Meriem Hodge Doucette, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Public Administration 

Meriem E Hodge, Ph. D

Meriem Hodge is an Associate Professor of Public Administration in the Division of Politics, Administration, and Justice at California State University, Fullerton. She holds a Ph.D. in Public Administration and Policy (U.G.A., 2015), an M.P.A. (U.G.A., 2011), and a B.A. in Political Science (Miami University, 2008). Her research interests include performance feedback, the role of discount rates and time preferences in decision making, public and private sector comparisons, and educational policy. Her teaching areas include public administration and policy, organizational theory and behavior, and organizational change and development.

Phone: (657) 278 - 3837


Office:  GH 518

Office Hours:

PS/CJ 320-50 T 2:00-3:00PM
PS 475-01 T 8:30-9:30PM
PS 498-01 Thursdays 3:00-4:00PM in GH 518 for weeks with IN-PERSON class sessions & Tuesdays 3:00-4:00PM via Zoom for weeks without in-person class sessions. 

See syllabus for Zoom link




  • 2015, Ph.D., Public Administration and Policy, University of Georgia
  • 2011, M.P.A., University of Georgia
  • 2008, B.A., Political Science, Miami University


Research Areas

  • Organizational Theory
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Organizational Change
  • Public Management 



  • Bradford, W.D., Doucette, M.H. (2022). “Effect of a brief intervention on
    respondents’ subjective perception of time and discount rates” Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, Forthcoming.
  • Doucette, M.H. & Bradford, W.D. (2019). “Dual Job Holding and the Gig
    Economy: Understanding Motivations for Participation in Amazon M Turk vs. Traditional Moonlighting” The Southern Economic Journal, 85(4), 1217-1242.
  • Adams D, Doucette M., Tucker J. (2019). “Affluence, Risk, and Community
    Engagement: The Case of Ascon and Huntington Beach.” California
    Journal of Politics and Policy, 11(3), 01-19.
  • Adams, D., & Doucette, M. (2018) “Public Administration Education” Public Administration Times August 10, 2018
  • Doucette, M., & Adams, D. (2018). Ethics in Public Administration: Understanding Ethics, Corruption, and Public Policy (preliminary ed.). San Diego, CA: Cognella.
  • Welch, J., & Hodge, M. (2017). Assessing impact: The role of leadership
    competency models in developing effective school leaders. School Leadership & Management, 38(4), 355-377.
  • Hodge, M. & Welch, J. (2016). An implementation perspective: Relevant
    lessons from no child left behind (NCLB) for the implementation of the every student succeeds act (ESSA). Journal of Ethical
    Educational Leadership, 3(9), 1-17.
  • Hodge M. “Utilizing Feedback to Improve Employee and Organizational
    Performance.” Public Administration Times. August 2013