Daniel Hawes’ research interests deal with questions related to public policy and public administration, broadly, and substantively focus on education and immigration policy. His research incorporates aspects of public administration, public management, and state and local politics in examining questions of public policy and policy performance. A central theme in his research is a focus on the determinants of public policy outcomes, particularly for disadvantaged groups. A fundamental question that his work has sought to address is: How can government – via policy, structure, bureaucracy or management – better address the inequities we observe in policy outcomes for disadvantaged groups? In doing so, his work has explicitly examined the role of public management, organizational structure, political representation, organizational and external environments on shaping policy outcomes. He has approached this broad question through different theoretical lens – e.g., social capital, representative bureaucracy, public management – and in different substantive contexts – e.g. K-12 education, higher education, immigration policy.
Dr. Hawes’ publications have appeared in a political science and public policy/administration journals including, Public Administration Review, J-PART, American Review of Public Administration, Administration & Society, Political Research Quarterly, State Politics and Policy Quarterly, Social Science Quarterly, State and Local Government Review.
Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
Hawes, Daniel P. 2022. “Representative Bureaucracy, Institutional Support, and Clientele Need: The Case of Undocumented Students.” Administration & Society. Published OnlineFirst on Dec. 28, 2021 https://doi.org/10.1177/00953997211063155
Hawes, Daniel P. 2021. “Symbolic Representation, Cooperation and Undocumented Immigrants: The Role of Representation in Improving Assessments of Cooperative Behaviors in Education.” American Review of Public Administration. 51(8): 605-618. https://doi.org/10.1177/02750740211031928
Calderon, M. Apolonia, Daniel E. Chand, and Daniel P. Hawes. 2021. “Final Lines of Defense: Explaining Policy Advocacy by Immigrant-Serving Organizations.” Nonprofit Policy Forum. Vol 12(2): 285-310. https://doi.org/10.1515/npf-2020-0023
- Chand, Daniel E., M. Apolonia Calderon, Daniel P. Hawes, and Lauren O’Keeffe. 2020. “Serving Immigrant Communities: Effectiveness of Nonprofit Legal Aid Organizations in an Age of Heightened Enforcement.” VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11266-020-00205-w
- Hawes, Daniel P. 2019. “Coming Together to Punish Others: Social Capital, Racial Context and Social Control.” Social Science Quarterly 100(4): 1094-1111. https://doi.org/10.1111/ssqu.12628
- Hawes, Daniel P. and Austin M. McCrea. 2018. “Give Us Your Tired, Your Poor and We Might Buy Them Dinner: Social Capital, Immigration and Welfare Generosity in the American States” Political Research Quarterly. https://doi.org/10.1177/1065912917738576
- Russell Sage Foundation. 2019. “Detained Immigrants and Parole Decisions: Does Legal Aid Make a Difference?” $33,000 Awarded May 2019
- Associate Editor for the International Journal of Public Administration. August 2022-Present.
- NASPAA Reaccreditation Site Visit Team member. Arkansas State University. Spring 2022.
- 2022 Division Chair - Public Administration Section, American Political Science Association
- 2021 Chair-Elect – Public Administration Section, American Political Science Association
- 2020 Program Chair – Public Administration Section, American Political Science Association
- 2021 Best Paper Award Committee – Public Administration
- 2020 Leonard D. White Award Committee for best doctoral dissertation in the field of public administration. American Political Science Association
- Committee Member - Public Administration Executive Council, American Political Science Association, 2016-2019.
- 2018 Herbert Simon Best Book Award Committee Member. American Political Science Association
- 2017 Volcker Junior Scholar Award Committee Member. American Political Science Association’s
- 2014 Public Policy Section Chair. Midwest Political Science Association.
- Reviewer for the National Science Foundation – Fall 2020
- Public Policy Section Chair for the 2014 Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting.
- Mentor for McNair Scholars Program in Summer 2013 at Kent State University.