Associate Dean / Associate Professor
Catherine Horiuchi serves as associate dean for graduate managmeent
programs. She is an associate professor and has taught
organizational theory, public policy analysis, quantitative
methods, statistics, emerging technologies, and the introductory
course in public administration. Her most recent research has been
on public sector values and resilient governance.
Her empirical research focuses on the implementation and outcomes
of public policy, principally in energy and fuels. Her theory
research explores effects related to the limits of human decision
making and rationality. In addition to refereed publications, she
has contributed a chapter on nuclear waste management to the Handbook of Globalization and the
Environment, and a chapter on California's
renewables portfolio standard to Sustainable Energy and the States:
Essays on Politics, Markets and Leadership. She serves on
the editorial board for the Journal of Information Technology and
Politics, and as a peer reviewer for Administrative Theory &
Administration Quarterly, and Public Administration Review,
the discipline's flagship journal.
A native of Northampton, Massachusetts, she later moved west and
attended the University of Utah, receiving her B.A. in Latin (magna cum laude) and an M.A. in
Linguistics. After a year working for a subsidiary of AC Nielsen
crunching ready-to-eat cereal sales figures for General Mills, she
served three years as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Sultanate of
Oman. She completed her studies in Public Administration at the
University of Southern California's School of Policy,
Planning and Development, where her dissertation on the
implementation of electric system restructuring in California won
the school's Reining Award in 2001.
D.P.A., Public Administration, University of Southern California
"A Primitive Value: Reducing Disparity." International Journal
of Organizational Theory and Behavior, 12:2, 2009.
"Is 2 Is." Administrative Theory
& Praxis, 30:1, 125-133. 2008.
"One Policy Makes No Difference?" Administrative Theory &
Praxis, 29:3, 432-439. 2007.
"Training a 'New' Consciousness." Administrative Theory &
Praxis, 28:2, 208-224. 2006.
"The Rational Feminist: Enhancing Administrative Theory Through
Object Models." Administrative
Theory & Praxis, 27:2, 377-384. 2005.
"Predicting Market Failure Under Reduced Regulatory Controls."
Journal of California Politics
and Policy, 8:1(July), 39-59, 2005.
"Polling and Policy Analysis as Resources for Advocacy." (co-author
to Howard P. Greenwald et al.) Journal of Public Administration
Research and Theory, 13:177-191. 2003.
"The End of Public Administration: Toward the
Militaristic State." Administrative Theory &
Praxis, 24: 3, 586-593. 2002.
"H.R. 695: The Security and Freedom Through Encryption (SAFE) Act."
In Conference Proceedings, 21st National Information Systems
Security Conference, Washington, D.C. 1998.