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  • David Swindell received the NASPAA Public Service Matters Spotlight Award at the annual conference in October 2015.
  • Assistant professor Justin Stritch won the 2015 Best Dissertation Award from the Public and Nonprofit Division of the Academy of Managment for An Examination of Personnel Instability in Public Organizations.
  • Mary K. Feeney and Kelly LeRoux were awarded the Nonprofit Management & Leadership Editors' Prize for Factors Attracting Individuals to Nonprofit Management over Public and Private Sector Management.
  • Daniel Schugurensky was the keynote speaker at the First International Conference on Citizen Participation, organized by the Office of Democracy, Participation and Community Action of the Government of Colombia.
  • Jeffrey Chapman was named president of the Arizona Economic Roundtable
  • Kevin Desouza's article. "Big Data for Social Innovation," is listed #5 among theStanford Social Innovation Review's list of Top 10 Most Popular SSIR Articles for 2014.
  • recent report developed through the President's Council of Economic Advisers cites Chris Herbst's research on child care.
  • Mary Feeney's new book, Nonprofit Organizations and Civil Society in the United States, focuses on nonprofit organizations and their contributions to the social, political, and economic dimensions of society. The book also covers the nexus between nonprofits and civil society. This text offers a theory-oriented undergraduate introduction to the nonprofit field and an examination of the multifaceted roles these organizations play in American society.
  • Kevin Desouza has been appointed as a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. Desouza has written several posts for Brooking'sTechTank Blog.  He has also written for Governing on the need for public agencies to focus on building an intrarpreneurship culture to tackle complex problems and innovate.
  • Derrick Anderson and Barry Bozeman have published an editorial in the Boston Globe on for-profit universities.
  • Barry Bozeman has been quoted in a recent Nature article which examines the funding the federal government provides to research institutions. 
  • Kevin Desouza recently spoke at the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean in Santiago, Chile. The goal is to debate the institutional mechanisms needed to boost public innovation in the country, as well as other issues. The event is organized by the Center for Public Systems in the Industrial Engineering Department of the University of Chile and ECLAC, with the collaboration of Chile's CORFO (Production Development Corporation) and the Ministry of Economy, Development and Tourism.
  • David Swindell was quoted in the latest edition of The Bond Buyer, the leading municipal finance newspaper.  
  • Ethan B. Kapstein, Senior Director of Research at the McCain Institute and Arizona Centennial Professor at SPA, has received a grant from the Smith Richardson Foundation for a new project on American strategy towards the developing world since 1950. This project will explore how the U.S. Government understood local conflicts within developing countries and how it shaped strategies to advance its interests in these environments. It is anticipated that a book and several academic and policy-oriented articles will result.
  • Barry Bozeman has been selected to receive the NASPAA/ASPA Distinguished Researcher Award. This award recognizes an individual’s research which has made substantial impact on the thought and understanding of public administration.
  • Arizona State University has received a $750,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to establish the American Experience Initiative—a multi-platform collaborative model for cross-cultural education and engagement. The program expands the work of The American Centers for Cultural Exchange (ACCEX), a network of 19 American culture centers located on university campuses throughout China.Read more ...
  • In a forthcoming article ranking universities around the world on publications in Public Administration, Arizona State University ranks #12, based on impact factors in the ISI citation index.  Among US universities on the list, ASU is #3 (with only the University of Georgia and Indiana University outranking us).  The ranking is based on 2012 data.  The article is currently available on SSRN, but will be published this fall inInternational Public Management Journal.
  • Ethan Kapstein's book AIDS Drugs for All:  Social Movements and Market Transformations received the Don K. Price book award from the American Political Science Association's Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy section.   
  • Kevin DeSouza was awarded the Herbert A. Simon Best Paper Award at the Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technologies (DESRIST) 2014 Conference.  He coauthored the paper on Data Analytics and Human Trafficking  with 3 ASU students, including SPA doctoral student Rashmi Krishnamurthy. 
  • David Hondula, who is a post-doctoral fellow in the Center for Policy Informatics has received the Tromp Scientific Award from the Institute for Biometeorology for his work on the health effects of extreme heat and public policy.  
  • David Swindell, Director of the Center for Urban Innovation, was recently interviewed on Arizona Horizon discussing the latest project from the Enhanced Partnership focusing on collaborative service delivery. The project provides a framework to assist managers in determining whether or not their local government should opt to engage in a collaborative service delivery approach and, if so, what form of collaboration would maximize the likelihood of success.  The partnership involves The Center for Urban Innovation, the Alliance for Innovation, and the International City/County Management Association’s Center for Management Strategies.  The video is available at: http://www.azpbs.org/arizonahorizon/detailvid.php?id=14981
  • Jonathan Koppell's book, World Rule: Accountability, Legitimacy, and the Design of Global Governance (University of Chicago Press, 2010) has been selected as the winner of the 2014 Herbert A. Simon Book Award by the American Political Science Association. The selection committee notes that Koppell's book succeeds admirably in bringing a distinctive and relevant perspective to a set of problems of literal universal importance. The book manages to be accessible while at the same time providing deep, theory-informed analysis, and significantly for the Simon Award, an analysis steeped in relevant public administration and political science literature. 
  • Barry Bozeman was the recipient of the 2013 Simon Award for his book, Public Values and Public Interest: Counterbalancing Economic Individualism (Georgetown University Press, 2007). 
  • The current issue of Public Administration Review includes a fascinating article byJames Svara of Arizona State University on ethics for public servants. The genesis of Svara's inquiry is the adoption last year by the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) of a revision of its code of ethics. ASPA first adopted a code of ethics in 1984, but other professional organizations had such codes much earlier, going back (at least in this country) to the International City/County Management Association's code that was adopted in 1924. Svara recounts the history of codes of ethics and reviews the debates about their usefulness. This could not be more timely. Given the seemingly incessant drumbeat of scandals at all levels of government these days, the need has never been greater for a strong culture of ethical behavior in the public sector. 
  • Spiro Maroulis has two recent journal publications: "Social and Task Interdependencies in the Street-Level Implementation of Innovation," in the Journal of Public Administration Research Theory and "Modeling the Transition to Public School Choice," in the Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation.
  • Ethan B. Kapstein, Senior Director for Research and Decision Analysis at the McCain Institute, has convened a Working Group on Economic Development and Stability, which is hosted by the US Institute of Peace. The Working Group brings together 30 US Government officials and representatives from thinks tanks and the foreign assistance community to consider "what works" in terms of development programs that help to mitigate conflict and promote sustainable growth in fragile states. Among the Working Group's activities is creation of a Data Committee to provide advice to USAID and other government agencies regarding project-level data collection and monitoring & evaluation. Kapstein hopes that the Working Group will help to create a firmer empirical foundation for understanding how to operate effectively in conflict and post-conflict regions.
  • Ethan B. Kapstein has convened a Working Group on Economic Development and Stability in Washngton, DC, with the support of the U.S. Institute of Peace. The purpose of the Working Group, which brings together U.S. government officials from different agencies along with program implementers and analysts from the think-tank community, is to identify "what works" in terms of non-coercive interventions in fragile and conflict-affected regions. With the military drawdowns in Afghanistan and Iraq and the planned reductions in the defense budget, it is likely that non-coercive instruments will become increasingly important to the foreign policy community in future. The Working Group will meet on a regular basis and will analyze both the "micro" and "macro" aspects of project design and implementation.
  • Some recent highlights from Erik Johnston and the Center for Policy Informatics:
  1. The Nature Conservancy Keynote talk by Erik Johnston (December 10)
  2. Erik Johnston was invited to participate in the SESYNC Workshop - Large-scale Natural Resource Conservation & Restoration: Issues of Governance (February 19-20) 
  3. MacArthur Network on Opening Governance announced (March 4)
  4. The Center for Policy Informatics Hosted the Workshop - Bodies of Data: Public Participation, Governance and the New Bioinformatics
  5. Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute Keynote address by Erik Johnston (March 14) 
  6. Arizona Highways appearance (March 25)
  7. Faculty Achievement Awards - Best Professional Application (March 28)
  8. Skin Keynote talk (May 22-23)
  9. NSF Consortium for Science of Socio-tecnical Systems (July 8-10) 
  10. Wye Fellow (July 19-25)
  • An article authored by Karen Mossberger has made the list of 75 most influential articles published in Public Administration Review since 1940.  "The Effects of E-Government on Trust and Confidence in Government," published in Public Administration Review in 2006Over 3,500 articles have appeared in PAR, the selection process involved 8 months of data collection, reflection and deliberations byPAR Editorial Board. The Editorial Board reviewed a variety of data sources (e.g., citations, reprints, awards) related to articles we have published.  The Board also drew upon their professional experience and judgment in arriving at the selections. Also included on the list Professor Emeritus Robert Denhardt's article (coauthored with former SPA professor Janet Denhardt) "The New Public Service: Serving Rather than Steering."
  • Some recent research from Yushim Kim:
  1. Kim, Y., Zhong, W., Jehn, M., & Walsh, L. (forthcoming). Public risk perceptions and preventive behaviors during the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic, Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
  2. Campbell, H., Kim, Y., & Eckerd, A. (forthcoming). Local zoning and environmental justice: An agent-based analysis, Urban Affairs Review
  3. Kim, Y., Campbell, H., & Eckerd, A. (2014). Residential choice constraints and environmental justice, Social Science Quarterly, 95(1), 40-56.http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ssqu.12033/abstract
  • Some recent research by Kevin Desouza:
  1. Our Fragile Emerging Megacities: A Focus on Resilience
  2. Realizing the Promise of Big Data – IBM Center for the Business of Government
  3. Mobile App Development in Highly Regulated Industries @ Society for Information Management’s Advanced Practices Council
  4. Intelligent City Chapter for Atlas of Cities
  • Ethan B. Kapstein has been on the road giving talks about his research. On February 19 he spoke at the Harvard Kennedy School about his new book "AIDS Drugs for All: Social Movements and Market Transformations" and on March 5 he will speak at a dinner in the House of Commons in London on "Economic Development and the Future of Manufacturing." On March 12, he will speak at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington DC on "Economic Development and Stabilization," and on March 24 he will be at UCSD, again speaking about the AIDS book.
  • Chris Herbst's research (with Erdal Tekin) on the federal child care subsidy program (the Child Care and Development Fund, CCDF) is heavily cited in the just-released House Budget Committee report assessing the War on Poverty:http://budget.house.gov/uploadedfiles/war_on_poverty.pdf. House Republicans are pivoting toward income inequality, and this report will be used to lay the foundation for their reform plan, which will apparently call for big changes to social safety net programs. 
  • David Swindell was interviewed on the City of Glendale’s decision to move public comments to the end of the council meetings and the implications for citizen engagement. (story ran 1/31/14)
  • Two papers by ASU SPA folks were featured from 2013 APPAM fall conference.
  1. Methods and Empirical Design: Social Capital and Environmental Justice: An Agent-Based Model by Adam Eckerd, Virginia Tech; Heather E. Campbell, Claremont Graduate University; and Yushim Kim, Arizona State University
  2. Public and Nonprofit Management and Finance: The Role of Intergovernmental Aid in Defining Fiscal Sustainability at the Sub-National Level by Hyunjung JiJeong J. Ahn, and Jeffrey I. Chapman, Arizona State University
  • David Swindell along with co-author Cheryl Hilvert of the ICMA have a new article inState and Local Government Review entitled “Collaborative Service Delivery: What Every Local Government Manager Should Know” that is now available in the December, 2013 issue.
  • David Swindell, Director of the Center for Urban Innovation, was quoted in two recent articles in the Arizona Republic focusing on the challenges facing the City of Glendale and their investments in the Jobing.com arena and sports facilities more generally.
  1. http://www.azcentral.com/community/glendale/articles/20131205wsj-names-glendale-among-most-financially-troubled-municipalities.html
  2. http://www.azcentral.com/community/glendale/articles/20131217glendale-jobing-arenas-promise-unrealized.html?nclick_check=1
  3. He was also a guest on WFAE’s Charlotte Talks radio program discussing sports as tools for economic development more generally:  http://wfae.org/post/sports-financing-teams-and-their-cities 
  • David Swindell, Director of the Center for Urban Innovation, recently represented ASU at the Catalyzing the Sun Corridor economic development forum. The discussion focused on the range opportunities and challenges in positioning the mega-region of the Sun Corridor for vibrant economic development moving forward.  The panel included mayors from Mesa, Tucson, and Avondale, as well as private sector representative. The video of the event is posted at http://forum.asu.edu/forum/sun-corridor.
  • Ethan Kapstein has a new paper on foreign aid and counterinsurgency policy from the Center for Global Development. Abstract: Recent years have seen the United States embroiled in major counterinsurgency campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq. These campaigns, of course, are only the latest in a string of such conflicts that have erupted since the end of World War II. Sharply debated at home and abroad, they raise the fundamental question of what the United States can reasonably hope to achieve in violent settings, even when its uses an array of military, political, and economic instruments. Can the United States actually coerce or encourage violence-reducing changes?  Read more ....
  • Karen Mossberger has been awarded funding from the National Science Foundation, NSF 13-519, BCC:  Broadband Use Mapping, Data and Evaluation, with Caroline Tolbert, Kevin Leicht, and Julianna Pacheco, from the University of Iowa.  The ASU portion of the award will fund a data repository and a national conference on broadband data to be held at ASU through the Center for Policy Informatics.
  • Barry Bozeman has received a grant from the National Science Foundation on the topic "Credibility and the Use of Scientific and Technical Information in Policy-Making: Bibliometric Analysis of National Research Council Reports." Barry Bozeman received the American Political Science Association's Herbert Simon award for the best book published in public administration for the period 2007 to 2012: Public Values and Public Interest: Counterbalancing Economic Individualism (Georgetown University Press).
  • Daniel Schugurensky co-edited the book 'Volunteer work, informal learning and social action' with former doctoral students Fiona Duguid and Karsten Mundel. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, 2013. He was also a keynote speaker at the the First International Conference on Volunteering for Youth Employment, Mobilization, Social Inclusion & Quality of Life, held on 25-26 October 2013 at Aarhus University in Copenhagen, Denmark.  
  • During summer 2013, Karen Mossberger was a keynote speaker at two European conferences on local government and urban research. She spoke about her research on "Digital Cities" at the European Urban Research Association (EURA), Conference on “Cities as Seedbeds of Innovation,”  held at the University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands, July 4, 2013.  She also participated in the German Political Science Association, Local Government group (LOPOFO) Keynote Panel, at the University of Muenster, July 10, 2013.
  • Nicole Darnall was awarded a grant from Waseda University (Japan) and The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (¥640,000) to study the effects of energy efficiency labels on individuals’ energy conservation.
  • Barry Bozeman was keynote speaker at the annual meeting of the Research Center's Evaluation Association; the annual meeting of the Innovation Research Society of France (IFRIS); the European Parliament meeting on Innovation Horizon 2020; the University of Missouri Annual Monroe-Payne Lecture; the International Scientometrics Association; and the European Union Science Policy Research and Innovation Forum.
  • Barry Bozeman received the Public Management Research Association's George Frederickson award for lifetime achievement in public management research.
  • On October 22nd, ASU officially opened the California Center in Santa Monica, California. Several programs will eventually be housed there, but SPA already has a presence there. Dr. David Swindell spoke at the ceremony, highlighting the importance of the new facility as an excellent location for working with local officials throughout the Los Angeles region on urban challenges and solutions. The Center for Urban Innovation is a partner with the Alliance for Innovation and the California Civic Innovation Project. With help from President Crow’s office, we funded two new fellows for MPA students. Second year students Cassie Johnson and Travis Orton were selected to serve as the inaugural fellows.  They relocated to southern California and are now working from the Santa Monica office (literally blocks from the Pacific Ocean, at the corner of Lincoln and Arizona Avenue, of course). The students are working on various citizen engagement projects, including new technologies being introduced in the region as well as in person innovations such as the LA neighborhood councils. They will shortly begin work with the city managers of Santa Monica and West Hollywood on projects in partnerships with those communities while also shadowing several department heads in those communities. While they are engaged in these fellowships, they continue to work on their MPA degrees through online offerings and weekend intensives. They both had the opportunity to share the stage with President Crow and address the ceremony’s attendees where they acquitted themselves quite well and represented the School and College very professionally. Additional information on the new California Center and the opening ceremony is available at https://asunews.asu.edu/20131022-california-center.
  • Barry Bozeman's work was discussed and he was interviewed in Nature and Science.
  • Elizabeth Corley has the following publications:
  1. Huang, Wan-Ling, Welch, Eric, & Corley, Elizabeth A. (2013, forthcoming). Public Sector Voluntary Initiatives: The Adoption of the Environmental Management System by Public Waste Water Treatment Facilities in the United States. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management.
  2. Corley, Elizabeth A., Kim, Youngjae, & Scheufele, Dietram A. (2013, forthcoming). The Current Status and Future Direction of Nanotechnology Regulations: A View from Nano-Scientists. Review of Policy Research.
  3. Cacciatore, Michael A., Scheufele, Dietram A., & Corley, Elizabeth A. (2013, Forthcoming). Another (methodological) Look at Knowledge Gaps and the Internet’s Potential for Closing Them. Public Understanding of Science.
  • Nicole Darnall’s report (with SPA doctoral student, Hyunjung Ji, and Barrett, The Honors’ College graduate, Mary Hanna Smith), Residential Survey of Phoenix Metropolitan Area Residents’ Support for a Regional Solid Waste Initiative, was presented to the City of Phoenix’s Department of Public Works, City of Phoenix, September 9, 2013.
  • On September 26th, Dr. David Swindell partnered with the Southeastern Conference on Public Administration to host a plenary event entitled “Full Contact Economic Development: Sports Teams as City Partners in Charlotte, North Carolina. Participants included Ron Kimble (Charlotte Assistant City Manager), Michael Cantor (Project Director for Sterling Project Development Group, a subsidiary of Sterling Equities which owes the NY Mets), Dr. Mark Rosentraub (the Bickner Professor of Sports Management at the University of Michigan), and Dr. David Swindell (Director of ASU’s Center for Urban Innovation). In addition to the plenary, Cantor, Rosentraub, and Swindell participated in a live radio show on sports and economic development that morning. The radio show is available online at http://wfae.org/post/sports-financing-teams-and-their-cities.
  • Nicole Darnall’s 2011 article in the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management entitled “Is ISO 14001 a gateway to more advanced environmental action? The case for green supply chain management” (with Toshi Arimura and Hajime Katayama) was identified as one of the journal’s most cited (and downloaded) papers since 2008, http://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-environmental-economics-and-management/most-cited-articles/ (October 2013). An earlier version of this paper is listed on “15 Green Supply Chain Studies You Should Know About,” The Green Economy Post, January 12, 2010.
  • Spiro Maroulis's paper "Moving from an Exception to a Rule: Analyzing Mechanisms in Emergence-Based Institutionalization" with Jeannette Colyvas at Northwestern University was a Finalist for the Best Paper Award of the Organization and Management Theory Division at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Orlando, FL, August 9-13, 2013 (one of 4 finalists selected from over 600 papers).
  • Elizabeth Corley recently presented at the National Academy of Sciences (Washington, DC) on the The Science of Science Communication II: Creating Collaborations for Communication about Nanotechnology Regulation. She also presented at the First Annual Conference on Governance of Emerging Technologies: Law, Policy and Ethics (Phoenix, Arizona) on The Role of Social Responsibility in Leading Nano-scientists’ Perceptions about Nanotech Research and Regulation.
  • Ethan Kapstein has a new book published, "AIDS Drugs for All: Social Movements and Market Transformations" (Cambridge University Press, with Josh Busby of the University of Texas at Austin). It details how AIDS activists transformed the market for anti-retroviral medications from "low volume, high cost" to drugs that became available globally for free. Kapstein and Busby argue that the success of AIDS activists was due to several factors: 1) their understanding of pharmaceutical industry structure; 2) their framing of the issue; 3) their coherence around a treatment agenda; 4) their strategy for market transformation; and 5) their building of institutions to support the transformed market. In the book, they offer lessons from the AIDS case for several cases both within and outside global health; including climate change, human trafficking, and the elephant ivory trade.
  • G. Zhiyong Lan and coauthor published a piece in the September PA Times, an American Society for Public Administration Monthly on how China governs its community.  The full citation is as follows:"From Top-down to Citizen-Driven Community Governance ---China’s community service innovation in Xiaojie He District of Chengdu" by Dongquan Li, Renmin University of China and G. Zhiyong Lan, Arizona State University, September 10, 2013. 
  • G. Zhiyong Lan chaired a keynote session for the Asian Group meeting of the International Institute of Administration Sciences, held in Singapore in September  26. He serves as an  academic observer for in the International Institute of Administrative Sciences, and a steering committee member for its Asian Group.
  • Elizabeth Corley is the co-principal investigator on a grant from the National Science Foundation on the Qualitative and Quantitative Assessments of Outcomes from and Impacts of CNS-ASU.
  • Spencer Brien presented a paper at the annual conference of the Western Social Science Association, "Tax Competition Among Overlapping Jurisdictions."
  • Professor Lan published an article in China  Administrative Reform titled  "Multiple Challenges Are Testing China’s Administrative Reform" in Issue 10 of 2012.   He also published an article in China Governance Review titled “China’s Administrative Reform Strategies Examined from the Policies Made by the 18th Congress of the Party.”  Issue 1 of 2013.
  • Daniel Schugurensky announced the publication of a book he co-edited, titled, Volunteer Work, Informal Learning and Social Action. Several chapters within the book include studies Dr. Schugurensky conducted with his former students.
  • The following faculty members were recognized at an April 16, 2013, School of Public Affairs awards luncheon:
  1. Jim Thompson - Outstanding Faculty Associate Award
  2. Gerald Miller - Faculty Teaching Award
  3. Daniel Schugurensky - Faculty Research Award
  4. Yushim Kim - Faculty Service Award
  • “Designing HOPE: Rationales of Mixed Income Housing Policy,” a paper co-written byJoanna Lucio, Laura Hand and Flavio Marsiglia, was accepted in the Journal of Urban Affairs. In addition, Dr. Lucio and several SPA students—including Hyunjung Ji, Margaretha Warnicke and Tanya Watt—presented in early April 2013 at the Urban Affairs Association in San Francisco.
  • Kevin Desouza will deliver a webinar organized by DigitalGov University on April 18, 2013. His presentation is focused on the future of challenges in the public sector, and highlights findings from his recent work looking at how to leverage collective intelligence on participatory platforms.
  • Erik Johnston has been invited to attend two workshops, one on governing large-scale natural resources and the other on rethinking the education system in America: “Large-scale Natural Resources Conservation and Restoration—Issues of Governance,” -- April 16-17, 2013, Annapolis, Md., sponsored by the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center Workshop on adaptation of higher education institutions, part of the NSF-funded Modeling Social Complexity in Engineering Education project, May 2-3, 2013, Menlo Park, Calif., at SRI International
  • Elizabeth Corley was invited to speak at the National Academy of Sciences’ Sackler Colloquium, The Science of Science Communication II, to be held in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 23-25, 2013.
  • Jeff Chapman hosted a working group session of local government fiscal sustainability on March 21, 2013. Participants from the Boston Federal Reserve Bank, George Mason University, the University of Illinois at Chicago, USC, USF, GAO and the California Budget Project, among others, shared current research and ideas for future projects. Three members of the National Academy and two Wildavsky Award winners were in attendance. 
  • G. Zhiyong Lan and coauthor Joseph Galaskiewicz  from University of Arizona published an article "Innovations in Public and Non-profit Sector  in China" in a special issue  in Management and Organization Review 8:3, November 2012, 491–506.  They are also editors for this special issue. 
  • On March 6, 2013, Erik Johnston presented to Brophy College Preparatory students, faculty and staff at the Summit on Human Dignity—The Opportunity Gap. In February, he and doctoral candidate Tanya Kelley held a workshop at the iConference 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas, called “An introduction to policy informatics.”Kevin Desouza was a collaborator on the project.
  • The Center for Policy Informatics was well-represented at the American Society for Public Administration annual conference in March 2013, with three talks:
  1. Krishnamurthy, R., & Johnston, E. (2013, March). Fostering Perspective-Taking in Collaborative Decision Making to reduce conflict and improve collective outcomes with computer mediated simulations. American Society of Public Administration Annual Conference. March, 2013, New Orleans, LA. Accepted
  2. Kelley, T., & Johnston, E. (2013, March). Institutionalizing Social Media in the Public Sector. American Society of Public Administration Annual Conference. March, 2013, New Orleans, LA.
  3. Desouza, K., & Johnston, E. (2013, March). Institutionalizing social media in the public sector. American Society of Public Administration Annual Conference. New Orleans, LA.
  • Elizabeth Corley and her ASU collaborators received grant funding in the amount of $172,500 from the National Science Foundation for their project, “Qualitative and Quantitative Assessments of Outcomes from and Impacts of CNS-ASU,” of which she is a co-principal investigator.
  • Jeffrey Chapman was quoted in a recent news story in The Arizona Republic about indicators of municipalities’ financial health. The March 8, 2013, story focuses on Cave Creek’s $62 million debt.
  • An article in the Winter 2013 issue of SSA Magazine, distributed by the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration, featured Chris Herbst’s research on happiness.
  • Yushim Kim announces her recent and forthcoming publications:
  1. Kim, Y., Campbell, H., & Eckerd, A. (forthcoming). Residential choice constraints and environmental justice, Social Science Quarterly
  2. Kim, Y., Zhong, W., & Chun, Y. (forthcoming). Modeling sanction choices on fraudulent benefit exchanges in public service delivery, Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation
  3. Zhong, W., Kim, Y., & Jehn, M. (forthcoming). Modeling dynamics of an influenza pandemic with heterogeneous coping behaviors: Case study of a 2009 H1N1 outbreak in Arizona, Computational and Mathematical Organizational Theory
  4. Eckerd, A., Campbell, H., & Kim, Y. (2012). Helping those like us or harming those unlike us: Illuminating social processes leading to environmental injustice, Environment and Planning B, 39(5), 945-964.
  5. Chun, Y., Kim, Y., & Campbell, H. (2012). Using Bayesian methods to control for spatial autocorrelation in environmental justice research: An illustration using Toxics Release Inventory data for a Sunbelt county, Journal of Urban Affairs, 34(4), 419-439.
  • The Journal of International Management (1.698 impact factor) identified Nicole Darnall’s 2008 co-authored article as the journal’s second most highly-cited paper since 2008. Learn more about Dr. Darnall by reading her Faculty Spotlight Q&Afeatured on the School of Sustainability’s website.
  • Chris Herbst and Joanna Lucio will present on “Happiness and Neighborhood Segregation” on March 22, 2013, in the University Center, Room 480A, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. The presentation is a part of SPA’s 2012-2013 Colloquium Series.
  • Kathryn Mohrman was named the recipient of the ASPA Section for Women in Public Administration (SWPA)'s 2013 Julia J. Henderson International Award. She will be honored on March 18, 2013, at an awards breakfast during the 74th ASPA National Conference in New Orleans. Learn more.
  • Kevin Desouza delivered a talk at The Ohio State University on Feb. 6, 2013, as part of the Baumer Lecture Series in Ohio State’s Knowlton School of Architecture. His talk outlines how technologies are changing the face of urbanization. Learn more.
  • Nicole Darnall announces a new publication:
  1. Kurapatskie B. & Darnall N. 2013. Are some corporate sustainability activities associated with greater financial payoffs? Business Strategy and the Environment, 11(1), 49-61.   
  • Throughout the months of February and March 2013, photography by Kathryn Mohrman will be on exhibit in the ASU Downtown Phoenix Campus Library, located in the lower level of the University Center. Dr. Mohrman is the principal investigator of a $2.4 million U.S. Agency for International Development grant to ASU to expand the Higher Education Engineering Alliance Program (HEEAP).
  • Jeffrey Chapman announces his recent publications:
  1. “Effects of the Form of Government and Property Tax Limits on Local Finance in the Context of Revenue and  Expenditure Simultaneity,”  (2012) (with Evgenia Gorina),Public Budgeting and Finance 32(4):  19-45             
  2. “Municipal Fiscal Stress and the Use of Tax Increment financing (TIF)”   (2012)  Town Planning Review   83:2 (with Evgenia Gorina): 197-205
  3. “The Great Recessions Impact on Big City Budgets in the United  States:  Phoenix, Arizona,” (2011).  Municipal Finance Journal   (with Joanna Iocavellli and Lee Stanford Farr). 32:1:  115-142
  4. “Local Government Spending and Revenues (2013). In John R. Bartle, W. Bartley Hildreth and Justin Marlow, (eds.) Local Government Finance Chicago:  International City/County Management Association:  15-40.
  • Thomas Catlaw and Cathy Eden will be participating on a panel about “Managing Civil Discourse-Effective Compromise,” for the City of Peoria’s 2013 PACE Conference, “Breaking the Sound of Silence.” The conference is scheduled for Feb. 7, 2013. Learn more.
  • Nicole Darnall has two new publications:
  1. Darnall N., Ponting C. & Vazquez-Brust D. 2012. Why consumers buy green. Vazquez-Brust, D. and Sarkis J. (eds.) Green-Growth: Managing the Transition to Sustainable Capitalism. New York: Springer, pp. 287-308.
  2. Darnall N. & Sides S. 2012. Assessing the performance of voluntary environmental programs: does certification matter? Georg S. & Hoffman A. (eds). Business and the Natural Environment. New York, NY: Routledge. Volume 2, chapter 35. Reprinted from Policy Studies Journal 36(1), 95-117.
  • Did you catch the story about Erik Johnston's PAF 300 course in ASU News? Clickhere to read about how his in-class social experiment created a buzz in his classroom and beyond. In addition, Dr. Johnston was recently invited to attend a workshop on network governance sponsored by the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center.
  • Chris Herbst was named a Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), an independent international research institute located in Bonn, Germany, that is focused on labor market research. In addition, a paper he co-authored with John Ifcher titled, "A Bundle of Joy: Does Parenting Really Make Us Miserable?" was given extensive coverage in a recent article for The Globe and Mail.
  • Jonathan Koppell was formally inducted as a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration in November 2012.