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Christi Bartman



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Dr. Christi Scott Bartman believes in putting the “service” back in “public service.” She serves on the American Society for Public Administration Endowment Board and the ASPA Ethics and Awards Committees. She previously served on the Ohio Legal and Legislative Subcommittee on Human Trafficking and chaired the Human Trafficking Awareness Day at the Ohio Statehouse in 2018 and 2019, hosted by Ohio Sen. Teresa Fedor. In February 2020 she concluded a study on available housing for trafficking survivors in Central Ohio and has proposed a study focusing on services available in Southeast Ohio to assist human trafficking survivors. She is also the founder of Basic Concepts, Ltd., offering consulting services to nonprofit and educational institutions such as strategic planning, board and committee training, and curriculum development.

Though her current focus has been on human trafficking, until July 2019 Bartman served as professor and program director for Public Administration, Public Policy and Legal Studies at American Public University System. She was recognized with numerous awards for elevating her online programs to Open Educational Resources as well as finishing in third place for the APUS's Provost Challenge in 2018 and 2015 for online collaboration and technology use. She won the Deans and Directors Poster Competition in 2015 and was awarded the Excellence in Teaching and Learning Award for the APUS School of Public Service & Health in June 2014. Bartman teaches across the spectrum of history, policy, public administration and the law.

Bartman received her doctorate in history (policy focus) from Bowling Green State University, her juris doctor degree from the University of Toledo College of Law, a Master in Public Administration from Troy State University, and a BSBA from Appalachian State University. Bartman is a certified professional coach and veteran of the United States Air Force.

Portable Innovation, Policy Wormholes, and Innovation Diffusion
Environmental Policy and Management
August 07, 2019
This article explores the effects of city managers' career paths on the diffusion of climate policy innovation among municipal governments in the United States.
The COVID-19 Pandemic and Student Achievement on Ohio’s Third-Grade English Language Arts Assessment
January 27, 2021
This report draws on data from the fall administration of Ohio’s annual Third-Grade English Language Arts assessment to examine how the COVID pandemic has affected student learning in the state.
Whatever it Takes: Sexual Harassment in the Context of Resource Dependence
Social Policy
March 09, 2021
Research suggests powerful resource dependencies are present in the public and nonprofit sectors.
Glenn College Releases Review of Columbus Response to 2020 Protests
Civic Engagement, Advocacy and Volunteerism
April 26, 2021
In July 2020, Columbus City leaders commissioned an independent, outside after-action review of the City’s response to protests that took place last summer. Former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio Carter Stewart and the John Glenn College of Public Affairs were named the lead investigative team.
Resilience Decision Making in Repeated Disasters
Public Finance and Budgeting
June 07, 2021
The research, published in Environment Systems and Decisions Journal, examines resilience decision making in the context of repeated catastrophic events.
Maximizing the Efficiency of Active Case Finding for SARS-CoV-2 Using Bandit Algorithms
June 14, 2021
Using bandit algorithms, the authors of a paper in Medical Decision Making present and test an approach for finding otherwise undetected cases of COVID-19 before they lead to a widespread outbreak.
Not All High-Growth Firms Are Alike: Capturing and Tagging Ohio’s Gazelles
June 29, 2021
In this study, published in Economic Development Quarterly, the authors present a statistically valid typology of high-growth firms, also known as gazelles, to determine if payroll and job growth patterns differ between groups or clusters.
How the COVID-19 Pandemic Affected Student Learning in Ohio
August 27, 2021
Analysis of Spring 2021 Ohio State Tests
Informational Determinants of Large-area Hurricane Evacuations
Environmental Policy and Management
August 30, 2021
This study, published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, presents an experimental design that overcomes the counterfactual problem present in all prior published experiments by relying on an actual storm with a known outcome.