Cali Curley

Cali Curley

Assistant Professor
School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Office: BS 4064
Phone: 317-278-7532

Curriculum Vitae
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Cali Curley joined SPEA IUPUI in 2014 after receiving her doctorate in Public Administration and Policy from the Askew School at Florida State University. Her research focuses on the intersection of policy and local government. Her primary interests revolve around the individual level motivations, incentives, and barriers related to policy participation decisions. Her work has been published in Urban Affairs Review, Review of Policy Research, and Urban Studies. Dr. Curley is a member of a Sustainability Research Network currently studying Integrated Urban Infrastructure Solutions for Environmentally Sustainable, Healthy, and Livable Cities.


  • Ph.D., Public Administration and Public Policy, Florida State University, 2014
  • M.S., Applied Economics, Florida State University, 2010
  • B.S., Economics, Florida State University, 2009
  • B.S., Political Science, Florida State University, 2009

Professional experience

  • Assistant Professor, School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPU, 2014- Present

Professional Affiliations

  • Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management
  • Urban Affairs Association
  • American Society of Public Administration
  • American Political Science Association
  • Midwest Political Science Association
  • Southern Political Science Association

Intellectual Contributions

Peer Reviewed Articles

  • Christopher V Hawkins, Rachel M Krause, Richard C Feiock, Cali Curley, 2015. “Making meaningful commitments: Accounting for variation in cities’ investments of staff and fiscal resources to sustainability.” Urban Studies
  • Saba Siddiki, Jerome Dumortier, Cali Curley, John D Graham, Sanya Carley, Rachel M Krause, 2015. “Exploring Drivers of Innovative Technology Adoption Intention: The Case of Plug-In Vehicles.” Review of Policy Research
  • Richard Feiock, Christopher M. Weible, David P. Carter, Cali Curley, Aaron Deslatte, and Tanya Heikkila, 2014. "Capturing Structural and Functional Diversity Through Institutional Analysis: The Mayor Position in City Charters." Urban Affairs Review
  • Richard C. Feiock, Rachel M. Krause, Christopher V. Hawkins, and Cali Curley, 2014. “The Integrated City Sustainability Database.” Urban Affairs Review

Funding and Awards

  • DeVoe Moore Dissertation Fellowship, Florida State University, 2013 – 2014 (provides $18,000 annual stipend)
  • Emerging Scholar, National Association Public Affairs Accreditation, 2013
  • National Science Foundation. "SRN: Integrated Urban Infrastructure Solutions for Environmentally Sustainable, Healthy, and Livable Cities" Lead PI: Anu Ramaswami, University of Minnesota. Grant Amount: $12,000,000 (Curley/IUPUI sub-award $54,000). August 2015-August 2019.
  • Youth Employment Services Evaluation, Koehler Partners, $8,000. August 2015-Feburary 2016.