Megan Darnley is a Ph.D. Candidate in Public Policy. Her concentrations are Public Management and Political Research Methods and her research focus is currently on the determinants and outcomes of public-public partnerships. Her dissertation, "Drivers of Interagency Cooperation and Partnership Outcomes: The Case of School Resource Officers", aims to address how organizational culture and mission influence decision making in public-public partnerships and consequences to service recipients and focuses on the partnerships between law enforcement and public education. Other research interested include organizational performance, political control and decision making, and contextually focus K-12 and higher education. Megan is also a graduate instructor for SPEA-K 300, an undergraduate statistics course.
Prior to beginning the Joint Ph.D. program, Megan earned her Bachelors of Science in mathematics and philosophy from Trinity College and her MPA from the ONeill School of Public and Environmental Affairs. In her spare time, Megan enjoys racing marathons, cycling, and baking.