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Julia Carboni

Julia Carboni

Contact Information:


400E Eggers Hall

Office Hours:

Wednesdays - 1:30 to 3:00 pm
and by appointment

Julia Carboni

Associate Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs Department


Fall 2017: PAI 748- Nonprofit Management and Leadership; PAI 732- Collaborative Governance

Highest degree earned

Ph.D., University of Arizona, 2012


Julia L. Carboni is an associate professor in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, where she teaches courses on nonprofit management and fund development. Her research focuses on collaborative arrangements designed to address large-scale social issues and social media use and management by nonprofit organizations. She is also chair of the Citizenship and Civic Engagement Program.

Carboni serves on national committees for several professional associations including the Academy of Management, the American Society for Public Administration and the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action. She also serves on the advisory board for the Indy Food Council. Prior professional experience includes managing youth mentoring and graduate education programs and alumni fundraising for academic units. She was previously an assistant professor in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs and the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University.


Collaborative governance, nonprofit management, organizational networks, food systems


Peer Reviewed Research Publications

Chris Koski, Saba Siddiki, Abdul-Akeem Sadiq, and Julia L. Carboni. (2017). “Representation in Collaborative Governance: A Case Study of a Food Policy Council.” American Review of Public Administration. Forthcoming. DOI: 10.1177/0275074016678683

Sarah Maxwell and Julia L. Carboni. (2016). “Social Media Management: Exploring Facebook Engagement Among High Asset Foundations” Nonprofit Management and Leadership 27(2): 251-260.

Julia L. Carboni. (2016). “Combined Effects: The Influence of Organizational Form and Structural Characteristics on Contract Performance in Mixed Sector Markets.” VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations 27(4): 1781-1808.

Erin Hofmann, Julia L. Carboni, Beth Mitchneck, and Igor Kuznetsov. (2016). “Policy Streams and Immigration to Russia: Competing and Complementary Interests at the Federal and Local Levels.” International Migration 54(2): 34-49. DOI: 10.1111/imig.12227

Sarah Maxwell and Julia L. Carboni. (2016) “Civic Engagement through Social Media: Strategic Stakeholder Management by High-Asset Foundations.” International Journal of Public Administration in the Digital Age 4(1): 35-48.

Julia L. Carboni. (2015). “Ex Post Contract Market Structure: Implications for Performance over Time.” American Review of Public Administration. Advance Online Access: DOI: 10.1177/0275074015608753

Julia L. Carboni. (2015). “Measuring Risks of Organizational Failure in Contract Exchange Structures.” Complexity, Governance and Networks 2(1): 45-64.

Saba Siddiki, Julia L. Carboni, Chris Koski, and Akeem Sadiq. (2015). “How Policy Rules Shape the Structure and Performance of Collaborative Governance Arrangements.” Public Administration Review 75(4): 536-547.

Julia L. Carboni and Sarah Maxwell. (2015). “Effective Social Media for Nonprofits: What Matters?” Journal of Public and Nonprofit Affairs 1(1): 18-28.

Deanna Malatesta and Julia L. Carboni. (2015). “The Public-Private Distinction: Insights for Public Administration from the State Action Doctrine.” Public Administration Review 75(1): 63-74.

Sarah Maxwell and Julia L. Carboni. (2014). “Stakeholder Communications in Service Implementation Networks: Expanding Relationship Management Theory to the Nonprofit Sector through Network Analysis.” International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing 19(4): 301-313.

Julia L. Carboni and H. Brinton Milward. (2012). “Governance, Privatization and Systemic Risk in a Disarticulated State.” Public Administration Review 72: s36-s44.

Book Chapters

Julia L. Carboni. (2016). “Governance and Contracting.” In Government Contracting: A Public Solutions Handbook. Taylor & Francis.

Julia L. Carboni, Sarah Maxwell and Connie McNeely. (2014). “Community Engagement as a Predictor of Higher Education Matriculation.” In National Service and Volunteerism: Achieving Impact in Our Communities edited by TA Bryer. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Presentations and Events

Julia L. Carboni. “Systemic Risk in Networked Contract Regimes.” Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Organizations Annual Conference. Washington, D.C. November 2016.

Angela Eikenberry, Julia L. Carboni, Jason Franklin, and Jessica Bearman. “New Research on the Landscape of Giving Circles in the U.S.” Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Organizations Annual Conference. Washington, D.C. November 2016.

Tatyana Ruseva and Julia L. Carboni. “Bonding, Bridging, and Linking Network Capital in the Organizational Performance of Nonprofit Land Conservancies” Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management Conference. Washington, D.C. November 2016. 

Julia L. Carboni, Saba Siddiki, Chris Koski, and Akeem Sadiq. “Using Network Analysis to Identify Key actors in Collaborative Policy Making.” Nonprofit Policy Forum. Washington, D.C. November 2016.

Julia L. Carboni and Jennifer Vigran. “Are Hunger Free Communities Primed for Collective Impact?” Hunger Free Communities Summit. Indianapolis, IN. October 2016.

Julia L. Carboni. “Systemic Risk in Networked Contract Regimes” Goal-directed Networks: The State of the Art Workshop. ESADE Business School. Barcelona. June 2016.

Khaldoun AbouAssi and Julia L. Carboni. “Characteristics of Partnerships as Embedded Interorganizational Relations.” Workshop in Multidisciplinary Philanthropic Studies. Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. September 2015.

Julia L. Carboni and Rachel Fyall. “Contract Responsiveness or Program Effectiveness: Do Contractors Faithfully Implement Public Values?” Academy of Management Annual Meeting. Vancouver, BC. August 2015.