Maren Trochmann

Assistant Professor

Address: JC Long, 9 Liberty Street, Room 216B
Office Hours: By appointment only
Phone: 843.953.5724

Maren Trochmann joined the College of Charleston as an assistant professor in August of 2019. Her research focuses on social equity, public personnel administration, and the nexus between public administration theory and practice. In the broadest terms, she is interested in examining how public service can be more equitable and just – focusing both on equity for those working within public sector organizations and for those who benefit from and interact with public programs. She teaches courses on public administration, ethics, housing policy, research methods, and human resources. Prior to joining the College of Charleston, Dr. Trochmann worked for almost a decade as a manager in the federal government in the low-income housing sector. She strives to imbue her scholarship and teaching with insights and experience from her time as a public servant.

Dr. Trochmann is also a member of the SC Scholars Strategy Network, a core faculty member in the Master of Public Administration (MPA) Program, and affiliated faculty with the Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS) Department.

Recent Publications

Trochmann, Maren B., Shilpa Viswanath, Stephanie Puello, & Samantha June Larson. (2021). “Resistance or reinforcement? A critical discourse analysis of racism and anti-Blackness in public administration scholarship.” Administrative Theory & Praxis.

Trochmann, Maren B. (2021). “Identities, intersectionality, and otherness: The social constructions of deservedness in American housing policy.” Administrative Theory & Praxis, 43(1), 97-116.

Trochmann, Maren. (6 January 2021). “Commentary: We must understand challenges to address affordable housing problems.” Post & Courier.

Trochmann, Maren B. (2020). “How Administrative Rulemaking can advance social equity.” In Guy, Mary E., & Sean A. McCandless (eds.). Advancing Social Equity: From problems to solutions. Melvin & Leigh Publishers.


Ph.D., University of Colorado Denver

B.S., Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service