Our Faculty

Rebecca Tekula

Associate Professor
Executive Director, Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Public Administration

Location
  • @New York City
    163 William Street 21st Floor
Office Hours

Fall 2014

Office Hours

Fall 2014

Office Hours

Fall 2014

Education


PhD, University of Lugano, Switzerland: Department of Public Management and Economics, Lugano, Switzerland, 2009
Economics / Public Management and Finance

MPA, Pace University, New York, NY, 2009
Nonprofit Management

MBA, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom, 2006
Social Entrepreneurship, Finance and Strategy

BA, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY, 2000
English Literature

Publications


The slippery slope: Struggling for equity in the academy in the era of #MeToo
Knepper, H., Scutelnicu, G. & Tekula, R. (2017, February). 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

The economic impact of Pace University (also Pace New York City, Pleasantville, Law School, Athletics, Performing Arts, Schimmel Theatre, and Construction)
Tekula, R. & Rivero, A. (2020, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). http://www.pace.edu/economic-impact-report

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. (2019, November 1). Teaching Public Administration. Vol 73 (Issue 3) , pages 274-292. http://journals.sagepub.com/home/tpa

Clustering social enterprises: A taxonomy based on self-perceptions of social entrepreneurs
Erpf, P., Tekula, R. & Neuenschwander, J. (2019, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). Social Enterprise Journal. http://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/SEJ-12-2018-0081/full/html

The role of government, nonprofit and private facilitation of the impact investing marketplace
Tekula, R. & Andersen, K. (2019, August 8). Public Performance & Management Review.

Clustering Social Enterprises: A Taxonomy Based on Self-perceptions of Social Entrepreneurs
Erpf, P. & Tekula, R. (2018, December 5).

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. (2018, August). PA Times. Vol 4 (Issue 2) , pages 32-33.

The State of the Impact Investing Marketplace: What is the Role of the Public and Nonprofit Sector, and Why?
Tekula, R. (2018, August). PA Times. http://patimes.org/the-state-of-the-impact-investing-marketplace-what-is-the-role-of-the-public-and-nonprofit-sector-and-why/

Impact Investing: Actors, Metrics and Interactions.
Tekula, R. & Shah, A. (2018, May 1).

Universities as Intermediaries: Impact Investing and Social Entrepreneurship
Tekula, R., Shah, A. & Jhamb, J. (2016, August 1). Metropolitan Universities Journal. Vol 26 (Issue 1) , pages 35-51.

PRESENTATIONS


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.

Tekula, R. (2017, November 18). Association for Research on Nonprofits and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) Conference. The Role of Government and Nonprofit Organizations in Social Finance: Intermediaries and the Impact Investing Marketplace. Association for Research on Nonprofits and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA), Grand Rapids, MI.

Tekula, R. & Lee Fung, E. (2017, November 18). Cresco ad absurdum: Program Related Investments and Payout Rates in U.S. Foundations. Association for Research on Nonprofits and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA), Grand Rapids, MI.

Tekula, R. & Fung Lee, E. (2017, July 26). World Finance Conference. Accretio ad absurdum: Program Related Investments and Payout Rates in U.S. Foundations. World Finance Conference, Cagliari, Italy.

Tekula, R. (2017, June). Symposium for Public Performance and Management Review (PPMR) Special Issue.. The Role of Government and Nonprofit Organizations in Social Finance: Intermediaries and the Impact Investing Marketplace. Public Performance and Management Review (PPMR), The George Washington University, D.C..

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.

Tekula, R. & Shah, A. (2014, October 7). Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU) Conference 2014. Impact Investing: Funding Social Innovation. Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU), Syracuse, NY.

Tekula, R. (2012, November 17). Association for Research on Nonprofit and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) Annual Conference . Characteristics of Pay-for-Performance Behavior in Nonprofit Organizations. Association for Research on Nonprofit and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA), Indianapolis, IN.

Tekula, R., Murdock, A. & Parra, C. (2012, November 15). Association for Research on Nonprofit and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) Annual Conference . Responding to Challenge: Comparing and Contrasting Selected University Nonprofit Programmes and Pedagogy in the USA and Europe. Association for Research on Nonprofit and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA), Indianapolis, IN.

Tekula, R. (2012, November 15). Association for Research on Nonprofit and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) Annual Conference . Unrelated Business Income in Nonprofits: Does this Earned Income Sustain Programs?”. Association for Research on Nonprofit and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA), Indianapolis, IN.

Tekula, R. & Murdock, A. (2012, November 7). NYU Satter Conference on Social Entrepreneurship 2012. Responding to Challenge: Comparing and Contrasting Selected University Nonprofit Programmes and Pedagogy in the USA and Europe. NYU, New York, NY.

Tekula, R. (2011, August 14). Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Meeting 2011. The Relationship Between Governance and Performance in Nonprofits: A Quantitative Analysis. Academy of Management (AOM), San Antonio, TX.

Tekula, R. & Rahman, N. (2010, November 5). NYU Satter Conference on Social Entrepreneurship 2010. Back to Square One: An Examination of Social Enterprise Centers and Programs,”. NYU, New York, NY.

Tekula, R. (2010, November 5). NYU Satter Conference on Social Entrepreneurship 2010. Social Enterprise: Innovation or Mission Distraction?. NYU, New York, NY.

Tekula, R. (2009, October 15). IDHEAP Academic Conference. Inefficient Cross-Subsidies in the Diversification of Nonprofit Revenue Streams: How do Financial Gains from Unrelated Business Activities Relate to Program Expenditure?. IDHEAP, Berne, Switzerland.

MEDIA CONTRIBUTIONS


The New York Times [Newspaper], November22017
“When Internships Don't Pay, Some Colleges Will,” by Anemona Hartocollis, The New York Times, November 2, 2017. Featured program in the Education Life Section (national distribution), interviewed and quoted.

The Wall Street Journal [Newspaper], February122016
“Naming Rights for the Rest of Us,” by Anne Kadet, The Wall Street Journal, February 12, 2016 Interviewed and quoted.

Market Watch [Internet], October152015
“President Obama Recognizes Latino U College Access for Commitment to Action as Part of White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics,” Market Watch, Oct 19, 2015. Interviewed and quoted.

914Inc (Westchester Magazine) [Magazine], December2014
“The Business of Nonprofits: Complexity Behind the Compassion,” by Dave Donelson, 914Inc. Westchester Magazine, Q4 2014. Research report on the state of the Westchester nonprofit sector featured in 914Inc, the business issue of Westchester Magazine.

Newsday [Newspaper], February72013
“IRS, FBI Probe of Mount Vernon Mayor Ernie Davis Involves Nonprofits, Businesses, Sources Say,” by Timothy O'Connor and Christian Wade, Newsday, February 7, 2013. Interviewed for and quoted in article on IRS & FBI probe mayor, involving nonprofits.

American Express Open Forum [Internet], April232012
“Are You a Social Entrepreneur?” by Melinda Emerson, American Express Open Forum, April 23, 2012.

Vegas Seven [Internet], March12012
“Pact with an Angel: To Kick-start Community Change, a UC Berkeley Program Gives Grants to Grassroots Vegas Groups,” by Heidi Kyser, Vegas Seven, March 1, 2012. Interviewed and quoted.

914Inc (Westchester Magazine) [Magazine], January302012
“Corporate Philanthropy in Westchester: Who Gives and What they Get in Return,” by Dave Donelson, 914Inc. Westchester Magazine, Q1 2012. Interviewed for and research presented in article on corporate giving.

Business Leadership [Internet], December192011
“Study: More Female Leaders, More Philanthropy,” by Catherine Skrzypinski, Business Leadership, December 19, 2011. Interviewed and quoted.

Crain's New York Business [Newspaper], December122011
“Giving Nonprofits a Business Edge,” by Steve Garmhausen, Crain's New York Business, December 12, 2011. Research study featured.

The Associated Press [Newspaper], December22011
“New Miami Art Museum Renamed After Big Donation,” by Christine Armario, The Associated Press, December 2, 2011. Interviewed and quoted.

Interest.com [Internet], November72011
Advice featured in article "6 Ways to Make Giving to Charity Work for You"

914Inc (Westchester Magazine) [Magazine], April142011
Interview and research featured in article on the economic impact of Westchester nonprofits and how they fared during the economic downturn.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy [Newspaper], November152010
“Charities Business Activities May Hurt Their Missions, Study of 150 Groups Concludes,” The Chronicle Board Report for Nonprofit Organizations, November/December 2010. Research paper featured in article on nonprofits earning unrelated income.

Fast Company [Magazine], November52010
“The Thin Mint Paradox,” by David Zax. Fast Company Magazine, November 5, 2010. Research paper on nonprofits and social enterprise featured in article.

Chronicle of Philanthropy [Newspaper], November42010
“Study Questions Efficiency of Charity Business Activities,” by Nicole Wallace, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, November 8, 2010. Research paper on nonprofits and social enterprise featured in article.

Nonprofit Quarterly [Newspaper], November42010
“Social Enterprises Linked to Poor Performance in Nonprofits,” by Ruth McCambridge, Nonprofit Quarterly, November 4, 2010. Research paper on nonprofits and social enterprise featured in article.

Wall Street Journal [Newspaper], November42010
“Report Faults Nonprofits on Service,” by Shelly Banjo, The Wall Street Journal, November 4, 2010. Research paper featured in article on nonprofits earning unrelated income.

WVOX Radio [Radio], January2010
Full feature interview on WVOX Radio. Topic of nonprofits and social enterprse.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS


Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action[Co-Chair, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Track]

Academy of Management[Communications Officer, Public and Nonprofit Management Division]

Academy of Management[Executive Committee Member, Public and Nonprofit Division]

Pi Alpha Alpha, the National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration

Academy of Management[Membership Chair]

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