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Linda M. Williams is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Affairs (SPA) at Arizona State University. Her research interests focus on immigration policy, bureaucratic incorporation of immigrants and environmental policy. Dr. Williams’ research focuses on the role of local public agencies in integrating immigrants into the community, street-level bureaucracy and climate change policy. She teaches in areas related to human resources, leadership, organizational theory and behavior and public administration and law.
Dr. Williams was a National Science Foundation IGERT fellow with the Climate Change, Humans, and Nature in the Global Environment IGERT Fellowship program at KU and received a Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant from the National Science Foundation for her dissertation titled “Welcoming the Outsider: Local Construction of the Law towards Immigrants.” She received the Best Dissertation Award in 2014 from the Academy of Management, Public and Nonprofit Division.
Dr. Williams received a B.A. in Political Science from Truman State University and an M.P.A. and Ph.D in Public Administration from the University of Kansas.
Prior to her academic career, she worked as a project and program manager for private sector information technology companies.
To download Dr. Williams’ publications, visit: ssrn.com/author= 2274903 or visit her website at http://www.lindamwilliams.org/ .