Joseph A. Strasser Endowed Professor in Public Administration
Research Affiliate, Autonomous Systems Policy Institute
Senior Research Associate, Campbell Public Affairs Institute
Public Organizations & Management
Public Administration & Democracy
Collaborative & Participatory Governance
Managing Interpersonal, Group, & Systemic Conflict
Intellectual History of Public Administration
Highest degree earned
Tina Nabatchi is the Joseph A. Strasser Endowed Professor in Public Administration and a professor of public administration and international affairs. She is also a faculty research associate at the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration (PARCC). Her research focuses on citizen participation, collaborative governance, conflict resolution and challenges in public administration.
Nabatchi's research has been published in numerous journals, such as the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Public Administration Review, American Review of Public Administration, National Civic Review, and Conflict Resolution Quarterly, among several others.
She has several award-winning articles, including: “Addressing the Citizenship and Democratic Deficits: Exploring the Potential of Deliberative Democracy for Public Administration,” which won the 2010 Best Article Award from American Review of Public Administration; “Evaluating the Productivity of Collaborative Governance Regimes: A Performance Matrix”, which won the 2015 best article award from Public Performance and Management Review; and “The New Governance: Practices and Processes for Stakeholder and Citizen Participation in the Work of Government,” which was recognized as one of the 75 most influential articles in the history of Public Administration Review.
In addition to numerous book chapters, monographs and white papers, Nabatchi is also the lead editor of "Democracy in Motion: Evaluating the Practice and Impact of Deliberative Civic Engagement" (Oxford University Press, 2012). She has also recently published two books: "Public Participation for 21st Century Democracy" with Matt Leighninger (Jossey-Bass, 2015) and "Collaborative Governance Regimes" with Kirk Emerson (Georgetown University Press, 2015).
Before joining the Maxwell School, Nabatchi was the research coordinator for the Indiana Conflict Resolution Institute at Indiana University-Bloomington, where she was responsible for the design, implementation, analysis and publication of various research projects. In this capacity, she provided consultations about, and evaluations of, alternative dispute resolution in several U.S. federal agencies, including the Department of Justice, the Postal Service, the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution.
Research Grant Awards and Projects
Selected Grants and Contract Research
Law and Policy of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. Gryphon Sensors, LLC / NY State Department of Economic Development, 2016-2017. (Co-PIs: Tina Nabatchi, William Banks, Keli Perrin) $68,250
The Participedia Project: A Global Partnership to Create and Mobilize Knowledge about Democratic Innovations. University of British Columbia – Participedia (through a grant provided by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada), 2015-2017. (PI: Tina Nabatchi) $22,015
Using Deliberative Methods to Understand Patient Roles in Reducing Diagnostic Error. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 2014-2016. (PI: Tina Nabatchi). $386,000
Reviving Place: Onondaga Lake Watershed Community Mapping and Environmental Planning Education Project. Environmental Protection Agency, 2016-2016. (PI: Tina Nabatchi $4,800
Process and Impact Evaluation of Reclaim November Ohio. The Jefferson Action Center, 2012-2013. (PI: Tina Nabatchi). $25,000
Collaboration and Improvisation in Interdisciplinary Problem Solving. PARCC Faculty Research Mini Grant, 2012-2013. (Co-PIs: Tina Nabatchi & Paul Hirsch). $3,000
A Manager’s Guide to Evaluating Citizen Participation. IBM Center for the Business of Government, 2011-2012. (PI: Tina Nabatchi). $20,000
Government Public Relations in the United States. Korean Institute for Public Administration, 2011-2012. (Co-PIs: Tina Nabatchi & Grant Reeher). $20,000
State of Our Nation’s Democracy: What Political Officials Want to Know about Public Deliberation. Kettering Foundation and Deliberative Democracy Consortium, 2010-2011. (Co-PIs: Tina Nabatchi & Cynthia Farrar). $15,000
CNYSpeaks. Chancellor’s Leadership Grant, Chancellor’s Office, Syracuse University, 2009-2013. (Co-PIs: Tina Nabatchi and Grant Reeher). $100,000
Public Deliberation and Public Action. PARCC Faculty Research Mini Grant, 2009-2011. (PI: Tina Nabatchi). $3,000
Democracy in Motion: Evaluating the Practice and Impact of Deliberative Civic Engagement. Deliberative Democracy Consortium, 2008-2012. (Co-PIs: Tina Nabatchi, John Gastil, Michael Weiksner, & Matt Leighninger). $15,000
Awards and Honors
Elected Fellow. U.S. National Academy of Public Administration, 2016.
2016 Research Project of the Year Award (North America). International Association of Public Participation, Core Values Award.
- For AHRQ-funded research project, “Using Deliberative Methods to Understand Patient Roles in Reducing Diagnostic Error.” http://iap2usa.org/2016cva
2016 International Research Project of the Year Award. International Association of Public Participation, Core Values Award.
- For AHRQ-funded research project, “Using Deliberative Methods to Understand Patient Roles in Reducing Diagnostic Error.” http://www.iap2.org/?CVAWinners2016
Maxwell Tenth Decade Scholar. Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, 2015-2018.
2013 Daniel Patrick Moynihan Award for Teaching and Research, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University.
2012 Birkhead-Burkhead Teaching Excellence Award and Professorship, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University.
Nabatchi, Tina & Matt Leighninger (2015). Public Participation for 21st Century Democracy. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
Emerson, Kirk & Tina Nabatchi (2015). Collaborative Governance Regimes. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press.
Nabatchi, Tina, John Gastil, Michael Weiksner, & Matt Leighninger (eds.) (2012). Democracy in Motion: Evaluating the Practice and Impact of Deliberative Civic Engagement. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
Special Issues of Journals
Steen, Trui, Tina Nabatchi, & Dirk Brand (editors). Special Issue of International Review of Administration Sciences on Co-Production, 82(1), 2016.
Nabatchi, Tina, Trui Steen, Mariafrancesca Sicilia, & Dirk Brand, Special Issue of International Journal of Public Administration on Co-Production, 39(13), 2016.
Jakobsen, Morten, Oliver James, Donald Moynihan, & Tina Nabatchi (2016). Virtual Issue of Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory on Citizen-State Interactions in Public Administration Research. https://doi.org/10/1093/jopart/muw031
Peer Reviewed Journal Articles
Nabatchi, Tina, Alessandro Sancino, & Mariafrancesca Sicilia (forthcoming). Varieties of Participation in Public Services: The Who, When, and What of Coproduction. Public Administration Review.
Nabatchi, Tina, Emma Ertinger, & Matt Leighninger (2015). The Future of Public Participation: Better Design, Laws, and Systems. Conflict Resolution Quarterly, 33(S1): S35-S44.
Emerson, Kirk & Tina Nabatchi (2015). Evaluating the Productivity of Collaborative Governance Regimes: A Performance Matrix. Public Performance and Management Review, 38(4): 717-747. [**Winner of 2015 Best Article Award**]
Van der Wal, Zeger, Tina Nabatchi, & Gjalt de Graaf (2015). From Galaxies to Universe: A Cross-Disciplinary Review and Analysis of Public Values Publications from 1969 to 2012. American Review of Public Administration, 45(1): 13-28.
Nabatchi, Tina & Lisa Blomgren Amsler (2014). Direct Public Engagement in Local Government. American Review of Public Administration, 44(4S): 63S-88S.
Nabatchi, Tina & Anya E. Stanger (2013). Faster? Cheaper? Better? Using ADR to Resolve Federal Sector EEO Complaints. Public Administration Review, 73(1): 50-61.
Nabatchi, Tina (2012). Putting the ‘Public’ Back in Public Values Research: Designing Public Participation to Identify and Respond to Public Values. Public Administration Review, 72(5): 699-708.
Emerson, Kirk, Tina Nabatchi, & Steve Balogh (2012). An Integrative Framework for Collaborative Governance. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 22(1): 1-29. [**Lead article**]
Nabatchi, Tina, Holly T. Goerdel, & Shelly Peffer (2010). Public Administration in Dark Times: Some Questions for the Future of the Field. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 21(suppl 1): i29-i43.
Nabatchi, Tina (2010). Deliberative Democracy and Citizenship: In Search of the Efficacy Effect. Journal of Public Deliberation, 6(2): Article 8.
Nabatchi, Tina (2010). Addressing the Citizenship and Democratic Deficits: Exploring the Potential of Deliberative Democracy for Public Administration. American Review of Public Administration, 40(4): 376-399. [**Lead article; winner of 2010 Best Article Award**
Nabatchi, Tina & Lisa B. Bingham (2010). From Postal to Peaceful: Dispute Systems Design in the USPS REDRESS® Program. Review of Public Personnel Administration, 30(2): 211-234.
Nabatchi, Tina, Lisa B. Bingham, Jeffrey M. Senger, & Michael Scott Jackman (2009). Dispute Resolution and the Vanishing Trial: Comparing Federal Government Litigation and ADR Outcomes. The Ohio State Journal of Dispute Resolution, 24(II): 225-262.
Nabatchi, Tina, Lisa B. Bingham, & David Good (2007). Organizational Justice and Dispute Resolution: A Six-Factor Model for Workplace Mediation. International Journal of Conflict Management, 18(2): 148-176.
Nabatchi, Tina (2007). The Institutionalization of Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Federal Government. Public Administration Review, 67(4): 646-661.
Bingham, Lisa B., Tina Nabatchi, & Rosemary O’Leary (2005). The New Governance: Practices and Processes for Stakeholder and Citizen Participation in the Work of Government. Public Administration Review, 65(5): 528-539.
Bingham, Lisa B., Rosemary O’Leary, & Tina Nabatchi (2005). Legal Frameworks for the New Governance: Processes for Citizen Participation in the Work of Government. National Civic Review, 94(1): 54-61.
Peer/Expert Reviewed Book Chapters
Emerson, Kirk, Tina Nabatchi, & Rosemary O’Leary (forthcoming) Environmental Conflict Resolution. In B. Durant, D. Fiorino, & R. O’Leary (eds.), Environmental Governance Reconsidered: Challenges, Choices, and Opportunities (2nd Ed.), __-__. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Nabatchi, Tina, Jack A. Becker, & Matt Leighninger (2015). Using Public Participation to Enhance Citizen Voice and Promote Accountability. In J.L. Perry and R.K. Christensen (eds.), Handbook of Public Administration, 3rd edition, 137-152. New York, NY: Wiley.
Nabatchi, Tina & Greg Munno (2014). Deliberative Civic Engagement: Connecting Public Voices to Public Governance. In P. Levine and K. Soltan (eds.), Civic Studies, 49-58. Washington, D.C.: Association of American Colleges and Universities, Bringing Theory to Practice Program.
Goerdel, Holly T. & Tina Nabatchi (2011). Reconciling Managerialism and ‘Public-Centered’ Administration. In J.W. Bjorkman, R. Van Eijbergen, G. Minderman, & H. Bekke (eds.), Public Leadership and Citizen Value: The Winelands Papers 2010, 39-52. Stellenbosch, South Africa: Eleven International Publishing.
Nabatchi, Tina (2011). Why Public Administration Should Take Deliberative Democracy Seriously. In R. O’Leary, S. Kim, and D. Van Slyke (eds.). The Future of Public Administration, Public Management and Public Service Around the World: The Minnowbrook Perspective, 159-165. Washington, D.C., Georgetown University Press.
Nabatchi, Tina (2012). A Manager’s Guide toEvaluating Citizen Participation. Washington, D.C.: IBM Center for the Business of Government.
Nabatchi, Tina & Cynthia Farrar (2011). Bridging the Gap between Public Officials and the Public. Washington, D.C.: Deliberative Democracy Consortium.
Invited Essays, Commentaries, and White Papers
Leighninger, Matt & Tina Nabatchi. (2015). How Can We Quantify Democracy? Hint: It Requires More than Just Counting Votes. Dispute Resolution Magazine, 22(1): 24-28, 31.
Leighninger, Matt, Tina Nabatchi & Daniel Schugurensky (2015). Innovative Engagement Shows Promise: Going beyond conventional practices. PM Magazine, August. Available at: http://icma.org/en/press/pm_magazine/article/106044.
Nabatchi, Tina (2011). Theory to Practice Commentary. Thinking about Design: Participatory Systems and Processes. Public Administration Review, 70(4): 6-15.
- Reprinted in R.F. Durant and J.R.S. Durant (eds.). (2012). Debating Public Administration: Management Challenges, Choices, and Opportunities (ASPA Series in Public Administration and Public Policy). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
Nabatchi, Tina (2010). The (Re)discovery of the Public in Public Administration. Public Administration Review, 70(suppl 1): s309-s311.
Nabatchi, Tina & Ines Mergel (2010). Participation 2.0: Using Internet and Social Media Technologies to Promote Distributed Democracy and Create Digital Neighborhoods. In. J. H. Svara & J. Denhardt (eds.), Connected Communities: Local Governments as Partners in Citizen Engagement and Community Building, 80-87. Phoenix, AZ: Alliance for Innovation.
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