Participant Info

First Name
Amanda
Last Name
Rutherford
Country
University
Indiana University
Keywords
performance and accountability policies, K-12 and postsecondary education policy, representation and partisanship
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Personal Info

About Me

Rutherford’s research interests include managerial values and decision making, performance management, organization theory, representative bureaucracy, higher education policy, and research methodology. Her work has been published in various journals, including the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, International Public Management Journal, and Public Administration.

Recent Publications
  • Rutherford, Amanda. Forthcoming. “The Effect of Top Management Team Heterogeneity on Performance in Institutions of Higher Education.” Public Performance and Management Review.
  • Rabovsky, Thomas and Amanda Rutherford. Forthcoming. “The Politics of Higher Education: University President Ideology and External Networking” Public Administration Review.
  • Philips, Andrew, Amanda Rutherford, and Guy D. Whitten. Forthcoming. “Dynamic Pie: A Strategy for Modeling Trade-Offs in Compositional Variables over Time.” American Journal of Political Science.
  •  Marschall, Melissa and Amanda Rutherford. Forthcoming. “Voting Rights for Whom?: Examining the Effects of the Voting Rights Acts on Latino Political Incorporation.” American Journal of Political Science.
  • Philips, Andrew, Amanda Rutherford, and Guy D. Whitten. Forthcoming. “The Dynamic Battle for Pieces of the Pie—Modeling Party Support in Multi-Party Nations.” Electoral Studies.
  • Rutherford, Amanda. Forthcoming “Administrative Intensity in U.S. Higher Education: When Size and Structure Matter.” International Public Management Journal.
  • Favero, Nathan and Amanda Rutherford. Forthcoming. “For Better or for Worse: Organizational Turnaround in New York City Schools.” Public Management Review.
  • Rutherford, Amanda and Kenneth J. Meier. 2015. “Management Decisions in a Performance Driven System: Theory and Empirical Tests in Higher Education.” Public Administration 93(1): 17-33.
  • Rutherford, Amanda and Thomas Rabovsky. 2014. “Evaluating Impacts of Performance Funding Policies on Student Outcomes.” The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 655(1): 185-208.
  • Meier, Kenneth J. and Amanda Rutherford. 2014. “Partisanship, Structure, and Representation: The Puzzle of African American Education Politics.” American Political Science Review 108(2): 265-280.
  • Rutherford, Amanda. 2014. “Organizational Turnaround and Educational Performance: The Impact of Performance-Based Monitoring Analysis Systems.” The American Review of Public Administration 44(4): 440-458.
Media Coverage
  • Inside Higher Ed. February 24, 2016. “Study: Why Presidents’ Political Ideologies Matter.” Inside Higher Ed.
  • Masterson, Julie. September 8, 2015. “Professor Discusses Language Instruction Policy in Schools.” Indiana Daily Student.
  • Marschall, Melissa and Amanda Rutherford. July 6, 2015. “School boards were more likely to have Latino members in counties covered by the language assistance provisions of the now defunct Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act.” The London School of Economics and Political Science American Politics and Policy blog.
  • Marschall, Melissa and Amanda Rutherford. May 27, 2015. “Latino Board Members More Likely to Achieve Representation in Counties Covered by Language Assistance Provisions of the Voting Rights Act.” American Journal of Political Science blog.
  • Meier, Kenneth J. and Amanda Rutherford. June 9, 2014. “In Majority Democratic School Districts, African Americans Gain Significantly More Representation in At-Large Elections.” The London School of Economics and Political Science American Politics and Policy blog.
  • Rutherford, Amanda and Thomas Rabovsky. August 26, 2014. “Performance Funding Policies in Higher Education Have Had Little Effect on Student Outcomes.” The London School of Economics and Political Science American Politics and Policy blog.
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