Anthony Molina

Anthony Molina

Political Science
Assistant Professor
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Anthony Molina is currently Interim Chairperson and Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science. He received his M.P.A in 1999; and his Ph.D. in Urban Studies and Public Affairs from the Maxine Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University in 2004. At CSU he held numerous positions as a university administrator, and served as an adjunct member of the faculty teaching courses in urban racial politics, American government, and public policy/administration. Before coming to Kent State University, he served as Director of Graduate Studies and an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of South Dakota. His teaching and research interests include political philosophy, professional ethics, qualitative research methods, public administration theory, and the role of public service values in administrative decision-making. His scholarly work has been published in The American Review of Public Administration, Public Integrity, Administration & Society, Journal of Public Affairs Education, and the International Journal of Organization Theory & Behavior.


Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

  • Molina, Anthony D. (forthcoming). “Values, Context, and the Concept of Integrity: A Cross-Sectoral Comparison.” Public Integrity.
  • Molina, Anthony D. (forthcoming). “Public Administration, Market Values, and the Public Interest: A Kohlbergian Perspective,” Public Administration Quarterly.
  • Molina, Anthony D. 2015. “The Virtues of Administration: Values and the Practice of Public Service,” Administrative Theory and Praxis. 37(1): 49-69.
  • Molina, Anthony D. and Cassandra McKeown. 2012. “The Heart of the Profession: Understanding Public Service Values,” Journal of Public Affairs Education. 18(2): 375-396.
  • Molina, Anthony D. 2011. “Race, Ethnicity, & Politics,” in J. Ishiyama and M. Breuning (Editors), 21st Century Political Science: A Reference Handbook. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.
  • Molina, Anthony D. 2009. “Values in Public Administration: The Role of Organizational Culture,” International Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior. 12(2): 266-280.
  • Molina, Anthony D., Elizabeth Theiss-Smith, and Richard Braunstein. 2008. “Promoting Student Political Engagement and Awareness at the University of South Dakota.” Peer Review, 10(2/3): 22-24.
  • Abelman, Robert and Anthony D. Molina. 2006. “Institutional Vision and Academic Advising,” Journal of the National Academic Advising Association, 26(2): 5-12.
  • Molina, Anthony D. and Michael Spicer. 2002. “Aristotelian Rhetoric, Pluralism, and Public Administration,” Administration & Society, 36(3): 282-305.
  • Molina, Anthony D. 2002. “An Aristotelian Approach to Public Administration,” Journal of Economics and Politics, 15(1): 80-98.
  • Abelman, Robert and Anthony Molina. 2002. “Style Over Substance Reconsidered: Intrusive Intervention and At-risk Students with Learning Disabilities,” Journal of the National Academic Advising Association, Volume 22(2): 66-79.
  • Abelman, Robert and Anthony Molina. 2001. “Style Over Substance Revisited: The Longitudinal Impact of Interventions for At-Risk Students.” Journal of the National Academic Advising Association 21(1&2): 32-39.
  • Molina, Anthony D. and Robert Abelman (2000). “Style Over Substance in Interventions for At-Risk Students: The Impact of Intrusiveness,” Journal of the National Academic Advising Association 20(2): 5-15.


Ph.D. in Urban Studies & Public Affairs, Cleveland State University, 2004, M.P.A. in Public Management, Cleveland State University, 1999, B.A. in Political Science, Cleveland State University, 1995


public administration, Organizational Theory & Behavior, Administrative Ethics, Political Philosophy