Lael Keiser

Keiser, Lael small Aug 2017


Dr. Keiser teaches courses on public policy and administrative politics. Her research interests focus on the implementation of public policy, the relationship between the bureaucracy and other political institutions, representative bureaucracy and social welfare and education policy. She has published articles on these subjects in American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Political Research Quarterly, British Journal of Political Science, Public Administration Review and Journal of Public Administration: Research and Theory.

Keiser received the Herbert Kaufman award for the best paper in public administration presented at the American Political Science Association Meeting in 1998, 2001 and 2009. Her current research projects include a book on the implementation of the Social Security Disability program. She is also working on several projects concerning gender, race, street level bureaucrats and representation.


  • PhD from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee