Urban Studies & Planning

Henrik Minassians

Henrik Minassians
Full-Time Faculty
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Biography

Education

Ph.D. Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, State University of New York, Albany (2002)
M.A. California State University, Northridge (1996)
B.A. California State University, Northridge (1994)

Courses Taught

  • URBS 490C – Field Research in Urban Studies and Planning
  • URBS 430 – Planning in Public Sector
  • URBS 340A – Research Methods for Urban Studies
  • URBS 310 – Growth and Development of Cities
  • URBS 150 – The Urban Scene
  • POLS 571 – Graduate Seminar In Methodology
  • POLS 462 – Ethics in Politics and Public Administration
  • POLS 406 – Public Policy Analysis
  • POLS 380 – Los Angeles: Past, Present, Future
  • POLS 372 – Research Methods in Political Science
  • POLS 360 – Introduction to Public Administration
  • MPA 640 – Public Policy Analysis
  • MPA 622A – Public Policy Implementation and Program Evaluation
  • MPA 610 – Introduction to Public Administration and Its Environments

Selected Publications and Presentations

Books

Joseph C. Burke & Henrik Minassians, Reporting Higher Education Results: Missing Links in the Performance Chain, New Directions for Institutional Research, No. 116, Jossey-Bass, December 2002.

Research Articles

Henrik Minassians, “California State University, Northridge: Innovative Curriculum Design for Midcareer Professionals” Continuing Higher Education Review, Vol. 76, 2012.

Zeynep Toker and Henrik Minassians, “Good Cities and Healthy Communities in the United States” Journal of Urban Design and Planning, 165 September 2012, Issue DP3.

Joseph C. Burke & Henrik Minassians and Po Yang, "State Performance Reporting Indicators What Do They Indicate?” Planning For Higher Education, Vol. 31, No. 1, September-November, 2002.

Book Chapters

Lawrence Becker and Henrik Minassians, "The Bureaucracy" in Jeanne Zaino (Ed) Core Concepts in American Government: What Everyone Should Know. Boston: Pearson Longman Publishers. 2012.

Joseph C. Burke and Henrik P. Minassians, “Implications of State Performance Indicators for Community College Assessment,“ in Jack Friedlander and Andreea Serban (Eds) Approaches to Using Learning Outcomes to Promote Student Success. New Directions for Community Colleges. No 126. Summer. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass 2004.

Stella Theodoulou, Henrik Minassians and Gloria Guevara, “Myths and Illusions: The Media and AIDS Policy,” published as a chapter in AIDS: The Politics & Policy of Disease, Prentice Hall, 1996.

Book Reviews

Henrik Minassians (2012, March 22). Cities and the Creative Class. Richard Florida. American Jewish University.

Reports

Henrik Minassians and Paul Krivonos, Nurturing Innovation in Knowledge Management Education: An Integrated Curriculum Development Process for a Knowledge Management Master’s Degree. Los Angeles, California: The Tseng College of Extended Learning, CSUN, 2005.

Joseph C. Burke & Henrik Minassians, Ohio’s Challenge and Choice in the Knowledge Economy White Paper. Albany, New York: Rockefeller Institute of Government, 2003. [Prepared for Communities, Higher Education and the Changing Economy]

Joseph C. Burke & Henrik Minassians, Performance Reporting: 'Real' Accountability or Accountability 'Lite' Seventh Annual Survey. Albany, New York: Rockefeller Institute of Government, 2003.

Joseph C. Burke & Henrik Minassians, Performance Reporting: The Preferred 'No Cost' Accountability Program The Sixth Annual Survey. Albany, New York: Rockefeller Institute of Government, 2002.

Joseph C. Burke & Henrik Minassians, Economic and Education Summits: Does the Title Make a Difference? Albany, New York: Rockefeller Institute of Government, 2002. [Report prepared for the Ohio Board of Regents]

Joseph C. Burke & Henrik Minassians, Linking State Resources to Campus Results: From Fad to Trend The Fifth Annual Survey. Albany, New York: Rockefeller Institute of Government, 2001.

Joseph C. Burke & Henrik Minassians, Erasing Mississippi’s Education Deficit: A Public agenda For the Decade. Albany, New York: Rockefeller Institute of Government, 2001. [Report prepared and presented at the Economic and Higher Education Summit in Mississippi]

Joseph C. Burke Jeff Rosen, Henrik Minassians, & Terri Lessard, Performance Funding and Budgeting An Emerging Merger? The Fourth Annual Survey. Albany, New York: Rockefeller Institute of Government, 2000.

Presentations

Henrik Minassians (Summer 2012) “Panacea of Separating Politics from Administration: Re-Examining the Governance Structure in Los Angeles County,” Paper presented at the Multinational Conference in Public Management through German Research Institute for Public Administration at Speyer and School of Public and Environmental Affairs of Indiana University.

Attended online webinar workshop on “Cultural Responsiveness in Equity-Focused Evaluations” offered by Rodney Hopson & Katrina Bledsoe through Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management, March 15, 2012.

Attended Oppenheim Lecture Series 2011-12, “Growth, Innovation, and the Accelerating Pace of Urban Life: Are 21st Century Cities Sustainable?”, March 7, 2012

Attended 26th Annual Land Use and Law and Planning Conference offered by UCLA Extension, February 3, 2012

Henrik Minassians (2011) “Performance Measures and Its Pitfalls: Strategies for Building a Quality program in a Southern California Public Agency” Paper presented at the Multinational Conference on Public Management through APPAM, HSE and University of Maryland conference, Moscow, Russia.

Zeynep Toker and Henrik Minassians (2011) “Good cities and healthy communities for better quality of life” paper presented at the 52nd Anniversary American Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah.

“Performance Measures and Its Pitfalls: What Can we Learn from a Southern California Public Agency,” Chattanooga, TN, March 2010.

“Collaborative Strategies and Lessons in Building Successful Partnerships: Between an Educational Institution and Government,” Crystal City, VA October 2009.

“Collaborative Strategies and Lessons in Building Successful Partnership,” Riverside, April 2009.

“Performance Measures and Its Pitfalls: An Exploratory Study,” New Jersey, 2009.

“Creating Highly Effective Public Sector Organizations,” presented at the Social Work Conference, LA Department of Public Social Services Conference, Los Angeles, May 2007.

“Creating Highly Effective Public Sector Organizations,” presented at the Special Bureau of Operations, LA Department of Public Social Services Conference, Los Angeles, March 2007.

“Developing Innovative and Responsive Graduate Credit Certificate Programs for Midcareer Professionals,” presented at the UCEA 92nd Annual Conference, Vancouver, Canada, April 2007.

“Outcomes-Based Program Development,” presented at the UCEA 91st Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, April 2006.

“Nurturing Innovation in Knowledge Management Education: An Integrated Curriculum Development Process for a Knowledge Management Master’s Degree,” ICKM Conference, Charlotte, North Carolina, March, 2005.

“Performance Reporting Indicators: What Do They Indicate?” presented at the National Institution on Advanced Degrees (NIAD), Tokyo, Japan, September 2002.

“Linking State Resources to Campus Results,” presented at the National Institution on Advanced Degrees (NIAD), Tokyo, Japan, September 2002.

“Problems Associated with the Implementation of policies by WTO”, presented at the International Studies Association (ISA) conference, Washington, D.C., February. 1999

“The WTO and Public Policy: Implications on Domestic Policy-Making”, presented at Northeastern Political Science Association, Boston, Massachusetts, November 1998.

“A Government Learns to Respond to Managed Care or How to Become a Smarter Buyer”, co-authored with Bob Nakamura. Presented at the Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management conference in New York City, New York, October 1998.

“The Implications of Globalization and Its effect on Domestic Public Policy”, presented at the New York Political Science association conference in Albany, New York, May 1998.

“The Changing Face of the AIDS Epidemic: A Case Study of Los Angeles County”, presented at the Western Political Science Association conference in Tucson, Arizona, March 1997.

“AIDS and the Media”, presented at the Western Political Science Association conference in Portland, Oregon, April 1995.

Research and Interests

  • policy analysis
  • public administration
  • urban and public management
  • accountability 
  • contract design and management 
  • policy implementation 
  • research methods
  • urban studies and planning
  • public finance and budgeting
  • performance management strategies
  • systems thinking