Dr. Julia Beckett

Dr. Julia Beckett

Title: Professor
Dept/Program: Public Administration and Urban Studies
Office: Olin 224A
Phone: 330-972-5466
Email: jbecket@uakron.edu
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Dr. Beckett is an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Administration and Urban Studies at The University of Akron. She teaches courses in public organization theory, public budgeting, public law, and urban policy. She has published in the areas of public budgeting and finance, government accountability, democratic governance, and public law in  Public Administration ReviewThe American Review of Public Administration, Public Budgeting, Accounting and Financial Management, and Administrative Theory and Praxis.. She authored the  book  Public Management and The Rule of Law (Sage, 2010), and she is the co-editor of Public Administration and Law, An ASPA Classic (Sage, 2005).  She earned a J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis and a Ph.D. in Public Administration is from the University of Colorado at Denver.


Ph.D. University of Colorado, Denver; J.D. Washington University, St. Louis



  • Public Personnel Management in the Public Sector
  • Theories of Public Sector HR Management
  • Public Organization Theory
  • Public Budgeting
  • Conceptual and Legal Foundations of Public Administration
  • Systems and Processes of Policy Analysis
  • Intergovernmental Management
  • Introduction to the Profession of Public Administration
  • The Legal Foundation of Public Administration