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Gina Scutelnicu

Assistant Professor
Associate Chair

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

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

Wed (by appointment)


Gina Scutelnicu is an Assistant Professor of Public Administration at Pace University who teaches core and Government track classes in the MPA 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


Scutelnicu, G., Tekula, R., Gordon, B. & Knepper, H. (2019, May 29). Consistency is key in online learning: Evaluating student and instructor perceptions of a collaborative online-course template.. Teaching Public Administration. http://https://journals.sagepub.com/home/tpa

Knepper, H., Scutelnicu, G. & Tekula, R. (2019, January (1st Quarter/Winter) 24). Why Gender and Research Productivity Matters in Academia: Exploring Evidence from NASPAA-accredited Schools. Journal of Public Affairs Education. http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/upae20/current

Scutelnicu, G. & Knepper, H. (2019, January (1st Quarter/Winter) 20). A Tale of Two Journals: Women's Representation in Public Administration Scholarship. Public Integrity. Vol 21 (Issue 1) , pages 38-53. http://https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/mpin20/current

Scutelnicu, G., Knepper, H. & Tekula, R. (2018, August). The state of women in public administration scholarship: Where we are, why we are here and why it matters. PA Times. Vol 4 (Issue 2) , pages 32-33.

Scutelnicu, G. (2017, November). How do healthy eating and active living policies influence the potential for a communi-ty's healthy behavior? The case of Mississippi state. The Journal of Health and Human Services Administration. Vol 40 (Issue 3) , pages 310-352. http://https://jhhsa.spaef.org/

Parker, D. & Scutelnicu, G. (2017, May 9). 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.. PA Times.

Amasa-Annang, J. & Scutelnicu, G. (2016, December). How Promising is the Second Chance Act in Reducing Recidivism among Male Ex-Offenders in Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi?. Journal of Public Management and Social Policy. Vol 23 (Issue 2) , pages 22. http://digitalscholarship.tsu.edu/jpmsp/vol23/iss2/3/

Ganapati, S. & Scutelnicu, G. (2015, December 8). Open Innovation in the Public and Nonprofit Sectors: The Case of Open 311. Patria De Lancer Julnes and Ed Gibson (Eds.), Innovations in the Public and Non-profit Sectors. Taylor and Francis Inc.. http://www.taylorandfrancis.com/books/details/9780765644589/

Scutelnicu, G. (2014, September). Special Districts as Institutional Choices for Service Delivery: Views of Public Officials on the Performance of Community Development Districts in Florida. Public Administration Quarterly. Vol 38 (Issue 3) , pages 284-316. http://www.spaef.com/paq.php

Scutelnicu, G. & Ganapati, S. (2012, November 5). Community Development Districts: An Innovative Institutional Framework for Financing and Managing Infrastructure in Florida?. Economic Development Quarterly. Vol 26 (Issue 4) , pages 361-372. http://edq.sagepub.com/content/26/4/361.abstract

Frank, H., Christian, P. & Scutelnicu, G. (2009, July (3rd Quarter/Summer)). Generating the Public Financial Management Knowledge Base: Analyzing Method and Direction as a Sub- Discipline of Public Administration. 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

Knepper, H. & Scutelnicu, G. (2016, March 19). American Society for Public Administration National Conference. How Do Gender and Diversity Impact the State of Public Administration Research? An Assessment of the Content of Two Key Journals in the Public Administration Discipline.. American Society for Public Administration , Seattle, WA


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

Grants, Sponsored Research and Contracts


  • Section for Women in Public Administration [Board member] , April 2015
    A section of the American Society for Public Administration "where women and men work together on projects and programs promoting participation and recognition of women at all levels and areas of the public sector."
  • American Society for Public Administration 2009
  • Conference of Minority Public Administrators [Parliamentarian] , September 2013
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