103.
2000 The “Overpaid Bureaucrat” Comparing Public and Private Wages in MississippiPublic Personnel Management. 129-146.
1999 Defining Privatization: A response to DomineyPublic Works Management & Policy. 152-155.
1999 State Implementation of National Water Quality Policy: Policy Theory, Policy Streams and (Un)Intended Consequences in Water QualityPublic Works Management & Policy. 317-330.
1999 Was Reagan Federalism Good for Business? Privatization and State Administrative Capacity in the State Revolving Fund ProgramSoutheastern Political Review. 323-340.
1998 Blazing the TANF Trail: The Southern Mind and the Politics of Welfare Reform in MississippiAmerican Review of Politics. 175-189.
1998 Resource-Based Management: A Theory for Interpreting Private and Public Success.Academy of Business Administration's Contemporary Business Readings. 511-522.
1997 Rethinking the interorganizational environments of public organizationsPolitics & Policy. 3-26.
1997 The Distributional Impacts of Privatization in National Water Quality PolicyJournal of Politics. 56-72.
1996 Institutional Arrangements in an Age of New Federalism: Public and Private Management in the State Revolving Fund ProgramPublics Works Management & Policy.
1994 Water Policy Networks in the U.SEnvironmental Politics. 80-109.

Books

Year Title
2016 Advancing Collaboration Theory: Models, Typologies, and Evidence.  Routledge Press.
2013 The Case for Grassroots Collaboration: Social Capital and Ecosystem Restoration at the Local Level.  Lexington Books.
2012 Prison Privatization: The State of Theory and Practice. Volume I: The Environment of Private Prisons.  Ed. 1.  Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger/ABC-CLIO.
2012 Prison Privatization: The State of Theory and Practice. Volume II: Private Prisons and Private Profit.  Ed. 2.  Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger/ABC-CLIO.
2012 Prison Privatization: The State of Theory and Practice. Volume III: The Political Climate of Prison Privatization.  Ed. 3.  Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger/ABC-CLIO.
2012 Prison privatization: The many facets of a controversial industry.  Ed. 3.  Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.
2012 True Green: Executive Effectiveness in the US Environmental Protection Agency.  Lexington Books.
2010 Speaking Green with a Southern Accent: Environmental Management and Innovation in the South.  Lexington Books.
2008 Building the Local Economy: Cases in Economic Development.  Carl Vinson Institute of Government.

Chapters

Year Title
2016 A Life-Cycle Model of CollaborationAdvancing Collaboration Theory: Models, Typologies, and Evidence.. Routledge Press.
2016 Conclusion: Future Trends in Collaboration ResearchAdvancing Collaboration Theory: Models, Typologies, and Evidence.. Routledge Press.
2016 The State of Knowledge in CollaborationAdvancing Collaboration Theory: Models, Typologies, and Evidence.. Routledge Press.
2015 Social media as a tool for nonprofit advocacy and civic engagement: A case study of Blue Star FamiliesCases on strategic social media utilization in the nonprofit sector. IGI Global.
2015 The Case of the ‘TWICing’ Time Bomb: Privatization in the Transportation Worker Identification Card ProgramHandbook on Securing Transportation Systems. Wiley.
2012 Competing and Cooperating Across State Borders in Economic Development: a Call for ‘CoopertitionState and Local Government: 2011-2012 Edition. CQ Press.
2012 Conclusion: Volume I.Prison Privatization: The Many Facets of a Controversial Industry, Vol. I. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger/ABC-CLIO.
2012 Conclusion: Volume IIPrison Privatization: The Many Facets of a Controversial Industry, Vol. II.. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger/ABC-CLIO.
2012 Conclusion: Volume IIIPrison Privatization: The Many Facets of a Controversial Industry, Vol. III.. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger/ABC-CLIO.
2012 Government and Market Pathologies of Privatization: The Case of Prison PrivatizationPrison Privatization: The Many Facets of a Controversial Industry, Vol. I. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger/ABC-CLIO.
2012 Introduction: Volume I.Prison Privatization: The Many Facets of a Controversial Industry, Vol. I. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger/AC-CLIO.
2012 Introduction: Volume IIPrison Privatization: The Many Facets of a Controversial Industry, Vol. II.. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger/ABC-CLIO.
2012 Introduction: Volume IIIPrison Privatization: The Many Facets of a Controversial Industry, Vol. III.. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger/ABC-CLIO.
2012 Lessons for Leadership in Environmental ManagementTrue Green: Executive Effectiveness in the US Environmental Protection Agency. Lexington Books.
2012 Private Prisons and ContractsPrison Privatization: The Many Facets of a Controversial Industry, Vol. III.. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger/ABC-CLIO.
2010 Dirty water, clean water: Infrastructure funding and state discretion in Southern statesSpeaking Green with a Southern Accent: Environmental Management and Innovation in the South. Lexington Books.
2010 Distinctively South: Lessons for the future of environmental management and policySpeaking Green with a Southern Accent: Environmental Management and Innovation in the South. Lexington Books.
2010 State Commitment to Environmental Quality in the South: A Regional Analysis/ Speaking Green with a Southern AccentSpeaking Green with a Southern Accent: Environmental Management and Innovation in the South. Lexington Books.
2010 Tradition and Adaptation: The Postmodern Environmental Management Systems in the SouthSpeaking Green with a Southern Accent: Environmental Management and Innovation in the South. Lexington Books.
2009 An Evaluation Design for the Smoke-free Class Competition Program in GreeceApplying Psychological research to Understand and Promote Well-Being of Clinical and Non-Clinical Populations. Athens: Athens Institute for Education and Research.
2000 To Privatization and Back: Welfare Reform Implementation in MississippiIn Sarah Liebschutz, ed., Managing Welfare Reform in Five States: The Challenge of Devolution.. Albany, NY: Rockefeller Institute Press.
1999 Privatization and Welfare Reform in MississippiIn Federalism Research Group, ed. Managing Welfare Reform: Updates from Field Research Teams in Five States. Albany, NY: Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, State University of New York.
1997 Performance-Based Contracting in State and Local Governmentsan edited volume on performance-based government. Southeastern Consortium of University Public Service Organizations (SCUPSO), and the Southern Growth Policies Board.
1992 Toward the Development of a Multinational Comparative Water Policy Research Project: A Workshop SummaryInternational Comparative Policy Research: Preparing a Four Country Study on Water Quality Management. University of Twente, Center for Clean Technology and Environmental Policy.

Conference Papers

Year Title
2009 An Analysis of the Determinants of State Reproductive Health Care Policies: Ideology, Social Control, and Political Culture
2009 An Examination of Multiorganizational Governance Structures Employed in the Implementation of Environmental Policy: A Case Study of the Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program
2009 Using Privatization Theory to Analyze Economic Development Projects: Promise and Performance
1997 Resource-Based Management: A Theory for Interpreting Public and Private Success

Grants

  • Virginia Beach Innovation Academy  awarded by City of Virginia Beach 2017
  • Low Energy Defibrillation With Nanosecond Pulsed Electric Field  awarded by US Public Health Service (NIH) 2016 - 2017
  • Building Conservation Leaders for the Future: Curriculum, Certificates, Internships and Research Agenda  awarded by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services, Falls Church, VA - 2015
  • Evaluation of Family Planning Education in Newport News, VA  awarded by Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Virginia 2012 - 2013
  • Fleet Family Services Program Community Capacity Study for the Transition Assistance Program (TAP)  awarded by Office of Fleet and Family Services, US Navy Mid- Atlantic Region, Norfolk, VA 2012 - 2013
  • Small Communities Outreach Project for Environmental Issues: Project to Elicit Early Public Comment on the Lead-Bridges and Structures Rulemaking Process for EPA  awarded by National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC - 2001
  • Travel Funds for the Completion of Book Manuscript  awarded by Department of Political Science and Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences, Mississippi State University - 2001
  • Small Communities Outreach Project for Environmental Issues: Project to Elicit Public Comment on the 2000 EPA Proposed Groundwater Rule  awarded by National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC - 2000
  • Water Towers and Mississippi: Social, Economic, and Political Impacts of Water Storage.  awarded by The John C. Stennis Institute of Government, Mississippi State University - 1999
  • Helping Small Communities Address Environmental Requirements  awarded by U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Mississippi Municipal Association, and the John C. Stennis Institute of Government - 1998
  • A Study of Privatization in the Mississippi Correctional System  awarded by The Mississippi Department of Corrections and the John C. Stennis Institute of Government - 1997
  • State Administrative Capacity in Human Services Agencies  awarded by The John C. Stennis Center for Public Service and the Rockefeller Institute, Albany, NY - 1997
  • A Study of Privatization in Mississippi Local Government  awarded by The Mississippi Municipal Association and the John C. Stennis Institute of Government. - 1996
  • New Faculty Research Initiation Grant  awarded by Mississippi State University - 1996
  • An Examination of the Mississippi State Flexible Compensation Plan and the Public-Private Wage Comparability Program  awarded by The Mississippi State Personnel Board - 1995
  • Preparation of Instruction Materials in Performance-Based Contracting  awarded by The Southern Growth Policies Board - 1995
  • Education And Training

  • Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration, Auburn University 1994
  • M.A. in Political Science/Research Methods, Auburn University 1985
  • B.A. in Political Science/International Relations, Auburn University 1982
  • Full Name

  • John Morris