Rita Pavone

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Dr. Rita Pavone

Dr. Rita Pavone

Visiting Assistant Professor
Public Administration

Dr. Pavone's CV


  • PhD, Public Policy and Administration (Public Policy & Law, Criminal Justice), Walden University
  • MS, Forensic Psychology, near completion (Legal Issues in Forensic Psychology, Victimology, Cybercrimes), Walden University
  • MPhil, Public Policy and Administration (Public Policy & Law, Criminal Justice, Postgraduate Research tract), Walden University
  • MA, Communications Management, John Carroll University
  • Advanced BA, Foreign Languages and Cultures, Universit√§ degli Studi di Catania, Italy

Research Interests

  • Administration of Social Programs and Governance
  • Artificial Intelligence, Automated Decision-Making, and E-Governments
  • Contemporary Opportunities and Challenges in Interpreting and Translation
  • Criminal Justice, Administration Inconsistencies, and Procedural Errors
  • Forensic Psychology Issues and Cybercrimes
  • Mediation/Resolution Avenues in Conflict Management
  • Public Policy, Decision-Making, and Ethics
  • The Intersection of Language, Mental/Physical Health, and Critical Decisions
  • Urban Planning Administration and Political Influence

Courses Taught at MSU

  • Foundations of Public Administration
  • Public Budgeting and Finance 
  • Public Policy Analysis 
  • Public Sector Human Resource Management


Dr. Pavone joined Murray State University as a Visiting Assistant Professor in August 2023. She has been teaching in-person and online courses for the MPA program. She is an honorary member of the following associations: (a) Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society; (b) Pi Alpha Alpha National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration; (c) Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology; and (d) Sigma Alpha Pi National Honor Society of Leadership and Success. 

Dr. Pavone is also a Policy/Regulations Researcher and a Conference/Webinar Presenter. She has presented at various conferences among which include: Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS), Academic Research in Education (CARE), AMerican Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences (AABSS), Southwestern Social Science Association (SSSA), Tennessee Association of Professional Interpreters and Translators (TAPIT), and Texas Association of Healthcare Interpreters and Translators (TAHIT). 

Among her previously earned awards and recognitions: (1) Outstanding Academic Quality in the Classroom; (2) Second Place Trophy in the Argumentative/Persuasive Speech category; (3) Scholarship Showcase Recognition and Presentation (2019, 2018); and (4) Intercultural Community Council Board Member. 

Dr. Pavone has taught courses in communications, criminal justice, critical thinking, diversity issues, healthcare administration, leadership, public speaking, public administration, and teamwork, collaboration, and conflict resolution. 

Selected Publications 

  • 2023 Manuscript for publication in progress: Resources Allocation and Administration: Availability, Access, and Distributioon for Basic Needs and Economic Mobility with the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic. 
  • Pavone, R. (2021). Pedagogic and Course Structure Adaptations in Communications and Criminal Justice Courses. Gardner Institute - HIOTLP Visual and Written Anthology Series. 
  • Pavone, R. (2020). Previously Incarcerated Individuals' Perceptions of Decision-Making Leading to their Solitary Confinement. (Publication No. 28022823). ProQuest Dissertation and Theses Global. 
  • Pavone, D. (2011). The Baroque Train and the Surrounding Landscape (R. Pavone, Trans.). Italy: Barone & Bella. 


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