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 and is a member of the executive board for ASPA's Section on Emergency and Crisis Management.
Dr. Rivera teaches PAD 500 Public Administration and Policy, PAD 505 Introduction to Disaster & Emergency Management, PAD 540 U.S. Public Policy, PAD 680 Research Methods, PAD 606 Disaster Response & Recovery Management, PAD 609 Disaster and Emergency Management Planning, PAD 735 Public Organizations, 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
MS in Public Affairs, Rutgers University (2015)
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.
Rivera, Jason D. (2019). Focus Group Administration in Disaster Research: Methodological Transparency when Dealing with Challenges. International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, 37(3), 241-263.
Rivera, Jason D. (2019). Deciding to Apply for Federal Disaster Assistance: A Preliminary Investigation of Disaster Decision-Making using a Bounded Rationality Framework. Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/jhsem-2018-0039
Rivera, Jason D. and Alexis Willard. (2019) Humanitarian logistics in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria: the experience of the American Red Cross in Puerto Rico. Int. J. Emergency Management, 15(2), 166–186.
Rivera, Jason D. and Mark Landahl. (2019). An environment conducive to bureaucratic innovation?: Exploring the potential for public entrepreneurship within FEMA. Journal of Urban Management, DOI: 10.1016/j.jum.2019.03.001.
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. (2019). Bounded Rationality and Federal Disaster Recovery Information: Understanding Why Access to Information Matters. In B. Kar and D. Cochran (Eds). Understanding the Roles of Risk Communication in Community Resilience Building (pp. 16-34). New York, NY: Routledge.
Rivera, Jason D. (2019). Reliance on Government in Times of Disaster: Exploring the Influence of Bonding Social Capital in the United States. In F. Edwards (Ed.). Housing Recovery After Disasters, (pp. 61-100). New York, NY: Routledge
Rivera, Jason D. and Ashley E. Nickels. (2018). Democratizing Community Development Policy and Administration. In A.E. Nickels and J.D. Rivera (Eds), Community Development and Public Administration: Empowering Communities through the Enhancement of Democratic Principles, (pp. 1-24). New York, NY: Routledge.
Soni, Suparna and Jason D. Rivera. (2018). The Impact of Microfinance Programs on PoliticalParticipation: A Study of Rural Indian Women. In A.E. Nickels and J.D. Rivera (Eds), Community Development and Public Administration: Empowering Communities through the Enhancement of Democratic Principles, (pp. 149-167). New York, NY: Routledge.
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.
Disaster Preparedness. Family & Communty Focus SUNY Buffalo State. Collaborative Research Initative, Institute for Community Health Promotion. November 5, 2018.
Accessing Disaster Recovery Resource Information: Reliance on Social Capital in the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. 77th Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropolgy. Santa Fe, NM. March 2017.
2017 & 2019 - William Petak Award, Best Conference Paper on an emergency management topic delivered at the 2017 & 2019 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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