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William Hatcher

Associate Professor of Public Administration, Director of Master of Public Administration, Augusta University
Chapter Member: Georgia SSN
Areas of Expertise:
  • Democracy & Governance
  • Civic Engagement
  • Economy
  • Health Care
  • Public Health
  • Mental Health

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About William

Hatcher's research focuses on the administrative features of community development and public finance. His research agenda tries to understand why public administration scholars and practitioners often have different opinions regarding the efficacy of certain administrative practices. His research has appeared in journals such as American Journal of Public Health, Journal of Public Affairs Education, Public Administration Quarterly, and The Review of Regional Studies. 

Publications

"Understanding the Implementation of Telemental Health in Rural Mississippi: An Exploratory Study of Using Technology to Improve Health Outcomes in Impoverished Communities" Journal of Health and Human Services Administration 41, no. 1 (2018): 52-86.

Examines the efficacy of telemental health as an administrative tool to provide rural mental health services, to improve the mental health of rural patients and to advance the sustainability of rural communities.