Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
Joseph A. Strasser Endowed Professor in Public Administration
Director, Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration
Tenth Decade Faculty Scholar
Co-Director, Collaborative Governance Initiative
Senior Research Associate, Campbell Public Affairs Institute
Ph.D., Indiana University, Bloomington, 2007
Public management, policy, and law; public participation; collaborative governance; conflict resolution
Public Organizations & Management
Public Administration & Democracy
Collaborative & Participatory Governance
Managing Interpersonal, Group, & Systemic Conflict
Intellectual History of Public Administration
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
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.
addition to numerous book chapters, monographs, and white papers, Tina 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).
joining the Maxwell School, Tina 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.
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),
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,
Nabatchi, Tina & Lisa
Blomgren Amsler (2014). Direct Public Engagement in Local Government. American Review of Public Administration,
Nabatchi, Tina & Anya E. Stanger
(2013). Faster? Cheaper? Better? Using ADR to Resolve Federal Sector EEO
Complaints. Public Administration Review,
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):
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.
& 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
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
Invited Essays, Commentaries, and White Papers
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.
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.
Tina (2011). Theory to Practice Commentary. Thinking about Design:
Participatory Systems and Processes. Public
Administration Review, 70(4):
- 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.
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
Research Grants and Awards
Selected Grants and Contract Research
Policy of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. Gryphon Sensors, LLC / NY State Department of
Economic Development, 2016-2017. (Co-PIs: Tina Nabatchi, William Banks, Keli
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
Deliberative Methods to Understand Patient Roles in Reducing Diagnostic Error. Agency for Healthcare
Research and Quality, 2014-2016. (PI: Tina Nabatchi). $386,000
Place: Onondaga Lake Watershed Community Mapping and Environmental Planning
Environmental Protection Agency, 2016-2016. (PI: Tina Nabatchi $4,800
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
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
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
Maxwell Tenth Decade Scholar.
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.
Teaching Excellence Award and Professorship, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public
Affairs, Syracuse University.
Selected Professional Activities
Tina is on the editorial boards of numerous public administration and conflict resolution journals, and serves as the co-chair of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences Study Groups on “Coproduction of Public Services” and “Quality of Governance.” She was also instrumental in the design and delivery of the World Bank Massive Open Online Course, “Citizen Engagement: A Game Changer for Development,” and was a central member on the civil society team that assessed progress on the Obama Administration’s implementation of the public participation commitments in the Open Government National Action Plans.