Gina Scutelnicu-Todoran

Gina Scutelnicu-Todoran

Associate Professor
Department Chairperson
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Public Administration

Gina Scutelnicu-Todoran

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


Faculty Bio

Gina Scutelnicu Todoran is an Associate 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

  • 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


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

Westchester County Nonprofit Compensation and Benefits Study
Tekula, R. & Scutelnicu, G. February 2022. Nonprofit Westchester, Other, $35,459.00. Funded.

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


The money behind the curtain: Measuring the financial condition of special district governments in Illinois.
Crosby, A., Scutelnicu, G. & Polskaya, P. (2023, March). Public Administration Quarterly. Vol 47 (Issue 2) , pages 132-153.

A qualitative study of pandemic-induced telework: Federal workers thrive, working parents struggle.
Mullins, L., Scutelnicu , G. & Charbonneau, E. (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
Moraitis, S. & Scutelnicu Todoran, G. (2022, June).

Plastic bag legislation in the United States: Influential factors on policy creation
Bell, L. & Scutelnicu, G. 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.
Kuenneke, A. & Scutelnicu, G. (2021, November). Public Administration Quarterly. Vol 45 (Issue 4) , pages 370-391.

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

The slippery slope: Struggling for equity in the academy in the era of #MeToo
Knepper, H., Scutelnicu, G. & Tekula, R. (2020, December). Public Administration Review. Vol 80 (Issue 6) , pages 1111-1117.

Why Gender and Research Productivity Matters in Academia: Exploring Evidence from NASPAA-accredited Schools
Knepper, H., Scutelnicu, G. & Tekula, R. (2020, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). Journal of Public Affairs Education. Vol 26 (Issue 1) , pages 51-72.

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, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). Teaching Public Administration. Vol 73 (Issue 3) , pages 274-292.

A Tale of Two Journals: Women’s Representation in Public Administration Scholarship
Scutelnicu, G. & Knepper, H. (2019, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). Public Integrity. Vol 21 (Issue 1) , pages 38-53.

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.


Perceptions of gender equity in the academy: Explaining the research productivity gap in public administration scholarship
Scutelnicu, G. & Tekula, R. (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?
Scutelnicu, G., Tekula, R. & Knepper, H. (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
Knepper, H., Scutelnicu, G. & Tekula, R. (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
Knepper, H., Scutelnicu, G. & Tekula, R. (2018, November 3). Northeastern Conference of Public Administration. NECOPA,

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]