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.

Professor Claudia Avellaneda chaired my dissertation committee. She and the other committee members (Sean Nicholson-Crotty, Amanda Rutherford, Lee Alston and Jim Perry) have greatly influenced my research. In my dissertation "Unpacking Administrative Decentralization", I explore the oft-neglected administrative dimension of decentralization in multi-level governance and performance. Specifically, I look at the interactive effect of national and subnational bureaucracies, and the effect of local executive decision-making on social service provision in Colombia.

Contact Information

Department of Political Science, Texas Tech University

Holden Hall, Boston & Akron Streets

Lubbock, TX 79409, USA

E-mail: rbellogo@ttu.edu