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Aimee Franklin

Aimee L. Franklin, Ph.D.


OU Institutional Review Board #1 Chair

Presidential Professor

Aimee Franklin.

Curriculum Vitae:

Fields: Political Methodology,
Public Administration & Public Policy
Office: 304B Dale Hall Tower


  • Ph.D., University at Albany - State University of New York
  • M.P.A., Arizona State University
  • B.S., Moorhead State University

My current research agenda examines how communities can collaboratively develop shared financial resources to undertake adaptation activities to make them more resilient to severe weather events and climate change.  Like much of my past research, this NOAA-funded research emphasizes the role of stakeholders in resource planning allocation decisions.

I like this kind of research since it connects my scholarly and practitioner experiences. I have led retail banking and mortgage lending firms in the private sector and was a strategic planning and budget analyst in the Arizona Governor’s Office. These real-world experiences also inform my teaching and public service activities since they integrate research and analysis, planning & policy implementation, performance measurement, and program evaluation.

I regularly include graduate and undergraduate students in my research activities. A lot of my job satisfaction comes when students present our research at a professional conference or when jointly authored research publications appear in press. Another significant aspect of my job is staying in touch with my students after they graduate, especially when they have questions about how to do something in the real world, even better is when they want to tell me about how the real world is different from the world of theory we discuss in these ivory towers!

Ongoing Research:

  • I work with the Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program to conduct social and economic impacts analysis related to severe weather events and climate change.
  • Working with undergraduate and graduate students, we implement research and technical assistance projects for public, not-for-profit, and tribal organizations to enhance their policymaking and strategic management activities.

Recent Publications in Peer Reviewed Journals:

(For Co-authors who were/are students: 1denotes PhD student, 2denotes MPA student, 3denotes Undergraduate student).

  • Stakeholder Engagement. 2020. Springer Nature.
  • Introduction to Public Administration. 2020. An online textbook with Jos Raadschelders.
  • Conner, Thadieus1, Franklin, Aimee L. and Martinez, Christian2. (2021) Gambling on Decentralization: How Sub-National Regulatory Interests Condition the Impact of Federal Policy. State & Local Government Review. 53(4): 298-316.
  • Le, Jennifer2, Lyndahl (Brucks), Maitlyn3, Shafer, Mark 1, and Franklin, Aimee L. (2021). Identifying Roles for Public Administrators to Foster Anticipatory Altruism for Severe Weather Preparedness. Public Administration Quarterly. 45(3): 299-314. A funded collaborative project with SCIPP and the Carl Albert Congressional Center Undergraduate Research Fellowship at OU.
  • Lyndahl (Brucks), Maitlyn2, Le, Jennifer3, Shafer, Mark1, and Franklin, Aimee L. (2021 Forthcoming). The Influence of Individualistic Worldviews on Severe Weather Preparation. Journal of Emergency Management. A funded collaborative project with SCIPP and the Carl Albert Congressional Center Undergraduate Research Fellowship program at OU.
  • Ebdon, Carol, and Franklin, Aimee L. (2020). The Effects of Participatory Budgeting in the Philippines. Chinese Journal of Public Administration. 11(1) 10.22140/cpar.v11i1.250
  • Ter-Mkrtchyan, Ani2, Franklin, Aimee L. (2020) Global Financial System Outcomes after 2008: A Longitudinal Comparison. Economies. 8(1):24.

Research Interests:

Public Budgeting & Finance, Financial Management, Strategic Planning, Performance Measurement & Benchmarking, Evaluation