Dr. Rivera joined the Public Admnistration Division in the Spring 2016 semester. He is a Founder's Fellow of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) and a Minority Fellow of the American Political Science Association (APSA). Currently, he serves as the Chair of the Conference Publicity Committee for ASPA's Section on Emergency and Crisis Management.
Dr. Rivera teaches PAD 500 Public Administration and Policy, PAD 587 Disaster and Response Management, PAD 735 Public Organizations, PAD 681 Data Analysis and Presentation, and PAD 715 Survey Methods and Design.
Ph.D. in Public Affairs, Rutgers University (2016)
Specialization: Community Development
Dissertation: Acquiring Federal Disaster Assistance: Investigating Equitable Resource Distribution within FEMA’s Home Assistance Program
MPA Rutgers University (2008)
Specialization: Public Management
BA Rowan University (2006)
Major: History Minor: Political Science
Nickels, Ashley E. and Jason D. Rivera (Eds.). (2018). Community Development and Public Administration Theory: Promoting Democratic Principles to Improve Communities. New York, NY: Routledge.
Miller, DeMond S. and Jason D. Rivera (Eds.). (2011). Comparative Emergency Management: Examining Global and Regional Responses to Disasters. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
Miller, DeMond S. and Jason D. Rivera (Eds.). (2010). Community Disaster Recovery and Resiliency: Exploring Global Opportunities and Challenges. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
Rivera, Jason D. and DeMond S. Miller (Eds.). (2010). How Ethnically Marginalized Americans Cope with Catastrophic Disasters: Studies in Suffering and Resiliency. Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press.
Miller, DeMond S. and Jason D. Rivera. (2008). Hurricane Katrina and the Redefinition of Landscape. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Dantzler, Prentiss and Jason D. Rivera. (2018). Settling in or moving out? Exploring the effect of mobility intentions on public housing exits. Housing Studies, DOI: 10.1080/02673037.2018.1470229.
Rivera, Jason D. (2018). When Attaining the Best Sample is Out of Reach: Nonprobability Alternatives When Engaging in Public Administration Research. Journal of Public Affiars Education, DOI: 10.1080/15236803.2018.1429821.
Rivera, Jason D. (2018). Relying on Faith-Based Organizations for Tangible Assistance in Times of Disaster: Exploring the Influence of Bonding Social Capital. Sociological Spectrum, 38(1), 39-50.
Rivera, Jason D. (2016). Organizational Structure and Collaboration: Emergency Management Agencies and their Choice to Work with Voluntary Organizations in Planning. Risk, Hazards & Crisis in Public Policy, 7(4), 160-175.
Rivera, Jason D. (2016). Representative Bureaucracy, Street-Level Bureaucrats, and Bureaucratic Discretion in Federal Disaster Assistance. Journal of Public Policy Management & Social Policy, 23(2), Article 2.
Rivera, Jason David and Zachary David Wood (2016). Disaster relief volunteerism: Evaluating cities' planning for the usage and management of spontaneous volunteers. Journal of Emergency Management, 14(2), 127-138.
Peer Reviewed Book Chapters
Rivera, Jason D. and Ashley E. Nickels. (2017). Social Capital, Community Resilience, and Faith-Based Organizations in Disaster Recovery: A Case Study of Mary Queen of Vietnam Catholic Church. In Haley Murphy and Scott Robinson (Eds.) Nonprofit Organizations and Disaster (pp. 87-132). Washington, DC: Westphalia Press.
Rivera, Jason D. (2017). Accessing Disaster Recovery Resource Information: Reliance on SocialCapital in the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. In Michèle Companion and Miriam Chaiken (Eds.). Responses to Disasters and Climate Change: Understanding Vulnerability and Fostering Resilience (pp. 60-70). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
2017 - William Petak Award, Best Conference Paper on an emergency management topic delivered at the 2016 ASPA Meetings, Awarded by the Section on Emergency and Crisis Management (SECM)
2016 - American Society for Public Admnistration, Founders' Fellow
2009 - American Political Science Association, Minority Fellow
2008 - The Stanford M. Lyman Distinguished Book Award- Granted by the Mid-South Sociological Association for the co-authored book Hurricane Katrina and the Redefinition of Landscape
2006 - Inclusion into The Historic New Orleans Collection, Kemper and Leila Williams Foundation for DeMond S. Miller & Jason D. Rivera. (2006). “Hallowed Ground, Place and Culture: The Cemetery and the Creation of Place.” Space and Culture. 9(4) pp. 1-17.
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