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Compton, Mallory Assistant Professor


Dr. Mallory E. Compton received her Ph.D. in Political Science from Texas A&M University in 2016, and she joined the Public Service & Administration Department in the Bush School at Texas A&M as an Assistant Professor in 2019. Dr. Compton teaches core courses in the Master of Public Service and Administration degree program, including Public Management and Foundations of Public Service. She has twice been awarded the program's Silver Star Faculty Award for excellence in teaching (2021 and 2022). In her research, Dr. Compton studies the political prerequisites of success and performance in bureaucratic agencies, with a focus on the implementation of social welfare policies. Her work addresses questions of organizational performance and equity in administrative processes. Dr. Compton has published 10 peer-reviewed journal articles and three editor-reviewed chapters. Her co-edited book Great Policy Successes was published by Oxford University Press, and her research has appeared in top-tier journals in both political science and public administration, including the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Journal of Politics, State Politics and Policy Quarterly, Public Administration, and Public Management Review. Dr. Compton is chair of 12 masters' committees and a member of five doctoral committees.

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