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. Julia Beckett is a Professor of Public Administration at The University of Akron. She teaches courses in public organization theory, public law, and program evaluation. She has published in the areas of public budgeting and finance, emergency management, government accountability, and public law in 21st Century Political Science: A Reference Handbook ; The Encyclopedia of Public Policy and Public Administration, 2nd editionThe American Review of Public Administration, and Public Budgeting, Accounting and Financial Management. She authored the book Public Management and The Rule of Law (ME Sharpe, 2010), and she is the co-editor of Public Administration and Law, An ASPA Classic (ME Sharpe, 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 in St. Louis


  • The Legal Foundations of Public Administration
  • Public Organization Theory
  • Capstone Seminar in Public Administration
  • National Urban Policy
  • Public Budgeting
  • Intergovernmental Management