Rebecca Tekula

Rebecca Tekula

Professor
Department Chairperson
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Public Administration

Rebecca Tekula

NYC
21st Floor
163 William Street

Biography

Faculty Bio

Rebecca Tekula, Ph.D. is Chair and Professor of Public Administration at Pace University, and serves as Executive Director of the Helene and Grant Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship. Her research focuses on impact investing, social enterprise, social finance and governance.

Awards and Honors

  • 2022, Faculty of the Year Award (Student-Selected, Department of Public Administration)
  • 2021, Bronze Medal Jefferson Award for Public Service

Education

PhD, University of Lugano, Switzerland: Department of Public Management and Economics, Lugano, Switzerland, 2009
Economics / Public Management and Finance

MPA, Pace University, New York, NY, 2009
Nonprofit Management

MBA, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom, 2006
Social Entrepreneurship, Finance and Strategy

BA, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY, 2000
English Literature

Research and Creative Works

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

GEP 050: Social Entrepreneurship
PAA 601: Public Admin & its Environment
PAA 644: Seminar in Gvrnmnt MGT Topics
PAA 670: The Not-for-Profit Sector
PAA 673: Fncl Rsrce Dvlpmnt for Nonpft
PAA 681: Adv Smnr for Nonprft Mgt Iss
PAA 695: Intrnshp-HlthCre,Gvrnmnt,NnPrf

Publications and Presentations

Publications

Values, value and valuation: The marketization of charitable foundation impact investing.
(2022, July (3rd Quarter/Summer)). Journal of Business Ethics. (Issue 179) , pages 1033–1052.

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

The Economic Impact of Pace University Athletics
(2019, November). https://digitalcommons.pace.edu/wilson/44/

The Economic Impact of Pace University Construction
(2019, November). https://digitalcommons.pace.edu/wilson/48/

The Economic Impact of Pace University Elizabeth Haub School of Law
(2019, November). https://digitalcommons.pace.edu/wilson/43/

The Economic Impact of Pace University New York City
(2019, November). https://digitalcommons.pace.edu/wilson/49/

The Economic Impact of Pace University Performing Arts
(2019, November). https://digitalcommons.pace.edu/wilson/42/

The Economic Impact of Pace University Pleasantville
(2019, November). https://digitalcommons.pace.edu/wilson/46/

The Economic Impact of Pace University.
(2019, November). https://digitalcommons.pace.edu/wilson/45/

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

Clustering social enterprises: A taxonomy based on self-perceptions of social entrepreneurs
(2019, August). Social Enterprise Journal. Vol 15 (Issue 3) , pages 397-420. https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/SEJ-12-2018-0081/full/html

The role of government, nonprofit and private facilitation of the impact investing marketplace
(2019, February). Public Performance & Management Review. Vol 42 (Issue 1) , pages 142-161.

Clustering Social Enterprises: A Taxonomy Based on Self-perceptions of Social Entrepreneurs
(2018, August).

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.

The State of the Impact Investing Marketplace: What is the Role of the Public and Nonprofit Sector, and Why?
(2018, May). PA Times. https://patimes.org/the-state-of-the-impact-investing-marketplace-what-is-the-role-of-the-public-and-nonprofit-sector-and-why/

Impact Investing: Funding Social Innovation and Related Actors. (Forthcoming 2015) Ed. O.M. Lehner. Routledge Handbook of Social and Sustainable Finance. Routeledge, Oxford, UK.
(2016). Othmar M. Lehner (Eds.), Oxford , UK:Routledge. https://www.acrn-journals.eu/publications/publications/handbookssfii.html

Impact Investing: Actors, Metrics and Interactions.
(2016, August).

Universities as Intermediaries: Impact Investing and Social Entrepreneurship
(2015). Metropolitan Universities Journal. Vol 26 (Issue 1) , pages 35-51.

Social Entrepreneurship in the United States: Impact and Resilience in Crisis. Eds. Parra, C. and F. y Porta. Social Entrepreneurship: Sustainable Alternatives for a New Economy. J.M. Bosch, Barcelona, Spain
(2014). Parra, C. and F. y Porta (Eds.), Barcelona , Spain:J.M. Bosch.

A Replicable Evaluation Method of Social Entrepreneurship Centers and Programs. Eds. Pate, L and C. Wankel. Emerging Research Directions in Social Entrepreneurship. Springer, Dordrecht, UK.
(2014, March). Pate, Larry; Wankel, Charles (Eds.), Dordrecht , UK:Springer. https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9789400778955

Responding to Challenge: Comparing Nonprofit Programmes and Pedagogy at Universities in the United Kingdom, Spain, and the United States
(2014, February). The NISPAcee Journal of PublicAdministration and Policy. Vol VI (Issue 2) https://www.nispa.org/journal.php?sid=1134

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),

). Building, Scaling and Maintaining Innovative Cross-Sectoral Learning Programs
(2020, October). Network of Schools for Public Policy, Affairs, & Administration (NASPAA) Annual Conference. Network of Schools for Public Policy, Affairs, & Administration (NASPAA),

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,

Clustering Social Enterprises: A Taxonomy Based on Self-perceptions of Social Entrepreneurs
(2018, August). Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Meeting. Academy of Management (AOM),

Clustering Social Enterprises: A Taxonomy Based on Self-perceptions of Social Entrepreneurs
(2018, June). Colloquium of the Social Entrepreneurship/Enterprise Section (SEES) of ARNOVA. Association for Research on Nonprofits & Voluntary Action (ARNOVA),

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,

Cresco ad absurdum: Program Related Investments and Payout Rates in U.S. Foundations
(2017, November 18). Annual ARNOVA Conference. Association for Research on Nonprofits and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA),

The Role of Government and Nonprofit Organizations in Social Finance: Intermediaries and the Impact Investing Marketplace
(2017, November 18). Association for Research on Nonprofits and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) Conference. Association for Research on Nonprofits and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA),

Accretio ad absurdum: Program Related Investments and Payout Rates in U.S. Foundations
(2017, July 26). World Finance Conference. World Finance Conference,

The Role of Government and Nonprofit Organizations in Social Finance: Intermediaries and the Impact Investing Marketplace
(2017, June). Symposium for Public Performance and Management Review (PPMR) Special Issue.. Public Performance and Management Review (PPMR),

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),

Impact Investing: Actors, Metrics and Interactions
(2016, August 3). Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Meeting. Academy of Management (AOM),

Nonprofit and Social Impact Education: The Case of Pace University
(2015, November 19). Association for Research on Nonprofits and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) Conference. Association for Research on Nonprofits and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA),

Nonprofit Education and External Partnerships
(2015, October 1). National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) Conference,. National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA),

Faculty Careers, Academic Leadership, and PNP as an Organization of Meaning
(2015, August 3). Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Meeting. Academy of Management (AOM),

Universities as Intermediaries: Impact Investing and Social Entrepreneurship.
(2015, August 3). Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Meeting. Academy of Management (AOM),

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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The Role Of Government and Nonprofit Intermediaries in the Emerging Impact Investing Market
(2015, May 1). American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) Annual Conference. American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) ,

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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Impact Investing: Funding Social Innovation
(2014, October 7). Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU) Conference 2014. Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU),

Characteristics of Pay-for-Performance Behavior in Nonprofit Organizations
(2012, November 17). Association for Research on Nonprofit and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) Annual Conference . Association for Research on Nonprofit and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA),

Responding to Challenge: Comparing and Contrasting Selected University Nonprofit Programmes and Pedagogy in the USA and Europe
(2012, November 15). Association for Research on Nonprofit and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) Annual Conference . Association for Research on Nonprofit and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA),

Unrelated Business Income in Nonprofits: Does this Earned Income Sustain Programs?”
(2012, November 15). Association for Research on Nonprofit and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) Annual Conference . Association for Research on Nonprofit and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA),

Responding to Challenge: Comparing and Contrasting Selected University Nonprofit Programmes and Pedagogy in the USA and Europe
(2012, November 7). NYU Satter Conference on Social Entrepreneurship 2012. NYU,

The Relationship Between Governance and Performance in Nonprofits: A Quantitative Analysis
(2011, August 14). Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Meeting 2011. Academy of Management (AOM),

Back to Square One: An Examination of Social Enterprise Centers and Programs,”
(2010, November 5). NYU Satter Conference on Social Entrepreneurship 2010. NYU,

Social Enterprise: Innovation or Mission Distraction?
(2010, November 5). NYU Satter Conference on Social Entrepreneurship 2010. NYU,

Inefficient Cross-Subsidies in the Diversification of Nonprofit Revenue Streams: How do Financial Gains from Unrelated Business Activities Relate to Program Expenditure?
(2009, October 15). IDHEAP Academic Conference. IDHEAP,

Professional Contributions and Service

Professional Memberships

  • Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action [Co-Chair, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Track]
  • Academy of Management [Communications Officer, Public and Nonprofit Management Division]
  • Academy of Management [Executive Committee Member, Public and Nonprofit Division]
  • Pi Alpha Alpha, the National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration
  • Academy of Management [Membership Chair]

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