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Rutgers SPAA Briefs & Papers

Rutgers SPAA Research Briefs connect SPAA faculty research to practitioners and the community, providing an overview of current research topics and offering insights and best practices.


MARCH 2021
Research Brief
Cap and Gap: The Fiscal Effects of Property Tax Levy Limits in New York

Pengju Zhang, PhD
Assistant Professor, School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA), Rutgers University–Newark


FEBRUARY 2021
Research Brief
Do Public Organizations Have Reputations for Diversity? The Study of Women and Minorities’ Decision to Work in Public Organizations

Yahong Zhang, PhD
Associate Professor, School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA), Rutgers University–Newark


DECEMBER 2020
Research Brief
Pandemic Planning in the U.S.: An Examination of COVID-19 Data

Charles E. Menifield, PhD
Dean, School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA), Rutgers University–Newark


NOVEMBER 2020
Research Brief
To Whom Black Lives Actually Matter? Reflections on the Efficacy and Sustainability of Ethno-Racial Coalitions

Ariane Chebel d’Appollonia, PhD
Professor, School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA), Rutgers University–Newark


SEPTEMBER 2020
Research Brief
Critical Pedagogic Strategies for Teaching Social Justice in Nonprofit Management Education

Lindsey McDougle, PhD
Associate Professor, School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA), Rutgers University–Newark


JUNE 2020
Issue Brief
The Digital Divide Leaves Millions at a Disadvantage During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Gregory Porumbescu, PhD
Assistant Professor, School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA), Rutgers University–Newark


FEBRUARY 2020
Research Brief
How Do Intrinsic Motivations, Work-Related Opportunities, and Well-Being Shape Bureaucratic Corruptibility?

Yahong Zhang, PhD
Associate Professor, School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA), Rutgers University–Newark


NOVEMBER 2019
Research Brief
A Transformative Era: The Roberts Court, Constitutional Interpretation, and Public Administration

Stephanie Newbold, PhD
Associate Professor, School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA), Rutgers University–Newark


SEPTEMBER 2019
Research Brief
The Nonprofit Sector in New Jersey: Some Basics

Jiahuan Lu, PhD
Assistant Professor, School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA), Rutgers University–Newark


MARCH 2019
Research Paper
Estimating Recreational Marijuana Tax Revenues in New Jersey

Charles Menifield, PhD
Dean, School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA), Rutgers University–Newark


DECEMBER 2018
Research Brief
Is Open Government a Performance Target of U.S. Federal Agencies?

Suzanne Piotrowski, PhD
Associate Professor, School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA), Rutgers University–Newark
Director, Rutgers Transparency and Governance Center


OCTOBER 2018
Research Brief
The Link Between Transparency, Understanding, and Policy Support

Gregory Porumbescu, PhD
Assistant Professor, School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA), Rutgers University–Newark
Associate Director, Rutgers Transparency and Governance Center