James Hearn

University of Georgia
Institute of Higher Education

Meigs Hall
University of Georgia
Athens, GA
30602
jhearn@uga.edu

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My work focuses on the intersections of state and federal policy with the organization and finances of colleges and universities. Specific current projects deal with states' postsecondary policy "ecologies," outcomes-based funding policies, student financial-aid policies, and state efforts to stimulate economic development through postsecondary policies.

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Hearn, J.C., McLendon, M.K. & Linthicum, K.C. 2017. "Conceptualizing state policy adoption and diffusion." In M.P. Paulsen (Ed.), Higher education: Handbook of theory and research, Volume 32 (pp. 309-354). New York: Springer.
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Hearn, J.C. 2017. "Sunshine laws in higher education." AGB Policy Brief. Washington, DC: Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges.
URL: https://www.agb.org/reports/2017/sunshine-laws-in-higher-education
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Gándara, D. & Hearn, J.C. Forthcoming. "College completion, the Texas way: An examination of the development of college completion policy in a distinctive political culture." Teachers College Record.
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Hearn, James C., Jarrett B. Warshaw, and Erin B. Ciarimboli. 2016. "Privatization and accountability trends and policies in U.S. public higher education." Education and Science, 41 (184): 1-26.
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Hearn, James C. 2015. Outcomes-based funding in historical and comparative contexts. A Lumina Issue Paper prepared for HCM Strategists. Indianapolis, IN: Lumina Foundation. Available at https://www.luminafoundation.org/files/resources/hearn-obf-full.pdf.
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Hearn, James C., Anthony P. Jones, and E.R. Kurban. 2013. "Access, persistence, and completion in the state context." In L.W. Perna & Anthony P. Jones (Eds.), The state of college access and completion: Improving college success for students from underrepresented groups (pp. 166-189). New York: Routledge.
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Levine, A.D., T.A. Lacy, and James C. Hearn. 2013. "The origins of human embryonic stem cell policies in the U.S. states." Science and Public Policy, 40 (4): 544-558.
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Hearn, J.C., Michael K. McLendon, M.K., and T.A. Lacy. 2013. "State-funded 'Eminent Scholars' programs: University faculty recruitment as an emerging policy instrument." Journal of Higher Education, 84(5): 601-639.
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Warshaw, Jarrett B. and James C. Hearn. 2014. "Leveraging university research to serve economic development: An analysis of policy dynamics in and across three U.S. States." Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 36 (2): 196-211.
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Hearn, James C., T. Austin Lacy, and Jarrett Warshaw. 2014. "State research and development tax credits: The historical emergence of a distinctive economic policy instrument." Economic Development Quarterly, 28 (2): 166-181.
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McLendon, Michael K., James C. Hearn, and Christine Mokher. 2009. "Partisans, Professionals, and Power: The Role of Political Factors in State Higher Education Funding." Journal of Higher Education 80 (6): 686-713.
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Hearn, James C., Michael K. McLendon, and Christine Mokher. 2008. "Accounting for Student Success: An Empirical Analysis of the Origins and Spread of State Student Unit-record Systems." Research in Higher Education 50 (1): 665-683.

Substantive Focus:
Education Policy PRIMARY
Governance SECONDARY
Science and Technology Policy

Theoretical Focus:
Policy History SECONDARY
Agenda-Setting, Adoption, and Implementation PRIMARY
Policy Analysis and Evaluation

Keywords

POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION POLICY INNOVATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY