Donna Lind Infeld

Title:
Professor of Public Policy and Public Administration / Director, PhD Program in Public Policy and Administration
Faculty:
Full-Time
Office:
601B
Address: Media and Public Affairs Building
805 21st St. NW
Washington, DC, 20052
Phone: 202-994-3960
Fax: 202-994-6792
Email:
dlind@gwu.edu

Areas of Expertise

Public Affairs Education
Comparative Public Affairs Education
Aging and long-term care

Background

Dr. Infeld is on sabbatical for the Spring 2014 semester.

Donna Lind Infeld, Professor; BS (Psychology), Portland State University; PhD (Social Welfare), Brandeis University. Professor Infeld teaches in the areas of research methods, policy analysis, health policy, aging, and long-term care. Her research has focused on long-term care administration, delivery of hospice care, and quality of life in long-term care settings. Within GW, she has been MPA Program Director, Senior Associate Dean and Director of the PhD Program for the School of Business and Public Management. Professionally, she has been the editor of The Hospice Journal and held several offices in the Gerontological Society of America. Dr. Infeld has published several books including Cases in Long-Term Care Management (1989and 1995), Bereavement: Client Adaptation and Hospice Services, and Hospice Care and Cultural Diversity. During the fall semester, 2007, Dr. Infeld was on a Fulbright Scholarship teaching Public Administration at the Renmin University of China in Beijing. Since then she has been conducting research on public administration education in the U.S. and China.

Education

PhD, Social Policy, Brandeis University
BA, Psychology, Portland State University

Publications

REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES:

Infeld, D.L., and W.C. Adams. Using the Internet for Gerontology Education: Assessing and Improving Wikipedia. Educational Gerontology, Forthcoming.

Adams, William C., Donna Lind Infeld, and Carli Wulff. Statistical Software for Curriculum and Careers. Journal of Public Affairs Education. Forthcoming.

Infeld, D.L., Adams, W.C., “MPA and MPP Students: Twins, Siblings, or Distant Cousins,” Journal of Public Affairs Education, 17(2), Spring, 2011.

W.C. Adams & D.L. Infeld. Fulbright Scholars in Public Administration, Public Affairs, and Public Policy. Journal of Public Affairs Education, 17(1), 2011.

Infeld D.L, Adams, W.D., Qi G., and Rosnah, N. “Career Values of Public Administration and Public Policy Students in China, Malaysia and the United States,” International Journal of Public Administration, December, 2010.

Infeld, D.L., Teaching public administration in China as a Fulbright scholar: Analysis and reflections. Journal of Public Affairs Education, 15(3), Summer 2009.

Johnson-Pawlson, J. and D.L. Infeld, "Quality of Care and Nurse Staffing in Nursing Facilities." Journal of Gerontological Nursing. Vol. 22, No. 8, August. 1996, 36-45.

Infeld, D.L. "Teaching Long-Term Care Administration with the Case Study Method." Journal of Health Administration Education. Vol. 10, No 4, 1992.

Infeld, D.L., G. E. Crum, and M. A. Koshuta. "Characteristics of Patients in a Long-Term Care Hospice Setting." The Hospice Journal. Vol. 6, No. 4, 1990.

Infeld, D.L., and J.R. Kress. "The Role of Health Administration in Services for the Aging: An Exploratory Look at Supply and Demand." Journal of Health Administration Education. Vol. 7, No. 1, Winter, 1989.

Lind, S.D. "Visiting Nurse Association Risk Reduction Project." Home Health Care Services Quarterly. Vol. 7, No. 1, Spring 1986.

Lind, S.D., and S.N. Sherman. "A Comparison of Administrative Residency Experiences in Acute Care and Long-Term Care Facilities." The Journal of Health Administration Education. Vol. 3, No. 1, Winter, 1985.

Lind, S.D. and J.E. O'Brien. "The General Problem of Program Evaluation: The Researcher's Perspective." The Gerontologist. Vol. I 1, No. 4, Winter 1971, Part 2.

 

JOURNAL ARTICLES (not refereed):

Cohen-Mansfield, J. and D.L. Infeld. Hearing aids for nursing home residents: Current policy and future needs, Health Policy. January, 2006.

Infeld, D.L. and N.A. Whitelaw. "Policy Initiatives to Promote Healthy Aging." Clinics in Geriatric Medicine 18: 2002.

Infeld, D.L. "How Do We Get There From Here." Journal of Long-Term Care Administration. Vol. 2 1, No. 3, Fall, 1993.

Infeld, D.L., and J.R. Kress "Management Excellence: Agenda for the 1990s." Journal of Long Term Care Administration. Vol. 18, No. 1, Spring, 1990.

Lind, S.D. "Educational Advances in Health Care Administration." Nursing Homes, Nov/Dec 1980.

 

MEDIA COVERAGE:

Adams, William C. and Donna Lind Infeld. Increasingly Partisan Views of Federal Workers, PA Times, in press, 2012.

Adams, William C. and Donna Lind Infeld. Federal Workers Gain in Public Trust. PA Times, 34(4), October, 2011.

Interviews about participation in the Wikipedia Public Policy Project by: Chronicle of Higher Education, National Public Radio, The Daily Orange (Syracuse Student Newspaper), The Tufts Daily, The GW Hatchet.

Adams, William C. and Donna Lind Infeld, Trust in Federal Workers Continues to Erode. PA Times, 33(5), October, 2010.

Adams, William C. and Donna Lind Infeld. Surprising majority of Americans endorse careers in government: But, survey reports, they don’t entirely trust federal workers. PA Times, 32(7), August 2009.

Guest expert on the Kojo Nambdi Show, National Public Radio, on the topic of Plagiarism and Public Policy, June 2007.

 

BOOKS AND BOOK CHAPTERS:

Infeld, D.L. Disciplinary Approaches to Aging: Developments in Biology, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Political Science and Economics. 6 Volume Anthology, NY: Routledge, June 2002.

Pawlson, L.G., Infeld, D.L., and D. Lastinger. "Health Care System" in R. J. Ham, P. Sloane, and G. Warshaw. Primary Care Geriatrics: A Case-Based Approach. (Fourth Edition) St. Louis: Mosby, 2002.

Infeld, D.L., (Ed.), M. Dimond, D.L. Infeld,. A. Kethley, E. Pfeiffer, "Long-Term Care." in Klein, S.M., A National Agenda for Geriatric Education (Ed.) Springer Publishers, NY, 1997.

Pawlson, L.G., Infeld, D.L., and D. Lastinger. "The Health Care System: Financing, Access, and Trends." in R. J. Ham and P. Sloane, Primary Care Geriatrics: A Case-Based Approach (Third Edition) St. Louis, Mosby, 1997. Infeld, D.L., and N.R. Penner (Eds.). Bereavement: Client Adaptation and Hospice Services. NY: The Haworth Press, 1996.

Infeld, D.L., A.K. Gordon, and B.C. Harper (Eds.) Hospice Care and Cultural Diversity. NY: The Haworth Press, 1995.

Infeld, D.L. and J.R. Kress. Cases in Long-Term Care Management: Leadership Challenges in Managing Change (and accompanying volume of teaching notes),AUPHA Press, 1995.

Infeld, D.L. "The Commons: Adapting to Relocation." in Infeld, D.L. and J.R. Kress. Cases in Long-Term Care Management: Leadership Challenges in Managing Change. AUPHA Press, 1995.

Infeld, D.L. and D. Moon. "Watergate Nursing Home." in J. Rakich, B. Longest, and K. Darr. Cases in Health Services Management. Third Edition. Baltimore: Health Professions Press, 1994.

Pawlson, L.G., Infeld, D.L., and D. Lastinger. "The Health Care System: Financing, Access, and Trends." in R. J. Ham and P Sloane, Primary Care Geriatrics: A Case-Based Approach.(Second Edition), St. Louis, Mosby 1992.

Infeld, D.L., and J.R. Kress (Eds). Learning the Continuum: AUPHA Long-Term Care Curriculum Modules. AUPHA Press, December, 1989.

Infeld, D.L., and J.R. Kress (Eds). Cases in Long-Term Care Management: Building the Continuum. Owings Mill, MD. National Health Publishing/AUPHA Press, August, 1989.

Infeld, D.L., and R.M.F. Southby (Eds). AIDS and Long-Term Care: A New Dimension. Owings Mill MD., National Health Publishing, August, 1989.

Infeld, D.L. and D. Moon. "Watergate Nursing Home." in J. Rakich, B. Longest, and K. Darr. Cases in Health Services Management. Second Edition, AUPHA Press, 1987.

 

MONOGRAPHS:

Infeld, D.L. Implementing Consumer-Directed Home and Community Services. Washington, D.C. NASUA, 2005

Infeld, D.L., (Ed.), M. Dimond, D.L. Infeld, A. Kethley, E. Pfeiffer, "Long-Term Care." National Forum on Geriatric Education and Training: White Papers. Bureau of Health Professions, HRSA, 1995.

Infeld, D.L., and J. R. Kress. The Role of Health Administration in Services for the Aging: An Exploratory Look at Supply and Demand. Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Public Health Service, DHHS; Project # HRSA 86-466-P, 1989.

Lind, S.D., "The Elderly Do Influence Change in Health Services Resources," in The Maturing Society in the Maturing Health System, Report of the Second Ross Health Administrative Forum, Ross Laboratories, Columbus, 1984.

Lind, S.D., Quality of Life Assessment: A Profile of Resident Satisfaction. Washington, D.C., American Association of Homes for the Aging, 1983.

Moon, DJ and S.D. Lind (Eds.). Continuing Education Series for Licensing Nursing Home Administrators. National Health Publishing, Owings Mills, MD, 198 1.

Lind, S.D., "Social Service Utilization" in O'Brien, J.E.; Alexander, R.; and Dauber, J. A Longitudinal Study of a High Risk Urban Elderly Population: An Analysis of the Environmental, Social, Economic and Personal Aspects of Everyday Life. Institute on Aging, Portland State University, Portland, OR, 1978.

 

PROFESSIONAL PAPERS (since 1984):

Infeld, D.L., Wikipedia: Engaging Public Policy Students in Improving Internet Content, APPAM Teaching Workshop, Teaching in Today’s Classroom, November, 2011.

Adams, W.C. and D. L. Infeld, Statistical Software for Students: Academic Practices and Employer Expectations. APPAM Teaching Workshop, Teaching in Today’s Classroom, November, 2011.

Infeld, D.L., Lessons from Teaching as a Fulbright Scholar in China. APPAM Teaching Workshop, Teaching in Today’s Classroom, November, 2011.

Infeld, D.L., and W.C. Adams. Managers versus Analysts: How MPA and MPP Students Diverge, presented at the NASPAA Annual meeting, October 2010.

Infeld, D.L., Qi Guanghua, W.C. Adams, and A. Lin. Work values and career choices of public administration and public policy students in the U.S. and China, presented at the International Public Service Motivation conference, Bloomington, IN, June 2009.

Infeld, D.L., Teaching Public Administration in China, Teaching Public Administration Conference, June, 2008.

Infeld, D.L., Degrees of Control in Consumer-Directed Home and Community Services for the Elderly, The Gerontological Society of America, November 2005.

Infeld, D.L., Promoting Consumer Direction in Aging Services: National Convening on Consumer Direction. National Association of State Units on Aging and National Council on the Aging, 2005.

Infeld, D.L., Evaluation of the Relationship between Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs and Quality Improvement Organizations in the Nursing Home Quality Initiative, Conducted for the National Association of State Units on Aging, Presented at the GSA, November, 2003

Infeld, D.L. Using Public Policy to Promote Health. Presented at the conference: Intersection of Delirium and Frailty, Geriatric Research and Education Consortium, University of Michigan, September, 2003.

Fowler, C.N. and Infeld, D.L. "Effects of Intergenerational Interactions." The Gerontological Society of America, November, 1997.

Infeld, D.L. and S.M. Moody. "Post-Retirement Benefits and Health Care Policy." The Gerontological Society of America, November, 1993.

Infeld, D.L. "Lessons from Long-Term Care. "National Hospice Organization Annual Meeting, May, 1993.

Infeld, D.L. "Increasing Scrutiny of the Long Term Care Industry and Its Effects on Health Professionals." American College of Legal Medicine Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, October 1990.

Infeld, D.L. "Who are the Frail Elderly? Identification of the Elderly at Greatest Risk Based on the National Mortality Followback Survey." American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, New York City, October 1990.

Koff, T.H., H.H. Shore, T. Fairchild, and D.L. Infeld. "Analysis of the Changing Content of Three Long-Term Care Administration Programs (1969-1989)." Presented at the 16th Annual Meeting of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, March 1990.

Infeld, D.L., "The Last Year of Life: The National Mortality Follow-Back Survey: Identification of Elderly at Greatest Risk." Part of a symposium, "Who are the Frail Elderly and Who is Responsible for their Care?" N. A. Whitelaw and D.L. Infeld, presented at the 42nd Annual meetings of the Gerontological Society of America, Minneapolis, MN, November, 1989.

Infeld, D.L., G. Crum, and MA Koshuta. "Inpatient versus Home Care Hospice: Differential Use by Age." Paper presented at the 42nd Annual meetings of the Gerontological Society of America, Minneapolis, NIN, and November 1989.

Lind, S.D., Y. Mead, and P.W. Wirtz. "Predicting Patient Status Outcomes Using Demographic and Nursing Assessment Data," presented at the meetings of the Gerontological Society of America, New Orleans, LA, November 1985.

Lind, S.D. "Visiting Nurse Risk Reduction Project," presented at the meetings of the Gerontological Society of America, San Antonio, TX, November 1984.

 

BOOK REVIEWS (since 1990):

Infeld, D.L. Evidence for Policy and Decision-Making: A Practical Guide. George Argyrous (Ed.), in Public Organization Review, June 2010. UNSW Press, 2009. http://www.springerlink.com/content/b12426264313785t/

Infeld, D.L. Personal Assistance: The Future of Home Care. R. Morris, F. Caro, and J. Hansan., Jossey Bass, Inquiry, 2000.

Infeld, D.L. Beyond Medicare: Achieving Long-Term Care Security. M. Schecter, Jossey Bass, Inquiry, Vol. 3 1, No 2, Summer 1994.

Infeld, D.L. Wages for Caring: Compensating Family Care of the Elderly. by N.L. Linsk, S.M. Keigher, L. Simon-Rusinowitz, and S.E. England. N.Y.: Praeger, 1992. The Journal of Health Administration Education.

Infeld, D.L. Services for the Elderly: Case Studies in Administration and Management. by M. Dluhy and M. Pelaez (Eds.). The Journal of Health Administration Education., Vol. I 1, No 2, Spring, 1993.

Distinctions

Fulbright Scholar, Lecturer, Renmin University of China, Fall 2007

Inducted into Pi Alpha Alpha, National Public Administration Honorary Society, 2002

Inducted into Delta Omega, National Public Health Honorary Society, 1995

Dilthy Fellowship for summer research support, The George Washington University, 1993.

Distinguished Service Award, School of Government and Business Administration, George Washington University, 1987.

Fellow, Accrediting Commission for Education on Health Services Administration, 1985.

First Florence Marie Hall Visiting Professor in the Allied Health Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, 1984.

Gerontological Society Research Fellowship Award at the American Association of Homes for the Aging, Summer, 1980.

Administration on Aging, Dissertation Grant Award 1977-78.

Travel Award to the Xlth International Congress of Gerontology-Tokyo, Japan, 1978.

Administration on Aging, Graduate Traineeship in Gerontology, Florence Heller Graduate School, Brandeis University, 1973-74.

Administration on Aging Undergraduate Traineeship in Gerontology, Institute on Aging, Portland State University, 1971-72.

Classes Taught

PPPA 6006  Policy Analysis
Doctoral Dissertation Workshop