Dr. Riverstone-Newell graduated with a Masters of Public Administration and a Doctorate from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. She lives in Bloomington, IL., with her husband and daughter.
Primary focus is on the interaction of governments in the U.S. intergovernmental system, specifically, the tools and strategies used by state and local governments to accomplish their goals and defend their interests in America's highly competitive political system.
Renegade Cities, Public Policy, and the Dilemmas of Federalism. 2013. Lynne Rienner/FirstForum Publishers.
The Diffusion of Local Bill of Rights Resolutions to the States, State and Local Government Review, Vol. 45, Issue 1, pp. 14-24.
Bottom-Up Activism: A Local Political Strategy for Higher Policy Change. Publius: The Journal of Federalism. Vol. 42, Issue 3.
Scholars, Teachers, Practitioners, and Students: Learning by Fishing, Story-telling, and Appreciative Inquiry. With Robert Cunningham and Steve Roberts. Journal of Public Affairs Education. Vol. 11, Issue 1.