Publications

Peer-reviewed articles

Mohr, Z., Pope, J., Kropf, M., & Shepherd, M. (2019) “Strategic Spending: Does Politics Influence Election Administration Expenditure?” American Journal of Political Science. Earlyview.

Read, D., Leland, S., & Pope, J. (2019) “Views from the Field: Economic Developers’ Perceptions about the Formation of Public-Private Real Estate Development Partnerships.” Urban Affairs Review. OnlineFirst.

Canales, K., Pope, J., & Maestas, C. (2019) “Tweeting Blame in a Federalist System: Attributions for Disaster Response in Social Media Following Hurricane Sandy.” Social Science Quarterly. Earlyview.

Pope, J., & Leland, S. (2019) “Isn’t a Flood a Rainy Day? Does the Political Nature of Disasters Impact the Use of States’ Rainy Day Funds?” Social Science Quarterly. Earlyview.

Book Chapters

Kropf, M. & Pope, J. (2020). “Election Costs: A Study of North Carolina.” in The Future of Election Administration. Eds. Mitchell Brown, Kathleen Hale, & Bridgett King. Palgrave Macmillan.

Pope, J. and Z. Mohr. “Cost Accounting for Rate Setting.” Cost Accounting in Government: Theory and Applications. Ed. Zachary Mohr.  Routledge. May 2017. 

Under Review

Shepherd, M., Pope, J., Kropf, M. & Mohr, Z. (revise and resubmit) “Guns or Butter... or Elections? Exploring the budgetary trade-offs of election administration at the local level.” Public Budgeting & Finance.

Mohr, Z., Kropf, M.E., Shepherd, M., Pope, J.V. & Hill, A. (under review) “Evaluating the Recessionary Impact on Election Administration Budgeting and Spending.” American Politics Research.

Kropf, M., Pope, J., Shepherd, M. & Mohr, Z. (under review) “Making Every Vote Count: The Important Role of Managerial Capacity in Achieving Better Election Administration Outcomes.” Public Administration Review.

Research and Evaluation Projects

UNC Charlotte Storm Ready Hazardous Weather Plan (2015)
UNC Charlotte Campus Evacuation Plan Training Presentation Document (2015)
Kannapolis Enhancing Employee Appraisals
        MPA Team Project – Available at https://tinyurl.com/yajgdtvp (2014)
Monroe Fire Self-Assessment Manual
        EMS Program and Essential Resources Chapters (2011)
Monroe Fire Department Strategic Plan
        Team Project – Available at https://tinyurl.com/yclotj37 (2009)

Working Papers

Maestas, Cherie and JoEllen Pope, “Subject Know Thyself? Comparing Self-Reported and Observed Emotions and Their Influence on Political Attitudes” (January 7, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://tinyurl.com/y8klzp5z

Research in Progress

 “New Public Disaster Management: Does Managerial Discretion Impact Organization Performance?” Job market paper.

“A Brief on Measures of Cost for Election Administration.” with Zachary Mohr, Martha Kropf, and Mary Jo Shepherd.

“Conceptualizing and Measuring Disaster Preparedness Revisited: Does Natural Disaster Preparedness Performance Outputs Predict Outcomes?” Original Survey Data.

“Election Administration Spending in Local Election Jurisdictions: Results from a Nationwide Data Collection Project.” with Zachary Mohr, Martha Kropf, Mary Jo Shepherd, and Madison Esterle. Summary & Paper

 “Emergency Management Spending and Natural Disaster Events: A 1994-2011 North Carolina County Panel Data Study.”

 “Flooded with Complexity: Do Organizational Structural Complexity and Coordination Affect Natural Disaster Preparedness?” Original Survey Data.

 “Mobile Safety Communications: Co-production for Campus Safety.”  with C. Maestas. Original Survey Experiment Data.

 “Rainy Day Funds in Institutions of Higher Learning.” Original Survey Data.

 “Stuck in the Middle with You: Examining the Political and Administrative Influences on Election Administrators.” with Madison Esterle, Zachary Mohr, Martha Kropf, and Mary Jo Shepherd.

Conference Presentations (selected)

Pope, J. “New Public Disaster Management: Does Managerial Discretion Impact Organization Performance?” Paper accepted to the Association for Budget and Financial Management Conference, September 2019.

Kropf, M., Pope, J., Shepherd, M., & Mohr, Z. “Developing Alternative Financial Measures of Capacity and their Link to Measures of Performance: The Case of Local Election Administration in North Carolina.”  Paper presented at Public Management Research Conference, June 2019.

Pope, JoEllen and Suzanne Leland. “Does the Political Nature of Disasters Impact States’ Rainy Day Funds?”  Paper presented at the Association for Budget and Financial Management Conference, October 2018.

Pope, JoEllen and Suzanne Leland. “Does the Political Nature of Disasters Impact States’ Rainy Day Funds?”  Conference Within a Conference - Disaster Managers and Management. Paper presented at the Southern Political Science Association Meeting, January 2018.

Canales, Kristine, Pope, JoEllen and Cherie Maestas. “Institution vs. Specific Persons: Who Gets the Blame in The Event of Catastrophic Natural Disasters?” Poster presented at the Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management Fall Research Conference, Washington, DC, November 2017.

Mohr, Zachary, Pope, JoEllen, Kropf, Martha and Mary Jo Shepherd. “Election Administration Financing and Its Determinants in North Carolina Counties.”  Paper presented at the Association for Budgeting and Financial Management Conference, September 2017.

Kropf, Martha, Mohr, Zachary, Pope, JoEllen and Mary Jo Shepherd. “Administrative Capacity: The Case of Election Administration in North Carolina.”  Paper presented at The Carolinas Conference: 2017 Joint Meeting of The North Carolina Political Science Association & South Carolina Political Science Association, March 2017.

Kropf, Martha, Mohr, Zachary, Pope, JoEllen and Mary Jo Shepherd. “How Do County Budgets Affect Administrative Capacity and Election Outcomes? Evidence from North Carolina.”  Paper presented at the Southern Political Science Association Meeting, January 2017.