James R. Harrington
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
Areas of Specialization:
Accountability Reforms, Performance Management, Performance Data Usage, Policy Evaluation, and Education Governance
Last Revised: December 2016
Assistant Professor, The University of Texas at Dallas, 2013 to Present
PhD, University of Missouri, Truman School of Public Affairs, 2013
MPA, University of Missouri, Truman School of Public Affairs, 2009
BA, Truman State University, 2005
"Revenue Sources and Social Media Engagement Among Environmentally Focused Nonprofits." (with John McCaskill). Journal of Public and Nonprofit Affairs, forthcoming.
"Retaining Science Teachers in Rural School Districts: Examining the Unintended Consequences of the No Child Left Behind Act". Global Journal of Educational Studies, 3(1), 2017
the Impact of a Highly Targeted State Administered Merit Aid Program on
Brain Drain: Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity Analysis of
Missouri's Bright Flight Program" (with Jose Munoz, Brad Curs, and Mark
Ehlert). Research in Higher Education, 57(4), 423-447.
of the Association of Education Finance and Policy's (AEFP) Ewing
Marion Kauffman Foundation Prize for Best Academic Paper on the
Intersection of Education and Labor Market Outcomes. $5,000 award.
"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, 87(6), 801-830.
"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.
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.
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.
Behaviour Through a Web-based Interface: A Social Dilemma Game" McNair
Scholarly Review of Truman State University, vol 11, 2005.
Policy Briefs, Technical Reports, and Non-Refereed Publications:
Harrington, James R. and Jason
A. Grissom. (2010). "Teacher Turnover in Missouri: Evidence from
Administrative Data" Institute of Public Policy.
Konisky, David M.
and James R. Harrington (2009). "What Missouri Thinks: An Examination
of Public Attitudes" Institute of Public Policy.
Research Under Review:
School Districts Under
Pressure: Examining the Impact of Accountability Ratings on School Bond
Passage Rates (with Laura Jackson).
Managers Under Pressure- Examining the Impact of Accountability Pressures on the Attrition of Public Executives.
Using Performance Data under Pressure.
Does Goal Setting Matter? The
Impact of Employee-Level and Managerial-Level Goal Properties on Public
Employees’ Perception of Performance Appraisal Fairness in U.S. Federal
Agencies (with Ji Han Lee and John McCaskill).
The Influence of Pay for
Performance on Organizational Commitment and Job Satisfaction in
Private, Public and Nonprofit Sectors: A Panel Study from South Korea
(with Kwang Bin Bae and Doug Goodman).
Understanding the Link Between
Innovation and Organizational Communication: An Examination of Public,
Nonprofit, and For-profit Organizations in South Korea (with Jiwon Suh
and Doug Goodman).
Allocating Resources Under Pressure.
Bureaucratic Types, Simple
Heuristics and Successful Resource Seeking Strategies: An Agent Based
Model of Budgetary Competition Under Resource Constraints (with John
McCaskill, Euel Elliott, and Doug Kiel).
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
The University of Texas at Dallas
EPPS 6316 Applied Regression: Fall 2016
PA 6314 Policy Analysis: Spring 2016
PA 7330 Research Design in Public Affairs: Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016
PA 6300 Quality and Productivity Improvement in Government: Fall 2013, Summer 2015, Summer 2016
PA 7381 Spec Topics in Public Affairs: Education Policy: Spring 2014, Spring 2015
PA 6315 Program Evaluation: Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017
PA 3306 Advanced Writing and Research: Fall 2014, Fall 2015
*Winner of EPPS Comet Teaching Award in Public and Nonprofit Management, 2016