Dr. Darrell Lovell

Darrell A. Lovell, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Office: Old Main 406B
Phone: 806-651-2588

Professional Profile

Dr. Lovell joined the College of Education and Social Sciences in 2019. He received a B.S. in Political Science from the University of Central Missouri in 2003, an M.P.A. in Policy from the University of Colorado Denver in 2011 and a DPA in Public Policy and Administration from the West Chester University in 2018.

Teaching and Related Service

Dr. Lovell teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in public administration and policy such as Problems in Public Policy, Public Administration, Administrative Theory, Administrative/Public Management, and State and Local Politics. He has offered courses in education policy in the WTAMU Ed.D. program.

Dr. Lovell is the co-editor for book reviews for the journal Public Integrity and is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Political Science Education. He is currently serving as the program director of the MPA program. 

Research and Creative Activity

Dr. Lovell's research interests are currently focused on applying public administration and policy theory to higher and K-12 education. Currently, he is working on projects applying policy learning and diffusion theory to topics such as test-optional admissions and name, image, and likeness (NIL) for college athletes to higher education. He also researches public management theory, specifically examining the position of street-level bureaucrats and administration burden within education adminstration. 

Recently, he has published research in journals including Public Integrity, Administration & SocietyAdministration Theory & Praxis, Politics & Policy, and the International Journal of Educational Reform

He currently has a book under contract with Routledge Publishing to analyze the impact of NIL policy on higher education administration with Dr. Daniel Mallinson with a projected publication date of fall 2023. He is a co-author of “Lone Star Politics: Theories, Concepts, and Political Activity in Texas” with Dr. Patrick Gilbert.