Assistant Professor
(205) 996-2159
Heritage Hall 409

Research Interests: Organizational and individual ethics, workplace rules, bureaucratic red tape, human resources management, governmental transparency


  • BA, Rutgers University
  • MPA, Rutgers University
  • PhD, University of Kansas

Dr. Borry received her Ph.D. from the University of Kansas in May 2013. Her dissertation was entitled "Rule Bending and Red Tape: Organizational and Individual Influences and the Effect of Ethical Climate," which explored the impact of bureaucratic structure, employee minority status, and organizational ethical climate on employee willingness to bend rules and perceptions of red tape. She is also interested in green tape theory and has published work on governmental transparency and government websites. In 2015, Dr. Borry was awarded the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s grant, which allowed her to explore the utility of the NBC series Parks and Recreation for the public administration classroom. She has published in Review of Public Personnel Administration, International Public Management Journal, Public Administration, Public Integrity, and Journal of Public Affairs Education.

Dr. Borry currently serves as the digital media editor for Public Integrity and as a board member for two sections within the American Society for Public Administration: the Section on Ethics and Integrity in Governance (SEIGov) and the Section for Women in Public Administration (SWPA). She is also a research fellow with the Center for Organization Research and Design (CORD) at Arizona State University and is an affiliated researcher with the Local Government Workplaces Initiative (LGWI) out of University of North Carolina.

A native of New Hampshire, Dr. Borry is an avid Boston sports fan. She attended Rutgers University in Newark where she received her BA in Political Science and a Master of Public Administration.

  • Human Resources Management
  • Intergovernmental Relations 
  • Open Government
  • Scope of Public Administration

Book Chapters
  • "Exploring Determinants of Governmental Transparency: The Case of Proactive Dissemination," in E-Governance and Civic Engagement: Factors and Determinants of E-Democracy, Marc Holzer & Aroon Manoharan, eds. (IGI Global, 2012), 25-47.
  • Suzanne J. Piotrowski and Erin L. Borry, "Transparency and Local Government Websites," in Handbook of Research on Strategies for Local E-Government Adoption and Implementation: Comparative Studies, Volume 1, C. G. Reddick, ed. (Information Science Reference, 2009), 391–407.

Book Review