Sabina Schnell

Assistant Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs


Contact Information

400C Eggers Hall
(315) 443-1282


Ph.D., George Washington University, 2014


Transparency, anti-corruption, good governance, comparative public administration, public sector reform in developing countries, development policy and administration


PAI 705 Research Design for IR Practitioner

PAI 730 Public Administration, Good Governance, and Development 

PAI 756 Policy and administration in developing countries (International Development Policy and Administration) 

PAI 762 International Management and Leadership


Schnell S. (2017) Cheap talk or incredible commitment? (Mis)calculating transparency and anti-corruption. Governance;1-16.

Schnell, S. (2016). From Information to Predictability: Transparency on the Path to Democratic Governance. The case of Romania. International Review of Administrative Sciences, 85 (2),

Schnell, S. (2015). Mimicry, Persuasion, or Learning? The Case of Two Transparency and Anti-Corruption Policies in Romania. Public Administration and Development. 35(4), 277–287

Schnell, S. & Brinkerhoff, D. (2010). “Replicability and Scaling Up”. In: Helmut Anheier & Stefan Toepler (Eds.) (2010). International Encyclopedia of Civil Society. New York: Springer

Schnell, S. & Saxby, J. (2010). “Mobilizing against hunger and poverty: Capacity and change in a Brazilian social mobilization network”. Public Administration and Development, 30(1), 38-48.

Selected Professional Activities

Consultant at the World Bank, working on public sector reform issues, globally and in Eastern Europe
Program Officer and Leadership Trainee at the German Agency for International Development (GIZ) working on poverty reduction, policy analysis, and partcipation, globally and in Central America