Davia C. Downey


Welcome to my page!

My name is Davia Downey and I am an assistant professor at Grand Valley State University in the Department of Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration. Formerly, I was a doctoral student at Michigan State University in the department of Political Science. Before graduating in 2011, I  worked in the department as a teaching assistant and also worked in the Global Urban Studies Program as a research assistant to Dr. Laura A. Reese. My research and teaching interests are in American Politics with a focus on the urban subfield, public policy, and public administration. In particular, my interests lie in understanding local government institutions, racial politics, local policy creation and analysis, economic development, and  political and policy ramifications of natural disasters on communities.

Please feel free to browse through the links at the top of the page find out more about me.

Email: davia.downey@gmail.com or downeyd@gvsu.edu  


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