Dr. Daniel HummelAssistant Professor of Political Science
Fax: (208) 282-4833
Ph.D. Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, 2013
Dr. Hummel started working at ISU in the Department of Political Science August 2013. Since appointment he has taught both graduate and undergraduate courses including public budgeting and finance (POLS 5552/4452), community planning (POLS 5509/4409), state and local administration (POLS 5567/4467) and intergovernmental relations (POLS 5506/4406). He has also developed a new course at ISU on the subject of Islamic public administration (POLS 3350).
His research interests revolve around municipal fiscal stress, the right-sizing paradigm, urban scaling, housing vacancy, immigration and Islamic public administration. Since appointment he has published in the Journal of Urban Affairs, Administration & Society and Public Budgeting & Finance. He is currently working on several projects on the topic of immigrant-friendly local ordinances, the relationship between urban size/density and fiscal health, the generational effects on housing vacancies, the development of the Islamic public administration paradigm and the role of local subjective wellbeing on attracting internal migrants.
He has also been actively attending conferences over the past few years. He has attended the Southeastern Conference for Public Administration, Social Equity Leadership Conference, Western Social Science Association Conference, Western Political Science Association Conference, Pacific Northwest Political Science Association Conference and the Public Administration Theory Network Conference. He presented papers at these conferences on topics ranging from immigration to democratic taxation.
Dr. Hummel is also involved in a number of public service projects including a community mapping project in the City of Pocatello with NeighborWorks and a local economic development project in Jordan through the International City/County Management Association and U.S. AID. He returned from Jordan March 2015 after spending two weeks visiting four municipalities with the City of Pocatello Planning Director. In addition, he is also involved with Pocatello’s diverse faith communities promoting interfaith understanding and cooperation.
In his free time he likes to spend time with his family either traveling throughout the region or around the world. He likes riding his bike and hiking around Pocatello. He also likes writing in which he has just completed an interfaith book comparing the teachings of Jesus and Muhammad. This book is scheduled to be published December 2015.
You can visit his personal website here.
Please check out Professor Hummel's complete ISU Curriculum Vitae.
Research and Academic Interests
- Right-sizing Cities
- Fiscal Stress
- Local economic development
- Urban scaling
- Islamic public administration
1. Right-sizing Cities and Fiscal Health: A look at Five Cities, Public Budgeting & Finance, Vol. 35/No. 2 pp. 1-18, 2015.
2. Traffic Tickets: Public Safety Concerns or Budget Building Tools, Administration & Society, Vol. 47/No. 3 pp. 298-319, 2015.
3. Right-sizing Cities in the United States: Defining Its Strategies, Journal of Urban Affairs, Online September 3, 2014 (doi: 10.1111/juaf.12150).
4. Principles over prejudice: Mosques and the American city, Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, Vol. 32/No. 1 pp. 32 – 46, 2012.
5. Property taxes and polycentricity, (w/ Justin Ross). In The Annual Proceedings of the Wealth and Well-Being of Nations Volume IV 2011 – 2012, edited by Emily Chamlee-Wright, 2012.