Victoria Gordon

Dr. Victoria Gordon is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science, Master of Public Administration program, and serves as the Director of the MPA Program and as Director of the Center for Local Governments at Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky. She earned her Doctor of Public Administration degree from the University of Illinois–Springfield, and her Master of Public Administration degree from
the University of Kansas.

Participatory Budgeting: Ten Actions to Engage Citizens via Social Media

It has since spread to 1,000 other cities worldwide and is gaining interest in U.S. cities as well. Dr. Gordon’s report offers an overview of the state of participatory budgeting, and the potential value of integrating the use of social media into the participatory process design. Her report details three case studies of U.S.

Associate Professor | Director, Master of Public Administration Program | Director, Center for Local Governments
Western Kentucky University
Political Science Department #305 Grise Hall 1906 College Heights Blvd #11060
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1060
United States
(270) 745-6192

Dr. Victoria Gordon is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science, Master of Public Administration program, and serves as the Director of the MPA Program and as Director of the Center for Local Governments at Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky. She earned her Doctor of Public Administration degree from the University of Illinois–Springfield, and her Master of Public Administration degree from
the University of Kansas.

Dr. Gordon’s areas of research interest include municipal finance, regional economic development, and human resources management. Her work is published in Economic Development Quarterly, Review of Public Personnel Administration, Public Personnel Management, and Public Voices. Dr. Gordon’s most recent research projects include a White Paper Policy Report entitled “Striking a Balance: Matching the Services Offered by Local Governments with the Revenue Realities,” (2012) prepared for the International City/County Management Association, and a book published by CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, entitled Maternity Leave: Policy and Practice (2013). Dr. Gordon currently serves as the President of the Metro Louisville Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration.

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