Donna Lind Infeld

Professor of Public Policy and Public Administration
Faculty: Full-Time
Address: Media and Public Affairs Building
805 21st St. NW
Washington, DC,
Phone: 202-994-3960
Fax: 202-994-6792
[email protected]

Areas of Expertise

  • Comparative public administration education – emphasis on Asia
  • Aging and long-term care programs and services
  • Trends in public policy research methods 
  • Policy analysis and program evaluation

Dr. Infeld’s research and publishing has focused on long-term care administration, delivery of hospice care, and quality of life in long-term care settings. She was the editor of The Hospice Journal and has held several offices in the Gerontological Society of America.  During 2007, Dr. Infeld held a Fulbright Scholarship in Beijing leading to several studies of comparative public administration education.  She recently completed a Fulbright Specialist Project in Malaysia and Vietnam where she was consulting and teaching faculty how to teach policy analysis and program evaluation using case studies. 


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


Selected Publications

“Policy Journal Trends and Tensions: JPAM and PSJ.”  (with William C Adams, Laura F. Minnichelli, Michael W. Ruddell, and Odia B. Cisse).   Policy Studies Journal, 42(S1), 2014.

“Using the Internet for Gerontology Education: Assessing and Improving Wikipedia.” (with William C. Adams). Educational Gerontology, 39(10), 2013.  

“Wikipedia as a Teaching Tool for Policy Analysis.” (with William C. Adams). Journal of Public Affairs Education. 19(3), 2013.

“Statistical Software for Curriculum and Careers.” (with Adams, W. C. and C. Wulff).   Journal of Public Affairs Education. 19(1), 2013.

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

 “Fulbright Scholars in Political Science.” (with William C. Adams). PS: Political Science and Politics. 44(3), July 2011. 

Personal Interests

  • Fitness
  • Reading 
  • Travel


Fulbright Scholar Award to Renmin University of China

Fulbright Specialist Award to Tun Abdul Razak University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and the National Academy of Public Administration, Hanoi, Vietnam

Classes Taught

PPPA 6006     Policy Analysis
PPPA 8191     Dissertation Workshop

Professor Donna Infeld spent part of Spring 2014 in Hanoi, Vietnam lecturing and advising faculty at the National Academy of Public Administration, the university that trains all Vietnamese government officials as well as offering graduate and undergraduate public administration degree programs.