Maria J. D’Agostino

Maria J. D’Agostino

Associate Professor
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2006 PhD
2000 MA
1994 BA
Rutgers University (Public Administration)
Padova University (Human Rights and Democracy)
Fordham University (Political Science/Sociology)


Maria J. D’Agostino is Chair and Associate professor in the Department of Public Management at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Dr. D’Agostino’s recent research has focused on women in public service including two co-edited books, Governing in A Global World (Forthcoming 2017) and Women and Public Administration: Theory and Practice. She recently collaborated as a guest editor for the Women and Public Administration symposium published in Administration and Society, and published A Narrative Approach to Understanding the Difference Women Make

Maria J. D’Agostino is a recipient of the Section for Women in Public Administration Rita Mae Kelly Distinguished Research Award. She is also a member of the UNDP roster of experts in Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Public Administration, co-founder of Women in the Public Sector at John Jay College and recipient of the Faculty Mid-Career Research Award. Maria J. D’Agostino is currently working on a solo authored book that aims to understand the difference women make in New York City Public. 


Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Sabharwal, M., Levine, H. & D’Agostino, M. (2017). Gender Differences in the Leadership Styles of MPA Directors. Journal of Public Affairs Education, 23 (3), 869-884.

Sabharwal, M., Levine, H. & D’Agostino, M. (2016). A Conceptual Content Analysis of 75 Years of Diversity Research in Public Administration, Review of Public Personnel Administration, DOI: 10.11770/0734371X16671368

D’Agostino, M.J. (2016). A Narrative Approach to Understanding the Difference Women Make. Administration and Society,Women in Public Administration Symposium, Vol 49, Issue 1, pp. 9 - 19

Knepper, H., D’Agostino, M.J., & Levine, H. (2014).  Volunteer Management Practices during Challenging Economic Times. Journal of Public Management and Social Policy, 20, 2

D’Agostino, M.J. (2014). The Difference that Women Make: Government Performance and Women-Led Agencies.  Administration & Society, Vol 47, Issue 5, pp. 532 - 548 First published date: September-24-2014

D’Agostino, M.J. & Levine, H. (2012). The Effectiveness of Nonprofits during Times of Fiscal Stress, International Journal of Society Systems Science, 4, 1, 76-91.

D’Agostino, M.J. & Kloby, K. (2011). Where are our neighbors? Reflections of Community Leaders on the Rebuilding Efforts in New Orleans, Administration & Society, 43, 749-769.

D’Agostino, M. J. (2011). Making Sense of Women’s Career Progression: Utilization of Work/Life Practices in State Government Agencies, Public Administration and Management, 16, 1, 95-115.

D’Agostino, M. J & Visser, A. (2010). Administrative Barriers to Youth Civic Engagement, International Public Management Review, 11, 3, 88-103.

D’Agostino, M. J, Carrizales, T., Melitiski, J. & Schwester, T. (2010) A Study of E-government and E-governance: An Empirical Examination of Municipal Websites.  Public Administration Quarterly, 35, 1.

D’Agostino, M.J. (2010) Measuring Social Capital as an Outcome of Service Learning.  Innovative Higher Education, 35, 313-328.

D’Agostino, M.J. & Levine, H. (2010) The Career progression of women in state government agencies. Gender in Management: An International Journal, 25, 2, 22-36.

D’Agostino, M. J. (2009). Volunteers:  Beyond Government Partners. International Journal of Volunteer Administration, 26, 3, 51-54.

D’Agostino, M. J. (2009).  Securing an Effective Voice for Citizens in Intergovernmental Administrative Decision Making. International Journal of Public Administration Review, 32, 8, 658-680.

D’Agostino, M. J. (2008) Fostering a Civically Engaged Society:  The University and Service Learning, Journal of Public Affairs and Education, 14, 2, 192-202.

D’Agostino, M, J., Holzer, M. & Schwester, R. (2006). Enhancing the Prospect for Deliberative Democracy: The America Speaks Model. The Innovation Journal, 11, 1, 1-20.

White Papers

D’Agostino, M. J. 2006. Social Capital:  Lessons from a Service-Learning Program, Park University, International Center for Civic Engagement

Book Chapters

D’Agostino, M. J. 2006. A Unique Civic Engagement Tool:  The AmericaSpeaks 21st Century Town Hall Meeting, for Measuring Government Performance, Public Sector Accountability and Public Participation, Auerbach Publications, New York: NY

Book Reviews

D’Agostino, M.J. (2011). Reviving Democracy via New and Traditional Media. Public Administration Review,1, 2, 306-307.


D’Agostino, M.J. (2012). Citizen 2.0:  Public and Governmental Interaction through Web 2.0 Technologies, edited with Kathryn Kloby, IGI-Global publishers.

D’Agostino, M.J.  (2010). Women and Public Administration:  Theory and Practice, Edited with Helisse Levine, Jones and Bartlett Learning.


D’Agostino, M. J. (2009). Contributor to Public Administration terms in SAGE Glossary of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, Edited by Larry Sullivan.

D’Agostino, M.J. (2008).  Volunteers: An Untapped Resource, Public Manager, 37, 2, 72-73.