Ellen Rubin

Ellen Rubin, PhD

Associate Professor
Specialization: Public Personnel Management
Department of Public Administration & Policy
erubin@albany.edu


314B Milne Hall | 518-442-5261

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About Professor Rubin

Ellen Rubin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Administration and Policy. Her area of expertise is in public personnel management, particularly focusing on 1) evaluating perceptions of fairness in the workplace and 2) assessing employee performance and accountability systems. Her current research projects include analyzing federal employee discrimination complaints, including harassment claims, and studying teachers' reactions to performance appraisal systems.

From October 2011 through June 2012 Dr. Rubin served as an Advisor to NY Governor Cuomo's Commission on Spending and Government Efficiency (SAGE). In this capacity, Dr. Rubin helped the commission gain a better understanding of state workforce management challenges.

Dr. Rubin earned her PhD in Public Administration from the University of Georgia and her MPA from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. Prior to working in academia, she worked at the U.S. Government Accountability Office as a Senior Analyst for Human Capital Policy.

Recently published articles include:

  • Rubin, E. and Edwards, A. (2018). The Performance of Performance Appraisal Systems: Understanding the Linkage between Appraisal Structure and Appraisal Discrimination Complaints. International Journal of Human Resources Management. Available online from https://doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2018.1424015.
  • Rubin, E. and Alteri, A. (2017). Discrimination Complaints in the Federal Government: Reviewing Progress under the No FEAR Act. Review of Public Personnel Administration. Available through OnlineFirst, https://doi.org/10.1177/0734371X17744864.
  • Potipiroon, W. and Rubin, E. (2016). Who Is Most Influenced by Justice Perceptions? Assessment of Two Occupational Groups. Review of Public Personnel Administration. Available through OnlineFirst, https://doi.org/10.1177/0734371X16660156 .
  • Rubin, E. and Weinberg, S. (2016). Does Changing the Rules Really Matter? Assessing Procedural Justice Perceptions Under Civil Service Reform. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 26(1): 129-142. https://doi.org/10.1093/jopart/muu048.