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Jeffrey C. Callen

Assistant Professor of Public Administration, American Government, Urban and Metropolitan Studies
Office: Graveley Hall, North Wing, 312
Email: calljef2@isu.edu
Phone: (208) 282-2799
Fax: (208) 282-4833

Ph.D Arizona State University, Tempe, 2012

Faculty Biography

Jeffrey C. Callen

Jeffrey Callen grew up in that other mid-sized university town in the Greater Yellowstone Area (Bozeman, MT) and is excited to be back in the region after doctoral studies in the School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University. His research interests had been orbiting around emerging sciences (biotech, nanotech, IT, neuroscience) and their implications for public administration. This trajectory has led him to the conclusion that human creativity and a desire for fulfilling relationships is too great to be contained within the concepts of science and governance.

He currently is seeking ways in which this creativity and desire can inspire productive resistance against the biopolitical tendencies of said technologies and practices of neoliberal governmentality. Promising areas of further research include localism, contemporary feminist and post-structural thought/activism, cycling, and possibly fly-fishing. Jeffrey's research and teaching is grounded in the belief that it is not the politics and economics of globalization and national power struggles that hold promise for our future, but the traditions, communities, and relationships to the land that are unique to each location within the world.

Using philosophy, traditional physical and social science, insights from emerging sciences, and work from the Arts and Humanities, Jeffrey studies the ethics and the implications of social and technological innovation upon how individuals understand, interact, and create the social and physical world. Recent work includes theoretical inquiry into possibilities of political resistance, resilient governance, and connections between Ancient Greek ethics and contemporary conditions of neoliberalism. His dissertation research considers the role of public administration ethics and its relation to maintaining a stable state in an era defined by constant change and innovation.

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If you wish to learn more about Jeffrey Callen's work and vision check out his Curriculum Vita here.

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