Prof. Berry and published widely and her scholarly research has
explored four major topics: (1) policy innovation, diffusion and
change; (2) strategic management in state and local agencies; (3)
implementation and utilization of policy and administrative reform,
and (4) the utilization of computer technologies in public and nonprofit
agencies. Since moving to Florida State University in 1990, she has
served as project director on over three dozen projects with FL state
and nonprofit agencies. She teaches public policy theory, implementation
and evaluation; strategic management and managing for results; and
Dr. Berry currently serves as President of the Southern Evaluation
Association, National Conference Program Chair of the National Association
of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration and on campus, Dr.
Berry serves as Chair of the FSU Commission on the Status of Women,
on the Executive Committee of the College of Social Sciences, as
a member of the FSU Athletic Committee, and the Chair of its Academic
Recent Publications and Papers
Symposium Editor, “Intergovernmental and Intersectoral
Administration, forthcoming in Public Productivity and Management
Review. Spring 2004.
“Strategic Planning as a Tool for Managing Organizational
Change , ”International Journal of Theory and Budgeting, symposium
on “Managing Organizational Change, ”Tom Liou, ed., 2003
“Mediation in State Agency Administrative Procedures: An
Assessment of its Use in Florida State Agencies, ”with Bruce
Stiftel, in Evaluating Environmental and Public Policy Dispute Resolution
Programs and Policies, Rosemary O'Leary and Lisa Bingham, eds.,
"“A Response to the Case: Economic and Downtown
Development in Phoenix," iPublic Performance and
Management Review, Fall, 2002.
“Program Evaluation in State Legislatures: Professional Services
Delivered in a Complex, Competitive Environment, ”with John
Turcotte and Sarah Latham, in Responding to Sponsors and Stakeholders
in Complex Evaluation Environments, Rakesh Mohan, ed., American Evaluation
Association, October 2002.
Recent Awards and Achievements
Awarded a Partner Award by Volunteer Florida!!, for five years of service during 2000-2004 with Ralph Brower.
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