Faculty Profile - Kathleen McNutt
Associate Professor and Graduate Chair, Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, and Associate Member, Department of Political Science, University of Regina
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Kathleen McNutt is an associate professor at the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, Regina campus. Her current research interests are digital government, climate policy and energy. She is currently embarking on a research program focused on the impact of social media on policy processes, the public sector and governance. In addition, she is examining the potential of integrated digital strategies (web, mobile, social media) to improve public engagement. Administratively, she serves the school in a number of different capacities, acting as the U of R campus' Graduate Chair and the Chair of the Admissions Committee. McNutt regularly facilitates workshops for the school's executive training program. Kathleen teaches various public policy courses at the school including policy analysis, advanced policy analysis, program evaluation and gender based analysis. She has recently been published in such academic journals as Governance, Energy Policy, Internet and Policy, Journal of Information Technology & Politics, Canadian Public Policy, and Canadian Journal of Political Sciences.
Phone: (306) 585-5467
- PhD, Simon Fraser University
- MA, University of Alberta
- BA, University of Regina
Areas of Interest
- Digital government
- Social Media
- Policy Analysis
- Program Evaluation
- 2009 SSHRC - Canadian Environmental Issues (co-applicant), Energy Futures: Managing a Transition to Sustainable Energy in Saskatchewan. $239,000.
- 2009 SSHRC - Canadian Environmental Issues (co-applicant), Assessing Canada's Policy Capacity for Climate Change Adaptation: The Dynamics of Multi-Level, Multi-Sectoral Policy Making. $203,500
- 2006 Campus Saskatchewan - Technology-Enhanced Learning Grant. $15,000
- 2004 SSHRC - Canada Graduate Doctoral Award. $105,000.
- SSRHC 4A Funding Award from the Office of the Vice-President ($5,000) (2011)
- Canadian Political Science Association - Short-listed for Vincent Lemieux Best PhD Thesis (2007)
- American Political Science Association - Winner of the Best Graduate Paper in information technology and politics (2005)
- British Columbia Political Science Association - Winner of the Best PhD Essay Award (2005)
- British Columbia Political Science Association - Winner of the Best PhD Essay Award (2004)
- (2012). McNutt, Kathleen. Climate Change Subsystem Structure and Change: Network Mapping, Density and Centrality Canadian Political Science Review 6(1).
- (2012) Kathleen McNutt. From the Outside In: The External Face of e-Government. The Journal of Information Technology and Politics. 9(4).
- (2012) Kathleen McNutt and Jeremy Rayner. Nodality in Information Networks: A Discursive Institutionalist Account of Global Forest Governance in The Diffusion of Authority. Stefan Guzzini and Iver Neumann, eds. Palgrave.
- (2011). Kathleen McNutt and Leslie A. Pal. Modernizing Government: Mapping Global Public Policy Networks. Governance: An International Journal of Policy, Administration and Institutions. 24(3).
- (2011). Margot Hurlbert, Kathleen McNutt, and Jeremy Rayner. Pathways to Power: Policy Transitions and the Reappearance of the Nuclear Power Option in Saskatchewan. Energy Policy. 39(6): 3182-3190.
- (2010). Margot Hurlbert, Kathleen McNutt, and Jeremy Rayner. Policy Pathways: Transitioning to Sustainable Power Generation in Saskatchewan. Renewable Energy Law and Policy. 1(1): 87-100.
- (2010) Kathleen McNutt and Adam Wellstead. Policy and the Web: Forest and Climate Change Virtual Policy Networks. Policy and the Internet. 2(2): 33-59.
- (2010) Kathleen McNutt. Virtual Policy Networks: Where all Roads Lead to Rome. Canadian Journal of Political Science. 43(4): 915-935.
- (2010) Kathleen McNutt and Dan Perrins. Executive Mentoring and the Johnson-Shoyama Internship Program in Future Directions in Clinical/Practicum Education for the Professions. Edwin Ralph, Keith Walker, and Randy Wimmer, eds. Calgary: Temeron/Detselig Publishers.
- (2009) Kathleen McNutt and Gregory P. Marchildon. Think Tanks and the Web: Measuring Visibility and Influence. Canadian Public Policy. 35(2):219-236.
- (2009) Kathleen McNutt and Sara Hawryluk. Gender and the Climate Change Agenda in Alexandra Dobrowolsky, ed. Women and Public Policy in Canada: Recent Trends. Toronto: Oxford University Press. Pp. 107-124.
- (2009) Kathleen McNutt. Citizen Engagement through Online Consultation A Comment on Public Involvement and E-Consultation: A New Era of Democratic Governance in Canada. Montreal, IRPP.
- (2008) Kathleen McNutt. Policy Actors on the Web: The Canadian Climate Change Virtual Policy Network. Canadian Political Science Review. 2(1): 1-15.
- (2008) Kathleen McNutt and Meaghan Carey. Canadian E-Government: Purpose and Practice. Regina, SK.: The Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy.
- (2008) Stephen McBride, Kathleen McNutt and Russell William. Policy Learning? The OECD and Its Jobs Study in Rianne Mahon and Stephen McBride, eds. The OECD and Global Governance. Vancouver: UBC Press.
- (2007) Gregory P. Marchildon and Kathleen McNutt. Infostructure and the Revitalization of Public Health in Canada. HealthcarePapers. 7(3): 44-51
- (2007) Kathleen McNutt. Lesson from Canada: Designing a Virtual State. Russian Journal of Political Science 21(4): 78-96.
- (2007) Stephen McBride and Kathleen McNutt. Outpost of Empire: American Social Policy Triumphalism on the Canadian Periphery? Global Social Policy. (7)2: 177-201.
- (2007) Stephen McBride, Kathleen McNutt and Russell Williams. Tracking Neo-liberal Policy Advice: The OECD and National Labour Market Policy in Neo-Liberalism, State Power and Global Governance. Kluwer Academic Publishers. Pp.79-93.
- (2006) Kathleen McNutt. Do Virtual Policy Networks Matter? Research Note: Tracing Network Structure Online. Canadian Journal of Political Science. 39(2): 391-405.
- (2006) Kathleen McNutt. Virtual Policy Networks in Ari-Veikko Anttiroiko and Matti Mälkiä, eds The Encyclopedia of Digital Government. Finland: Idea Groups Inc. Pp. 1606-1611.
- JSGS 806 Public Policy Analysis
- JSGS 867 Advanced Policy Analysis
- Digital Government
- Web governance
- Social Media
- Policy analysis
- Program evaluation
- Network analysis
- Climate Policy
- Comparative Policy Analysis
- Gender and Public Policy
- Policy Theory
- Research and Writing
- Social Policy
Professional Development Courses
- Collaborative Policy Making
- Dynamics of Public Policy Development
- How Government Works
- Logic Models
- Orientation to Public Policy Development
- Policy Process
- Policy Analysis in the Government of Saskatchewan
- Program Evaluation
- Tools of Program Evaluation