Pre-Conference Activities

Please join us for the following activities…

Research Circle with Dr. Michael Siciliano, UIC

View More: Siciliano is an Assistant Professor of Public Administration at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  His research interests are interdisciplinary and center on the policymaking and administrative implications of human and inter-organizational networks. His work investigates the factors influencing network formation as well as the effect of social structure on individual and collective behavior, decision-making, and performance. Substantive fields of interest include education policy, disaster management, and science policy.  His research been published in Public Administration Review, American Education Research Journal, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, and Social Networks.

Michael has worked with nearly 100 schools across the United States on issues of collaboration, knowledge exchange, and reform. He is currently co-PI on a multi-year NSF project examining how national and international policies on biological material are influencing the data and material sharing networks of university scientists. The project findings will help the science community as it seeks to manage material and data exchange in ways that facilitate collaboration, maintain high-quality science, and effectively respond to policy demands. Michael is also the co-PI on another NSF grant developing data management tools for mapping, querying, visualization, and secure sharing of underground civil infrastructure data.

Title: There are People on the Inside: Bureaucratic Networks in Public Organizations

Abstract: Research on networks in public administration is dominated by studies of inter-organizational networks. This talk peers inside these public organizations to study the often hidden relationships that emerge among bureaucrats tasked with policy implementation.  Using a cognitive lens, Michael will explore the role of interpersonal perceptions, beliefs, and expertise in shaping networks and policy.

April 6, 2017 | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Health and Public Affairs II, Room 247

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UCF Distinguished Lecture Series – Urban and Regional Planning & Networking Reception


April 6, 2017 | 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM | UCF Downtown Executive Development Center

36 W. Pine St | Orlando, FL 32801

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