Dr. Domonic A. Bearfield is an associate professor in the Bush School of Government and Public Service. He also serves as the coordinator for the public management track. He teaches Foundations of Public Service, Ethics in Public Policy, Public Management, Human Resources in Public Administration, and Public Service and Administration Capstone Seminar courses. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Norfolk State University. He earned his Master’s of Public Administration at the University of Delaware, and a PhD in Public Administration from Rutgers-Newark.
Before joining Texas A&M University, Dr. Bearfield was an assistant professor at the University of New Hampshire. He is currently the North American Associate Editor for Policy & Politics and serves on the Executive Council of the American Political Science Association Section on Public Administration. His research focuses on issues related to governance in public administration and on improving the understanding of public sector patronage. Dr. Bearfield's work has appeared in Public Administration Review, Review of Public Personnel Administration and other leading journals. He is the co-editor, with Melvin Dubnick, of the Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy (Taylor & Francis, 2015).