Erin Borry

Erin L. Borry is an assistant professor of public administration in the Department of Government at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Dr. Borry received her PhD from the University of Kansas in May 2013. Her dissertation was entitled "Rule Bending and Red Tape: Organizational and Individual Influences and the Effect of Ethical Climate," which looked at the role of bureaucratic structure (centralization and formalization), employee minority status, and organizational ethical climate on employee perceptions of red tape and willingness to bend rules. She is also interested in green tape theory and has previously published work on governmental transparency and government websites. She taught and developed topics-oriented courses, including Open Government and Street-Level Bureaucracy, while a doctoral student at KU. At UAB, she teaches courses in administrative theory, human resources management, and intergovernmental relations for the Master of Public Administration program.