James A. Stever
Political Science - Emeriti Faculty
1104 Crosley Tower
Professor James A. Stever is widely published in professional journals. He is currently developing intergovernmental management models to combat terrorism. Stever is a member of two editorial boards: International Journal of Public Administration, and International Journal of Organizational Theory and Behavior. In addition to journal articles, he has published four books. These books are: Diversity and Order in State and Local Politics (University of South Carolina Press, 1980); Administering the New Federalism (Westview, 1986); The End of Public Administration, (Transnational Publishers, 1988); The Path to Organizational Skepticism, (Chatelaine Press, 2000). He was awarded the Laverne Burchfield Award for the Best Book Review in Public Administration Review in 1995 and 2002.
Ph.D., Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1974 (Intergovernmental Relations, Political Theory).
Bachelor of Arts, Greenville College, Greenville, Illinois, 05/30/1965 (Political Science and History).
Master of Arts, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 05/30/1972 (Poltical theory, American Politics).
Positions & Work Experience
05/30/1988-, Professor, University of Cincinnati.
09/01/1998-08/31/2003, Department Head: Department of Political Science, University of Cincinnati.
09/01/1981-08/31/1988, MPA Director: Department of Political Science, University of Cincinnati.
09/01/1991-08/31/1996, Graduate Director: Department of Political Science, University of Cincinnati.
09/01/2004-, Adjunct Professor: National Agricultural Biosecurity Center, Kansas State University.
Federalism, Security, and Intergovernmental Management: Stever has written two books on the theory, philosophy, and issues surrounding American Federalism and intergovernmental management. He completed a four-year study of how American presidents have attempted to manage and influence intergovernmental relations. In connection with this study, he served as Senior Evaluator for the General Accounting Office at their headquarters in Washington, DC. This involved concentrated research on the intergovernmental management reforms initiated by President Ronald Reagan, including interviews and archival research on decentralization initiatives by the Reagan Executive Office of the Presidency. His article entitled The Growth and Decline of Executive Centered Intergovernmental Management (Publius, Vol. 23, 1993) presents the findings of this project. He has also studied the intergovernmental management problems surrounding Operation Desert Storm. His article, The Glass Firewall Between Military and Civil Administration, (Administration & Society 31, No. 1, March 1999, 28-49) traces the problems associated with intergovernmental management following the Gulf War. His article Adapting Intergovernmental Management to the New Age of Terrorism (Administration & Society) considers the challenges of designing intergovernmental systems that provide security.
Peer Reviewed Publications
The Cybersecurity Triad: Government, Private Sector Partners, and the Engaged Cybersecurity Citizen, Richard J. Harknett & James A. Stever. (2009). Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management . Volume 6, Issue 1, Article 79
A Security Preface to Twenty First Century Public Administration. Administration & Society. Volume 42, No. 3 (May, 2010): 287-314.
Cutting Edge or Reversion? Administration and Society. 42, No. 1 (March 2010): 123-127.
The New Policy World of Cybersecurity. Public Administration Review. Richard Harknett and James A. Stever Accepted for publication in Volume 71 (May/June, 2011).
Spying in America in the Post 9/11 World. Ronald A. Marks. Praeger, 2010. Reviewed in Choice
James A. Stever (02/18/2009). The Homeland Security Professional. Joint Meeting, Butler County Government Services Center.
James A. Stever (01/24/2011). Bureaucracy. American Government, Zimmer Auditorium.
James A. Stever (01/21/2010). 21st Century Security. Classroom, College of Engineering.
James A. Stever (04/22/2010). Effective Wildlife Management. Meeting of the Parks & Recreation Commission, Hamilton, Ohio.
James A. Stever (02/28/2011). Homeland Security. Introduction to American Politics, Zimmer Auditorium.
Honors & Awards
, University Continuing Education Association, 09/28/2007.
Committee Member, Faculty Senate Transition Committee, 06/30/2010 to 10/30/2010.
Elected Member, A&S Faculty Senate, 09/30/2010 to 08/31/2010.
Member, A&S Head's Council, 09/01/2009 to 08/31/2011.
Acting Head, 09/01/2009 to 08/31/2011.
Ohio Senate: Award for Outstanding Service 08/01/2009 to 08/31/2010.
City of Hamilton, Ohio 08/01/2008 to 08/31/2011.
Other Experience and Professional Memberships
09/01/1995-08/30/2010, Editorial Board.
09/01/1994-08/31/2011, Editorial Board.
07/10/2010-07/12/2010, Manuscript Reviewer International Journal of Public Administration.
12/20/2010-12/24/2010, Reviewed Manuscript: Public Administration Review.
15-POL-543 CITIZENSHP & TERROR .
15-POL-526 PUB ADMINISTRATION .
15-POL-546 STATE THEORY.
15 POL 534, Emergency Management Policy & Administration.
15-POL-543 CITIZENSHP & TERROR .