Erica Ceka

Erica Ceka is a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Public Administration. She received both her Ph.D. in political science and M.P.A. degree from Northern Illinois University. Ceka is a proud recipient of the Professor Gerald S. Maryanov Award 2019, nominated by the NIU Department of Political Science for intellectual capacity, commitment and character. She also received the 2019 Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award for her commitment to excellence along with her dedication to supporting students in learning and for making significant contributions to teaching at NIU. Ceka has been actively involved in public management research since 2015, partnering with American and international scholars. Her primary research interest focuses on collaborative performance, aiming to increase understanding of how collaborative governance regimes can deliver better outcomes through a more transparent and engaged collaboration dynamic.  

Areas of Expertise

  • Public Administration and Management
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Public Budgeting and Financial Management
  • Interorganizational Collaboration

Selected Publications

  • Ceka, Erica. "Capital Management and Budgeting in Moldova." Capital Management and Budgeting in the Public Sector. IGI Global (2019): 134.
  • Porumbescu, Gregory A., Meghan I. H. Lindeman, Erica Ceka, and Maria Cucciniello. "Can transparency foster more understanding and compliant citizens?." Public Administration Review 77, no. 6 (2017): 840-850.
  • Porumbescu, Gregory A., Peter Schaak, and Erica Ceka. "Assessing the Opportunities and Challenges." Routledge Handbook on Information Technology in Government (2017): 252.
  • Szabo, Septimiu, Marius Profiroiu, Gregory Porumbescu, and Erica Ceka. "Linking objective-oriented transparency to political leadership and strategic planning." Transylvanian Review of Administrative Sciences 12, no. SI (2016): 75-90.

Selected Conference Presentations

  • Ceka, E (2020). Stakeholder’s Participation in Collaborative Governance: Impetus or Impediment for Collaborative Performance? Upcoming 2020 Annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA). Chicago (IL).
  • Ceka, E (2020). Effect of System Contexts and Collaboration Dynamics on Collaborative Decisionmaking Capacity. Upcoming 2020 Annual Conference of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA). Los Angeles (CA).
  • Ceka, E. (2019). Linking Governance Form, System Context Conditions, and Goal Agreement to Financial Performance of Collaborative Governance. 2019 Annual Conference of the Association of Budgeting and Financial Management. Washington, D.C.
  • Ceka, E. (2018). Networks and Accountability in Local Government. Annual Transatlantic Dialog Conference (TAD14) "The Discipline and the Study of Public Administration: Transatlantic Perspectives." Bucharest, Romania. 

Erica Ceka

Visiting Assistant Professor
Office: IASBO 203


Ph.D., Northern Illinois University

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