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JoEllen Pope

Title: Visiting Professor
Department: Political Science
College of Arts and Sciences
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JoEllen Pope


JoEllen Pope is a visiting assistant professor in the Political Science Department at the University of South Carolina and a Ph.D. candidate in the Public Policy Program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She has a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Emergency Management. She is a practicing Certified Public Accountant with over twenty years’ experience and served as a firefighter for seven years. Her dissertation, supervised by Dr. Suzanne M. Leland, is titled Flooded with Complexity: Do Organizational Structural Complexity, Coordination, and Managerial Discretion Impact Natural Disaster Preparedness?.  JoEllen will defend her dissertation in Fall 2019. She has a publication on political influences over county-level election administration expenditures in the American Journal of Political Science, two at Social Science Quarterly, and another three papers under review. JoEllen researches public finance, emergency preparedness and disaster, and local election administration finance. JoEllen's teaching interests include public administration, public policy, emergency management, state and local administration, and research design and method

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