Bonnie Stabile

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Associate Professor; Associate Dean for Student and Academic Affairs; Director, Master of Public Administration Program; Director, Gender and Policy Center

Contact Information
Arlington Campus, Van Metre Hall, Room 519
3351 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22201
MSN: 3B1


Bonnie Stabile is Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Student and Academic Affairs in the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University, where she also serves as the Director of the Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) Program. She teaches courses on policy analysis, program evaluation, ethics, and gender in the Schar School's master's programs in public policy, public administration, and biodefense. Professor Stabile was the 2019 recipient of the Schar School's Teaching Award. 

Professor Stabile is Founder and Director of the Gender and Policy (GAP) Center at the Schar School. Her recent research projects and publications include articles in Public Integrity and the Journal of Public Affairs Education considering the role of women as MPA directors; the implications of women's choice of concentrations in MPA programs; the implication of fake news for women in politics; and Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Management and First Response.  Her book Women, Power and Rape Culture: The Politics and Policy of Underrepresentation with co-author Aubrey Grant, Graduate Research Assistant and doctoral candidate at the Schar School, is forthcoming in 2022 from Praeger. 

Professor Stabile served as Editor-in-Chief of World Medical & Health Policy, a peer reviewed academic journal published by Wiley, from 2019 - 2020, after having served as Deputy and then Co-Editor since 2011. Her federal government work experience includes acting as Installation Coordinator of a U.S. Army post in Amberg, Germany, and as a Program Analyst for the Federal Home Loan Bank Board. From 1989-1993 she was Program Coordinator of the Senior Managers in Government Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. 

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Areas of Research:

  • Gender
  • Policy Analysis
  • Program Evaluation
  • Bioethics
  • Ethics in Public Policy