I am an assistant professor of public administration in the Department of Political Science at Texas Tech University. I hold a PhD in Public Affairs from the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs (former SPEA), Indiana University. I study public management, intergovernmental relations and organization theory. My overall research agenda explores the institutional, organizational and managerial factors affecting government performance, often focusing on the provision of social services.

In my dissertation "Unpacking Administrative Decentralization", I explored the oft-neglected administrative dimension of decentralization in multi-level governance and performance. Specifically, in articles now published at Public Administration Review and the Review of Public Personnel Administration, I use financial and HR measures of government capacity to look at the interactive effect of national and subnational bureaucracies to improve education provision in Colombia. I have also studied local executive decision-making regarding collaboration and delegation and its impact on social service provision in Latin America.

Contact Information

Department of Political Science, Texas Tech University

Holden Hall 118, Boston & Akron Streets

Lubbock, TX 79409, USA

E-mail: rbellogo@ttu.edu