I’m Mariglynn Edlins. I’m an Assistant Professor of Human Services Administration at the University of Baltimore.

My research, which has recently been published in American Review of Public Administration, Administrative Theory & Praxis, and Public Voices, is focused on understanding the interactions that occur between people and government.


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My Research

I am interested in the interactions that people–whether adult or child, citizen or noncitizen–have with representatives of the government. Think about teachers, case workers, police officers, government workers, really anyone who is working to implement public policy that is made at the local, state, or federal government level.

My Research

What I’m Working On

This is what I’m working on at the moment…

What I Teach

I teach a range of courses in the undergraduate Human Services Administration program, including:

Case Management & Documentation
Program Design and Proposal Writing
Program Evaluation for Human Service Programs
Social Policy and the American Policy Process
Gender and the Workplace
Ethics & Empathy for Public Servants


Recent Events

  • May 2016

    Teaching Public Administration Conference

    In May, Stephanie Dolamore and I had the opportunity to present our research and teaching around empathy in public service. In addition to our course and research project, we presented select exhibits from the Public Service Empathy Museum.

  • Jan 2016

    Creative Residency January 2016

    Our week-long writing residency at Drop, Forge & Tool was a huge success! One of the most surprising, and perhaps productive, outcomes was that we ditched an entire project we set out to do. Developing that “no” muscle, ftw!

  • Nov 2015

    Presentation at NECOPA 2015

    At the beginning of November, Jennica and I presented our recent work tracking the relationship of public administrators and unaccompanied migrant children.

  • Sep 2015

    Creative Residency at Drop Forge & Tool

    Exciting news! Jennica Larrison and I have been accepted for a creative residency at Drop Forge and Tool in Hudson, NY. In January 2016, we’ll spend a dedicated week working on analysis and writing for the 2016 APSA conference, as well as on creating a digital version of one of our projects.

  • Aug 2012

    Assistant Professor, Human Services Administration at the University of Baltimore