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Nandhini Rangarajan

Dr. BalanoffOffice:  UAC 351
Phone:  512.245.3285

Curriculum Vitae

B.A., M.P.A., University of Madras
Ph.D., State University of New York

Director of the Master of Public Administration Program
Associate Professor of Political Science

Nandhini Rangarajan is associate professor in the Department of Political Science at Texas State University. She received a B.A. in English Literature and an M.A. in Public Administration in India prior to pursuing graduate work in the United States. She earned a Ph.D. in Public Administration from the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, University at Albany, SUNY. Her research interests are in creativity, organizational behavior, public management and public human resource management.


Forthcoming Shields, P.S., & Rangarajan, N, Stewart, L. Open Access Digital Repository: Sharing Student Research with the World. Forthcoming in the Journal of Public Affairs Education.

Forthcoming Rangarajan, N. & Rahm, D. Greening Human Resources: A Study of City-level Initiatives. Forthcoming in the Review of Public Personnel Administration.

Forthcoming Shields, P.S., & Rangarajan, N. Public Service Professionals: The Legacy of Florence Nightingale, Mary Livermore and Jane Addams. Forthcoming in The State of Public Administration, edited by Don Menzel and Harvey White.

2008 Rangarajan, N. Evidence for different types of creativity in government: A multi-method approach. Public Performance and Management Review, 32(1), 131-162.

2008 Garofalo, C. & Rangarajan, N. Transparency in Government Revenue Forecasting. In Government Budget Forecasting: Theory and Practice. eds. Jinping Sun and Thomas D. Lynch, 551-567. Boca Raton: CRC Press, Taylor and Francis.

2007 Rangarajan, N. & Black, T. Exploring Organizational Barriers to Diversity: A Case Study of the New York State Education Department. Review of Public Personnel Administration 27 (3), 249-263.

2003 Rangarajan, N. & Rohrbaugh, J. Multiple roles of online facilitation: An example in any-time any-place meetings. Group Facilitation: A Research and Applications Journal, 5, pp. 26-36.

2010 Rangarajan, N. & Rahm, D. Greening human resource practices: An assessment of local and state level initiatives, Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences, Honolulu, Hawaii

2010 Rangarajan, N. & Rahm, D. Examining the relationship between environmental management and human resource practices: A study of city-level initiatives, Western Social Science Association Conference, Reno Nevada

2009 Rangarajan, N. Intra Organizational facilitators and inhibitors of creativity, International Academy of Business and Public Administration, Orlando, FL

2007 Rangarajan, N. Examining government creativity: A multimethod approach International Academy of Business and Public Administration, Dallas, TX

2007 Rangarajan, N., & Raghunathan, R. Creativity under conditions of opportunity and threat: The moderating effects of regulatory orientation, International Academy of Business and Public Administration, Orlando FL

2006 Rangarajan, N. India a land of paradoxical coexistences, Race Ethnicity and Place Conference, San Marcos, TX

2003 Rangarajan, N., Rao, V.S., & Raghunathan, R. The good and bad of happy () and sad (): Effects of emoticon use in email exchanges. Society for Consumer Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

2002 Mayo, J.L. & Rangarajan, N. The next generation of leaders: An exploratory study of leadership
development and succession. Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, Dallas, TX.

2000 Black, T. R., & Rangarajan, N. The diversity challenge: An exploratory study of organizational barriers to diversity. Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, Seattle, WA.



POSI 2320 (GOVT 2302) Functions of American Government
A study of functions performed in the American system of government, both national and state, with special reference to Texas.

POSI 3316 Introduction to Public Administration
The organization and management of the machinery for executing public policies, with particular emphasis upon the Federal bureaucracy.

POSI 3318 Public Personnel Administration
A study of public personnel systems in the United States with major concentrations on the national civil service system. Special emphasis is given to current research in the areas of leadership, informal organization, motivation, and small group theory.

POSI 3320 Comparative Public Administration
A survey of the field of Public Administration that will emphasize those aspects of administration that are common to all administrative systems.

PA 5311 Introduction to Statistical Analysis.
Topical seminar for the exploration of problems in the scope and the methods of political science and public administration. The course emphasizes quantitative methods.

PA 5300 Introduction to Public Policy & Administration
An introduction to the policy and administration institutional environment with special emphasis on intergovernmental relations in the federal system.