Public Administration Faculty UIS: Recent Publications

Recent publications are in alphabetical order by author:  

Bland, Travis J.

  • (2018). Authentic participatory engagement: Community Action and the foundational principle of maximum feasible participation. Public Administration Quarterly, 42(2). Available here.
  • (2017). Frontline participatory behavior in networks: Identity work and the corresponding behavioral determinations. Public Organization Review, 1-25. Available here (PDF).
  • (2017). Street level divergence in the functioning of social welfare networks. Journal of Public and Nonprofit Affairs, 3(2), 135-154. Available here (PDF).
  • (2017). Bland, J. T. & Blankenberger, B.  Collaboration challenges and the construction of complex data systems: Lessons from the development of the Illinois Longitudinal Data System. Public Administration Quarterly, 41(4), 695-740. Available here.
  • (2016). Bland, J. Travis. Leading the ethical organization. In A. Farazmand & C. Jurkiewicz (e.d), Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance. New York: Springer.
  • (2016). Bland, J. Travis and Kofi Abaidoo-Asiedu. Issue networks: The policy process and its key actors. In A. Farazmand (e.d), Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance. New York: Springer.
  • (2016). Bland, J. T., Bunch, B., & Wang, J. Collaborating to build value. In D. Sulamoyo, & B. Bunch (Eds.), Community Action Leaders: Rooting out Poverty at the Local Level. New York: Routledge. Available here.
  • (2016). Bland, J. Travis. Motivating and aligning human resources. In D. Sulamoyo & B. Bunch, Community Action Leaders: Rooting out Poverty at the Local Level. New York: Routledge.
    • This book is available for purchase here.
  • (2010). Bland, J. Travis, Bruk, Boris, Kim, Dongshin, & Lee, Kim. Enhancing public sector innovation: Examining the network-innovation relationship. The Innovation Journal, 15(3).  Available here (PDF).

Blankenberger, B.

  • (2017). Blankenberger, B., McChesney, K. Y., Schnebly, S. M., Moranski, K. R., & Dell, H. (2017). Measuring racial bias and general education assessment. The Journal of General Education, 66(1), 42-59. Available here.
  • (2017). Blankenberger, B., Lichtenberger, E., & Witt, M. A.  Dual credit participation, college selectivity, and enhanced degree attainment. Educational Researcher 46(5), 259-263. Available here.
  • (2017). Blankenberger, B., Lichtenberger, E., Witt, M. A., & Franklin, D.  Diverse students, high school factors, and completion agenda goals: An analysis of the Illinois class of 2003. Education and Urban Society 49(5), 518-545. Available here.
  • (2017). Bland, J. T. & Blankenberger, B. Collaboration challenges and the construction of complex data systems: Lessons from the development of the Illinois Longitudinal Data System. Public Administration Quarterly, 41(4), 695-740. Available here.
  • (2016). Blankenberger, B., & Phillips, A.  Implementation of performance funding in Illinois higher education: The roles of the completion agenda, budget environment, and interest group dynamics in the process. Educational Policy, 30(6), 884-915. doi: 10.1177/0895904814556748. Available here.
  • (2016). Blankenberger, B. & Cantrell-Bruce, T. Nonprofit education: Evaluating and assessing the skill sets that our students learn. Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership, 6(3), 243-253DOI: Available here.
  • (2016). Franklin, D., & Blankenberger, B. Program evaluation of community college learning assistance centers: What do LAC directors think? Community College Review, 44(1) 3-25. DOI: 10.1177/0091552115609998. Available here.
  • (2015). Cantrell-Bruce, T. & Blankenberger, B. Seeing clearly: Measuring skill sets that address the “blurred boundaries” of nonprofit education. Journal of Public Affairs Education, 21(3), 367-380. Available here (PDF).
  • (2014). Blankenberger, B., & Phillips, A. Implementation of performance funding in Illinois higher education: The roles of the completion agenda, budget environment, and interest group dynamics in the process. Educational Policy. DOI: 10.1177/0895904814556748. Available here.
  • (2014). Lichtenberger, E., Witt, M. A., Blankenberger, B., & Franklin, D. Dual credit/dual enrollment and data driven policy implementation. Journal of Community College Research and Practice, 38(11), 959-979. Available here.

Bunch, B.

  • (2016) Bunch, B. “Local Government Capital Budgeting in Good Times … and Bad Times, 2016.  Illinois Municipal Policy Journal. 1 (1): 51-66. Available here.
  • (2016) Bland, J. T., Bunch, B., & Wang, J. Collaborating to build value. In D. Sulamoyo, & B. Bunch (Eds.), Community Action Leaders: Rooting out Poverty at the Local Level. New York: Routledge. Available here.
  • (2013) Wang, J., Bunch B. & Stream, C. Increasing the usefulness of academic scholarship for local government practitioners. State and Local Government Review, 45(3): 197-213. Available here.
  • (2012) “Capital Planning and Budgeting” in Management Policies in Local Government Finance edited by John R. Bartle, W. Bartley Hildreth, and Justin Marlowe, 6th Edition, Washington, D.C.: International City/County Management Association, 2012, pp. 253-278.
  • (2012) “Preserving the Public Interest in Highway Public-Private Partnerships: The State of Texas’ Approach,” Public Budgeting & Finance. Spring 2012, Vol. 32, No. 1: 36-57. Available here.
  • (2012) “Debt and Deception: How States Avoid Making Hard Fiscal Decisions” with Robert Bifulco, William Duncombe, Mark Robbins, and William Simonsen. Public Administration Review, September/October 2012, Vol. 72, No. 5: 659-667. Available here.
  • (2012) Refereed Paper. “Illinois State Budgeting in the Aftermath of the Great Recession.” Presented at the Annual Conference of Western Social Scientist Association, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • (2012) Refereed Paper. “Tobacco Bonds: Evolution and Future Outlook.” Presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for Budgeting and Financial Management.
  • (2010) Illinois 2008 Community Services Block Grant Report. Report for the Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies.
  • (2010) “Sharing City Sales Tax Revenue with School Districts.” Government Finance Review.  Available here.
  • (2008) “Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program: Analysis of Variations in State Practices.” International Journal of Public Administration, 31(2), 117.  Available here.

Funderburg, R.

  • (2018) Funderburg, R. “Regional Employment and Housing Impacts of Tax Increment Financing Districts,” Regional Studies, DOI: 10.1080/00343404.2018.1490013, Available here.
  • (2018) Drucker, J., R. Funderburg, D. Merriman, and R. Weber. The Use of Business Property Tax Incentives in Cook County, Illinois. Institute of Government and Public Affairs, University of Illinois. Available here (PDF).
  • (2016) Lejano, R. and R. Funderburg. “Geographies of Risk, the Regulatory State, and the Ethic of Care,” Annals of the American Association of Geographers, 106, 1097-1113. Available here.
  • (2015) Funderburg, R. and L. Laurian. “Bolstering Environmental (In)Justice Claims with a Quasi-Experimental Research Design,” Land Use Policy, 49, 511-526. Available here.
  • (2014) Laurian, L. and R. Funderburg. “Environmental Justice in France? A Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Incinerator Location,” Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 57, 424-446. Available here.
  • (2013) Funderburg, R. and X. Zhou. “Trading Industry Clusters amid the Legacy of Industrial Land Use Planning in Southern California,” Environment and Planning A, 45, 2752-2770. Available here.
  • (2013) Funderburg, R., T. Bartik, A. Peters, and P. Fisher. “The Impact of Marginal Business Taxes on State Manufacturing,” Journal of Regional Science, 53, 557-582. Available here.
  • (2010) Funderburg, R. and H. MacDonald. “Neighbourhood Valuation Effects from New Construction of Low-income Housing Tax Credit Projects in Iowa: A Natural Experiment,” Urban Studies, 47, 1745-1771. Available here.
  • (2010) Funderburg, R., H. Nixon, M. Boarnet, and G. Ferguson. “New Highways and Land Use Change: Results from a Quasi-Experimental Research Design,” Transportation Research A, 44, 76-98. Available here.
  • (2009) Funderburg, R., H. Nixon, and M. Boarnet. Linking Highway Improvements to Changes in Land Use with Quasi-Experimental Research Design: A Better Forecasting Tool for Transportation Decision-making. San José, CA: Mineta Transportation Institute. Available here (PDF).
  • (2008) Funderburg, R. and M. Boarnet. “Agglomeration Potential: The Spatial Scale of Industry Linkages in the Southern California Economy,” Growth and Change, 39, 24-57. Available here.
  • (2006) Nixon, H., R. Lejano, and R. Funderburg. “Planning Methodology for Predicting Spatial Patterns of Risk Potential from Industrial Land Uses,” Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 49, 829-847. Available here.

Goulet, B. 

  • (2015) Cross, T. P., Goulet, B., Helton, J. J., Lux, E., & Fuller, T.  What will happen to this child if I report? Outcomes of reporting child maltreatment. In B. Matthews & D.C. Bross (eds.), Mandatory Reporting Laws and the Identification of Severe Child Abuse and Neglect (pp. 417-441). Springer Netherlands. Available here.

Kenneth Kriz

  • (2019). Johnson, Craig L. and Kenneth Kriz. Tax Increment Financing and Economic Development, 2nd ed.  Albany, NY: State University of New York.
  • (2017). Kriz, Kenneth A. and Xiao, Yan. Summer 2017. “The Impact of Rating Recalibration on the Municipal Bond Yield Spreads.” Public Budgeting & Finance 37, 2: 83-101.
  • (2017). Clark, C. Brendan, Swails, Jeffrey A., Pontinen, Heidi M., Bowerman, Shannon E., Kriz, Kenneth A. and Hendricks, Peter S. 2017. “A Behavioral Economic Assessment of Individualizing Versus Binding Moral Foundations.” Personality and Individual Differences 112: 49-54.
  • (2017). Kriz, Kenneth A. and Joffe, Marc D. 2017. “Municipal Bond Insurance after the Financial Crisis: Can It Help Reduce Borrowing Costs for Local Governments?” Mercatus Research (Mercatus Center at George Mason University) Working Paper.
  • (2016). Chen, Can, Kriz, Kenneth A. and Wang, Qiushi. September 2016. “Does Public Infrastructure Health Affect State Bond Ratings? Evidence from a Panel Data Analysis.” Public Finance Review 44, 5: 660-680.
  • (2016). Kriz, Kenneth A. and Wang, Quishi. Summer 2016. “Municipal Bond Risk Premia During the Financial Crisis: Model and Implications” Municipal Finance Journal 37, 2: 29-49.
  • (2015). Kriz, Kenneth A. 2015. “Optimal Size of Fiscal Reserves for Local Governments” In Local Government Budget Stabilization: Explorations and Evidence (Hou, Yilin, ed.). Cham, Switzerland: Springer.
  • (2015). Chen, Gang, Kriz, Kenneth A., and Ebdon, Carol. Fall 2015. “The Effect of Board Composition on Public Sector Pension Funding.” Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting, and Financial Management 27, 3: 352-376.
  • (2015). Kriz, Kenneth A., Wang, Quishi, and Issarachaiyos, Sikarn. Fall 2015. “Debt Burden and Perceived Sovereign Default Risk: Evidence from Credit Default Swaps.” Public Finance and Management 15, 3: 203-224.
  • (2015). Wang, Janey Qian and Kriz, Kenneth A. Summer 2015. “Determinants of Debt Burdens: Evidence from California Counties.” Public Finance and Management 15, 2: 91-107.
  • (2014). Srithongrung, Arwiphawee and Kriz, Kenneth A. Fall 2014. “The Impact of Sub-national Fiscal Policies on Economic Growth: A Dynamic Analysis Approach.” Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 33: 912-928.
  • (2014). Peng, Jun, Kriz, Kenneth A., and Wang, Qiushi. Spring 2014. “The Two Worlds of Municipal Bonds: Are Lower Rated Bonds Punished More by Financial Crisis?” Public Budgeting & Finance 34: 18-38. This paper was awarded the Jesse Burkhead Award for the Best Article in Public Budgeting & Finance volume 34.
  • (2013). Chen, Gang, Ebdon, Carol, Kriz, Kenneth A., and Maisondieu Laforge, Olivier. Fall 2013. “The Management of Defined Contribution Pension Plans in Local Government.” Public Budgeting & Finance 33: 75-95.
  • (2013). O’Neil, Patrick D. and Kriz, Kenneth A. July/August 2013. “Do High Reliability Systems Have Lower Error Rates? Evidence from Commercial Aircraft Accidents.” Public Administration Review 73: 601-612.

McCandless, S. A.

  • (2019). McCandless, S.A., & Ronquillo, J.C. (2019). Social equity in professional codes of ethics. Public Integrity. Available online here: https://doi.org/10.1080/10999922.2019.1619442.
  • (2019). Elias, R., McCandless, S.A., & Chordiya, R. (2019). Administrative decision-making amid competing public sector values: Confederate statue removal in Baltimore, Maryland. Journal of Public Affairs Education. Available here online.
  • (2019). McCandless, S.A. (2019). Follett in the squad car. In M. Stout (Ed.), The future of progressivism: Applying Follettian thinking to contemporary issues (pp. 219-248). Anoka, MN: Process Century Press.
  • (2019). McCandless, S.A. (2019, March 27). #MeToo, the Academy and Responsibilities [Blog post]. Retrieved from the blog of Public Administration Review
  • (2019). Johnson, R.G., McCandless, S.A., & Renderos, H. (2019). An exploratory study of transgender inmate populations in Latin America. Public Integrity. DOI: 10.1080/10999922.2018.1557027 . Available here online ahead of print.
  • (2018). McCandless, S.A. (2018). LGBT homeless youth and policing. Public Integrity, 20(6), 558-570.
  • (2018).  McCandless, S., & Hooker. J. (2018). Ally training: A model for collaboration. In W. Swan (Ed.), The Routledge Handbook of LGBTQIA Administration and Policy (pp. 366-374). New York, NY: Routledge
  • (2018). McCandless, S.A.  Improving community relations: How police strategies to improve accountability for social equity affect citizen perceptions. Public Integrity, 20(4), 370-385.
  • (2018). McCandless, S.A. Prioritizing social equity in MPA curricula: A cross-program analysis and a case study. Journal of Public Affairs Education, 24(3), 361-379.
  • (2018). McCandless, S.A., & Vogler, G.M. Managing police organizations. In A. Farazmand (Ed.), The Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance. Springer.
  • (2017). McCandless, S.A. Accountability for social equity: An examination of local law enforcement agencies. In R.G. Johnson III (ed.), Social Equity in a Time of Change: A Critical 21st Century Social Movement (pp. 115-138). San Francisco: Birkdale Publishers.
  • (2016). Taylor, T., & McCandless, S.A. Juvenile violence: Interventions, policies, and future directions [Chapter 14]. In C.A. Cuevas and C.M. Rennison (eds.), Wiley- Blackwell handbook on the psychology of violence (pp. 247-276). Malden, MA: Wiley Blackwell.
  • (2016). Lee, J. J., & McCandless, S. Local charter school service delivery: The explanatory power of interest groups. The Social Science Journal, 53(1), 49-59.
  • (2013). McCandless, S. A., & Guy, M. E. One More Time: What Did Woodrow Wilson Really Mean About Politics and Administration?. Administrative Theory & Praxis, 35(3), 356-377.
  • (2012). Guy, M. E., & McCandless, S. A. Social equity: Its legacy, its promise. Public Administration Review, 72(s1), S5-S13.

Miller, W. 

  • (2014) “Interethnic Competition for Classroom Teacher, Assistant Principal, Principal, And Administrator Jobs In Multiethnic U. S. School Districts, 2002-2008.”  Online Pre-Print version at American Review of Public Administration.  Kerr, B., Miller, W., Kerr, G. and Deshommes, R.  Print version anticipated 2016. DOI: 0275074014545382. Available here.
  • (2014) “Bureaucratic, Leadership, and Workforce Representation Among Female Administrators, Principals, Assistant Principals, and Classroom Teachers in U. S. School Districts, 2002-2008.” Public Administration Quarterly.  With Kerr, B., and Kerr, G.  Vol. 38, No. 3, 2014. Available here.
  • (2013) “When Does Politics Matter? Re-examining the Determinants of African American and Latino Municipal Employment Patterns.” Urban Affairs Review. With Kerr, B., Shreckhise, W., Reid, M. Volumn 49, No. 6, November 2013. Available here.
  • (2011) “The Determinants of Child Abuse and Neglect Among American Indians and Alaskan Natives Across States and Over Time.” Midsouth Political Science Review, Vo. 12, 2011.  With Goodrich, L., Hunt, V., Kerr, B.
  • (2011)“Mode-Neutral and the Need to Transform Teaching.”  Public Administration Quarterly, Volumn 35, Number 4, Winter 2011.
  • (2010) “The Great Negro State of the Country.” With J. A. Parry. In Readings in Arkansas Politics and Government, J. A. Parry and R. P. Wang, eds.
  • (2010) “Descriptive Representation by Gender and Race/Ethnicity in Municipal Bureaucracies: Change in US Multiethnic Cities, 1987–2001,” Journal of Women, Politics & Policy, Volume 31 Issue 3, 217.  With Kerr, B., Reid, M. and Schreckheise, W. Available here.

Reinbold, G. W.

  • (2018) Reinbold, G. W. Comparing Mechanisms to Child Outcomes from Long-Term Economic Well-Being Measured with the Official Poverty Measure and the Supplemental Poverty Measure. Child Indicators Research, 11(3), 1007-1028. Available here.
  • (2017) Reinbold, G. W. How Means-Tested Transfer Programs Respond to Household Earned-Income Increases: Policy and Practice. Journal of Policy Practice16(4), 432-451. Available here.
  • (2017) Reinbold, G. W.  Exploring long-term economic well-being and child outcomes with the Supplemental Poverty Measure: evidence from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics. Journal of Children and Poverty23(1), 1-17. Available here.
  • (2016) Reinbold, G. W. “Comparing the effect of U.S. tax and transfer programs on relative and  absolute income inequality: Research and policy implications.” Journal of Policy Practice, 15(4), 243-268. Available here.
  • (2014) Reinbold, G. W. “Realising young children’s right to health under the Convention on the Rights of the Child.” The International Journal of Children’s Rights, 22(3), 502-551. Available here.
  • (2011) Reinbold, G. W. “Economic inequality and child stunting in Bangladesh and Kenya: An investigation of six hypotheses.” Population and Development Review, 37(4), 691-719. Available here.

Wang, J. 

  • (2016) Bland, J. T., Bunch, B., & Wang, J. Collaborating to build value. In D. Sulamoyo, & B. Bunch (Eds.), Community Action Leaders: Rooting out Poverty at the Local Level. New York: Routledge. Available here.
  • (2015) Dooley, T. P., & Wang, J. Higher education and performance: Examining at-risk populations in an online environment. e-mentor. 5(62), 84-90. Available here (PDF).
  • (2013) Wang, J., Bunch B. & Stream, C. Increasing the usefulness of academic scholarship for local government practitioners. State and Local Government Review, 45(3): 197-213. Available here.
  • (2012) Chapters in Edited Book-“The Health Impacts of Brownfields in Charlotte, NC” in Geospatial Analysis of Environmental Health, J. Maantay and S. McLafferty, eds.
  • (2012) Refereed Paper- “Estimating Health Benefits of Brownfield Remediation in Charlotte, NC: A GIS Approach.” Presented at the Association of American Geographers Conference in Seattle, WA.
  • (2012) Refereed Paper – “Will Expanding 10th Street Corridor Further the Division Between the East Side and West Side of Springfield?” Presented at the Transport Chicago Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • (2008) Bina, Z. and Wang, J. Revelation of Brownfields Redevelopment in Europe and US to Urban Land Reconsolidation in China. China Land Science, 22(9): 65-71.

Wiley, K. 

  • (2018) Wiley, K., & Berry, F. Compassionate Bureaucracy: Assuming the Administrative Burden of Policy Implementation. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. Available here.
  • (2015) Wiley, Kimberly and Frances Stokes Berry.  Teaching Social Entrepreneurship in Public Affairs Programs: A Review of Social Entrepreneurship Courses in the Top 30 U.S. Public Administration and Affairs Programs.  Journal of Public Affairs Education. 21(3), 381-400. Available here (PDF).

Williams, A.

  • (2017) Blair, B. L., & Williams, A. M. (2017). University housing development: A PPP approach. Journal of Public and Nonprofit Affairs, 3(3), 320-335.
  • (2015) Lau, F. & Williams, A. M.  Connecting the dots: Integrating and reinventing cultural theory, voice and collaboration. The International Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior, 18(3), 335-358. Available here.
  • (2015) Williams, A. M. & Wilson, D. Local preferencing and sustainability issues in public procurement. The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability: Annual Review, 11, 23-34.
  • (2014) Williams, A. M. Succeeding in transportation infrastructure public-private partnerships: Examining a theory using the case of the Port of Miami Tunnel. International Journal of Procurement Management, 7(1), 35-49. Available here.
  • (2014) Williams, A. M.  Local preferencing for local suppliers: Examining the use of locality in public procurement. Public Money & Management, 34(3), 165-172. Available here.
  • (2014) Williams, A., Slagle, D., & Wilson, D. (2014). Ranking universities for scholarship in public administration research, 2006-2010. Journal of Public Affairs Education, 20(3), 393-412. Available here.
  • (2014) Williams, A. M.  Re-examining procurement tenders with respect to price: A transaction cost model of Portland procurement agencies. International Journal of Procurement Management, 7(5), 596-621. Available here.

Collaborations (Multiple UIS professors): 

Bland, J. Travis and Blankenberger, B. (2017)

  • Bland, J. T. & Blankenberger, B. (2017). Collaboration challenges and the construction of complex data systems: Lessons from the development of the Illinois Longitudinal Data System. Public Administration Quarterly, 41(4), 695-740. Available here.

Bland, J. T., Bunch, B., D. , and Wang, J. (2016)

  • Bland, J. T., Bunch, B., & Wang, J. (2016). Collaborating to build value. In D. Sulamoyo, & B. Bunch (Eds.), Community Action Leaders: Rooting out Poverty at the Local Level. New York: Routledge. Available here.

Bunch, B., Sulamoyo, D., Bland, J. T., and Wang, J. (2016)

  • Bunch, B., D. Sulamoyo, A. Itulya, T. Bland, L. Johnson, and J. Wang. (2016). Local Community Action Leaders: Rooting Out Poverty at the Local Level. New York: Routledge. Book available here.

Bunch, B. and Wang, J. (2013)

  • Wang, J., Bunch B. and Stream, C. (2013). Increasing the usefulness of academic scholarship for local government practitioners. State and Local Government Review, 45(3): 197-213. Available here.

Kerr, J. B., Miller, W., Reid, M., & Edwards, R. (2008).

  • “An Unconventional Application of the Glass Ceiling Concept: African American and Latino Administrators in Municipal Government Bureaucracies, 1987-1997.” Public Administration Quarterly, 32. Available here.

Miller, W. H., Kerr, B., & Ritter, G. (2008).

  • “School Performance Measurement.” American Review of Public Administration, 38(1), 100. Available here (PDF).