Dr. Wade joined the Department of Public Policy and Administration in 2013 and teaches courses in the Master and Doctor of Public Administration programs. After teaching high school for five years in southwest Missouri, she received her MPA from Missouri State University in 2004 and her PhD from Southern Illinois University in 2009. Dr. Wade's research interests focus on social equity and public policy. She currently serves as the internship supervisor in the MPA program. From 2009-2013, Dr. Wade was an assistant professor at Northwest Missouri State University where she served as the advisor and internship supervisor for the undergraduate Public Administration major. Dr. Wade is originally from Missouri and is a huge fan of the St. Louis Cardinals.
PhD, Southern Illinois University (Carbondale, Illinois)
MPA, Missouri State University (Springfield, Missouri)
B.S.Ed., Missouri State University (Springfield, Missouri)
"Let's Not Get Sexist: Women and Identity in Community Organizations." Politics, Groups, and Identities. Published online 29 May 2018.
"Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act." 2018. In Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance. Edited by Ali Farazmand. Springer.
Gender Pay Inequality: An Examination of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act Six Years Later.” 2017. Advancing Women in Leadership. 37: 29-36. With Susan Fiorentino.
Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.” 2016. In Government at Work: Policy Making in the Twenty-First Century Congress. Edited by Sunil Ahuja and Robert Dewhirst. Lexington Books: Lanham.
Social Equity in Parks and Recreation (or Lessons Learned from Leslie Knope).” May 24, 2016. PA Times. With Amanda M. Olejarski.
"Missouri Senate Race (Akin v. McCaskill): It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over: Missouri's Tumultuous and Unpredictable Senate Contest." 2013. With Kimberly Casey. In The Roads to Congress 2012. Edited by Bob Dewhirst and Sean Foreman. Lexington: Lanham, Maryland.
"He Said, She Said: Sex, Social Networks, and Voting Behavior." 2013. American Politics Research. 41 (6): 1102-1123. With Scott D. McClurg and Maja Wright-Phillips.
Grants Policy Committee, Chester County Fund for Women and Girls, West Chester, Pennsylvania, 2018-present
Grant Allocation Committee, Chester County Fund for Women and Girls, West Chester, Pennsylvania, 2018
Community Impact Team, United Way of Chester County, West Chester, Pennsylvania, 2017-present
Membership Co-Chair, American Society for Public Administration, Central Pennsylvania Chapter, 2017-present
Jane Mansbridge Award for Service, National Women's Caucus for Political Science, 2015
Member, Board of Trustees, Maryville Public Library, Maryville, Missouri, 2011-2013
Treasurer, National Women's Caucus for Political Science, 2011-present
Secretary, Women's Caucus, Midwest Political Science Association, 2010-2016
Assistant Professor, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, Missouri (2009-2013)