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.
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. 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 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.