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Academic Papers

Engbers, T. (2022). Creating Indexes in SPSS for Managers with Data from the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (2020). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Hameduddin, T & Engbers, T. (2021). Leadership and public service motivation: A systematic synthesis. International Journal of Public Administration, 24(1), 86-119.

Hanka, M & T. Engbers. (2021) “Social capital and economic development. A neighborhood perspective.” What is Happening in my Community? Why Community Development Matters. Hanka, M (Ed.) Lexington Books.

Warren, D, Rubin, B, & Engbers, T. (2021). Safe Produce Indiana: A Baseline Report.” 1-78. A Program Evaluation Conducted for the Indiana State Department of Health.

Engbers, T. (2020). The ins and outs of motivational crowding in Randall Davis and Ed Stazyk’s The Handbook of Research on Motivation in Public Administration . Cheltenham, United Kingdon: Edward Elgar Publishing

Scholars of Aspen Grove.  (2019). The Apsen Grove Statement. 2019 Elevating Public Service Motivation Conference, Aspen Grove, Utah.

Engbers, T. (2019). Between lecture and flipped: The use of "labs" in the public administration classroom. Teaching Public Administration. 37(3), 312-326.

Engbers, T. A. (2019). The Economic Impact of Friends: Shift-Share Analysis with Regression. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Engbers, T.A. & Rubin, B. M. (2018). Theory to practice: Recommendations for fostering economic development through Social Capital. Public Administration Review. Available in early view at:

Engbers, T. A. (2017). The influence of Confucianism on the emergence and regulation of nonprofits in China. Proceedings of the 8th World Confucian Conference, 307-317.

Engbers, T., Rubin, B. M., & Aubuchon, C. (2017). The Currency of Connections: An Analysis of the Urban Economic Impact of Social Capital. Economic Development Quarterly, 31(1), 37-49.

 Engbers, T. A. (2016). Comparative research: An approach to teaching research methods in political science and public administration. Teaching Public Administration, 34(3), 270-283.

 Engbers, T. A., Thompson, M. F., & Slaper, T. F. (2017). Theory and measurement in social capital research. Social Indicators Research, 132(2), 537-558.

 Engbers, T. A. (2015). Building community: The characteristics of America’s most civic cities. Journal of Public Affairs, 16(1), 50-56.

 Fucilla, L & Engbers, T.A.  (2015) Sounding Presidential: Framing and political leadership in Presidential speeches. Congress and the Presidency, 42, 1, 50-78.

 Engbers, T (2013). Politics of Polygamous People: What a Minority Religion Can Tell Us about Religion and Politics in America, Religion and Politics Journal, 2, 373-395.

 Engbers, T.A. & Fucilla, L. (2012). Transformational Leadership and the Obama Presidency. Social Science Quarterly, 93(5), 1127-1145.

 Perry, J.L., Engbers, T. A., & Jun, S.Y. (2009). Back to the future? Performance-related pay, empirical research, and the perils of persistence. Public Administration Review, 69, 1, 39-52.

 Engbers, T. A. (2006). Student Leadership Program Model Revisited. Journal of Leadership Education, 5, 3. 1-4.

Teaching Case Studies

Engbers, T. A. (2017). Pioneer Scouts of Rose Ravine.  Winner of a peer reviewed 2017 Syracuse University E-PARCC Teaching Case Study Competition.  Available in English at

Engbers, T. A. & Bishay, K.  (2011). Gaurdian Ad Litem of Madison County.  Winner of a peer reviewed 2017 Syracuse University E-PARCC Teaching Case Study Competition.  Available in English, Spanish and Chinese at

Technical Reports

Engbers, T.A. & Williamson, B. (2017). A Technical Report on Special Education in the Catholic Diocese of Evansville.

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