Dr. Ani Ter-Mkrtchyan

Dr. Ani Ter-Mkrtchyan, Assistant Professor




Ph.D., Political Science, University of Oklahoma, 2020

MPA, University of Oklahoma, 2011

M.A. in Political Science and International Affairs, 2007


Areas of Specializations

  • Non-Profits and Policy Process
  • Public and Non-Profit Accountability
  • Environmental Policy and Administration


Research and Teaching Interests

Dr. Ter-Mkrtchyan is an ACUE credentialed instructor whose teaching and research lie at the intersection of public policy and administration. While doing her PhD she has been trained at The Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis at the University of Oklahoma engaged with nationwide projects on environmental policy and energy security. Her dissertation research centers on public opinion, public trust and citizen engagement in governance of environmental and energy policy puzzles. This line of research informs her current focus on the role of nonprofits and community engagement in policymaking process.

Before starting her academic career Dr. Ter-Mkrtchyan had been a practitioner in public and nonprofit fields for more than ten years. She has served as a founding member, a project manager and a deputy director of a non-profit organization implementing international development projects. After receiving her M.P.A. degree Dr. Ter-Mkrtchyan has also worked in the Strategic Planning Division of the Central Bank of Armenia and has won Public Service Fellowship Program from US Embassy in Armenia to teach at a local university. These experiences have shaped the other component of her research agenda related to questions of accountability of public and non-profit organizations.


Select Publications

Ter-Mkrtchyan, A., & Taylor, M. “An Empirical Mapping of Environmental Protection and Conservation Nonprofit Discourse on Social Media.” Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. (Forthcoming). http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/08997640231202459

Ter-Mkrtchyan, A., Wehde, W., Gupta, K., Jenkins-Smith, H. C., Ripberger, J. T., & Silva, C. L. (2022). Portions in portfolios: Understanding public preferences for electricity production using compositional survey data in the United States. Energy Research & Social Science91, 102759. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2022.102759

Lamothe, M., Ter-Mkrtchyan, A., Ruddle, T. B., & Kuyon, K. (2023). Examining the efficacy of accountability systems in preventing nonprofit misconduct: A look beyond financial fraud. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly52(1), 106-129. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/08997640211073750

Bell, Elizabeth, Ani Ter‐Mkrtchyan, Wesley Wehde, and Kylie Smith. "Just or Unjust? How Ideological Beliefs Shape Street‐Level Bureaucrats’ Perceptions of Administrative Burden." Public Administration Review 81, no. 4 (2021): 610-624. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/puar.13311

Jenkins-Smith, Hank C., Joseph T. Ripberger, Carol L. Silva, Deven E. Carlson, Kuhika Gupta, Nina Carlson, Ani Ter-Mkrtchyan, and Riley E. Dunlap. "Partisan asymmetry in temporal stability of climate change beliefs." Nature Climate Change 10, no. 4 (2020): 322-328. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41558-020-0719-y


Contact Information

Email: aterm@nmsu.edu

Breland Hall room 344, NMSU Main Campus