Gina Scutelnicu-Todoran

Gina Scutelnicu-Todoran

Professor
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Public Administration

Gina Scutelnicu-Todoran

NYC
516 C
41 Park Row
| Office Hours: Wed 2:00pm-5:00pm

Biography

Faculty Bio

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

Awards and Honors

  • NY Metropolitan Chapter, American Society for Public Administration, 2023, Outstanding Academic/Researcher Award
  • Westchester Children Association, 2022, Honoree for Commitment and Support to the Digital Access Initiative
  • American Society for Public Administration, 2022, Donald C. Stone Service to ASPA Award for exceptional and sustained contribu-tions to the society
  • Center for Community Action and Research at Pace University, 2022, Jefferson Award for Public Service

Education

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

Research and Creative Works

Research Interest

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

Grants, Sponsored Research and Contracts

Community Needs Assessment of Bronxville, Tuckahoe and Eastchester, NY
November 2022. The Community Fund of Bronxville, Tuckahoe and Eastchester & The Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Other. Funded.

Westchester County Nonprofit Compensation and Benefits Study
February 2022. Nonprofit Westchester, Other. Funded.

Westchester County Opioid Response and Overdose Prevention Initiative.
July 2023 - December 2024. Partnership to End Addiction and the Westchester County Department of Com-munity Mental Health, NY, Local, $127,868.00. Funded. This study evaluates the effectiveness of a pilot curriculum program about Co-Occurring Disorders (COD). The proposed COD curriculum is being pilot-tested in selected school districts in Westchester County. A survey instrument will be administered before and after three class sessions that will be delivered to high-school-aged teenagers, their adult supports, and school staff. Results from the surveys will help inform the development of a research-based COD curriculum to be implemented throughout the county, state and nationally.

Council of Family and Childcare Agencies Financial Health Status
February 2024 - September 2024. Council of Family and Child Care Agencies, NY, Other, $32,369.00. Funded. Dr. Gina Scutelnicu-Todoran, Professor of Public Administration and Dr. Rebecca Tekula, Professor of Public Administration and Executive Director of the Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship were awarded an external grant award of nearly $30,000 by the Council of Family and Child Care Agencies (COFCCA), a nonprofit organization in New York City to assess the financial status of approximately 75 agencies under its umbrella. These agencies include those providing child welfare services –foster care, preventive services, and juvenile justice services. Dr. Scutelnicu-Todoran and Dr. Tekula will be working in collaboration with two graduate students to conduct a financial analysis of cumulative organizational revenue and expenditure, endowment, and other investments among other things. The researchers at Pace will prepare a final report and will deliver several presentations to executive and legislative leadership and staff at the New York state and New York City level.

Courses Taught

Past Courses

PAA 502: Stat/Quant Mthds-Decisn Making
PAA 602: Organization Theory & Mgmt
PAA 603: Eco of Govt, Health, Nonprofit
PAA 605: Ethics and Leadership
PAA 606: Research Design for Admins.
PAA 606: Research Methods for PAA
PAA 630: Intergovernmental Relations
PAA 641: Municipal Management
PAA 695: Intrnshp-HlthCre,Gvrnmnt,NnPrf
PAA 695: Intrnshp:NnPrf,Gvrnmnt,HlthCre
PAA 699: Capstone Project Seminar

Publications and Presentations

Publications

Managing Gender Inequity in Academia: A Guide for Faculty and Administrators in Public Affairs Programs.
(2024, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). Managing Gender Inequity in Academia: A Guide for Faculty and Administrators in Public Affairs Programs..William Hatcher and Bruce McDonald III (Eds.), London, UK & New York, NY , USA : Routledge: Taylor & Francis. , pages 146. https://www.routledge.com/Managing-Gender-Inequity-in-Academia-A-Guide-for-Faculty-and-Administrators/Todoran/p/book/9781032280707

How effective is the tax treatment of public authorities? Examining the tax exemption case of industrial development agencies in New York State.
(2023, December). International Journal of Public Administration. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01900692.2023.2287994

The contribution of formal and informal mentorship to faculty productivity: Views of faculty in public affairs programs
(2023, June). Journal of Public Affairs Education. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15236803.2023.2220096?src=
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The money behind the curtain: Measuring the financial condition of special district governments in Illinois.
(2023, March). Public Administration Quarterly. Vol 47 (Issue 2) , pages 132-153. https://paq.spaef.org/article/2070/The-Money-Behind-the-Curtain-Measuring-the-Financial-Condition-of-Special-District-Governments-in-Illinois

A qualitative study of pandemic-induced telework: Federal workers thrive, working parents struggle.
(2022, August). Public Administration Quarterly. Vol 46 (Issue 3) , pages 258-281.

Digital access survey: Perceptions of parents in the K-12 schools of Westchester County, New York
(2022, June).

Plastic bag legislation in the United States: Influential factors on policy creation
Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences. Vol 12 (Issue 2) , pages 260 - 271.

Is participatory budgeting a tool for social equity and justice? Evidence from New York City.
(2021, November). Public Administration Quarterly. Vol 45 (Issue 4) , pages 370-391. https://paq.spaef.org/

Book Review: Victoria Gordon and Beth Rauhaus. 2020. Maternity leave: Policy and practice, 2nd ed.
(2021, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)).

The slippery slope: Struggling for equity in the academy in the era of #MeToo
(2020, December). Public Administration Review. Vol 80 (Issue 6) , pages 1111-1117. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/15406210

Why Gender and Research Productivity Matters in Academia: Exploring Evidence from NASPAA-accredited Schools
(2020, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). Journal of Public Affairs Education. Vol 26 (Issue 1) , pages 51-72. https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/upae20/current

Consistency is key in online learning: Evaluating student and instructor perceptions of a collaborative online-course template.
(2019, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). Teaching Public Administration. Vol 73 (Issue 3) , pages 274-292. https://journals.sagepub.com/home/tpa

A Tale of Two Journals: Women’s Representation in Public Administration Scholarship
(2019, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). Public Integrity. Vol 21 (Issue 1) , pages 38-53. 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
(2018, August). 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
(2017, November). The Journal of Health and Human Services Administration. Vol 40 (Issue 3) , pages 310-352. 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.
(2017, May). PA Times.

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

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

Open Innovation in the Public and Nonprofit Sectors: The Case of Open 311
(2015, December). Patria De Lancer Julnes and Ed Gibson (Eds.), Taylor and Francis Inc.. https://www.taylorfrancis.com/chapters/edit/10.4324/9781315686868-7/open-innovation-public-sector-sukumar-ganapati-gina-scutelnicu

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

Community Development Districts: An Innovative Institutional Framework for Financing and Managing Infrastructure in Florida?
(2012, November). Economic Development Quarterly. Vol 26 (Issue 4) , pages 361-372. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0891242412464904

Generating the Public Financial Management Knowledge Base: Analyzing Method and Direction as a Sub- Discipline of Public Administration
(2009, July (3rd Quarter/Summer)). Journal of Budgeting, Accounting and Financial Management. Vol 21 (Issue 1) , pages 223-246. https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/JPBAFM-21-02-2009-B003/full/html

Presentations

Perceptions of gender equity in the academy: Explaining the research productivity gap in public administration scholarship
(2022, March). American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) National Conference. American Society for Public Administration (ASPA),

Why is the Research Productivity Gap Still Wide Between Men & Women PA Academics?
(2019, March). American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) National Conference. American Society for Public Administration (ASPA),

Why gender and research productivity matters in academia: Exploring evidence from NASPAA accredited schools
(2018, November). Northeast Conference of Public Administration (NECOPA). Northeast Conference of Public Administration (NECOPA),

Whose Voices are Heard and Why Does it Matter? Considering Women’s Scholarship and Impact
(2018, November 3). Northeastern Conference of Public Administration. NECOPA,

How Consistency in Online Learning can Contribute to Students' Critical Thinking and Learning: The Story of the Public Administration Department
(2018, May 17). Faculty Institute. Pace University,

Gender and Perceptions of Opportunity: Examining Women’s Success in Public Administration Academe
(2018, March). American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) National Conference. American Society for Public Administration (ASPA),

Consistency is Key: Evaluating a Collaborative Online Course Template
(2018, March). Northeast Regional Computing Conference/Educause (NERCOMP). Providence, RI.

Gender and Perceptions of Opportunity: Examining Women’s Success in Public Admin-istration Academe
(2018, March 12). American Society for Public Administration National Conference. ASPA,

Assessing the Performance of Economic Development Services in New York State Through the Lenses of Local Development Corporations
(2018, March 10). American Society for Public Administration National Conference. ASPA,

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

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

Promoting Cultural and Gender Competencies in the Classroom
(2016, October 6). Network of Schools for Public Policy, Affairs, & Administration (NASPAA) Annual Conference. Network of Schools for Public Policy, Affairs, & Administration (NASPAA),

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.
(2016, March 19). American Society for Public Administration National Conference. American Society for Public Administration ,

Building an Online Class Model:A Collaborative Approach at Pace University
(2015, June 10). BlackBoard Day. Pace University,
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Creating Customized Learning Communities: The Case of Master Public Administration Program
(2015, May 15). Pace University Faculty Institute. Pace University,
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Teaching Outside the Textbook to Increase Student Engagement
(2015, May 14). Pace University Faculty Institute. Pace University,
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American Society of Public Administration
(2015, March 9). American Society of Public Administration National Conference. American Society of Public Administration,

Conversations about Mixed Methods in a New Context: Exploring the Use of Technology in Delivering Three Types of Graduate Education Classes
(2015, February 27). Best Practices Conference. Pace University,
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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.
(2015, February 18). Conference of Minority Public Administrators National Conference. Conference of Minority Public Administrator,

Special Districts in the Northeast United States: Do They Enhance or Hinder Local Government Service Delivery?
(2014, November 8). Northeastern Conference of Public Administration. NECoPA,
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Open Innovations in the Public Sector: Open 311
(2014, September 18). Southeastern Conference of Public Administration. SECoPA,
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Professional Contributions and Service

Professional Memberships

  • Section for Women in Public Administration [Board member]
  • American Society for Public Administration
  • Conference of Minority Public Administrators [Parliamentarian]

Professional Service

Public Integrity [Editor, Associate Editor]
Public Administration Quarterly [Editorial Review Board Member]
Public Integrity [Editorial Review Board Member]
Northeastern Conference of Public Administration [Officer, President/Elect/Past]

Section on Professional and Organizational Development [Officer, President/Elect/Past]
Section on Women in Public Administration [Officer, Other Officer]
NY Metropolitan ASPA Chapter [Officer, President/Elect/Past]
Conference of Minority Public Administrators [Officer, Other Officer]

Related News and Stories

In the Media

Pace’s MPA program teams up with The Westchester Children’s Association to explore the digital divide in the county.

The WCA/Pace survey, authored by Sydney Moraitis, a graduate student working on her master’s in public administration, and Dr. Gina Scutelnicu-Todoran, a Pace associate professor, revealed that 31 percent of the respondents believed technology made their child’s learning more difficult and 27 percent experienced stress due to technology at least once a week.