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Tina Nabatchi

Associate Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs

Tina Nabatchi

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400F Eggers Hall
(315) 443-8994
Curriculum Vitae
Tina Nabatchi's CV

Tenth Decade Faculty Scholar
Co-Director, Collaborative Governance Initiative
Research Associate, Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration
Senior Research Associate, Campbell Public Affairs Institute


Ph.D., Indiana University, Bloomington, 2007


Public management, policy, and law; citizen participation; collaborative governance; conflict resolution


Public Organizations & Management
Public Administration & Democracy
Collaborative & Participatory Governance
Managing Interpersonal, Group, & Systemic Conflict
Intellectual History of Public Administration


Tina Nabatchi is an associate professor of public administration and international affairs and 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.

Tina'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, 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).

Before 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.

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.