Austin McCrea, Ph.D.
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Room Number: Holden Hall 26
Austin McCrea is an Assistant Professor of Public Administration in the Department of Political Science at Texas Tech University. Austin graduated with a Ph.D. in Public Administration and Policy from American University in May 2021. His research examines questions of racial and gender representation in highrisk, time-critical public service contexts such as emergency departments, nursing homes, and hospitals. In particular, his current research agenda uses the lens of street-level bureaucracy to study how organizational factors influence physician behavior and discretion. Austin's work can be found in Administration & Society, International Public Management Journal, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Political Research Quarterly, Public Administration, and Public Administration Review.
Specializations: Public Administration, Bureaucratic Representation and Diversity, Healthcare, Research Methods.