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Bradley Albert Mansi Johnson

Public Administration
Public Administration

Biography

Brad is passionate about the intersection of technology, government, and the administrative system. Through his work he has become a valued strategic adviser to government organizations and the groups that work with them. He has facilitated discussions, workshops, classes, and presentations with all levels of an organization: elected executives to administrative staff. As part of the Municipal Research Lab at NC State, he has worked with the university and local governments to assess policies and social capital.

One of his main focuses has been positioning performance information as a key to organizational process improvement (particularly in regard to public involvement and participation). In his private sector work, he developed product and consulting team strategy for several government software companies.

He has been a part of developing a vital community in Raleigh and the Triangle. Currently serving as the chair of the Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Greenway Advisory Board. He has served as chair the Central Citizens Advisory Council and on various citizen initiatives in the city including the Citizen Engagement Task Force.

Interests​​​​​​​

  • Organizational Theory
  • Public Technology
  • Budget and Finance
  • Performance Information
  • Civic Engagement

Publications

Accepted Works

“You Don’t Always Get What You Want: The Effect of Financial Incentives on State Fiscal Health” (with Bruce D. McDonald and J. W. Decker). 

“Benchmarking Nonprofit Efficiency with DEA” (with Jason Coupet, Jessica Barrett, and Paul Broussard). 

Works in Progress

“Volunteering, Donating, and Trust in the Community”  (with Bruce D. McDonald and Rachel Davis). Preparing for Spring 2020 submission.

“Citizen Engagement and Fiscal Health” (with Bruce D. McDonald). Preparing for Spring 2020 submission.

“Artificial Intelligence and Human Resource Recruiting” (with Jerrell Coggburn and Jared Llorens). Preparing for Spring 2020 submission.

"Civic Engagement as a Dynamic Capability“ (with Honey Minkowitz). Preparing for Summer 2020 submission. 

“A new competence: Data as a language for public administrators“. Preparing for Summer 2020 submission. 

“Routine nonroutine performance information: The case of public feedback“. Preparing for Summer 2020 submission. 

“Determinants of Faculty Salaries” (with Bruce D. McDonald, J. W. Decker). Preparing for Fall 2020 submission.

“Financial Incentives and Economic Growth” (with J. W. Decker). Preparing for Fall 2020 submission.

Book Reviews

"Citizen participation in the age of contracting: When service delivery trumps democracy" Journal of Public Administration Education" (2019) Journal of Public Affairs Educaiton 25 (4). 558-561.

Presentations

Johnson, B A. M. (2020). Routine nonroutine performance information: The case of public feedback. To be presented at the annual conference of the American Society for Public Administration. Anaheim, CA: April 3 - 7, 2020. 

McDonald, B D., & Johnson, B. A. M. (2019). Citizen Engagement and the Fiscal Health of Local Governments. Presented at the annual conference of ABFM. Washington, DC: September 25-26, 2019.

McDonald, B D., Decker, J. W., Johnson, B. A. M., & Allen, M. M. B. (2019). You Don’t Always Get What You Want: The Effect of Financial Incentives on State Fiscal Health. Presented at the annual conference of the Western Social Science Association. San Diego, CA: April 24 – 27, 2019.

McDonald, B D., & Johnson, B. A. M. (2019). Citizen Engagement and the Fiscal Health of Local Governments. Presented at the annual conference of the Western Social Science Association. San Diego, CA: April 24 – 27, 2019.

McDonald, B D., Decker, J. W., Johnson, B. A. M., & Allen, M. M. B. (2019). You Don’t Always Get What You Want: The Effect of Financial Incentives on State Fiscal Health. Presented at the annual conference of the American Society for Public Administration. Washington, DC: March 8 – 12, 2019.

Education

BS - Urban Studies, University of Cincinnati - 2008
MPA - NC State University - 2020