Our Faculty

Hillary Knepper

Associate Professor
Interim Associate Provost for Academic Affairs

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Public Administration

Location
  • @Pleasantville
  • @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 Chair of the Department of Public Administration. She is an active member and past chair for the Section for Women in Public Administration, ASPA. 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 incoming co-editor for the Journal of Health and Human Services.

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://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

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. & Adamu, A. The Rise of the International Student: Educating Students from Around the Globe in a Metropolitan MPA Program. Journal of Public Affairs Education.

Sonenberg, A. & Knepper, H. Considering disparities: How do nurse practitioner regulatory policies, access to care, and primary care health outcomes vary across four states?. Poverty & Public Policy.

Scutelnicu, G. & Knepper, H. 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.. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory.

Knepper, H., D'Agostino, M. & Levine, H. (2015). Volunteer management practices during challenging economic times. Journal of Public Management and Social Policy. Vol 20 (Issue 2) , pages 211-230.

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

Knepper, H. County Governments and Healthcare Safety Nets- Who Wields the Power? Considering Perceptions of Safety-Net Connections During An Economic Recession.. American Review of Public Administration .

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

Sonenberg, A., Knepper, H. & Levine, H. (2015, June). Academy Health Annual Research Meeting: Health Economics Interest Group. Cost Savings of Diabetes Outcomes: Impact of nurse practitioner practice regulatory policy. Academy Health , Minneapolis, Minnesota

Sonenberg, A. & Knepper, H. (2015, June). Academy Health: Health Workforce Interest Group. The Effect of Modernizing Nurse Practitioner Regulatory Policy: Influence on Workforce, Access to Care, and Primary Care Health Outcomes of Medicaid Recipients in Mississippi and Utah. Academy Health, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Sonenberg, A., Knepper, H. & Levine, H. (2015, April). American Society for Public Administration Conference. Driving Improved Health Care Cost Savings through Nurse Practitioner Regulatory Policy” as part of panel: “Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity: It's A Wild Ride Navigating The Contentious And Cost-Driven Issues of Today's Public Management Environment (Panel). American Society for Public Administration

Sonenberg, A. & Knepper, H. (2015, April). Pace University 3rd Annual Research Day. Cost Savings of Diabetes Outcomes: Impact of nurse practitioner practice regulatory policy. Pace University, Pleasaantville, NY

Knepper, H., Sonenberg, A. & Levine, H. (2015, March 8). Building a Stronger & More Equitable Society; 76th Annual American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) Conference. Driving Improved Health Care Cost Savings Through Nurse Practitioner Regulatory Policy. American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) , chicago, IL

Gina, S. & Knepper, H. (2015, February 19). Sustainable Blueprints: Public Engagement in Building Marginalized Communities; Conference of Minority Public Administrators (COMPA. 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. Conference of Minority Public Administrators (COMPA, Philadelphia, PA

Sonenberg, A. & Knepper, H. (2014, November). Northeast Conference of Public Administrators . Collaborative Regulation: Can standardizing and modernizing nurse practitioner regulatory policies improve health outcomes? (Panel). Northeast Conference of Public Administrators , New Orleans

Knepper, H., Sonenberg, A. & Levine, H. (2014, November 7). Annual Northeast Conference of Public Administrators (NECOPA). Collaborative regulation: Can standardizing and modernizing nurse practitioner regulatory policies improve health outcomes?. NECoPA, Portsmouth, NY

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