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DENIZ ZEYNEP LEUENBERGER, PhD

Associate Professor of Public Administration
Bridgewater State University- Department of Political Science,
Summer Street House, 180 Summer Street, Bridgewater, MA 02325
Phone: (508) 531-1387

E-Mail:
dleuenberger@bridgew.edu

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

 

Dr. Deniz Zeynep Leuenberger is an associate professor of Political Science/Public Administration at Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Her mission is to assist citizens and public, non-profit, and non-governmental agency leaders by providing them with tools to increase community environmental sustainability, to improve resource use efficiency, and to integrate outcomes measurement in decision making.


RESEARCH INTERESTS

•   Sustainable development
•   Public sector economics
•   Public goods theories
•   Public budgeting and finance
•   Non-Profit and Non-Governmental (NGO) agency management
•   Health and human services delivery


 


EDUCATION

Ph.D.

Public Administration, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Concentration: Public Sector Economics, Budgeting and Finance
 

M.P.A.

Public Administration, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Concentration: Human Services Delivery
 

B.A.

Midland College
Majors: Sociology, English, History

 

CURRENT AND RECENT EMPLOYMENT

Bridgewater State University- Associate Professor, Department of Political Science - Public Administration Program - 2005 to Current
• Co-coordinator of the Center for Sustainability- 2010 to current
• MPA and Political Science Internship Coordinator- 2006 to current
• Program Director of the Global Education and Leadership Program - Center for Legislative Studies- 2006 to current
• Faculty Director of the Institute for Regional Development - 2007 to 2009

Global Spark- Co-Founder – 2011 to current
• Board member and co-founder of this non-profit organization, which focuses on serving low-resourced communities through collaboration on education, environment and social justice
•Organization CFO

Presidio Graduate School- Master of Public Administration in Sustainable Management – 2009 to 2011
• MPA Chair
• Sustainable MPA Curriculum Designer
• Faculty

 

RESEARCH AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Publications

Book

Leuenberger, Deniz and John R. Bartle. Sustainable Development in Public Administration, M.E. Sharpe, 2009.

 

Peer Reviewed Publications

Leuenberger, Deniz. 2009. The local and public provision of goods and services: The use of economic criteria in the decisions of city managers and administrators. State and Local Government Review, 41 (2).

Leuenberger, Deniz. 2007. Signs of the times: Environmental sustainability, citizens, leadership, and social justice. Administrative Theory and Praxis, 29 (3).

Leuenberger, Deniz and Michele Wakin. 2007. Sustainable development in public administration planning: An exploration of social justice, equity, and citizen inclusion. Administrative Theory and Praxis, 29 (3).

Leuenberger, Deniz. 2006. Sustainable development in public administration:  A match with practice? Public Works Management and Policy, 10 (3): 195-201.

Bartle, John and Deniz Leuenberger. 2006. The idea of sustainable development in public administration. Public Works Management and Policy, 10 (3): 191-194.

Leuenberger, Deniz. 2005. Love’s labor found: Contribution from feminist theory to the “labor of care” in the work of public administration. Administrative Theory and Praxis, 27 (2): 401-406.

Book Chapters:

Leuenberger, Deniz. 2010. Finance Reform and Performance-Based Budgeting in the United Arab Emirates. Ed. Charles E. Menifield in Comparative Budgeting: An Examination of Public Budgeting Across the World. Jones and Bartlett.

Leuenberger, Deniz. 2010. Women, Sustainable Development, Environment, and Social Justice. Eds. Maria D’Agostino and Helisse Levine. Women in Public Administration: Theory and Practice. Jones and Bartlett.

Van Leuven, Nancy, Deniz Zeynep Leuenberger, Danielle Newton, and Tammy Esteves. 2011. Reaching Citizen 2.0: How Government Uses Social Media to Send Public Messages during Times of Calm and Times of Crisis. Accepted to Citizen 2.0: Public and Governmental Interaction through Web 2.0 Technologies.

Book Reviews:

Leuenberger, Deniz. 2009. Best practices in citizen inclusion for public agency planning: A book review of “Public participation in environmental assessment and decision making”. Public Works Management and Policy, accepted for April issue.

Leuenberger, Deniz. 2005. It’s the people…: Book review of Richard Florida’s “Cities and the creative class”. The Public Manager, 34 (1): 60-61.

Professional Publications:

Leuenberger, Deniz. 2006. Sustainable development and resilience in public agencies. The Public Manager, 35 (4): 8-12.      

Leuenberger, Deniz and Jodie Kluver. 2006. Changing culture: Generational collision and creativity. The Public Manager, 34 (4): 16-21.

Leuenberger, Deniz, Rose Sauvageau, Michele Bohler, Gilbert Kairu, and Michael Sousa. 2007. Diverse Cultures, Same Issues, Shared Solutions: A Collaboration on Sustainable Development between Students in Massachusetts and in Dubai. PA Times 30 (1).

Leuenberger, Deniz. 2006. Are We Doing Enough, Fast Enough? Planning for People, Property, and Environment. PA Times 29 (7).

Leuenberger, Deniz and John Bartle. 2005. Unsustainable development: Hurricane Katrina and the flaws in transportation infrastructure policy and management. PA Times 28 (9).

Leuenberger, Deniz and Jodie Kluver. 2004. Increased diversity in the public sector through the additional dimension of the creative generations. PA Times 27 (12).

Leuenberger, Deniz. 2006. Building Leaders for the Future: Women in the Middle East. Bridgewater Review 25 (2).

Leuenberger, Deniz and John Bartle. 2006. After Hurricane Katrina: Sustainability and transportation infrastructure policy and management. ASPA’s STPA Newsletter.

Presented Papers, Conference Presentations, and Reports

Public Sector Economics, Budgeting, Sustainable Development, and Finance

Women’s Leadership in Middle East Public and Charitable Organizations: Building through Sustainable Development, Environmental Advocacy, and Social Justice.
Women and Gender in the Middle East: Recognition, Reflection, and Realignment Conference, June 2012.

Women’s leadership in public and charitable organizations: building through sustainable development, environmental advocacy, and social justice. Deniz Leuenberger. Women as Global Leaders Conference, Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 2012.

Serving on the third side: Leadership and mediation for sustainable communities. Deniz Leuenberger. South Shore Parent Leadership Conference, Brockton, MA, March 2012.

Addressing Regressive Economic Impacts of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI): Exploring Initiative Programs for Low-Income Households. Deniz Leuenberger. ABFM Conference, Washington, DC, October 2011.

Sustainable citizens, governments, and colleges 2.0: Engaging in the Twitterverse and beyond. Deniz Leuenberger. AASHE Conference, Pittsburg, PA, October 2011.

Environmental and fiscal sustainability of carbon dioxide emission reduction cap and trade initiatives: Local and state impacts of Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). Deniz Leuenberger. National ASPA Conference, Baltimore, MD, March 2011.

Sustainability in public administration: Generalization and specialization for outcomes. Deniz Leuenberger. San Francisco ASPA Chapter, March 2011.

Air transport mitigation and offsets for institutions of higher education. Deniz Leuenberger. The Carbon Balance Sheet and Beyond: The Climate Neutral Campus. Dartmouth, MA, June 2010.

Tale of a town: Building a vision and vision driven community. Deniz Leuenberger. Bridgewater 2020: Focusing on Solutions. Bridgewater, MA June 2010.

Global lessons and solutions for sustainable development Assessment: Outcomes for public and non-profit institutions. Deniz Leuenberger. National ASPA Conference, San Jose, CA, April 2010.

Measurement and assessment for participative sustainable development practice. Deniz Leuenberger. Greening the City: Fostering Inspired and Innovative Leadership for Just and Sustainable Urban Communities. November 2009.

Panel chair of “Sustainable development in the MPA curriculum: Building on classical theories and existing tools” with John R. Bartle, John L. Mikesell, and Catherine Horiuchi and presenter of panel paper titled: Sustainable development measurement and assessment in public administration curriculum and practice. NASPAA Conference, October 2009.

Sustainable Development Assessment in Public Administration Curriculum and Practice: Applications to College Curriculum and Higher Education Infrastructure. Deniz Leuenberger. ASPA District 4 Conference, Omaha, NE, October 2009.

Panel chair of “Considering the Impacts of International Budgeting and Finance Reforms on Democratic Process and Security: Moving Beyond Comparative Models” and presenter of panel paper titled: Post 9/11 Budget and Finance Reforms in the United Arab Emirates: Impacts on Citizens and Civil Society, ABFM Conference, Washington, D.C., September 2009.

Citizen Participation in Sustainable Development: International Case Examples of Local and Regional Projects. Deniz Leuenberger. National ASPA Conference, Miami, FL, March 2009.

Public Administration and Sustainable Development: A Critical Time; A Critical Partnership. Deniz Leuenberger. Minnowbrook III Conference, Lake Placid, NY, September 2008.

Civil Society, Citizen Participation, and Public Agencies: The Role of Stakeholder Inclusion and Education in Sustainable Development Decision Making. Deniz Leuenberger. International Sustainability Conference, Basel, Switzerland, August 2008.

Broadening the Sustainability Conversation: Teaching Strategies Across Disciplines- Plenary. Deniz Leuenberger, David O’Malley, Michele Wakin, Edward Brush, Sandra Faiman-Silva, Jeff Williams, and Wing-Kai To. CART Celebration of Teaching, Research, and Creative Activity, Bridgewater, MA, May 2008.

Leading for Environmental Sustainability and Sustainable Development: Tools for the Future. Deniz Leuenberger. Women as Global Leaders Conference. Dubai, UAE, March 2008.

Sustainable Development: An International Tool for Social Justice, Equity, and Citizen Inclusion? Deniz Leuenberger and Michele Wakin- presented by John R. Bartle on behalf of the authors. National ASPA Conference, Dallas, TX, March 2008.

Sustainability and Strategic Planning: Community Service and Collaboration. Deniz Leuenberger. Massachusetts Municipal Association Conference, Boston, MA, January 2008.

Heating Up: The Rising Politics of Climate Change in the United States and the European Union. Deniz Leuenberger. Speaker. 6th Annual Undergraduate Environmental Research Symposium. Bridgewater, MA, November 2007.

Environmental Sustainability: Planning, Decisionmaking, and Assessment. Deniz Leuenberger. Speaker. Massachusetts Selectman’s Association Dinner. Bridgewater, MA, November 2007.

Creating the Future of Public Affairs Education: Sustainability in Public Policy and Administration Curricula. Deniz Leuenberger. NASPAA Conference. Seattle, WA, October 2007.

Budgeting and Financial Development Work by International Non-Governmental and Governmental Organizations: Impacts and Trends in the MENA Region. Deniz Leuenberger. ABFM Conference. Washington, D.C. October 2007.

Sustainability Development and Capital Investments: Exploring Planning in Public Housing and Higher Education Building Construction. Deniz Leuenberger. SUE-MOT International Conference on Whole Life Urban Sustainability and Its Assessment. Glasgow, Scotland, June 2007.

“War on Terror” vs. “War on Poverty”: The Fight for U.S. National Security and Its Impact on Women, Caring Labor, Social Capital, and Charitable Action in Non-Governmental Organizations in the Middle East. Deniz Leuenberger. PAT-Net Conference 2007, Harrisburg, PA, May 2007.

Energy and the Environment: United States Federal and State Level Policy Responses to the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change Report. Deniz Leuenberger. CART Celebration of Teaching, Research and Creative Activity, Bridgewater, MA, May 2007.

Sustainable Development: A Tool for Social Justice and Equity? Deniz Leuenberger. CART Celebration of Teaching, Research and Creative Activity, Bridgewater, MA, May 2007.

Sustainability Systems and Provision of Public Housing Services: Collaboration for Shelter, Food, Water, Heat, Transportation, Health Care, and Education. Deniz Leuenberger. ASPA National Conference 2007. Washington D.C., March 2007.

Construction, Capital, and Costs: Exploring Sustainable Development Planning in Public Housing and Higher Education Buildings. Deniz Leuenberger. ABFM Conference, Atlanta, GA, October 2006. (Panel chair and organizer for panel titled: Sustainability Development, Finance, and Capital Investments: The Cases of Air Transport, Public Parks, Public Housing, and Higher Education Buildings)

Women’s Work and Volunteerism: Revealing the True Value and Contribution of Service and Caring Labor. Deniz Leuenberger. Women as Global Leaders Conference, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, March 2006.

At the Roots of Sustainability; From the Foundations of Public Administration. Deniz Leuenberger. PAT-Net Conference, Olympia, WA, February 2006.

Classic Economic Criteria and the Public Goods and Services Recommendations of State Budgeteers. Deniz Leuenberger. ABFM Conference, Washington, D.C., November 2005.

Sustainability: The new maxim for public administration? Deniz Leuenberger. ASPA National Conference, Milwaukee, WI, April 2005.

The local and public provision of goods and services: The use of economic criteria in the provision decisions of city managers and administrators. Deniz Leuenberger. ABFM Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, October 2004.

Budgeting and grant writing for behavioral health organizations. Deniz Leuenberger. NEBHANDS Kickoff Conference, June 2003.

Exit and voice in public housing. Deniz Leuenberger. ABFM Conference, Kansas City, KS, October 2002.

Non-Profit Agency, NGO, and Public Sector Service Provision

Democratic Transitions In the Middle East: Opportunities and Challenges. Deniz Leuenberger. Center for Legislative Studies Lecture, Bridgewater, MA, March 2011.

Creating an Impact! An Experience in Civic Engagement and Service Learning. Jodie Drapal Kluver and Deniz Leuenberger. CART Celebration of Teaching, Research, and Creative Activity, Bridgewater, MA, May 2008.

Models of Engagement: Fostering Service Based Community Partnerships. Deniz Leuenberger, Susan McCombe, and Jodie Drapal Kluver. CART Celebration of Teaching, Research, and Creative Activity, Bridgewater, MA, May 2008.

Service-Learning for Championing Leadership: Tools, Experiences, and Applications for NGO Performance, Sustainable Development, and Public Agency Management. Deniz Leuenberger. Women as Global Leaders Conference, Dubai, UAE, 2008.

NGOs, Civil Society, Governments and Civic Engagement in the Middle East: Recent Impacts on Social, Economic, and Political Development. Deniz Leuenberger. New England Sociological Association, Stonehill, MA, November 2007.

The Middle East in transition: Women, work, education, NGOs, and governments. Deniz Leuenberger. CART Celebration of Teaching, Research and Creative Activity, Bridgewater, MA, May 2007.

Measurement of Voluntary Contribution and Labor in Non-Profit Organizations- Impacts for Capacity, Care, Collaboration, and Contract. Deniz Leuenberger. ABFM Conference, Atlanta, GA, October 2006.

The Value of Care: Measuring Caring Labor in Non-Profit Organizations. Deniz Leuenberger. CART Celebration of Teaching, Research, and Creative Activity, Bridgewater, MA, May 2006.

Purchasing voice: Three experiments in the Nebraska behavioral health system. Deniz Leuenberger. ARNOVA Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA, November 2004.

Religion and non-profits in the new millennium: A study of Nebraska’s faith-based initiative and consequences for behavioral service provision networks. Deniz Leuenberger and Robert Blair, ASPA Region IV Conference, Sioux City, NE, October 2004.

The changing face of networks: The example of the NEBHANDS faith-based initiative. Robert Blair and Deniz Leuenberger ASPA Region IV Conference, Kansas City, KS, October 2003.

Strategic planning for network collaboration. Robert Blair, Deniz Leuenberger, and Dona Coultice. NEBHANDS Teleconference September 2003.

Generational Factors in Public Sector Organizational Development

Multi-disciplinary Exchange in Curriculum. Deniz Leuenberger. CART Celebration of Teaching, Research, and Creative Activity, Bridgewater, MA, May 2011.

Mimesis, Metaphor and Meaning: Communicating Values to Generations of Public Administrators through the Use of Literature and Classics. Deniz Leuenberger and Jordon Barkalow. Teaching in Public Administration Conference, Olympia, WA, February 2006.

Lost in translation; revisiting a meaning: Conveying a vision. Deniz Leuenberger and Jodie Kluver, ASPA Teaching Conference, Fort Walton Beach, FL, February 2005.

The infusion of creative culture in public administration: The potential for pioneering brave new solutions for the 21st century. Deniz Leuenberger and Jodie Kluver, ASPA Region IV Conference, Sioux City, NE, October 2004.

Generations and the creative class. Deniz Leuenberger and Jodi Kluver, ASPA Region IV Conference, Kansas City, KS, October 2003.

Dealing with the generation gap. Nebraska City Management Association Summer Conference, Omaha, NE, June 2003.

Emerging issues in mentoring. Deniz Leuenberger. ASPA Regional Conference, Omaha, NE, October 2002.