I am an assistant professor in the School of Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers University-Newark where I am also co-directing the Center for Experimental and Behavioral Public Administration. During the Academic Year 2019-2020, I serve as OES Fellow in the Office of Evaluation Sciences at the General Services Administration in Washington, D.C.
My academic work applies insights from the behavioral sciences to public administration and policy. Substantively, I am interested in how institutional and organizational arrangements for public service delivery affect public employees and the people they serve – especially with regard to social equity in access to public services and programs.
In 2019, I received the Beryl Radin Award for the best article published in the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory (JPART) for Which Clients are Deserving of Help? A Theoretical Model and Experimental Test (together with Lars Tummers). I am also co-editor of Experiments In Public Management Research: Challenges and Contributions (Cambridge University Press).
I am founding editor (together with Ken Meier and Gregg Van Ryzin) of the Journal of Behavioral Public Administration, a not-for-profit, open-access journal, and co-chair the EGPA Permanent Study Group XXII on Behavioral Public Administration.