Bush's Staff & Cabinet (2 of 3)
Dr. Karen Hult, professor of political science at Virginia Tech University, participated in the first panel of the Hauenstein Center's Bush legacy conference in Washington, D.C. The panel explored the Bush administration's policies and procedures, and Dr. Hult spoke on "The Bush Staff and Cabinet System."Dr. Hult's research and teaching interests include organization theory, the U.S. presidency and executive branch bureaucracy, the U.S. judiciary, and research methodologies. She has received research grants from: the American Association of University Women, the Haynes Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Political Science Association, and the Gerald R. Ford Foundation, among others.She has written four books: "Agency Merger and Bureaucratic Redesign"; "Governing Public Organizations," co-authored with Charles Walcott; "Governing the White House: From Hoover through LBJ," co-authored with Charles Walcott; and "Empowering the White House: Governance under Nixon, Ford, and Carter," co-authored with Charles Walcott.Hult is working on a project examining the effects of varying structures on decision quality, doing a study of rhetorical presentation of White House staffs from Truman through George W. Bush (with MaryAnne Borrelli), planning a second edition of Governing Public Organizations, and examining presidential papers at the Reagan Library as part of continued work on the evolution of presidential speechwriting processes.