Josie Schafer, Ph.D.
- UNO Center for Public Affairs Research
Josie Schafer is the director of the UNO Center for Public Affairs Research, since August 2017. Her research examines the sources and types of information used in administrative and policy decisions. Her research has appeared in several academic journals, including, Public Performance and Management Review, Public Administration Quarterly, and Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy. In addition, she has prepared technical and survey reports for local governments, most recently in Kansas. She currently serves on the Board of the Midwest Public Affairs Conference.
She has a doctorate in public from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, School of Environmental and Public Affairs; and an B.A. and M.P.A. from the Appalachian State University.