Steven Balla

Title:
Associate Professor of Political Science, Public Policy and Public Administration, and International Affairs
Faculty:
Full-Time
Office:
401C
Address: Old Main
1922 F St. NW
Washington, DC, 20052
Phone: 202-994-4811
Fax: 202-994-7743
Email:
sballa@gwu.edu

Areas of Expertise

American political institutions and public policy
Legislative-executive relations
Bureaucratic politics
State politics and public policy
Health policyResearch methods

Background

Associate Professor; Associate Director, Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration: BA, Franklin and Marshall College; MA, PhD (Political Science), Duke University. Professor Balla is Associate Professor of Political Science, Public Policy and Public Administration, and International Affairs. The central focus of Professor Balla's research is the structure and process of policy making in the federal bureaucracy of the United States. He is specifically interested in the ways in which citizens, organized interests, and members of Congress seek to influence agency decisions, as well as the impact of these efforts on bureaucratic processes and outcomes. Professor Balla teaches courses on Politics and Public Policy and Executive Branch Politics. He has recently published a book entitled Bureaucracy and Democracy: Accountability and Performance (CQ Press).

Current Research

The central focus of Professor Balla's research is the structure and process of policy making in the federal bureaucracy of the United States. He is specifically interested in the ways in which citizens, organized interests, and members of Congress seek to influence agency decisions, as well as the impact of these efforts on bureaucratic processes and outcomes.

Education

PhD, Political Science, Duke University
MA, Political Science, Duke University
BA, Government and Economics, Franklin and Marshall College

Classes Taught

PPPA 6010  Politics and Public Policy
 PSC 2217  Executive Branch Politics
Introduction to Data Analysis
Political Science and Healthcare