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SPA Professor

M RiveraDr. Mario Rivera

Regents' Professor
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, IN
Office:  SSCO 3007
Curriculum Vitae

Professor Rivera holds a Ph.D. and Masters degrees in political science and public policy from the University of Notre Dame, and a B.A. from Harvard College. He teaches institutional development and behavior, program and policy evaluation, and comparative public administration. Dr. Rivera’s major research interests are public sector innovation and ethics.

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Dr. Rivera published a significant study with James D. Ward, coauthor, titled “Toward an Analytical Framework for the Study of Race and Police Violence,” Public Administration Review 77 (2), March/April 2017: 242-250.