Areas of interest: Public Management, contracting-out and procurement, state and local government use of contractors in energy policy, the development of administrative rules and other formal public institutions
Ph.D., Public Administration and Policy, Florida State University, 2012
M.P.A., Florida State University, 2011
B.A., Politics, 2002
Profile and Research
Terman has a background in project management in both public and private firms. Her research interests are focused on the contractual relationships between public organizations and the non-profits and for-profits that are tasked with producing public goods and services. Her dissertation examined the formation and change of government procurement and contracting policy over time. For the last few years she has been engaged in research funded by the National Science Foundation that examines state and local government use of contractors in energy and sustainability projects. She teaches courses in public administration and public policy. She has several publications and a number of articles under review.