About Us: Our Faculty and Staff

Faculty/Staff by Location

Blacksburg

Brian Cook
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Name: Brian Cook
Position: Professor and Program Chair, Center for Public Administration and Policy, Center for Public Administration and Policy
Email: brml27@vt.edu
Phone: (540) 231-3438

Education: BA, Political Science, Cleveland State University, 1977; MA, PhD, Government & Politics, University of Maryland, College Park, 1982, 1984.

Major Areas of Specialization: Public administration history, public administration and constitutionalism, public policy and environmental policy.

Karen Hult
Karen Hult
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Name: Karen Hult
Position: Professor, Department of Political Science and Center for Public Administration and Policy
Book Review Editor, Presidential Studies Quarterly
Email: khult@vt.edu
Phone: (540) 231-5351
Website: http://www.psci.vt.edu/hult/

Education: Dr. Hult received her Ph.D. in political science at the University of Minnesota after also doing graduate work at Harvard and receiving a B.A. summa cum laude from Creighton University.

Major Areas of Specialization: Organizational theory, U.S. national institutions (especially the presidency, executive branch, and the courts), state politics, and social science methodologies.

Laura Jensen
Laura Jensen

Name: Laura Jensen
Position: Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and Center for Public Administration and Policy
Email: jensen7@vt.edu
Phone: (540) 231-7302

Education: B.A. Music, Wellesley College; M.F.A., Music Composition, Princeton University; M.P.A. and Ph.D., Political Science, University of Connecticut.

Major Areas of Specialization: Social policy and welfare state development; federalism and intergovernmental relations; government accountability; politics of spending and taxation; law and society; American political development.

Michael Jones
Michael Jones

Name: Michael Jones
Position: Assistant Professor, Center for Public Administration and Policy
Email:jonemic1@vt.edu
Phone: (540) 231-7302

Education:Michael received his PhD in Political Science in 2010 from the University of Oklahoma and holds an MA and BS in Political Science, both granted from Idaho State University.

Major Areas of Specialization:Theories of the Policy Process, the Narrative Policy Framework, Environmental Policy., & Policy and Science Communication

Robin Lemaire
Robin Lemaire

Name:Robin Lemaire
Position: Assistant Professor, Center for Public Administration and Policy
Email:rlemaire@vt.edu
Phone: (540) 231-0664

Education:Robin received her PhD in Public Management from University of Arizona.

Major Areas of Specialization: Theories of organizations and the management of public, nonprofit, and health care organizations, with a particular research interest in organizational networks and network analysis.

Joe Rees
Joe Rees

Name: Joe Rees
Position: Program Coordinator, CPAP Richmond; Associate Professor, Center for Public Administration and Policy
Email: reesj@vt.edu
Phone: (540) 250-5632

Education: Dr. Rees received his Ph.D. in Jurisprudence and Social Policy at the University of California at Berkeley, School of Law in 1986.

Major Areas of Specialization: Ethics, regulation


Bob Stripling

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Name: Bob Stripling
Position: Professor of Practice, Center for Public Administration and Policy
Email: chars08@vt.edu
Phone: (540) 231-5133

Education: BA,Texas Tech, MBA University of Virginia.

Major Areas of Specialization: Local government management

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Public and Non-Profit Financial Management


 

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Reginald Shareef

Name: Reginald Shareef
Position: Adjunct Professor, Center for Public Administration and Policy, Professor, Dept. of Political Science, Radword University
Email: rshareef@vt.edu
Phone: (540) 231-5133

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Major Areas of Specialization: Public Personnel Policy, Public Value Theory, Constitutional Law

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Laura French

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Name: Laura French (Blacksburg)
Position: Office Manager
Email: lhf@vt.edu
Phone: (540) 231-5133

Northern Virginia: Alexandria and Richmond


Ron Boster

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Name: Ron Boster
Position: Adjunct Professor, Center for Public Administration and Policy; Special Advisor, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board
Email: BosterR@pcaobus.org
Phone: (202) 207-9083

Education: B.S. Ed., The Ohio State University; M.S., The Ohio State University; Ph.D., University of Arizona

Major Areas of Specialization: Public policy analysis, the federal budget and economic policy

Matthew Dull
Matthew Dull

Name: Matthew Dull
Position: Associate Professor, Center for Public Administration and Policy
Email: mdull@vt.edu
Phone: (703) 706-8117 (office) or (202) 821-3807
Website: http://www.nvc.vt.edu/mdull/

Education: PhD (August 2006), Department of Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison; BA, University of Notre Dame (1997).

Major Areas of Specialization: Administrative politics and American political institutions; management reform; public policy analysis, professional expertise, and measurement.

Suzette Denslow
Suzette Denslow

Name: Suzette Denslow
Position: Adjunct Professor, Center for Public Administration and Policy; Chief of Staff to Mayor Dwight C. Jones, Richmond, VA.
Email: Suzette.Denslow@governor.virginia.gov
Phone: (804) 225-4803

Education:B.S. Urban Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University.

Major Areas of Specialization:Public administration, legislative relations, public budget and finance.

Adam Eckerd
Adam Eckerd

Name: Adam Eckerd
Position: Assistant Professor, Center for Public Administration
Email: aeckerd@vt.edu

Phone: (703) 706-8116

Education: PhD (Public Policy and Management, 2011), John Glenn School of Public Affairs, The Ohio State University. MA, (Government, 2003), Johns Hopkins University. BA, (Government, 1998), Shippensburg University.

Major Areas of Specialization: Environmental justice, urban policy, nonprofit management and evaluation.

Tom Hickok
Tom Hickok

Name: Tom Hickok
Position: Professor of Practice, Center for Public Administration and Policy
Email: tomtennis3@yahoo.com
Phone: 703-601-4729, x 153 (W)

Education: DPA, University of Southern California; MBA, California State University, Northridge; B.A., Middlebury College

Major Areas of Specialization: Performance management, organizational development and public management.

Anne Meredith Khademian
Anne Meredith Khademian

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Name: Anne Meredith Khademian
Position: Director, School of Public and International Affairs; Professor, Center for Public Administration and Policy
Email: akhademi@vt.edu
Phone: (703) 706-8119
Website: www.annekhademian.cpap.vt.edu

Education: Ph.D., Washington University, MPA Michigan State University, and BA Michigan State University.

Major Areas of Specialization: Organizational Theory, Public Management, Public Policy, and Political Economy.

Bruce Lawlor
Bruce Lawlor

Name: Bruce Lawlor
Position: Professor of Practice, Center for Public Administration and Policy, Director, Center for Technology, Security, and Policy
Email: bruce.lawlor@vt.edu
Phone: (703) 518-8310
Website: www.ctsp.vt.edu

Education: Major General Lawlor has a doctor of science degree in engineering management, a juris doctor degree in law, and a masters degree in national security studies. He is a Harvard National Security Fellow and has served as an instructor at the U.S. Army War College. He is a member of the Vermont, Massachusetts and Florida Bar Associations.

Major Areas of Specialization: Current research focuses on national and homeland security policy, and decision support technology.

Anne Meredith Khademian
Beth Offenbacker

Name: Beth Offenbacker
Position: Visiting Assistant Professor, Center for Public Administration and Policy
Email: boffen@vt.edu

Education:BS, Communications, State University of New York College at Brockport; MA, Public Communication, American University; Ph.D., Public Affairs and Public Administration, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Major Areas of Specialization: Outreach and recruiting for the Richmond program; research interests/specializations include public engagement, inclusive management, decisionmaking, collaboration, deliberation and deliberative practices, planning (transportation, land use and environment), health engagement, data visualization, institutional theory, equity, Web 2.0 and 3.0 technology for public engagement.

Randall Murch
Randall Murch

Name: Randall Murch
Position: Professor of Practice, Center for Public Administration and Policy and the School of Public and International Affairs; Associate Director, Research Program Development; Adjunct Professor, Plant Pathology, Physiology and Weed Science; Visiting Professor, Science and Security, Department of War Studies, King's College London (UK)
Email: rmurch@vt.edu
Phone: (703) 518-2719

Education: Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Puget Sound, 1974; Master of Science, Botanical Sciences, University of Hawaii, 1976; Doctor of Philosophy, Plant Pathology, University of Illinois, 1979.

Major Areas of Specialization: Current research focus on security in complex systems; integrative security through science, technology, policy and operations; biosecurity.

Patrick Roberts
Patrick Roberts
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Name: Patrick Roberts
Position: Associate Professor, Center for Public Administration and Policy; Associate Chair, CPAP, Alexandria
Email: robertsp@vt.edu
Phone: (202) 549-4987
Webpage: http://www.blogs.spia.vt.edu/proberts

Education: Ph.D., Government, University of Virginia (2006).

Major Areas of Specialization: Public administration; institutions and organizations; ethics; American political history; homeland security and disaster policy.


Bob Stephan

Name: Bob Stephan
Position: Professor of Practice, Center for Public Administration and Policy, and Research Professor, Center for Technology Security and Policy (CTSP)
Email: Bob.Stephan@dutkoworldwide.com
Phone: (703) 518-2700

Education: Masters in International Relations, University of Belgrano, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and The Johns Hopkins University. BA in political science, United States Air Force Academy.

Major Areas of Specialization: Homeland Security, critical infrastructure protection, risk management. Full bio, click here.,

Colleen Woodard
Colleen Woodard

Name: Colleen Woodard
Position: Visiting Assistant Professor, Center for Public Administration and Policy
Email: cwoodard@fed-tech.com
Phone: (703)-321-0984

Education: Ph.D. in Public Administration - Virginia Tech, M.S. in Adult and Continuing Education - Virginia Tech, BA in History - Alvernia College, certified Senior Human Resource Professional (SPHR) - Society for Human Resources Management.

Major Areas of Specialization: Human resources management, public budgeting, leadership and management, human resources contracting/outsourcing.

Staff

Name: Irene Jung (Alexandria and Richmond)
Position: Student Administrative Coordinator, Center for Public Administration and Policy
Email: ijung@vt.edu
Phone: (703) 706-8123

Education: BA in Anthropology, Washington University in St. Louis

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John Dickey

Name: John W. Dickey
Position: Professor Emeritus, Center for Public Administration and Policy, and Urban Affairs and Planning
Email: jdickey@vt.edu
Phone: (540) 552-6878

Education:: Dr. Dickey received his BS in Civil Engineering from Lehigh University and his MS and PhD in Civil Engineering (Transportation) from Northwestern University.

Major Areas of Specialization: “Genes” of Public Administration (click here to learn more); Computer Support Systems

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Larkin Dudley

Name: Larkin Dudley
Position: Professor Emerita, Center for Public Administration and Policy
Email: dudleyl@vt.edu
Phone: (540) 231-5197

Education: BA, University of Georgia; MA University of Georgia; and PhD, Public Administration, Virginia Tech.

Major Areas of Specialization: Privatization Policy, Public Management; Organizational Theory, Deliberative Democracy, and Citizen Participation. Dr. Dudley has also pursued interests in women and world development, legislation and lobbying, and the application of law in organizations.

Name: Charles T. Goodsell
Position: Professor Emeritus, Center for Public Administration and Policy
Email: goodsell@vt.edu
Phone: (540) 552-9032
Website: Web.Mac.com/Cgoodsell

Education: Dr. Goodsell received his education at Kalamazoo College and Harvard University.

Major Areas of Specialization: Public bureaucracy and the future of public administration.

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Name: Philip Kronenberg
Position: Professor Emeritus, Center for Public Administration and Policy
Email: philkvt@vt.edu
Website: http://www.nvc.vt.edu/kronenberg

Education: B.S. with honors, Economics and Political Science, Bradley University, 1959, M.A., Economics, Maxwell Graduate School, Syracuse University, 1962, Ph.D. Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh, 1969.

Major Areas of Specialization: Public policy theory, organization theory, national & international security studies.

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Name: Gary Wamsley
Position: Professor Emeritus, Center for Public Administration and Policy
Email: wamsley@vt.edu
Phone: (540) 231-5307

Education: Dr. Wamsley received his education from the University of California at Los Angeles and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh.

Major Areas of Specialization: Comparative and national public administration, organization theory and analysis, civil-military relations, national security policy and processes, and budget theory.

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Name: Orion White
Position: Professor Emeritus, Center for Public Administration and Policy
Email: mcswite@sbcglobal.net

Education: Dr. White received his education from the University of Texas at Austin and Indiana University.

Major Areas of Specialization: Semiotics and organization theory, total quality management, organization development, intergovernmental dispute mediation, social change and political change, human services delivery.

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James Wolf
James Wolf

Name: James Wolf
Position: Professor Emeritus, Center for Public Administration and Policy
Email: jfwolf@vt.edu
Phone: (703) 706-8116

Education: Dr. Wolf received his education from LaSalle College, Cornell University Graduate School of Business & Public Administration, and the University of Southern California, School of Public Administration.

Major Areas of Specialization:Complex organizations and the applied behavioral sciences, regionalism and metropolitan transportation planning, and organizational development programs for public agencies.