Public Administration Research Conference, University of Central Florida

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Orlando, FL 32816

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The 12th Annual Public Administration Research Conference, A Return to Governance in Dark Times? Creating Spaces for Citizen Dialogue, Encouraging Engagement in Public Life, and Ensuring Government Transparency and Accountability, will be held at the UCF Live Oak Event Center on Friday, April 13, 2018. A keynote address "You Don't Know What You've Got Till It's Gone: Rescuing the Light of Public Space" will by delivered by Camilla Stivers, Ph.D., a Distinguished Professor Emerita of Public Administration at Levin College, Cleveland State University, and author of “Governance in Dark Times: Practical Philosophy for Public Service.” Academics, practitioners, and students are invited to participate in robust conversation. Students are offered a subsidized registration fee.

On April 12, please join us for pre-conference activities with our keynote speaker Dr. Camilla Stivers. See pre-conference schedule below. These events are available as free tickets.

Pre-Conference Events: Thursday, April 12

1:00pm-3:00pm Doctoral Workshop

Location: UCF Health and Public Affairs Building II, Room 247

3:00pm-4:30pm Eminent Scholars Lecture Series featuring Camilla Stivers, Ph.D.

Location: UCF Health and Public Affairs Building II, Room 247

5:00pm-7:00pm Welcome and Networking Reception for conference registrants

Location: Marlow’s Tavern, Waterford Lakes Town Center

Conference Schedule: Friday, April 13

(PDF version of the schedule available at

Location: Live Oak Event Center, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

8:00-8:30 a.m. Registration, Continental Breakfast, Student Poster Viewing

8:30-8:45 a.m. Conference Opening and Overview

8:45-9:00 a.m. Break/Student Poster Viewing

9:00-10:30 a.m. Session 1 (Panels 1-3 Concurrent)

Panel 1 Community Engagement in Planning & Economic Development


There goes the neighborhood: The impacts of common-interest developments upon municipality property values and tax collections

Rabina Bissessar

Sarah Larson, Ph.D.

Then and Now: Reducing Inequality, Creating Economic Growth, and Citizen Engagement and Public Participation through Planning Processes in Miami, Florida and Denver, Colorado

Kristina Wright

Planning Processes for Disaster Memorials: Implications for Land Use and Community Engagement

Chris Hawkins, Ph.D.

Roberta Fennessey

Immigrant Entrepreneurship and Economic Development: A Local Policy Perspective

Xi Huang, Ph.D.

Cathy Yang Liu, Ph.D.

Panel 2 Citizen Participation in Government Budgeting & Rulemaking


Citizen Engagement in Rulemaking: Evidence on Regulatory Practices in 185 Countries

Valentina Saltane

Joseph Lemoine

Can coproduction increase the engagement among citizens? The case of the participatory budgeting in Taiwan

Yun-Hsiang Hsu, Ph.D.

Hyungjo, Hur

The Administrative Procedure Act and Public Involvement in American Environmental Rulemaking

Andrew Carter, Ph.D.

Panel 3 Theoretical Approaches to Governance & Decision-Making


A Critical Analysis of Administrative Discretion in Representative and Street-Level Bureaucracies through Lenses of Socio-Psychological Theories

Suparna Dutta

Power Distribution and Decision-Making in Network Governance

Naim Kapucu, Ph.D.

Qian Hu, Ph.D.

A study on the Governance Measurement

Tae Yeon Hwang

Min Chul Hong

JooYeon Song

Jung Mo Yoo

Myung SukLee, Ph.D.

Darkest Before the Dawn: Toward 21st Century Socialist Administration

Jay Jurie, Ph.D.

10:30-10:45 a.m. Break/Student Poster Viewing

10:45-12:15 p.m. Session 2 (Panels 4-6 Concurrent)

Panel 4 Overcoming Inequality for Socially Vulnerable Population Groups


Engaging the Community in Transitional Housing Issues: The work of nonprofits in Central Florida

Andrea Ortega

How do we get there from here? Mapping social vulnerability and OBGYN shortages

Danielle Atkins, Ph.D.

Chris Emrich, Ph.D.

Kathryn Thompson

Overcoming Undermatching in Central Florida – A review of the Elevation Scholars Program

Gaslande Fleurimont

Panel 5 Government Accountability & Citizen Trust


Exercising Authentic Citizen Participation to Improve Public Trust: The Case of Water-Resource Development in Taiwan

Yinglee Tseng

“Collaborative Governance” in the Dark Time: The Case of Economic Development Policy in Thailand’s Undemocratic Regime

Ruechagorn Trairatananusorn

Corruption and Accountability: Panamagate in Pakistan

Sana Khosa, Ph.D.

Panel 6 Disaster & Emergency Management and Recovery


Exploring the Relationship between FEMA’s Community Rating System and Business Disaster Recovery to Hurricane Irma

Jenna Tyler

The Function of Social Media in Public Participation in Chinese Emergency Management

Wu Chen

Overcoming Irma City of Fort Lauderdale

Marsha Noel

12:15-12:30 p.m. Break/Student Poster Viewing

12:30-2:00 p.m. Lunch and Keynote Address

You Don't Know What You've Got Till It's Gone: Rescuing the Light of Public Space

Camilla Stivers, Ph.D.

2:00-2:15 p.m. Break

2:15 – 3:45 p.m. Session 3 (Panels 7-9 Concurrent)

Panel 7 Governance Through Public-Private Partnerships and Outsourcing


Public Private Differences in Hospital Approaches to Population Health

Danielle Atkins, Ph.D.

Meghan Gabriel, Ph.D.

A Comparative Analysis of International Travel Efficiency in the United States: Security Delays in Federally-Managed and Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Airports

Michael Turtz

Modeling, Optimization and Simulation of Public Service Outsourcing Process

Rui Yang

Pay for Performance, Social Impact Bonds and Performance-Based Contracting: Implications for Community Based Agencies

Lawrence Martin, Ph.D.

Panel 8 Citizen Engagement Through E-Government & Social Media


Tweet this! Politician Twitter Trends surrounding the 2016 election

Jennifer Sanguiliano

Looking at Citizen Trust in Online Communication

Daniel Seigler, Ph.D.

Social Media and Public Values - Understanding Millennial Use Preferences

Staci Zavattaro, Ph.D.

Panel 9 Addressing Racial Crime and Discrimination


Human Trafficking: A System Wide Public Safety and Community Approach

Jeffrey W. Goltz, Ph.D.

Archeology of Exclusion: Counter-Mapping Sites of Exclusion and Oppression in the Administrative State using GIS

Esteban Santis

The Need to Affiliate and Anti-Hispanic Attitude Formation in the United States’ Growing Hispanic Population

Earl Mowatt Ph.D.

-Conference concludes at end of Session 3 (3:45 p.m.)-

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