Voinovich School Reappoints Voinovich Faculty Fellow

September 16, 2013


Dr. DeLysa Burnier, professor of political science in Ohio University’s College of Arts and Sciences, has been reappointed the Voinovich Faculty Fellow in the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs at Ohio University. Voinovich School Fellows are chosen for their outstanding contributions to public service and business, and for their leadership in State and national affairs.

As the Voinovich Faculty Fellow, Burnier has been crucial in the use and promotion of the Voinovich Collections Archives which houses photographs, legal opinions, legislative bills, correspondence, and many other exceptional and distinctive resources at the Vernon R. Alden Library. The goal of the Voinovich Collection Archives is to bring together the three archival collections, Mayor of Cleveland, Governor of Ohio, and United States Senator office documents into an integrated and searchable digital collection.

Burnier also works closely with Senator George V. Voinovich, now retired, who serves as the OHIO Visiting Professor of Leadership and Public Affairs, on the utilization of his archival materials in her Public Administration and Political Science classes.  She also coordinates with him regarding his guest lectures on campus two times a year.

Burnier also is a teaching fellow with the Ohio Fellows.  This program is an undergraduate leadership program, which was reactivated in 2012.

Burnier received her Ph.D., M.A. and B.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her academic work is focused on the development of a care-centered public administration.

Burnier has published articles in numerous journals. She wrote the chapter on gender and public administration in the Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy. Her most recent publication is, “Developing Gender-Competent Public Administrators,” which appears in Cultural Competency for Public Administrators (M. E. Sharpe, 2012). Additionally, she is the author of several other book chapters, and was the recipient of two national grants in the areas of campaign financing and political advertising.

The former director of the Public Administration Program, she just completed a term as director of graduate studies for the Department of Political Science.

For more details on Burnier’s accomplishments, visit http://www.ohio.edu/pols/