Department of Public Administration University of Illinois Springfield

Public Administration Faculty UIS: Recent Publications

Kimberly Wiley (2018)

Wiley, K., & Berry, F. (2018). Compassionate Bureaucracy: Assuming the Administrative Burden of Policy Implementation. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. Available at

Reinbold, Gary (2017)

Reinbold, G. W. (2017). 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, 1-22.

Reinbold, G. W. (2017). How Means-Tested Transfer Programs Respond to Household Earned-Income Increases: Policy and Practice. Journal of Policy Practice16(4), 432-451.

Reinbold, G. W. (2017). 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.

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 at

Bland, J. Travis. (2017). Frontline participatory behavior in networks: Identity work and the corresponding behavioral determinations. Public Organization Review, 1-25. Available at:

Bland, J. Travis. (2017). Street level divergence in the functioning of social welfare networks. Journal of Public and Nonprofit Affairs, 3(2), 135-154. Available at:

Blankenberger, B. (2017)

Blankenberger, B., Lichtenberger, E., & Witt, M. A. (2017). Dual credit participation, college selectivity, and enhanced degree attainment. Educational Researcher 46(5), 259-263. Available at

Blankenberger, B., Lichtenberger, E., Witt, M. A., & Franklin, D. (2017). 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 at

Bland, J. Travis (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.

Bland, J. Travis and Kofi Abaidoo-Asiedu. (2016). 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.

Bland, J. Travis. (2016). Motivating and aligning human resources. In D. Sulamoyo & B. Bunch, Community Action Leaders: Rooting out Poverty at the Local Level. New York: Routledge.

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

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

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.

Bunch, B. (2016)

Bunch, B. “Local Government Capital Budgeting in Good Times … and Bad Times, 2016.  Illinois Municipal Policy Journal. 1 (1): 51-66.

Reinbold, G.W. (2016)

“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.

Funderburg, R. (2016)

Lejano, Raul P. and Richard Funderburg. 2016. “Geographies of Risk, the Regulatory State, and the Ethic of Care,” Annals of the American Association of Geographers, 106, 1097-1113.

Blankenberger, B. (2016)

Blankenberger, B., & Phillips, A. (2016). 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 at:

Blankenberger, B. & Cantrell-Bruce, T. (2016). Nonprofit education: Evaluating and assessing the skill sets that our students learn. Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership, 6(3), 243-253DOI:

Franklin, D., & Blankenberger, B. (2016). 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 at

Wang, J. (2015)

Dooley, T. P., & Wang, J. (2015). Higher education and performance: Examining at-risk populations in an online environment. e-mentor. 5(62), 84-90. Available at

Funderburg, R. (2015)

Funderburg, R. and L. Laurian. 2015. “Bolstering Environmental (In)Justice Claims with a Quasi-Experimental Research Design,” Land Use Policy, 49, 511-526.

Goulet, B. (2015).

Cross, T. P., Goulet, B., Helton, J. J., Lux, E., & Fuller, T. (2015). 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 at

Blankenberger, B. (2015)

Cantrell-Bruce, T. & Blankenberger, B. (2015). Seeing clearly: Measuring skill sets that address the “blurred boundaries” of nonprofit education. Journal of Public Affairs Education, 21(3), 367-380. Available at

Wiley, K. (2015)

Wiley, Kimberly and Frances Stokes Berry. (2015). 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 at

Lau, F. & Williams, A. M. (2015). Connecting the dots: Integrating and reinventing cultural theory, voice and collaboration. The International Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior, 18(3), 335-358.

Williams, A. M. & Wilson, D. (2015). Local preferencing and sustainability issues in public procurement. The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability: Annual Review, 11, 23-34.

Funderburg, R. (2014)

Laurian, L. and R. Funderburg. 2014. “Environmental Justice in France? A Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Incinerator Location,” Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, Vol. 57, No. 3: 424-446.

Reinbold, G. W. (2014).

“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.

Blankenberger, B. (2014)

Blankenberger, B., & Phillips, A. (online ahead-of-print, 2014). 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. Ahead-of-pint version DOI: 10.1177/0895904814556748. Available at 

Lichtenberger, E., Witt, M. A., Blankenberger, B., & Franklin, D. (2014). Dual credit/dual enrollment and data driven policy implementation. Journal of Community College Research and Practice, 38(11), 959-979. Available at

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 at

“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.

Williams, A. (2014)

Williams, A. M. (2014). 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.

Williams, A. M. (2014). Local preferencing for local suppliers: Examining the use of locality in public procurement. Public Money & Management, 34(3), 165-172.

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.

Williams, A. M. (2014). 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.

Funderburg, R. (2013)

Funderburg, R. and X. Zhou. 2013. “Trading Industry Clusters amid the Legacy of Industrial Land Use Planning in Southern California,” Environment and Planning A, Vol. 45, No. 11: 2752-2770.

Funderburg, R., T. J. Bartik, A. H. Peters, and P. S. Fisher. 2013. “The Impact of Marginal Business Taxes on State Manufacturing,” Journal of Regional Science, Vol. 53, No. 4: 557-582.

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.

Miller, W. (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.

Bunch, B. S. (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.

“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.

“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.

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.

Refereed Paper. “Tobacco Bonds: Evolution and Future Outlook.” Presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for Budgeting and Financial Management.

Wang, J. (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.

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.

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.

Reinbold, G. (2011)

“Economic inequality and child stunting in Bangladesh and Kenya: An investigation of six hypotheses.” Population and Development Review, 37(4), 691-719.

Miller, W. (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.

“Mode-Neutral and the Need to Transform Teaching.”  Public Administration Quarterly, Volumn 35, Number 4, Winter 2011.

Bland, J. Travis (2010)

Bland, J. Travis, Bruk, Boris, Kim, Dongshin, & Lee, Kim. (2010). Enhancing public sector innovation: Examining the network-innovation relationship. The Innovation Journal, 15(3).  Available at:

Miller, W. (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.

“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.

Bunch, B. S. (2010).

Illinois 2008 Community Services Block Grant Report. Report for the Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies.

“Sharing City Sales Tax Revenue with School Districts.” Government Finance Review.

Bunch, B. S. (2008).

“Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program: Analysis of Variations in State Practices.” International Journal of Public Administration, 31(2), 117.

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.

Wang, J. (2008)

Bina, Z. and Wang, J. (2008). Revelation of Brownfields Redevelopment in Europe and US to Urban Land Reconsolidation in China. China Land Science, 22(9): 65-71.

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

” School Performance Measurement.” American Review of Public Administration, 38(1), 100.