Lesley DeNardis, Ph.D. joined the faculty of Sacred Heart University in 2006. 

Her teaching and research interests include American Government, Public Policy and Public
Administration, Education Policy, Latin American Politics and Political Economy. Prior to
joining the Government faculty at SHU, she taught at New Mexico State University and in
the Public Management program at the University of New Haven. 

Dr. DeNardis has presented papers at political science conferences and has published
articles in scholarly journals. Currently an elected member of the Board of Education in
Hamden, CT, she has also advised state and local government in a variety of public
management areas. Dr. DeNardis received her Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut in
2002. 

Articles

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Can Allocation by Sortition Resolve the Connecticut Education-Financing Impasse? (with A. E. Rodriguez), Government and Politics Faculty Publications (2011)

It has been over 40 years since Connecticut amended its Constitution to ensure citizens a...

 

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From Equity to Adequacy: Evolving Legal Theories in School Finance Litigation: The Case of Connecticut, Government and Politics Faculty Publications (2010)

Since the landmark school finance decision Serrano v. Priest (1971) ruled that California’s reliance on...

 

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Assessing Competition Policy Performance Metrics: Concerns About Cross-Country Generalisability (with A. E. Rodriguez), Government and Politics Faculty Publications (2008)

Recent interest in competition policy performance has typically relied on subjective performance metrics that have...

 

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Examining the Performance of Competition Policy Enforcement Agencies: A Cross-Country Comparison (with A. E. Rodriguez), Government and Politics Faculty Publications (2007)

An examination of a cross-section of 102 nations reveals marked differences in the performance of...

 

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Financial Performance in Connecticut’s Municipalities: A Comparison of Manager, Mayor-Council and Selectman Forms of Government (with A. E. Rodriguez), Government and Politics Faculty Publications (2007)

This paper assesses the relative performance of the council-manager versus the two predominant political models...