Public Administration Faculty UIS: Recent Publications

Funderburg, R. (2015)

Funderburg, R. and L. Laurian. (In Press). “Bolstering Environmental (In)Justice Claims with a Quasi-Experimental Research Design,” Land Use Policy,

Relates to diversity and particularly representativeness in public policy. The paper above develops a quasi-experiment of the complex reinforcing processes of unwanted land uses, operations and noxious emissions, minority move-in, and land pricing to show how new immigrants (mostly of midEastern and north African origin) who lack political power bear disproportionate health burdens from technological hazards such as waste incinerators.

Goulet, B. (2015).

Cross, T. P., Goulet, B., Helton, J. J., Lux, E., & Fuller, T. (2015). What will happen to this child if I report? Outcomes of reporting child maltreatment. In B. Matthews & D.C. Bross (eds.), Mandatory Reporting Laws and the Identification of Severe Child Abuse and Neglect (pp. 417-441). Springer Netherlands. Available at

Blankenberger, B. (2015)

Franklin, D., & Blankenberger, B. (online ahead-of-print, 2015). Program evaluation of community college Learning Assistance Centers: What do LAC directors think? Community College Review. Ahead-of-pint version DOI: 10.1177/0091552115609998. Available at

Cantrell-Bruce, T. & Blankenberger, B. (2015). Seeing clearly: Measuring skill sets that address the “blurred boundaries” of nonprofit education. Journal of Public Affairs Education, 21(3), 367-380. Available at

Cantrell-Bruce, T. (2015)

Cantrell-Bruce, T. & Blankenberger, B. (2015). Seeing clearly: Measuring skill sets that address the “blurred boundaries” of nonprofit education. Journal of Public Affairs Education, 21(3), 367-380. Available at

Funderburg, R. (2014)

Laurian, L. and R. Funderburg. 2014. “Environmental Justice in France? A Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Incinerator Location,” Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, Vol. 57, No. 3: 424-446.

Reinbold, G. W. (2014).

“Realising young children’s right to health under the Convention on the Rights of the Child.” The International Journal of Children’s Rights, 22(3), 502-551.

Blankenberger, B. (2014)

Blankenberger, B., & Phillips, A. (online ahead-of-print, 2014). Implementation of performance funding in Illinois higher education: The roles of the completion agenda, budget environment, and interest group dynamics in the process. Educational Policy. Ahead-of-pint version DOI: 10.1177/0895904814556748. Available at

Lichtenberger, E., Witt, M. A., Blankenberger, B., & Franklin, D. (2014). Dual credit/dual enrollment and data driven policy implementation. Journal of Community College Research and Practice, 38(11), 959-979. Available at

Miller, W. (2014)

“Bureaucratic, Leadership, and Workforce Representation Among Female Administrators, Principals, Assistant Principals, and Classroom Teachers in U. S. School Districts, 2002-2008.” Public Administration Quarterly.  With Kerr, B., and Kerr, G.  Vol. 38, No. 3, 2014.

Philips, J. R. (2014)

Gordon, V., & Phillips, J. R., (Eds.). (2014). Public Voices XIII (2). Special Edition: A Symposium on Women in Public Service.

Phillips, J. R. (2014). Fragments of the American Dream: Immigration, Race, and Medical Care in the Segregated South, 1929. Public Voices, XIII (2), 1-5.

Phillips, J. R., & Gordon, V. (2014). Whither and Whence: A Retrospective View of Women in Public Service. Public Voices XIII (2), 137-142.

Funderburg, R. (2013)

Funderburg, R. and X. Zhou. 2013. “Trading Industry Clusters amid the Legacy of Industrial Land Use Planning in Southern California,” Environment and Planning A, Vol. 45, No. 11: 2752-2770.

Funderburg, R., T. J. Bartik, A. H. Peters, and P. S. Fisher. 2013. “The Impact of Marginal Business Taxes on State Manufacturing,” Journal of Regional Science, Vol. 53, No. 4: 557-582.

Dooley, T. (2013)

Dooley, T. P., & Schreckhise, W. D. (2013). Evaluating Social Cognitive Theory in Action: An Assessment of the Youth Development Program’s Impact on Secondary Student Retention in Selected Mississippi Delta Communities.Youth & Society, 0044118X13493445.

Bunch, B. and Wang, J. (2013)

Wang, J., Bunch B. and Stream, C. (2013). Increasing the usefulness of academic scholarship for local government practitioners. State and Local Government Review, 45(3): 197-213.

Miller, W. (2013)

“When Does Politics Matter? Re-examining the Determinants of African American and Latino Municipal Employment Patterns.” Urban Affairs Review. With Kerr, B., Shreckhise, W., Reid, M. Volumn 49, No. 6, November 2013.

Bunch, B. S. (2012).

“Capital Planning and Budgeting” in Management Policies in Local Government Finance edited by John R. Bartle, W. Bartley Hildreth, and Justin Marlowe, 6th Edition, Washington, D.C.: International City/County Management Association, 2012, pp. 253-278.

“Preserving the Public Interest in Highway Public-Private Partnerships: The State of Texas’ Approach,” Public Budgeting & Finance. Spring 2012, Vol. 32, No. 1: 36-57.

“Debt and Deception: How States Avoid Making Hard Fiscal Decisions” with Robert Bifulco, William Duncombe, Mark Robbins, and William Simonsen. Public Administration Review, September/October 2012, Vol. 72, No. 5: 659-667.

Refereed Paper. “Illinois State Budgeting in the Aftermath of the Great Recession.” Presented at the Annual Conference of Western Social Scientist Association, Salt Lake City, UT.

Refereed Paper. “Tobacco Bonds: Evolution and Future Outlook.” Presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for Budgeting and Financial Management.

Philips, J. R. (2012)

Phillips, J. R. (2012). Of Promise and Peril: Doctoral Study in Public Administration in the 21st Century.  Public Voices, XI (2), 73-87.

Sisneros, A. (2012).

Book Review- Constructing Affirmative Action: The Struggle for Equal Employment Opportunity, by D. Golland in CHOICE Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, Association of College and Research Libraries.

Wang, J. (2012).

Chapters in Edited Book-“The Health Impacts of Brownfields in Charlotte, NC” in Geospatial Analysis of Environmental Health, J. Maantay and S. McLafferty, eds.

Refereed Paper- “Estimating Health Benefits of Brownfield Remediation in Charlotte, NC: A GIS Approach.” Presented at the Association of American Geographers Conference in Seattle, WA.

Refereed Paper – “Will Expanding 10th Street Corridor Further the Division Between the East Side and West Side of Springfield?” Presented at the Transport Chicago Conference, Chicago, IL.

Reinbold, G. (2011)

“Economic inequality and child stunting in Bangladesh and Kenya: An investigation of six hypotheses.” Population and Development Review, 37(4), 691-719.

Miller, W. (2011).

“The Determinants of Child Abuse and Neglect Among American Indians and Alaskan Natives Across States and Over Time.” Midsouth Political Science Review, Vo. 12, 2011.  With Goodrich, L., Hunt, V., Kerr, B.

“Mode-Neutral and the Need to Transform Teaching.”  Public Administration Quarterly, Volumn 35, Number 4, Winter 2011.

Miller, W. (2010).

“The Great Negro State of the Country.” With J. A. Parry. In Readings in Arkansas Politics and Government, J. A. Parry and R. P. Wang, eds.

“Descriptive Representation by Gender and Race/Ethnicity in Municipal Bureaucracies: Change in US Multiethnic Cities, 1987–2001,” Journal of Women, Politics & Policy, Volume 31 Issue 3, 217.  With Kerr, B., Reid, M. and Schreckheise, W.

Bunch, B. S. (2010).

Illinois 2008 Community Services Block Grant Report. Report for the Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies.

“Sharing City Sales Tax Revenue with School Districts.” Government Finance Review.

Philips, J.R. (2010).

Phillips, J. R. (2010). Scholarship and Public Service: The Life and Work of Mary Parker Follett. Public Voices, XI (2), 47-69.

Phillips, J. R. (2010). Book Review: Democracy and Administration: Woodrow Wilson’s Ideas and the Challenge of Public Management by Brian J. Cook. Public Voices, XI (2), 101-103.

Philips, J. R. (2009).

Phillips, J. R. (2009). Book Review: The Speaker of the House of Representatives by Mary Parker Follett. Public Voices, XI (1), 129-132.

Bunch, B. S. (2008).

“Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program: Analysis of Variations in State Practices.” International Journal of Public Administration, 31(2), 117.

Kerr, J. B., Miller, W., Reid, M., & Edwards, R. (2008).

” An Unconventional Application of the Glass Ceiling Concept: African American and Latino Administrators in Municipal Government Bureaucracies, 1987-1997.” Public Administration Quarterly, 32.

Wang, J. (2008)

Bina, Z. and Wang, J. (2008). Revelation of Brownfields Redevelopment in Europe and US to Urban Land Reconsolidation in China. China Land Science, 22(9): 65-71.

Miller, W. H., Kerr, B., & Ritter, G. (2008).

” School Performance Measurement.” American Review of Public Administration, 38(1), 100.