- Public Administration, Assistant Professor
Nuri Heckler focuses his research on Whiteness and Masculinity in public organizations including nonprofits, social enterprise, and government. Using experimental, qualitative, and theoretical research methods, he examines the mechanisms that benefit whites and men in public organizations. He also examines the role law plays in the work of public administrators. His research can be found in Journal of Public Administration Research & Theory, Administrative Theory & Praxis, Administration & Society, Journal of Public Affairs Education, Urban Affairs Review, and Public Integrity among others. He is an avid commuter cyclist who spends his free time with his two children and baking award-winning cookies.
Dr. Heckler teaches public administration and nonprofit management courses, along with social equity, and administrative law.
Dr. Heckler's research looks at how large forces like race, gender, class, and law intersect with public organizations including nonprofits, social enterprises, and government. Find Nuri's CV at the following link.https://drive.google.com/open?id=1WQ5O_N5foWqH7rgAOLrYSnJLCaJp4xuN
Nuri Heckler's service to the community and the university focuses on cultivating social equity in all aspects of the school. He supports the Public Administration Students Association to help give students a voice in their education. He organizes a twice annual film discussion series to promote open dialogue around difficult public administration topics. In Omaha, he sits on the steering committee for the Omaha Community Council for Racial Justice and Reconciliation.He serves the profession as the Board Chair of the Public Administration Theory Network, an organization dedicated to promoting cutting edge theoretical research on public service. Additionally, he serves as co-chair of the ARNOVA 50th Anniversary Celebration Committee.
BA, City College of New York, CUNY, New York, NY, Philosophy, French, 2005
JD, Univeristy of Denver, Sturm College of Law, Denver, CO, Critical race theory and legal feminism., 2008
Ph D, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO, Public Affairs, 2019
Starke, Anthony, Heckler, Nuri, Mackey, Janiece. 2018. Administrative racism: Public administration education and race, Journal of Public Affairs Education, 24, 4, 469-489.
Heckler, Nuri, Rouse, Ryan. Freedom of speech v. racial justice: Whiteness, antiparallelism, and becoming-minor, Administrative Theory & Praxis.
Heckler, Nuri. 2022. Managing masculinity in public organizations, Edward Elgar Publishing.
Heckler, Nuri. 2019. Whiteness and Masculinity in Nonprofit Organizations: Law, Money, and Institutional Race and Gender, Administrative Theory and Praxis, 41, 3, 266-285.
Bishu, Sebawit, Guy, Mary, Heckler, Nuri. 2019. Seeing gender and its consequences, Journal of Public Affairs Education, 25, 2, 145-162.
Department, College, and University
Public Adminsitration Student Association, Faculty Advisor, 10/01/2019 - 10/31/2019
Public Administration Theory Network, Officer, President/Elect/Past, Worked on behalf of a network of scholars to strengthen the organization. Kept minutes, advised on bylaws and technology, and communicated with members., 07/01/2019 - present
Public Administration Film Discussions, Program Organizer, 11/01/2019 - 11/30/2019