Cody Drolc

Cody Drolc
American Politics
Public Policy and Administration

B.S., Political Science from Black Hills State University


My research lies at the nexus between political science and public administration. I am interested in problems within the bureaucracy and the bureaucrats who notice and report on them. Specifically, I study why civil servants notice the wrongdoings of their colleagues or agency in addition to the future of whistleblowing in a democratic context. One of my current projects explores the systematic policy and rule shifts prompted by whistleblowers. This research will shed new light on the practical implications of whistleblowing among U.S. federal agencies. I also have substantive interests in political appointees, bureaucratic turnover, and rulemaking.

Papers and Presentations: 

Conference Presentations

“Discontent: Determinants of Wrongdoing Recognition in U.S. Federal Agencies.” Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association. Chicago, IL. April 2017.

“The Impact of Political Appointees on Turnover Intention” with Lael Keiser. Public Management Research Conference. Washington, D.C. June 2017.

Invited Lectures

“Bad Bureaucrats? The Future of Whistleblowing in a Post-Snowden World.” University Honors Program Geek Speak Lecture Series, Black Hills State University. March, 2017.