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 Fellow in the Office of Evaluation Sciences at the General Services Administration in Washington, D.C. In August 2020, I will be joining the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University.
My academic work applies insights from the behavioral sciences to public management and policy. Substantively, I am interested in how institutional 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. I also work with public organizations in the US and abroad to design and apply behavioral interventions to improve government effectiveness across different domains.
I received the Beryl Radin Award for the best article published in the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory (JPART). I am also co-editor of Experiments In Public Management Research: Challenges and Contributions (Cambridge University Press), and founding editor (together with Ken Meier and Gregg Van Ryzin) of the Journal of Behavioral Public Administration, a not-for-profit, open-access journal. I co-chair the EGPA Permanent Study Group XXII on Behavioral Public Administration.