P. O. Box 6000
Office of the President
Binghamton, New York 13902-6000
Local government capacity, Interorganizational networks/collaboration, Strategic planning
Adaptive capacity and resilience, Sustainable communities, Systems approaches, Program evaluation
Pamela Mischen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Administration. She also teaches in the Master’s in Sustainable Communities and serves as the Faculty Advisor to the President. An active member of the Sustainable Communities Transdisplinary Area of Excellence and the Center for the Collective Dynamics of Comples Systems, her research revolves around the question: What does it mean for a community to be sustainable? Her current research involves the development of a typology of community sustainability, simulation modeling to examine the network-related aspects of resilience and adaptive capacity in communities, and the sustainability challenges faced by small communities.
Dr. Mischen has a B.S. in International Agriculture and Rural Development from Cornell University, an M.S. in Agribusiness from Arizona State University and a PhD in Public Administration from Arizona State University. With this multi-disciplinary background she is able to combine theoretical and methodological approaches to address complex problems.