Mir Usman Ali

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Assistant Professor. Public Policy

miruali@umbc.edu

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Biography

Mir Usman Ali is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County. His research revolves around building a theory of the conditions under which public managers and organizations can foster social equity-enhancing institutional change. His research has looked at a variety of topics such as citizen oversight of police, impact of body-worn cameras, and policies intended to curb domestic violence involving the use of firearms. He holds a Ph.D. in Public Affairs Indiana University-Bloomington, an M.S. in Statistics from Texas A&M University, College Station and MBA and BBA degrees from the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi. His research has been published in Public Administration Review and Public Performance and Management Review.

Education

Ph.D., Public Affairs, Indiana University Bloomington, 2019
Major Fields: Public Management and Policy Analysis; Minor: Sociology
M.S., Statistics, Texas A&M University, 2009
M.B.A., Finance, Institute of Business Administration, Karachi, 2005
B.B.A., Finance, Institute of Business Administration, Karachi, 2003

Publications

Ali, M. U. & Nicholson-Crotty, S. (2020). Does Citizen Oversight of Police lead to an Increase in Violent Crime or Homicides of Police Officers? Public Performance and Management Review.
Ali, M. U. & Pirog, M. (2019). Social Accountability and Institutional Change: The Case of Citizen Oversight of Police. Public Administration Review, 79(3), 411-426.
Ali, M. U. & Nicholson-Crotty, S. (2019). Does Citizen Oversight of Police lead to an Increase in Violent Crime or Homicides of Police Officers? Public Performance and Management Review (Revise and resubmit).
Ali, M. U. (2019). The Adoption of Accountability Institutions in Local Government: The Case of Citizen Oversight of Police (Under review).
Ali, M. U. & Wright II, J. E. The Effect of Body-Worn Cameras on Racial Disparity in Arrest Rates and Police Homicides of Citizens (Under review).

Awards and Honors

2019 Horowitz Foundation Scholarship for Social Policy Research
2018 Santosh Jain Endowed Memorial Scholarship, Indiana University
2018 Outstanding Teaching Award, O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University
2017 President’s Scholarship, National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (NACOLE)
2013 Best Paper Award in Policy Analysis and Management, Association of SPEA PhD Student Conference
2011 Fellowship and Tuition Remission, Ph.D. Program, O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University Bloomington
2007 Fulbright Scholarship, Texas A&M University, College Station

 

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