Thomas M. Rabovsky

Associate Professor

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Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, 2013
  • M.P.A., University of Oklahoma, 2008
  • B.A., University of Oklahoma, 2005


  • Public Management
  • Seminar in Accountability and Performance


Dr. Thomas Rabovsky specializes in public management. He joined O'Neill's faculty in 2013 after earning his doctorate in political science at the University of Oklahoma.

Rabovsky's research largely focuses on accountability, performance management, managerial values and decision making, and higher education policy. His work has been published in Public Administration Review, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Policy Studies Journal, and Social Science Quarterly.

Rabovksy's current research focuses on accountability and performance pressures in higher education, particularly as they relate to managerial behavior and student outcomes.



  • George B. Williams Award for Best Research Paper, Thesis, or Dissertation, University of Oklahoma (2011)
  • Hugh MacNiven Award for Best Research Paper, University of Oklahoma (2009)

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