James R. Harrington
Assistant Professor of Public Affairs
The University of Texas at Dallas

School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences

Curriculum Vita

Revised: August 2015
Contact Information:
The University of Texas at Dallas
School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences
800 West Campbell Road
Office – Green Hall GR 2.820
Richardson, TX 75080-3021

Email: james.harrington -at- utdallas.edu
Phone: 972-883-3513

Appointments:
Assistant Professor, The University of Texas at Dallas, 2013 to Present

Education:

PhD, University of Missouri, Truman School of Public Affairs, Public Affairs, 2013
MPA, University of Missouri, Truman School of Public Affairs, Public Affairs, 2009
BA, Truman State University, 2005

Areas of Specialization:

Accountability Reforms, Performance Management, Performance Data Usage, Policy Evaluation, and Education Governance

Published Papers:
“Democratization and Diversion: The Effects of Missouri's A+ Program on Postsecondary Enrollment.” (with Jose Munoz, Brad Curs, and Mark Ehlert) Journal of Higher Education.

"What Drives Perceived Fairness of Performance Appraisal? Exploring the Effects of Psychological Contract Fulfillment on Employees’ Perceived Fairness of Performance Appraisal in U.S. Federal Agencies" (with Ji Han Lee) Public Personnel Management, 44(2): 214-238.

“Estimating the Effects of No Child Left Behind on Teachers’ Work Environments and Job Attitudes” (with Jason Grissom and Sean Nicholson-Crotty) Education Evaluation and Policy Analysis 36 (4),  417-436. 

"Local Legislative Professionalism" (with Jason Grissom). American Politics Research, 41(3): 76-98.

"Investing in Administrator Efficacy: An Examination of Professional Development as a Tool for Enhancing Principal Effectiveness" (with Jason Grissom). American Journal of Education, 116(4): 583-612.

Research Experience:
2009-2013  Economic Research and Policy Analysis Center, University of Missouri - Graduate Research Assistant
2007-2009  Institute of Public Policy, University of Missouri - Graduate Research Assistant
2007-2013 Truman School of Public Affairs University of Missouri - Graduate Research Assistant

Teaching Experience:
University of Texas at Dallas
PA 7330  Research Design in Public Affairs: Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015
PA 6300 Quality and Productivity Improvement in Government: Fall 2013, Summer 2015
PA 7381 Spec Topics in Public Affairs: Education Policy: Spring 2014, Spring 2015
PA 6315 Program Evaluation: Spring 2015
PA 3306 Advanced Writing and Research: Fall 2014, Fall 2015

University of Missouri (Truman School of Public Affairs)
Math Review for MPA Students (graduate), Fall 2009 and Fall 2010
PA 8190 Economic Analysis for Public Affairs (served as TA), Spring 2013