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Gina Scutelnicu

Associate Professor
Department Chairperson

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Public Administration

  • @New York City
    41 Park Row 516 C
Office Hours
New York City

Spring 2019

Wed 2:00pm-5:00pm(by appointment)

Office Hours

Spring 2019

Mon 12:00pm-2:00pm

Office Hours

Spring 2019


Gina Scutelnicu is an Associate Professor of Public Administration at Pace University who teaches core and Government track classes in the Masters' of Public Administration Program.


PhD, Florida International University, Miami, FL, 2010
Public Affairs

MA, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2001
Management of Public Services

BA, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2000
Public Administration


The slippery slope: Struggling for equity in the academy in the era of #MeToo
Knepper, H., Scutelnicu, G. & Tekula, R. Public Administration Review. Vol 80 (Issue 6) , pages 1111-1117. http://https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/15406210

Why Gender and Research Productivity Matters in Academia: Exploring Evidence from NASPAA-accredited Schools
Knepper, H., Scutelnicu, G. & Tekula, R. (2020, December 22). Journal of Public Affairs Education. Vol 26 (Issue 1) , pages 51-72. http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/upae20/current

Consistency is key in online learning: Evaluating student and instructor perceptions of a collaborative online-course template.
Scutelnicu, G., Tekula, R., Gordon, B. & Knepper, H. (2020, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). Teaching Public Administration. Vol 73 (Issue 3) , pages 274-292. http://journals.sagepub.com/home/tpa

A Tale of Two Journals: Women's Representation in Public Administration Scholarship
Scutelnicu, G. & Knepper, H. (2019, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). Public Integrity. Vol 21 (Issue 1) , pages 38-53. http://https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/mpin20/current

The state of women in public administration scholarship: Where we are, why we are here and why it matters
Scutelnicu, G., Knepper, H. & Tekula, R. (2019, January (1st Quarter/Winter) 20). PA Times. Vol 4 (Issue 2) , pages 32-33.

How do healthy eating and active living policies influence the potential for a communi-ty's healthy behavior? The case of Mississippi state
Scutelnicu, G. (2018, August). The Journal of Health and Human Services Administration. Vol 40 (Issue 3) , pages 310-352. http://https://jhhsa.spaef.org/

How local government can become more transparent and accountable to the public in an era of government fragmentation? Explaining the case of local development corporations in the state of New York.
Parker, D. & Scutelnicu, G. (2017, November). PA Times.

How Promising is the Second Chance Act in Reducing Recidivism among Male Ex-Offenders in Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi?
Amasa-Annang, J. & Scutelnicu, G. (2017, May 9). Journal of Public Management and Social Policy. Vol 23 (Issue 2) , pages 22. http://digitalscholarship.tsu.edu/jpmsp/vol23/iss2/3/

Open Innovation in the Public and Nonprofit Sectors: The Case of Open 311
Ganapati, S. & Scutelnicu, G. (2016, December). Patria De Lancer Julnes and Ed Gibson (Eds.), Taylor and Francis Inc.. http://www.taylorandfrancis.com/books/details/9780765644589/

Special Districts as Institutional Choices for Service Delivery: Views of Public Officials on the Performance of Community Development Districts in Florida
Scutelnicu, G. (2015, December 8). Public Administration Quarterly. Vol 38 (Issue 3) , pages 284-316. http://www.spaef.com/paq.php

Community Development Districts: An Innovative Institutional Framework for Financing and Managing Infrastructure in Florida?
Scutelnicu, G. & Ganapati, S. (2014, September). Economic Development Quarterly. Vol 26 (Issue 4) , pages 361-372. http://edq.sagepub.com/content/26/4/361.abstract

Generating the Public Financial Management Knowledge Base: Analyzing Method and Direction as a Sub- Discipline of Public Administration
Frank, H., Christian, P. & Scutelnicu, G. (2012, November 5). Journal of Budgeting, Accounting and Financial Management. Vol 21 (Issue 1) , pages 223-246. http://pracademics.com/index.php/jpbafm


Knepper, H., Scutelnicu, G. & Tekula, R. (2018, November 3). Northeastern Conference of Public Administration. Whose Voices are Heard and Why Does it Matter? Considering Women's Scholarship and Impact. NECOPA, Baltimore, MD.

Scutelnicu, G., Gordon, B., Knepper, H., Tekula, R. & Gonzalez, V. (2018, May 17). Faculty Institute. How Consistency in Online Learning can Contribute to Students' Critical Thinking and Learning: The Story of the Public Administration Department. Pace University, Pleasantville, NY.

Knepper, H., Scutelnicu, G. & Tekula, R. (2018, March 12). American Society for Public Administration National Conference. Gender and Perceptions of Opportunity: Examining Women's Success in Public Admin-istration Academe. ASPA, Denver, CO.

Scutelnicu, G., Parker, D. & Woods, J. (2018, March 10). American Society for Public Administration National Conference. Assessing the Performance of Economic Development Services in New York State Through the Lenses of Local Development Corporations. ASPA, Denver, CO.

Scutelnicu, G. (2017, November 3). Northeastern Conference of Public Administration. How Do Healthy Eating and Active Living Policies Influence A Community's Health? The Case of Mississippi State. ASPA, Burlington, VT.

Scutelnicu, G. & Knepper, H. (2017, March 18). American Society for Public Administration National Conference. How Does Gender Affect Research Productivity in Academia? Exploring Evidence from NASPAA Accredited MPA Programs.. American Society for Public Administration, Atlanta, GA.

Tekula, R., Knepper, H., He, L., Scutelnicu, G., Matwichuk, V. & , . (2016, October 6). Network of Schools for Public Policy, Affairs, & Administration (NASPAA) Annual Conference. Promoting Cultural and Gender Competencies in the Classroom. Network of Schools for Public Policy, Affairs, & Administration (NASPAA), Columbus, OH.


State and Local Government Decision-Making and Collaboration, Social Equity and Policy, Community and Economic Development.


Section on Ethics and Integrity, American Society for Public Administration [Internet], April2018
National podcast for Section on Ethics and Integrity, American Society for Public Administration, topic: Research on Gender Representation in Public Administration Scholarship.


Section for Women in Public Administration[Board member]

American Society for Public Administration

Conference of Minority Public Administrators[Parliamentarian]

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