Sawsan Abutabenjeh, Ph.D.

Sawsan Abutabenjeh, Ph.D.


  • Faculty


  • Associate Professor



  • 105 Bowen Hall

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Dr. Sawsan Abutabenjeh is an Assistant Professor of Public Administration and Public Policy in the department of Political Science and Public Administration at Mississippi State University. 

Her current focus is on a variety of aspects related to public procurement such as state preference policies, fraud, and the value of certification. Dr. Abutabenjeh was recently awarded a grant to investigate cooperative purchasing programs in the United States. Her other research areas include: supply chain management, economic forecasting and policy analysis, local public finance, gender in public administration, and complex system governance. Her research has appeared in several journals including Public Works Management & Policy, Journal of Public Procurement, and International Journal of System of Systems Engineering.

Dr. Abutabenjeh has taught classes in Research Methods and Design, Public Procurement, Public Administration, Women in Public Administration, Public Budgeting and Financial Management.

After completing her PhD in Public Administration and Urban Policy at Old Dominion University in 2014, Dr. Abutabenjeh was an Assistant Professor of Public Administration and Public Policy in the Department of Political Science and the Center for Public Management and Regional Affairs at Miami University in Oxford, OH.  She joined the faculty at Mississippi State University in 2016.  ​