Paul G. Rubin portrait
  • Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership&Policy

Publications

  • Rubin, P. G. (2021). Political appointees vs. elected officials: Examining how the selection mechanism for state governing agency board members influences responsiveness to stakeholders in higher education policy-making. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 29(115), 1-23. Published, 10/2021.
    https://doi.org/10.14507/epaa.29.5214
  • Rubin, P. G. (2021). Context matters in state higher education policy making. In R. M. Taylor, & A. F. Kuntz (Eds.), Ethics in higher education: Promoting equity and inclusion through case-based inquiry (pp. 147-149). Harvard Education Press. Published, 10/2021.
  • Rubin, P. G., & Ness, E. C. (2021). State higher education governing agencies and the knowledge brokering process: Investigating their role as multi-facing organizations in the United States. Higher Education Policy, 34(3), 643-663. Published, 07/08/2019.
    https://doi.org/10.1057/s41307-019-00155-z
  • Ness, E. C., Rubin, P. G., & Hammond, L. (2021). Becoming a “game changer”: Complete College America’s role in U.S. higher education policy fields. Higher Education, 82(1), 1-17. Published, 11/2020.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s10734-020-00619-x
  • Rubin, P. G., Ciarimboli, E. B., & Coco, L. B. (2020). Governing boards and their relationship to gender issues in higher education. In N. Niemi & M. Weaver-Hightower (Eds.), The Wiley handbook of gender equity in higher education (pp. 91-104). John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Published, 12/2020.
  • Lee, J.C., Ciarimboli, E.B., Rubin, P.G., & González Canché, M.S. (2020). Borrowing smarter or borrowing more? Investigating the effects of a change in federal loan policy. The Journal of Higher Education, 91(4), 483-513. Published, 08/27/2019.
    https://doi.org/10.1080/00221546.2019.1650583
  • Hammond, L., Adams, P., Rubin, P. G., & Ness, E. C. (2022). A rhetorical analysis of intermediary organization documents on college completion policy. Educational Policy, 36(2), 377-406. https://doi.org/10.1177/0895904819888231. Published, 12/2019.
    https://doi.org/10.1177/089590481988231
  • Rubin, P.G., & González Canché, M.S. (2019). Test-flexible admissions policies and student enrollment demographics: Examining a public research university. The Review of Higher Education, 42(4), 1337-1371. Published, 07/15/2019.
  • Ness, E.C., Hearn, J.C., & Rubin, P.G. (2018). The SHEEO and intermediary organizations. In D.A. Tandberg, B.A. Sponsler, R.W. Hanna, & J.P. Guilbeau (Eds.), The state higher education executive officer and the public good: Developing new leadership for improved policy, practice, and research (pp. 163-192). New York, NY: Teachers College Press. Published, 07/2018.
  • Rubin, P.G. & Hearn, J.C. (2018). The policy filtering process: Understanding distinctive state responses to the national college completion agenda in the United States. Education Policy Analysis Archives. Published, 05/2018.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.14507/epaa.26.3447
  • Rubin, P.G., & Hagood, L.P. (2018). Performance-based funding: The new normal for state accountability policies. In J.L. Blanchard (Ed.), Controversies on campus: Debating the issues confronting American universities in the 21st century (pp. 345-358). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger. Published, 01/2018.
  • Rubin, P.G. (2018, September). “Research” use in federal education policy & what academics can do to increase their involvement. A Community of Higher Ed Scholars: The Official Blog of AERA Division J. Online at: http://aeradivisionj.blogspot.com/2018/09/research-use-in-federal-education.html. Published, 09/2018.
  • Rubin, P.G. (2018, July). Q&A with Congressional Fellows: Paul Rubin. American Educational Research Association. Online at: https://www.aera.net/Newsroom/AERA-Highlights-E-newsletter/AERA-Highlights-July-2018/Q-A-with-Congressional-Fellows-Paul-Rubin. Published, 07/2018.

Research Keywords

  • Higher Education
  • Educational Policy
  • Higher Education Governance
  • College Access
  • Postsecondary Degree Attainment
  • Research Utilization

Presentations

  • Rubin, P. G., Billings, M. S., Gándara, D., & Hammond, L. (2022, April 21-26). State higher education funding during COVID-19: Exploring state-level characteristics influencing financing decisions. [Paper presentation]. American Educational Research Association annual meeting, San Diego, CA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2022.
  • Billings, M. S., Rubin, P. G., Gándara, D., & Hammond, L. (2021, November 3-6). Higher education policy narratives during COVID-19: How are budget requests justified to state legislatures? [Paper presentation]. Association for the Study of Higher Education annual conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2021.
  • Rubin, P. G., & Taylor, J. L. (2021, April 8-12). Initiative overload? Challenges facing Tri-City College’s goal of serving stopped-out students [Paper presentation]. American Educational Research Association annual meeting, Virtual conference. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2021.
  • Rubin, P. G., & Baser, S. (2020, March). For-profit colleges converting to non-profit status: Can tigers change their stripes? Paper presentation at the Association for Education Finance and Policy annual conference. Virtual conference. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/2020.
  • Rubin, P.G. (panel with Collier, D.A., & Peek, A.). (2019, June). Income-drive loan repayment: Lessons from research and policy. The Student Financial Aid Research Network (SFARN) Conference. Atlanta, Georgia. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/2019.
  • Ness, E.C., Rubin, P.G., Gándara, D., & Hearn, J.C. (2018, June). Political volatility in state commitment to college completion efforts. Volatility in State Spending for Higher Education conference. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/2018.
  • Rubin, P.G., Ness, E.C., Hearn, J.C., & Rippner, J.A. (2017, November). Governors and higher education: Investigating their role in the statewide college completion policy process. Association for the Study of Higher Education annual conference. Houston, Texas. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2017.
  • Rubin, P.G. (2017, November). State boards of regents and the college completion agenda: How does variation in appointment mechanism mediate their role in the policy process? Association for the Study of Higher Education annual conference. Houston, Texas. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2017.
  • Rubin, P.G., & Hearn, J.C. (2016, November). The policy filtering process: Understanding distinctive state responses to the national college completion agenda. Association for the Study of Higher Education annual conference. Columbus, Ohio. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2016.
  • Rubin, P.G., Ness, E.C., Hagood, L.P., & Linthicum, K. (2016, April). Re-conceptualizing state higher education agencies as multi-facing organizations: A principal-agent perspective. American Educational Research Association annual meeting. Washington, D.C. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2016.
  • Rubin, P.G. (2016, April). Examining the impact of partial test-optional policies on enrollment demographics at public research universities. American Educational Research Association annual meeting. Washington, D.C. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2016.
  • Ness, E.C., Rubin, P.G., Gándara, D., & Spencer, T. (2015, April). Intermediary organizations and state college completion policy: Examining the supply and demand of research use. American Educational Research Association annual meeting. Chicago, Illinois. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2015.
  • Rubin, P.G., Ciarimboli, E.B., Spencer, T., & Coco, L. (2014, November). Gender inequality in university trustee representation: Institutional choice or systematic imbalance? Association for the Study of Higher Education annual conference. Washington, D.C. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2014.