New York: Increasing Trust and Participation in Election Outcomes

Project Objective

This project will coordinate a series of federal job/appointment training sessions for community groups to build trust in the transition period after an election from policy to personnel. 

Project Leaders

CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Brown’s focus is on interest group politics, nonprofit organizations, and public policy. He has been published on presidential transitions, education policy, and increasingly, in the area of immigration. Brown is particularly interested in how nonprofit organizations advocate and lobby in the policy process, as well as in the ways in which transitions between regimes, at the national, state, and local levels, involve the public in personnel and policy decision-making. In addition to his academic work, Brown has worked at the US Congressional Budget Office as a Research Fellow, at the American Bus Association as a Policy Assistant, and at the Council of Graduate Schools as Research and Policy Director.

CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice

D'Agostino's research focuses on women in public sector leadership and, gender equity. Overarching themes in her writings include women's career progression and gender bias. D'Agostino serves as the co-director of Women in the Public Sector at John Jay College and has recently initiated a project partnership with the New York City Gender Equity Commission.

City University of New York

Elias's research addresses diversity and representation in governance with a particular focus on sex/gender orientation and identity. She explores means of increasing sex/gender representation through technology and social media in public administration. As a Faculty Partner at the Prisoner Reentry Institute at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, she developed and teaches an independent study course as part of The David Rockefeller Fund Fellowship experience.  Elias regularly collaborates with practitioners at the federal level. She is a Research Fellow at Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI) with the U.S. Department of Defense, held a Research Fellowship at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Office, and served as the Lead Faculty Advisor to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management on the 2016 Government-wide Inclusive Diversity Strategic Plan.