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Valentine A. Lamar, MPA

Valentine A Lamar
SPAA PhD Candidate

Valentine A. Lamar is a doctoral candidate in the School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) at Rutgers University–Newark. Her research interests are in counter-corruption, governance, institutional reform, public administration and management, public policy, and applied statistics. Her dissertation is a three-paper project that examines the measurements, determinants and consequences of citizens' perceptions of corruption. The first paper is a comprehensive comparison study between citizen-based and expert-based perceptions of corruption measures. The second paper examines the factors that influence citizens' perceptions of corruption in addition to experience(s) with bribery. And, the third paper investigates the consequences of citizens' perceptions of corruption, using the United States as a case study.


  • MPA: University of Missouri, Truman School of Public Affairs, Public Policy
  • BA: University of Nairobi, Economics and Geography