Scholars Network

In the Public Interest’s Scholars Network brings together academics that are experts in fields related to government privatization and outsourcing, and responsible contracting. These scholars and researchers collaborate with In the Public Interest and others interested in these issues to conceptualize and design useful research projects, expand the public impact of scholarly work, and create opportunities for scholars to engage in public policy debates.

The network consists of academics and experts in a broad range of disciplines including public policy, public administration, procurement, public and private finance, social work, economic analysis, law, and other disciplines important to democratic governance and function of public institutions.

Philip Ashton
Associate Professor, Urban Planning and Policy College of Urban Planning, University of Illinois at Chicago
Stephanie Farmer
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Roosevelt University
Janice Fine
Associate Professor, School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University
Eric Fink
Associate Professor of Law, Elon University School of Law
Robert E. Ginsburg
Research Assistant Professor, Urban Planning and Policy College of Urban Planning, University of Illinois at Chicago
Daphne Greenwood
Professor of Economics, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Gordon Lafer
Associate Professor, Labor Education and Research Center, University of Oregon
Paul Landsbergis
Associate Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, SUNY-Downstate School of Public Health
Patrice Mareschal
Associate Professor, Department of Public Policy & Administration, Rutgers University
Elliott Sclar
Professor of Urban Planning, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University; Director, Center for Sustainable Urban Development, The Earth Institute
Olga Smirnova
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, East Carolina University
Matthew Titolo
Associate Professor, West Virginia University College of Law
Jennifer Zelnick
Associate Professor, Touro College Graduate School of Social Work
Roland Zullo
Assistant Research Scientist, Institute of Research on Labor, Employment and the Economy, University of Michigan