Publications Authored by Jessica Ancira

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    Journal Article Case Study

    Founder or flounder: When board and founder relationship impact nonprofit performance

    Del M. N. Bharath
    Sue Carter Kahl
    Journal of Public Affairs Education

    This case study describes the complex relationships between nonprofit boards of directors and executive directors, especially when the executive director is the organization’s founder. The case takes...

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    Journal Article Cross-sectoral engagement

    Bridging the academic-practitioner divide: Findings from a survey of public administration faculty and practitioners

    Jessica Ancira
    Nandhini Rangarajan
    Patricia Shields
    Journal of Public Affairs Education

    The academic practitioner divide and strategies to close that gap have been important lines of inquiry in the fields of public administration and public affairs. This study contributes to that...

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    Journal Article Case Study

    Teaching diversity in public participation through participatory research: A case study of the PhotoVoice methodology

    Armando Matiz Reyes
    Kaila Witkowski
    Mark Padilla
    Journal of Public Affairs Education

    This article provides an introduction of the PhotoVoice methodology – a community-based participatory research methodology that uses photographs to critically engage hard-to-reach populations within...

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    Journal Article Case Study

    Written communication by public servants: A case study on responding with the right words amid challenging contexts at the Housing Authority of Baltimore City

    Stephanie Dolamore
    Journal of Public Affairs Education

    Teaching workplace communication is vitally important as we expect public servants to have the skills to draft, review, and revise written communication materials. Less explicitly demanded, and more...

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    JPAE- Guest Editorial Social Equity

    Stepping up to the plate: Making social equity a priority in public administration’s troubled times

    Ashley E. Nickels
    Brandi Blessett
    Kristen Norman-Major
    Parisa Vinzant
    Rachel Emas
    RaJade M. Berry-James
    Sean McCandless
    Journal of Public Affairs Education

    The United States is built on and reinforced by exploitation and oppression, especially the genocide “of Native Americans, and the theft of their lands, and the extensive enslavement of Africans”...

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    Journal Article Teaching and Learning

    Transforming plans into community impact: Strategic planning as service-learning in public and nonprofit administration graduate programs

    David Mitchell
    Gregg Buckingham
    Teaching Public Administration

    Service-learning is highly praised as a successful pedagogical tool for students’ learning. Benefits are attributed to students, the university, and the community. However, the literature also...

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    JPAE- Guest Editorial Curriculum

    Financial condition analysis: A key tool in the MPA curriculum

    Carol Ebdon
    Craig S. Maher
    John R. Bartle
    Journal of Public Affairs Education

    We are living in challenging times from the perspective of financing government services. Whether it is voter frustration with taxes, governments still recovering from the 2007–08 “Great Recession,”...

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    Journal Article Curriculum

    Understanding the need for planning for public administrators: An examination of planning courses and concentrations in NASPAA member programs

    Wesley L. Meares
    Journal of Public Affairs Education

    Public administration scholarship of teaching and learning has given little attention to planning curriculum, despite that planning is becoming more relevant to public administrators. This notion of...

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    Journal Article Research

    Why gender and research productivity matters in academia: Exploring evidence from NASPAA-accredited schools

    Gina Scutelnicu
    Hillary J. Knepper
    Rebecca Tekula
    Journal of Public Affairs Education

    This study is the first to examine the research productivity of public administration faculty by gender through the perceptions of full-time faculty members at NASPAA-accredited schools. It...

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    Journal Article Gender

    The invisible challenges: Gender differences among public administration faculty

    Beth M. Rauhaus
    Isla A. Schuchs Carr
    Journal of Public Affairs Education

    Female faculty members in public service programs take on a disproportionate amount of advising and mentoring responsibilities yet are less likely to be in leadership positions at universities. Women...