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Hillary Knepper

Associate Professor
Interim Associate Provost for Academic Affairs

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Public Administration

Location
  • @Pleasantville
    Goldstein Academic Center
  • @New York City
    One Pace Plaza 1808B

Biography


Dr. Knepper spent 20 years working for nonprofits and local governments, where she worked primarily in access to services for vulnerable populations, facilitating collaborations, program evaluation, and board governance. She now teaches healthcare management, policy & public administration courses at Pace University. She is an Associate Professor and the Interim Associate Provost for Student Success. She is a founding board member for the Northeast Conference on Public Administration, an active member and past chair for the Section for Women in Public Administration, ASPA; and a current board member for Academic Women in Public Administration. Her research focuses on system-level change, how public policies influence outcomes, and the implications of how relationships across sectors affect services. She is the co-editor for the Journal of Health and Human Services Administration and a founding editorial board member for the Journal of Gender in Public Finance and Administration.

Education


PhD , University of Central Florida , Orlando, FL , 2010
Public Affairs

MPA , Troy University , Troy, Alabama , 2003
Public Administration

BA , Hunter College - CUNY , New York, NY , 1990
Urban Studies

Publications


Crosby, A. W., Knepper, H. & Levine, H. Predicting Hospital Closure using Popular Financial Indicators: An Exploratory Study of Muhlenberg Hospital. Public Administration Quarterly.

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://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

Knepper, H., Sonenberg, A. & Levine, H. (2018). The Socio-Environmental Context of our Actions: Marginalization and its influence on building a culture of health-Part 2. Journal of Health and Human Services Administration. Vol 40 (Issue 4)

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.

Knepper, H., Sonenberg, A. & Savage , P. Evidenced Based Policy Decisions & Population Health: Policies, Disparities, and Data Integrity. Public Administration Quarterly. , pages 23.

Knepper, H., Sonenberg, A. & Levine, H. (2017, November 16). The Socio-Environmental Context of Health: Marginalization and its influence on building a culture of health-Part 1. Journal of Health and Human Services Administration. Vol 40 (Issue 3) , pages 252-387. http://jhhsa.spaef.org/articles

Sonenberg, A. & Knepper, H. (2017, March). Considering Disparities: How do nurse practitioner regulatory policies, access to care, and health outcomes vary across four states?. Nursing Outlook. Vol 65 (Issue 2) , pages 143-153. http://www.nursingoutlook.org/article/S0029-6554(16)30317-7/pdf

Knepper, H. & Scutelnicu, G. (2016, August). Millennials at the helm: Making room for women in 21st century public service.. PA Times.

Knepper, H., Sonenberg, A. & Levine, H. (2015, December). Cost-savings of nurse practitioner managed diabetes primary care: A preliminary Study. International Journal of Services and Standards. Vol 10 (Special Health Care Symposium) (Issue 1/2) , pages 17-31. http://www.inderscience.com/storage/f583291011174612.pdf

Sonenberg, A., Knepper, H. & Pulcini, J. (2015, December). Implementing the ACA: The Influence of Nurse Practitioner Regulatory Policies on Workforce, Access to Care, and Primary Care Health Outcomes. Poverty & Public Policy. Vol 7 (Issue 4) , pages 336-356. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/pop4.119/abstract;jsessionid=26395C65C3992C9907CA7F435F1C95DB.f04t04

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

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

Sonenberg, A., Knepper, H. & Bear-Lehman, J. P. (2017, March 17). National Academies of Practice Annual Meeting. Health Disparities Across Four States: Exploring Variation Among Health Workforce, Policies, Access to Care & Services, and Population Health Outcomes. National Academies of Practice , Philadelphia, PA

Sonenberg, A., Knepper, H. & Savage, P. (2016, October). APHA 2016 Annual Meeting & Expo. Creating a Culture of Health: Policies, Disparities, and Data Integrity. American Public Health Association, Denver, CO

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

Sonenberg, A. & Knepper, H. (2016, June 25). Academy Health Annual Research Meeting . Exploring Disparities: How Do Health Workforce, Policies, Access to Care, and Population Health Outcomes Vary Across Four States?. Acedemy Health, Boston, MA

Sonenberg, A., Knepper, H. & Savage, P. (2016, April 8). National Academies of Practice Annual Meeting. Methodological challenges of investigating inter-professional workforce capacity to improve vulnerable population health outcomes. National Academies of Practice , Baltimore, MD

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

Knepper, H. & Sonenberg, A. (2015, November 8). Northeast Business and Economics Conference (NBEA). . Exploring Medicaid Billing, Health Outcomes, and the Impact of Nurse Practitioner Regulatory Policy: Methodological Challenges. Northeast Business and Economics Conference (NBEA), Jamaica,NY

RESEARCH INTEREST


I am fundamentally interested in the nexus of government, nonprofits, and healthcare as they intersect with disparities- of opportunity, access, and power. As an applied researcher, I'm curious about policies, both formal and informal, their influence on societal outcomes and how different sectors influence each other. My scholarship follows two paths within this context- healthcare policy and gender in public administration.

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