Matt Dull

Virginia Tech
Center for Public Administration and Policy

CPAP, 2nd Floor
1021 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA
USA
22314
mdull@vt.edu

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My goal is to make careful, relevant contributions to the study of political institutions, public administration, and public policy. My current research is organized around three problems or questions: 1) Mixed Results: research examining the institutional politics of results-model management reforms GPRA and PART and the role of broad-based informational reforms in the changing institutional landscape of federal agency politics; 2) Presidential Appointees: research analyzing the links between appointee continuity, competence, and the performance federal agencies; 3) Oversight: research tracking the shifting tools of oversight and transparency in the American system of governance.

Citation:
Roberts, Patrick S., and Matthew Dull. 2013. “Guarding the Guardians: Oversight Appointees and the Search for Accountability in US Federal Agencies.” Journal of Policy History. 25 (2):207-239.
Citation:
Dull, Matthew, Patrick S. Roberts, Michael S. Keeney, and Sang Ok Choi. 2012. “Appointee Confirmation and Tenure: The Succession of U.S. Federal Agency Appointees, 1989-2009.” Public Administration Review.
URL: http://filebox.vt.edu/users/mdull/Dull%20Roberts%20Keeney%20Choi%202012.pdf
Citation:
Dull, Matthew, and Patrick S. Roberts. 2009. "Continuity, Competence, and the Succession of Senate-Confirmed Agency Appointees, 1989-2009." Presidential Studies Quarterly 39 (3):432-453.
Citation:
Parker, David C.W. and Matthew Dull. 2013. “Rooting Out Waste, Fraud, and Abuse: The Politics of House Committee Investigations, 1947 to 2004.” Political Research Quarterly.
URL: http://filebox.vt.edu/users/mdull/Parker_Dull_2013-1.pdf
Citation:
Dull, Matthew, and Kris Wernstedt. 2010. "Land Recycling, Community Revitalization, and Distributive Politics: An Analysis of EPA Brownfields Program Support." Policy Studies Journal.
Citation:
Dull, Matthew. 2010. "Reconsidering Leadership and Culture: Sustaining Dialogue Between Practitioners and Scholars." Public Administration Review.

Substantive Focus:
Governance PRIMARY

Theoretical Focus:
Policy History SECONDARY
Policy Analysis and Evaluation PRIMARY

Keywords

OVERSIGHT APPOINTEE PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT REFORM INSTITUTIONS