Saba Siddiki

Assistant Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs

Saba Siddiki

Contact Information

426 Eggers Hall
(315) 443-4589
Office Hours:
Mon. 12:15-2:15

Staff Support
Emily Minnoe
(315) 443-3114

Curriculum Vitae
Saba Siddiki CV

Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research


Ph.D., University of Colorado Denver, 2011


Policy design, implementation, and compliance; collaborative governance; institutional analysis; sustainability technology and behavior; environmental policy; food policy


Fall 2018

PAI 996.002 Master's Project Course, Mo 9:30-12:15, Maxwell 309B
PAI 730.001 Problems in Public Administration, We 9:30-12:15, Crouse-Hinds 001


Saba is an Assistant Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs and a Senior Research Associate at the Center for Policy Research. Prior to joining the Maxwell School, Professor Siddiki was an Assistant Professor at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis’ School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Her research focuses on policy design, collaborative policy making, and regulatory implementation and compliance. She has studied these topics in the contexts of food, transportation, and energy policy. Her research has been published in leading public affairs journals, including the Policy Studies Journal, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Public Administration Review, Public Administration, and Review of Policy Research, among others. Siddiki received her Ph.D. in public affairs from the University of Colorado Denver in 2011. She currently serves as Associate Editor for Policy Design and Practice. Full Biography


Selected Papers

Research Grants and Awards

“Coordinating and Advancing Analytical Approaches for Policy Design,” Principal Investigator. Funded by Collaboration for Unprecedented Success and Excellence (CUSE) Grant Program.  5/1/18 - 4/30/18.

National Science Foundation. “Toward the Diffusion of Sustainable Technologies: The Case of Electric Vehicles.” Co-PI Saba Siddiki with Sanya Carley (PI) and Sean Nicholson-Crotty (Co-PI). 2016-2018.

School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University Executive Education Program. 2017. Distinguished Professor Award.

Recent Invited Lectures

Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis. 2016. Presentation: “Designing Effective Policy.”

DeMontfort University, Leicester, United Kingdom. 2016. Presentation: “Methods for Institutional Analysis.”