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Saman Shafiq, PhD

Adjunct Lecturer


She received her Ph.D. in 2023, centered on introducing and testing a framework using Qualitative Comparative Analysis to measure public and economic influences in a network of organizations delivering public services in various service areas. Over the years, Saman has worked on projects quite diverse in policy scope. Along with studying how individuals and organizations collaborate to address complex policy problems, she has also focused on how data and social network analysis can be used as tools to better understand policy decisions made at micro and macro levels. Saman’s research connects to core motivation, performance management, and effectiveness issues and contributes to the literature on organizational behavior, policy implementation, collaboration, and network governance.

Apart from teaching courses on public policy and coding, Saman is a Network Governance Lab member and a Research Specialist at the Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement.