• Dr. Borry received her Ph.D. from the University of Kansas in May 2013. Her research investigates public sector rules, rule behavior, red tape, and social equity. She has also published work in governmental transparency. 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. Her work has appeared in Public Administration Review, American Review of Public Administration, Public Administration, International Public Management Journal, Public Integrity, Journal of Public Affairs Education, and Review of Public Personnel Administration. In 2018, Dr. Borry received the Outstanding Early Career Scholar Award by the Center for Organization Research and Design (CORD) at Arizona State University. She also earned the 2019 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching from the College of Arts and Sciences at UAB.

    Dr. Borry currently serves as the Graduate Program Director for the Master of Public (MPA) program. She also serves as Associate Editor for the Social Science Journal, on the Editorial Board of Public Integrity, and as board member of Academic Women in Public Administration (AWPA), the ASPA Section on Ethics and Integrity in Governance (SEIGov), and the ASPA Section for Women in Public Administration (SWPA). She is a research fellow with the Center for Organization Research and Design (CORD) at Arizona State University, an affiliated researcher with the Local Government Workplace Initiative (LGWI) out of University of North Carolina, and a member of Scholars Strategy Network’s Alabama Chapter.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2020 Patients, Protocols, and Prosocial Behavior: Rule Breaking in Frontline Health CareAmerican Review of Public Administration.  50:45-61. 2020
    2019 More than Pathological Formalization: Understanding Organizational Structure and Red TapePublic Administration Review.  79:236-245. 2019
    2019 Automation in the Public Sector: Efficiency at the Expense of Equity?Public Integrity.  21:6-21. 2019
    2018 Formalization and consistency heighten organizational rule following: Experimental and survey evidence 2018
    2018 Teaching Public Ethics with TV: Parks and Recreation as a Source of Case StudiesPublic Integrity.  20:300-315. 2018
    2018 Linking theory to television: Public administration in Parks and RecreationJournal of Public Affairs Education.  24:234-254. 2018
    2016 A New Measure of Red Tape: Introducing the Three-Item Red Tape (TIRT) ScaleInternational Public Management Journal.  19:573-593. 2016
    2016 Are Competencies Universal or Situational? A State-Level Investigation of Collaborative CompetenciesReview of Public Personnel Administration.  36:306-320. 2016
    2010 An analytic framework for open meetings and transparencyPublic Administration and Management.  15:138-176. 2010
    Social Equity and Popular Culture: Gender and Gender Identity on TVPublic Integrity.  1-18.


    Year Title Altmetric
    2011 Exploring determinants of governmental transparency: The case of municipal websites as a tool for proactive dissemination.  25-47. 2011
    2009 Transparency and Local Government Websites.  391-407. 2009
    2009 Transparency and Local Government Websites.  390-407. 2009

    Research Overview

  • public management, public bureaucracy, rules and red tape, social equity, public ethics
  • Teaching Overview

  • Dr. Borry has taught courses in public administration and management, human resources management, open government, street-level bureaucracy, and administrative ethics.
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Public Administration, University of Kansas 2013
  • Full Name

  • Erin Borry