Boise State University | Public Policy and Administration
Dr. Thaddieus (Tad) Conner came to Boise State University in 2012 to teach in the Master of Public Administration Program. He completed his Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Oklahoma earlier that year where he concentrated on public administration, public policy, and American politics. He also has an MPA from New Mexico State University, and a B.A. in Political Science from Concord University. Dr. Conner’s dissertation was titled “Collaboration and Indian Education: Exploring the Relationship Between Tribes and Public Schools”, and his research interests include collaborative public management, bureaucratic politics, intergovernmental relations, education policy, tribal politics and administration, and race and ethnic politics. He serves as a reviewer for Business and Politics, and Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education, and as a co-editor for Indigenous Policy Journal. He also maintains memberships in the American, Midwest, Oklahoma, and Southwest Political Science Associations, and the Western Social Science Association.