Public Policy Studies Faculty
Mary R. Domahidy, Ph.D.
Department of Public Policy Studies
Tegeler Hall, Room 321
3550 Lindell Blvd
Phone: (314) 977-3929
Fax: (314) 977-1616
Mary R. Domahidy is Associate Professor of the Department of Public Policy Studies at Saint Louis University. Dr. Domahidy brings experience and research related to university- community partnerships. For six years (1990-1996), she directed Neighbor to Neighbor, a program that engaged ten units of Saint Louis University in collaboration with three institutions in neighborhoods adjacent to the University. The United States Department of Education funded the program with a $1.2M grant from the Urban Community Service Program. Prior to that (1992-1995), Dr. Domahidy was evaluator for Project CARING, a $2.1M, three-year program aimed to enhance school achievement for children at the middle school level in two schools, one in St. Louis and the other in East St. Louis. The Urban Community Service Program of the U. S. Department of Education also funded this project. Dr. Domahidy also evaluated multijurisdictional drug enforcement task forces for the Missouri Department of Public Safety. Dr. Domahidy also teaches qualitative research and evaluation in the Department of Public Policy Studies. She has presented papers on university-community partnerships at national conferences and published on the topic as well.
Ph.D. in Public Policy Analysis, Saint Louis University, October 1990.
Dissertation: "How Space Affects Policymakers: The Decision making Arena"
Director: Dr. James F. Gilsinan
Area of Concentration: Organization Studies.
Master of Arts in Urban Affairs,
Saint Louis University,
Bachelor of Arts, Vanderbilt University
(George Peabody College),
Nashville, Tennessee, June 1967. Major:
Social Studies, Education.
Senior Planner, Planner Intermediate, Planner, St. Louis County Department of Planning 1980-1984
Research Associate, Saint Louis University, Center for Urban Programs, 1976-1980
Program Coordinator, Young Women’s Christian Association, Greenville, South Carolina, 1974-1976
Social Studies Teacher, Greenville County, South Carolina, 1969-1974.
"Neighbor to Neighbor", Intrauniversity and community collaborative, ($1.3 M) funded by U.S. Department of Education. Project Director, (40%) September 1995 - present.
"Neighborhood-based Waste Management Program," $60,000, Department of Natural Resources, 1996-1997.
"Conflict Resolution Training", St. Louis County, Prevention Partnership, $10,000, with James F. Gilsinan, awarded 1994.
Research, Paper, and Publications
"Toward Pedagogy of the Streets: Learning in University-Community Partnerships," Conference on Qualitative Research in Education, Athens, Georgia, January 4, 2002.
"Gaining Perspective: Developing Leaders for a Changing World," Learning Station, with Shelly Bush, Letitia Johnson, and Cassy Venters, Community Development Society Conference, Duluth, Minnesota, July 23, 2001.
"Applied Ethics for Preparing Interprofessional Practitioners in Community Settings," with Karen Caldwell, James F. Gilsinan, and Michael E. Penick, Ethics and Behavior, Vol. 10(3), pg. 257-269.
"Educating for Transformation in Interprofessional Practice" with Karen Caldwell and Michael E. Penick, presented at Conference on Qualitative Research in Education, Athens, Georgia, January 8, 2000.
"Promoting Family Health and Violence Prevention in Rural Missouri," with Sharon M. Homan, Elizabeth Baker, Rita Schonhoff, Gowri Shetty, and Tom Droege, Healing Ministry, Vol. 6(2), pg. 61-71.
"Neighbor to Neighbor: Preparing Professionals in Community Settings." Ethics Case Study Award, College of Public Service, 1998.
"Obstacles to Partnerships And How to Overcome Them" with Karen Caldwell and Michael Johnson, presented at U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Great Plains Regional Conference, Kansas City, Missouri. January 1998.
" The Role of the University in Community Partnerships: Issues and Perspectives", with Karen Caldwell and Sharon Homan, in Neighbor to Neighbor Conference Proceedings, May, 1997.
"University-Community Collaboration: Shaping The Vision of Catholic Higher Education," with Karen Caldwell, Sharon Homan, and Michael Garanzini, Current Issues in Catholic Higher Education. Spring, 1997; pp 63-71.
"Neighbor to Neighbor" with Karen Caldwell, presented at Connecting the Academy with the Community: Building Programs and Networks that Make a Difference Indiana University, Kokomo, September 13, 1996.
"Interdisciplinary Evaluation: Family Resource Center," with Virginia Beard and Catherine Schmitz. A paper presented at the 1996 Conference on Qualitative Research in Education, Athens, Georgia, January 5, 1996.
"Project CARING: Final Evaluation Report," December 22, 1995 with James F. Gilsinan, Maneesha Bidani, Mary S. Hartshorn, Clarissa Valdivia, Michael C. Wheeler.
"Housing the Homeless: The Continuum of Care from a Multidisciplinary Perspective," Panel moderator, Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, Detroit, Michigan, October 22, 1995.
"Public Hearing", with Douglas Beach, The International Encyclopedia of Public Policy and Administration.
"Sunshine Law," with Douglas Beach, The International Encyclopedia of Public Policy
"Reinventing Granite: A Reflection on An Evaluation of Multijurisdictional Drug Enforcement Task Forces in Missouri," with James F. Gilsinan, Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, Volume 11, Number 2, May, 1995.
"Foundations of A New Government: The Spatial Dimension," Journal of Architectural and Planning Research, Volume 10, Number 4, Winter, 1993, pp. 329-340.
"Final Report: Evaluating Multijurisdictional Drug Enforcement Task Forces in Missouri," with James F. Gilsinan, April 29, 1992.
"The Back Stage Is Not The Back Room," with James F. Gilsinan, Public Administration
Review, Volume 52, Number 6, November/December 1992, pp. 588-593.