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Nadia Mahallati Bowman


Nadia Bowman

Nadia Mahallati Bowman is PhD student in the Political Science Department, where her subfields are public administration and American politics. She also serves as a teaching assistant for MPA and MPP courses and as a research assistant. She is most interested in understanding why suboptimal policies exist, and what can be done to fix them. Her dissertation will test whether overcoming information barriers (both misinformation and lack of information) can increase support for paid parental leave legislation. Before returning to graduate school, Nadia worked as an attorney focusing in financial regulations and later, “Modest Means” family law clients. In her spare time, she enjoys policy and political advocacy and hanging out with her two dogs (Remedy and Stare Decisis) and two cats (Tilde and Res Ipsa Loquitur).



JD with distinction, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

BS Applied Economics, University of the Pacific


Grants and Awards

Travel Grant to attend Law and Society Annual Conference ($1,000)

Witkin Award for highest grade in Securities Regulation


Research and Teaching Experience

Teaching Assistant: Administrative Theory (XMPA, Fall 2014), Public Policy Theory and Application (Evening MPA/MPA, Fall 2016), Policy Analysis (XMPA, Spring 2016, Spring 2017; Evening MPA/MPP, Spring 2016)

Research Assistant: Dr. David Carter (Fall 2016-Spring 2017), Dr. Lina Svedin (Spring 2015-Spring 2016).

Faculty, Statistics, MTI College, Sacramento, CA

Instructor, Advanced Street Law, Sacramento High School



“Coordinating Intermediaries: Professional Association Functions in Decentralized Regulation” (in progress with Dr. David Carter)

“State Regulatory Failure: The Painful Truth about Child Sexual Abuse” (in progress with Dr. Lina Svedin)

“Chapter 174: California’s Dedicated Mortgage Fraud Statute,” McGeorge Law Review, 41(3), 712.



How Public Administrators Can Increase Gender Equality in the Workplace, American Society for Public Administration Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA (3/17/17).

A Role for Professional Associations in Decentralized Governance: The Case of U.S. Organic Certification, Political Research Colloquia, Salt Lake City, UT (10/28/2016).

State Regulatory Failure: The Painful Truth about Child Sexual Abuse, Law and Society Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA (6/2016).

The Role of Emotional Labor in Self-Reported Job Satisfaction and Job Performance, American Society for Public Administration Annual Conference, Seattle, WA (3/2016)


University and Department Service

GSAC Publishing Director and Secretary (2016-2017), Activities Director (2015-2016)

University Staff Paid Family Leave Taskforce



ASPA, Law & Society Association, Utah State Bar (inactive license), Phi Delta Phi Legal Honors Fraternity, Omicron Delta Epsilon International Economics Honor Society


Last Updated: 2/1/17