Faculty Research



  1. Walsh, James Igoe, and Marcus Schultze. (2018). Drones and Support for the Use ofForce. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press.
  2. Whitaker, Beth Elise, and John F. Clark. (2018). Africa’s International Relations: Balancing Domestic and Global Interests. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

  1. Atkinson, Mary Layton. and Jason Harold Windett. “Gender Stereotypes and the Policy Priorities of Women in Congress.” Political Behavior. Forthcoming. Accepted in 2018.
  2. Barth, Thomas, and Chattopadhyay, Jacqueline. (2018). “A Tale of the Half Full or Half Empty Cup: Core Values in Local Government Organizations in Practice. State and Local Government Review. 50 (4): 1-9.
  3. Batista Pereira, Frederico. “Gendered Political Contexts and the Gender Gap in Political Knowledge.” Journal of Politics. Forthcoming. Accepted in 2018.
  4. Millesen, J. L. & Carman, Joanne G. Building Capacity in Nonprofit Boards: Learning from Board Self-assessments. Journal of Public and Nonprofit Affairs. Forthcoming.
  5. Parrott, A. & Carman, Joanne G. Scaling up programs: Reflections on the Importance of Process Evaluation. Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation. Forthcoming. Accepted in 2018.
  6. Carman, Joanne. G. & Parrott, A. (2018). “Yoga in United States Urban Schools: Outcomes for Student Response to Stress and Academic Achievement. International Journal of Health Sciences and Research 8(3): 1-10.
  7. Chattopadhyay, Jacqueline. "Can Health Insurance Regulations Generate Citizen Constituencies?" Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law. Forthcoming. Accepted in 2018.
  8. Conrad, Justin, Kevin Greene, James Igoe Walsh, and Beth Elise Whitaker. 2018. “Rebel Natural Resource Exploitation and Conflict Duration.” Journal of Conflict Resolution. 63(3): 591-616.
  9. Giersch, Jason & Christopher Dong (2018). “Principals’ Preferences When Hiring Teachers: A Conjoint Experiment.” Journal of Educational Administration. 56(4), 429-444.
  10. Knight, Amber. “Disabling Ideal Theory.” Politics, Groups, and Identities. Forthcoming. Accepted in 2018.
  11. Kropf, Martha, Samuel Jacob Grubbs, John Szmer, and Beth Elise Whitaker. (2018). “American Politics Course Redesigns: The Effect of Propensity Score Matching on Predicting Learning Outcomes.” Journal of Political Science Education. 10.1080/15512169.2018.1515633
  12. Leland, Suzanne M., Read, D. & Pope, E. “Views from the Field: Economic Developer’s Perceptions about the Formation of Public-Private Real Estate Development Partnerships.” Urban Affairs Review. Forthcoming.
  13. Goodman, C. B., & Leland, Suzanne M. (2019). “Do Cities and Counties Attempt to Circumvent Changes in Their Autonomy by Creating Special Districts?” The American Review of Public Administration, 49(2): 203-217.
  14. Boyer, R., Leland, Suzanne. (2018). “Cohousing for Whom? Survey Evidence to Support the Diffusion of Socially and Spatially Integrated Housing in the United States.” Housing Policy Debate. 1-15.
  15. Maestas, Cherie, Chattopadhyay, J., Leland, S., &; Piatak, J. (2018). “Fearing Food: The Influence of Risk Perceptions on Public Preferences for Uniform and Centralized Risk Regulation.” Policy Studies Journal. https://doi.org/10.1111/psj.12276
  16. Mohr, Z., “The Kansas Budget Experience from 2012 to 2017.” Municipal Finance Journal. Forthcoming. Accepted in 2018.
  17. Mohr, Z., Pope, J.V.*, Kropf, M.E., & Shepherd, M. “Strategic Spending: Does Politics Influence Election Administration Expenditure?” American Journal of Political Science. Forthcoming. Accepted in 2018.
  18. Mitchell, D. & Mohr, Z. “Financial Management and Cost Accountability in Networks: An Analysis of Indirect and Additional Cost Monitoring in Chicago Local Government Networks.”  International Journal of Public Administration. Forthcoming. Accepted in 2018.
  19. Mohr, Z., Raudla, R., & Douglas, J. (2018). “Is Cost Accounting Used with Other NPM Practices? Evidence from European Countries.” Public Performance & Management Review. 41(4): 696-722. https://doi.org/10.1080/15309576.2018.1480391
  20. Borry, E., Dehart-Davis, L., Kauffman, W., Merritt, C., Mohr, Z., & Tummers, L. (2018). “Formalization and Consistency Heighten Organizational Rule Following: Experimental and Survey Evidence.” Public Administration 96 (2):368–385.
  21. Kim, M., Charles, C. & Pettijohn, S. (2018). “Challenges in the Use of Performance Data in Management: Results of a National Survey of Human Service Nonprofit Organizations. Public Performance and Management Review. https://doi.org/10.1080/15309576.2018.1523107
  22. Pettijohn, S. L. & Boris, E. T. (2018). “Testing Nonprofit State Culture: Its Impact on the Health of the Nonprofit Sector.” Nonprofit Policy Forum 9(3). https://doi.org/10.1515/npf2018-0012
  23. Piatak, J. (2018). “Weathering the Storm: The Impact of Cutbacks on Public Employees.” Public Personnel Management. https://doi.org/10.1177/0091026018801044
  24. Piatak, J., Dietz, N., & McKeever, B. (2018). “Bridging or Deepening the Digital Divide: Influence of Household Internet Access on Formal and Informal Volunteering.” Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. https://doi.org/10.1177/0899764018794907
  25. Kaheny, Erin, John Szmer, and Robert K. Christensen. (2018). "Status Characteristics and Their Intersectionality: Majority Opinion Assignment in State Supreme Courts." Politics, Groups, and Identities. https://doi.org/10.1080/21565503.2019.1569538
  26. Szmer, John, Robert K. Christensen, and Samuel Grubbs. (2018). "What Influences the Influence of U.S. Courts of Appeals Decisions." European Journal of Law and Economics. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10657-018-9588-5
  27. Kearns, Erin, Christopher Federico, Victor Asal, Anthony Lemieux, and James Igoe Walsh. (2018). “Political Action as a Function of Grievances, Risk, and Social Identity: An Experimental Approach.” Studies in Conflict and Terrorism. https://doi.org/10.1080/1057610X.2018.1507790
  28. Whitaker, Beth Elise, James Igoe Walsh, and Justin Conrad. (2019). “Natural Resource Exploitation and Sexual Violence by Rebel Groups.” Journal of Politics. 81(2): 702-706. https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/full/10.1086/701637 Accepted in 2018.
  29. Cogley, Nathaniel, John Doces, and Beth Elise Whitaker. (2018). “Which Immigrants Should Be Naturalized? Which Should be Deported? Evidence from a Survey Experiment in Côte d’Ivoire.” Political Research Quarterly. https://doi.org/10.1177/1065912918801104

Book Chapters

  1. Mickelson, Roslyn Arlin, Jason Giersch, Amy Hawn Nelson, and Martha Cecilia Bottia (2018). “Do Charter Schools Undermine Efforts to Create Racially and Socioeconomically Diverse Public Schools?” In Iris Rotberg and Joshua Glazerman (Eds.), Choosing Charters: Better Schools or More Segregation? pp. 116-132. New York: Teachers College Press.
  2. Kropf, Martha and JoEllen V. Pope. “Election Costs and a Study of North Carolina.” In Bridget King and Kathleen Hale, (Eds.), Future of Election Administration. New York: Palgrave. Forthcoming.  
  3. Leland, Suzanne and Olga Smirnova. (2019). “Contracting Out in the Transit Industry: Recent Perspectives of Transit Agency Managers.” In Olga Smirnova (Ed.), Building a Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure for Long-Term Economic Growth. pp. 217-235, Hershey, PA. IGI Global. Accepted in 2018.
  4. Mohr, Zachary. (2019). “Cost Accounting Systems and Practices for Greater Operational and Financial Sustainability: A Framework for Understanding Costing Evolution and Connections to other Sustainability Strategies.” In Josette Caruana et al. (Eds.), Financial Sustainability of Public Sector Entities: The Relevance of Accounting Frameworks. pp. 145-164. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. Accepted in 2018.
  5. Mohr, Z. & Mushipe, T.* (2019) “Cost Politics in Local Government: A Framework and Comparative Case Study of Airport Takeovers.” In Olga Smirnova (Ed.), Building a Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure for Long-Term Economic Growth. pp. 200-216. Hershey, PA. IGI Global. Accepted in 2018.



Peer-Reviewed Articles

  1. Atkinson, Mary Layton. “Gender and Policy Agendas in the Post-War House.” Forthcoming in Policy Studies Journal.
  2. Barth, Thomas J. "Escaping the Vines of the Ivory Tower: Reflections of an Engaged Professor." Journal of Engagement and Community Scholarship. Forthcoming
  3. Md Momin Al Aziz, Md Nazmus Sadat, Dima Alhadid, Shuang Wang, Xiaoqing Jiang, Cheryl L. Brown, and Norman Mohammed, “Privacy-Preserving Techniques of Genomic Data—A Survey,” Briefings in Bioinformatics November 2017: 1-9.
  4. Carman, J. G.  & Fredericks, K. A. (Forthcoming). Applications of social network analysis in evaluation: Challenges, suggestions, and opportunities for the future. Canadian Journal of Evaluation
  5. Chattopadhyay, Jacqueline. “State Health Insurance Regulation and Self-Employment Rates after the Great Recession: The Role of Guaranteed Issue Mandates.” Forthcoming at Economic Development Quarterly.
  6. Chattopadhyay, Jacqueline. 2018. “Is the Affordable Care Act Cultivating a Cross-Class Constituency? Income, Partisanship, and a Proposal for Tracing the Contingent Nature of Positive Policy Feedback Effects.” Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law 43(1): 19-67. Advance access version published online in 2017.
  7. Douglas, James W. “Maintaining Higher Taxes and Spending More with the Line-Item Veto: Uncommon Events that Sting". Forthcoming in Public Budgeting & Finance.
  8. Raudla, Ringa, and James W. Douglas. 2017. “Cost Accounting in European Countries.” In Cost Accounting in Government: Theory and Practice. Editor: Zachary Mohr. New York, NY: Routledge: 115-132.
  9. Bottia, M., Mickelson, R., Jason Giersch, Stearns, E., & Moller, S. (2017). “The Role of High School Racial Composition and Opportunities to Learn in Students’ STEM College Participation,” Journal of Research in Science Teaching.
  10. Jason Giersch & Dong, C. (2017). “Required Civics Courses, Civics Exams, and Voter Turnout,” Social Science Journal.
  11. Knight, Amber. 2017. "Disability and the Meaning of Reproductive Liberty." Politics, Groups, and Identities 5 (1): 67-83.
  12. Seyeditbari, Armin, Sara Levens, Cherie Maestas, Samira Shaikh, James Igoe Walsh, Wlodek Zadrozny, Christine Danis, and Onah P. Thompson. 2017. Cross Corpus Emotion Classification Using Survey Data. Proceedings of the Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behavior, pp. 152-156.
  13. Piatak, J., Mohr, Z. & Leland, S. (forthcoming) Bureaucratic accountability in third-party governance: Experimental evidence of blame attribution during times of budgetary crisis, Public Administration.
  14. Piatak, J.S., Romzek, B.S., LeRoux, K.M., & Johnston, J.M. (2018). Managing Goal Conflict in Public Service Delivery Networks: Does Accountability Move Up and Down or Side to Side? Public Performance & Management Review, 41(1): 152-176.
  15. Piatak, J.S. (2017). Sector Switching in Good Times and in Bad: Are Public Sector Employees Less Likely to Change Sectors? Public Personnel Management, 46(4): 327-341.
  16. Walsh, James Igoe. Forthcoming. The Rise of Targeted Killings. Journal of Strategic Studies.
  17. Walsh, James Igoe, Justin M. Conrad, Beth Elise Whitaker, and Katelin Hudak. Forthcoming. Financing Rebellion: Introducing the Rebel Contraband Dataset. Journal of Peace Research.
  18. Lemieux, Anthony, Erin Kearns, Victor Asal, and James Igoe Walsh. Forthcoming. Support for Political Mobilization, Protest, and Terrorism in Egypt and Morocco: An Online Experimental Study. Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict.
  19. Gregory Weeks, “Civilian Inattention and Democratization: The Chilean Military and Political Transition in the 1930s,” Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies 43, 1 (2018): 1-17.
  20. Whitaker, Beth Elise. 2017. “Migration within Africa and Beyond.” African Studies Review 60(2): 209-220.
  21. Ladam, Christina, Jeffrey J. Harden, and Jason H. Windett. “Prominent Role Models: High Profile Female Politicians and the Emergence of Women as Candidates for Public Office.” Forthcoming at American Journal of Political Science.

Book Chapters in 2017

  1. Knight, Amber. 2017. "Feminism, Disability, and the Democratic Classroom." In Negotiating Disability: Disclosure and Higher Education, edited by Stephanie Kerschbaum, Laura Eisenman, and James Jones (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press).
  2. Kropf, Martha and Holly Whisman. 2018. “Provisional Votes: An Election Reform to Count More Votes.” In Todd Donovan, ed. Changing How America Votes. Roman and Littlefield
  3. Mohr, Z.T. (2017). A Framework for Cost Accounting Systems in Government. In Z. Mohr (ed.) Cost Accounting in Government: Theory and Applications (1-26). New York, NY. Routledge.
  4. Mohr, Z.T. & Rivenbark, W.C. (2017). Contextualizing Cost Accounting in Government from a Historical Perspective. In Z. Mohr (ed.) Cost Accounting in Government: Theory and Applications (26-46). New York, NY. Routledge.
  5. Pope, J.V. & Mohr, Z.T. (2017). Cost Accounting for Rates and User Fees. In Z. Mohr (ed.) Cost Accounting in Government: Theory and Applications (66-81). New York, NY. Routledge
  6. Roeger, Katie L., Amy S. Blackwood, and Sarah L. Pettijohn. 2017. "The Nonprofit Sector and Its Place in the National Economy. In The Nature of the Nonprofit Sector," In The Nature of the Nonprofit Sector, 3rd ed, eds. J. Steven Ott and Lisa Dicke. Westview Press

Other Peer-Reviewed in 2015

  1. Walsh, James Igoe and Marcus Schulzke, The Ethics of Drone Strikes: Does Reducing the Cost of Conflict Encourage War? Strategic Studies Institute, Army War College.

Funded External Grant Proposed in 2015

  1. Suzanne Leland, “MPA Fellowship,” City of Charlotte/Chamber of Commerce $20,689
  2. Suzanne Leland, “Public Service Fellowship,” Charlotte Works $20,689
  3. Jim Walsh, “Natural Resources Crime and Armed Conflict,” DoD Army Research Office $7,313



  1. Atkinson, Mary Layton. 2017. Combative Politics: The Media and Public Perceptions of Lawmaking. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
  2. Conrad, Justin. Gambling and War: Risk, Reward, and Chance in International Conflict. 2017. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press.
  3. Eric S. Heberlig, Suzanne M. Leland, and David Swindell. American Cities and the Politics of Party Conventions (Albany: Suny Albany Press, 2017).
  4. Mohr, Z. (Ed.). (2017) Cost Accounting in Government: Theory and Applications. New York. Routledge.

Peer-Reviewed Articles in 2015

  1. S.J. Niggel and W. Brandon “Social Determinants of Health and Community Needs:  Implications for Health Legacy Foundations,” Health Affairs 33 (11; November 2014):  2072-2076. 
  2. Justin Conrad, "Going Abroad: Transnational Solicitation and Contention by Ethnopolitical Organizations" (with Victor Asal and Peter White). 2014. International Organization 68(4) 945-978.
  3. Justin Conrad, "Why Some Autocrats are Terrorized While Others are Not" (with Courtenay R. Conrad and Joseph K. Young).  2014.  International Studies Quarterly 58(3): 539-549.
  4. Justin Conrad, "International Spoiling, Cooperation and Transnational Terrorism" (with James Igoe Walsh).  2014.  International Interactions 40(4): 453-476.
  5. Eric Heberlig, “US House Incumbent Fundraising and Spending in a Post-Citizens United (and Post-McCutcheon) World.”  Political Science Quarterly. (With Bruce Larson)
  6. Kimball, Davd C. and Martha Kropf. Forthcoming. "Cumulative Voting: The Case of Port Chester, New York." Social Sciences Quarterly.
  7. Heberlig, E, Leland, S. M., & Swindell, D.  Forthcoming. The Disruption Costs of Post-9-11 Security Measures and Cities' Bids for Presidential Nominating Conventions." Journal of Urban Affairs. (1)
  8. Smirnova, O. V., & Leland, S. M. (2014). Cutback Management during the Great Recession The Case of Transit Agencies and Contracting Out. State and Local Government Review, 46(4), 272-281. (1)
  9. Smirnova, O. V., & Leland, S. M. (2014). Public Transportation and Contracting Out. Public Works Management & Policy, 19(4), 358-364.(1)
  10. Maestas, Cherie D., Matthew Buttice, and Walter J. Stone 2014. “Extracting Wisdom from Experts and Small Crowds: Strategies for Improving Informant-based Measures of Political Concepts” Political Analysis. 22 (3): 354-373
  11. Eckles, David L., Cindy D. Kam, Cherie D. Maestas, Brian K. Schaffner 2014. “Risk Attitudes and the Incumbency Advantage” Political Behavior 46(4):741
  12. Zach Mohr, “An Analysis of the Purposes of Cost Accounting in Large US Cities” Public Budgeting and Finance. Forthcoming.
  13. Zach Mohr, “Taking Stock:  Assessing and Improving Performance Budgeting Theory and Practice” (with Alfred TK Ho and Y Lu) Public Performance and Management Review.  Forthcoming.
  14. Zach Mohr, “The Effect of Rules on Job Satisfaction” 2014. (with Leisha DeHart-Davis and Randall S. Davis) Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory.  Advance online publication
  15. Piatak, J.S. (Forthcoming). Altruism by Job Sector: Can Public Sector Employees Lead the Way in Rebuilding Social Capital? Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, first published online April 2, 2014
  16. Szmer, John, Robert K. Christensen, and Erin B. Kaheny. Forthcoming. "Gender, Race, and Dissensus on State Supreme Courts." Social Science Quarterly.
  17. Kaheny, Erin B., John Szmer, Michael Hansen, and Kate Scheurer. Forthcoming. “High Court Recruitment of Female Clerks: A Comparative Analysis of the U.S. Supreme Court and the Supreme Court of Canada.” Justice System Journal.
  18. Szmer, John, Erin B. Kaheny, and Robert K. Christensen. Forthcoming. “Taking a Dip in the Supreme Court Clerk Pool: Gender-Based Discrepancies in Clerk Selection.” Marquette Law Review.
  19. Asal, Victor, Michael Findley, James A. Piazza, and James Igoe Walsh. Forthcoming. Oil, Political Exclusion, and Ethnic Armed Conflict. Journal of Conflict Resolution.
  20. Conrad, Courtenay, Justin Conrad, James A. Piazza, and James Igoe Walsh. Forthcoming. Who Tortures the Terrorists? Foreign Policy Analysis.
  21. Walsh, James Igoe. 2014. Big Data, Insider Threats, and International Intelligence Sharing. CTX 4:1, 49-57.
  22. Whitaker, Beth Elise and Jason Giersch. 2015. "Political Competition and Attitudes towards Immigration in Africa." Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.

Funded External Grant Proposed in 2014

  1. Jim Walsh, “Territorial Control and Armed Conflict” Dept of Defense $123,576
  2. Beth Whitaker, “APSA Africa Workshop 2015 on Conflict and Political Violence” American Political Science Association $230,000
  3. Suzanne Leland, “MPA Graduate Student Fellowship City of Concord Budget Office” City of Concord $8,932
  4. Jim Walsh, “The Ethics of Drone Strikes Does Reducing the Cost of Conflict Encourage War” Army War College $13,593
  5. Maureen Brown and Zach Mohr, “Acquisition in a World of Joint Capabilities: Methods for Understanding Cross-Organizational Network Performance.” Dept of Defense Naval Supply Systems Command $116,389