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David Kasdan

David Kasdan

Title: Assistant Professor
Office: 429 Varner Hall
Phone: (248) 370-3079

  • Ph.D. in Urban Studies and Public Affairs, Cleveland State University
  • B.A. in Philosophy, DePaul University
  • Teaching interests include
    • Social science methodologies
    • Public administration theory
    • Political philosophy
  • Research interests include
    • Urban studies
    • Economic development
    • Neopragmatism
    • Content analysis
  • CV


      Kasdan (2013). Much Ado About “Great Books” of Public Administration. Administration & Society 45 (2).

      Kasdan (2013). Seven in a Row? The Tour de France and the Likelihood of Lance. Significance, 10 (1), 20-22.

      Kasdan (2012).  “Great Books” of Public Administration 1990-2010: Revisiting Sherwood’s Survey in the Wake of Reinventing Government. Administration & Society, 44 (5), 625-639. 

      Kasdan and Klemanski (2012). Entries for “Household” and “Building Permit.” In A. Carswell (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Housing, 2nd ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

      Kasdan (2011). A Neopragmatist Approach to Administrative Authority: Using Rorty’s Liberalism for Social Progress. Administrative Theory & Praxis, 33 (4), 564-582.

      Kasdan (2011). Book Review: Neo-Pragmatism, Communication, and the Culture of Creative Democracy. Education & Culture, 27 (1), Article 8, 69-72.

Conference Presentations

Quantifying Cruelty: A Neopragmatist Teaches Statistics. 13th Annual Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching and Learning, Traverse City, Michigan, September 21, 2012.

Ceteris Paribus and Other Convenient Truths. International Journal of Arts & Sciences American Canadian Conference for Academic Disciplines, Toronto, Canada, May 21, 2012.

Clash of the Functions: Theodore Lowi and the Myth of Policy Types. Public Administration Theory Network 24th Annual Conference, Norfolk, Virginia, May 22, 2011.