Dr. Long Tran conducts research and teaching on nonprofit and public management. His research centers on cooperation and coordination, which are two interrelated challenges of management. While the cooperation challenge emphasizes the alignment of incentives, the coordination challenge underlines the alignment of actions. Tran’s overarching research questions are why, how and to what effect social actors cooperate and coordinate to serve public interests. He has published in a variety of scholarly outlets, such as Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, and Public Management Review.
Prior to joining the Glenn College, Tran received his doctorate in public administration and policy from the American University’s School of Public Affairs.
Outside academia, Tran has had research and consulting experience at many local nonprofits and international development organizations, such as the German Corporation for International Cooperation, the United Nations Development Programme, and the U.S. Agency for International Development's International Development Innovation Network.
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.
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.
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.