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Kristina Lambright

Senior Associate Dean/ Associate Professor; Senior Associate Dean

CCPA Public Administration; CCPA Dean's Office


Kristina Lambright is the associate dean of the college and associate professor of public administration. She has worked for a variety of organizations including a public housing authority, county government and a nonprofit organization. Lambright's research interests include contracting, monitoring social service delivery systems, organizational performance and campus-based civic engagement. She has articles published or accepted for publication in a variety prominent public administration, public policy and higher education teaching journals including Public Administration Review, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, The American Review of Public Administration, Administration & Society, Public Performance & Management Review, Journal of Public Affairs Education, Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement and others.

She serves on the editorial boards for the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory and the Journal of Public Affairs Education, in addition to serving as a reviewer for numerous other journals.


  • MPA, PhD, Syracuse University

Research Interests

  • Privatization and contracting
  • organization theory
  • the social welfare delivery system

Research Profile