Marcia A Beck

Lecturer

Phone:
(305) 284-1663
Locator Code:
6534
 
About

Dr. Marcia A. Beck (Ph.D. University of Notre Dame) specializes in organizational dynamics and management in the MPA Program and in Russian politics and administration in UM’s undergraduate program.  She developed the MPA Program’s online core course, Organizational Dynamics and Management, and has taught the online and onsite versions of this course since 2016.  Her most recent publications include the chapter, “SHRM and SHCM at the Crossroads: Lessons Learned from the 7th Fleet’s ‘Fat Leonard’ Ethics Scandal” in Ronald R. Sims and Sheri K. Bias, eds. Human Resources Management and Ethics: Responsibilities, Actions, Issues, and Experiences (2021) and co-authored chapters with Jonathan West on Department of Homeland Security management strategies (2016) and millennials in the workforce (2013).  She is the author of Russia’s Liberal Project: State-Society Relations in the Transition from Communism (Pennsylvania State University Press, 2000) and co-author with James S. Bowman and Jonathan P. West of Achieving Competencies in Public Service: The Professional Edge, 2nd edition (M.E. Sharpe, 2010), and with John C. Donovan, Richard E. Morgan, and Christian P. Potholm of People, Power, and Politics, 3rd edition (Littlefield Adams, 1993).

Career

Education

1988Ph.D. Government & International Studies University of Notre Dame
1983 International Relations/Comparative Politics University of Notre Dame
1980B.A. Government & International Studies, with Honors University of Notre Dame

Professional Experience

2009 - University of Miami, Department of Political Science, Part-time Lecturer
1997 - 1999Chair of Department, Bowdoin College, Department of Government
1988 - 2003Associate Professor with tenure , Bowdoin College, Department of Government
1991 - 1993Assistant Professor of Comparative and International Politics, University of Notre Dame, Department of Government and International Studies
1991 - 1992Research Project: State and Civil Society in Soviet Russia: Facing the Failure of Liberalism, Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace. Stanford University

Honors & Acknowledgements

ACADEMIC RESEARCH AND GRANTS

Bowdoin College Faculty Research Fund Grant, Spring 1996 and Spring 1997.

German Academic Exchange Program (DAAD), German Language Faculty Scholarship
Intensive German language study for research, Boppard, Germany, Summer 1995.

National Endowment for the Humanities, Special Archival Grant, Summer 1993
Research in new political archives in Moscow on the construction of a civil society
and political party system from 1985 to 1992.

The Hoover Institution, Stanford University, 1991-1992
Research in contemporary political archives and dissident archives on Russian
Post-Communist state construction, independent group activities, party formation.

Latvian State University (affiliation), Summer 1989
Study of informal group and popular front activism in Riga, Moscow and Minsk.
Conducted interviews with group leaders and scholars at the
Institute for the Study of International Working Class Movements (Moscow).

Bowdoin College Faculty Research Grant, Summer 1989
For travel to and research in the USSR.

Dissertation Fellowship, University of Notre Dame, 1986-1987
Researched Soviet collections in the British Library, School of Slavonic and East European
Studies, the London School of Economics, St. Anthony’s College (Oxford).

University of Miami, Association of Greek Letter Organizations, One of 10 Nominees for the “Apple Polishing” Teaching Award, April 2012
Bowdoin College, Sears-Roebuck Foundation Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award, June 1990
University of Notre Dame, Undergraduate Teaching Commendation, April 1993 One of 12 nominees for the Frank O’Malley Undergraduate Teaching Award
Bowdoin College Nominee for the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching U.S. Professors of the Year award, 1998

Conferences & Events

2012
Millennials in the Workforce: Unions and Management Battle for the Soul of a Generation | Nova University
Millennials in the Workforce: Unions and Management Battle for the Soul of a Generation
American Society of Public Administration, South Florida Chapter,
Best Practices Conference, Nova University, April 2012.
1998
ebating the European Social Charter. American Political Science Association Annual Meeting | Boston, MA
Debating the European Social Charter. American Political Science Association
Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, September 3-6, 1998.
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Memberships

Manuscript Reviewer
Manuscript Reviewer for the journals Public Integrity, Comparative Political Studies,
Comparative Politics, Journal of Politics, Nationalities Papers, Problems of Post-Communism,
Review of Politics, and Russian Review.
Co-Chair of the Comparative Politics Field Committee for the New England Political Science Association Annual Meeting
Co-Chair of the Comparative Politics Field Committee for the New England Political Science
Association Annual Meeting, November 1994. Organized panel sessions.
Board Member, ECHO, Organization supporting civil society development in postcommunist Russia, Association with Siberian Civic Initiatives Center
Board Member, ECHO, Organization supporting civil society development in postcommunist
Russia, Association with Siberian Civic Initiatives Center, Yarmouth, Maine, 1996-1999.
Research

LIST OF SPECIALTIES: Russian domestic politics and civil society, Russian and European Union energy politics, U.S. intelligence organization and policy, Public administration ethics, Public administration organization

Publications

Marcia Beck Russia’s Liberal Project: State-Society Relations in the Transition from Communism 508 (University Park, PA, Pennsylvania State University Press. 2000).


Marcia Beck, Co-author with James S. Bowman and Jonathan P. West. Achieving Competencies in Public Service: The Professional Edge (Sharpe. 2010).


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