Research Interests: Public policy, program evaluation, public service
Office Hours: T/W 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
- BS, Middle East Technical University (METU), 1998, Public Administration and Political Science
- MS, Middle East Technical University (METU), 2001, Urban Policy Planning and Local Governments
- PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology and Georgia State University, 2007, Public Policy
Dr. Nevbahar Ertas' research focuses on public policy and program evaluation. Policies and programs rely on assumptions and expectations regarding individual behavior, both for service recipients and for service providers. Dr. Ertas has examined such assumptions and behaviors in various policy areas and employment sectors.
Her research has been published in a number of peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, International Journal of Public Administration, Children and Youth Services Review, and Education and Urban Society.
Dr. Nev, as she is referred to by her students, currently teaches courses in research methods, program evaluation, and public policy process in the Master of Public Administration program.
- Public Policy Making Process
- Public and Nonprofit Budgeting
- Foundations of PA Research
- Program Evaluation
- Grants Management
Nevbahar Ertas, John C. Thomas, and Theodore Poister, T.H., "Partnerships in Public Service Provision: The Case of Georgia Department of Transportation," in Change (Transformation) in Government Organizations, by Ronald Sims, ed. (Information Age Publishing, 2010).
- "Formal and Informal Social Participation of Public, Nonprofit, and Private Employees," International Journal of Public Administration (in press, 2013).
- "Public Service Motivation Theory and Voluntary Organizations: Do Government Employees Volunteer More?," Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly (published online before print, September 17, 2012).
- "Charters Schools, Equity, and Student Enrollments: The Role of For-profit Educational Management Organizations," with Christine H. Roch, Education and Urban Society (published online before print, September 12, 2012)
- UAB Faculty Development Grant, 2012
- ORISE Fellowship, the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Research - Participation Programs at the Centers for Disease Control, 2007
- Outstanding Doctoral Student in Public Policy Award, 2006
- American Educational Research Association (AERA) dissertation grant, 2005
- National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA)
- American Society for Public Administration (ASPA)
- Alabama Political Science Association (ALapsa)
- GIT-North America Transnational Work Group on Academic Liberty and Freedom of Research in Turkey
Faculty advisor, Pi Alpha Alpha (PAA), the National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration