Public Administration and Leadership Studies
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Political Science and the W. O. Farber Center for Civic Leadership, College of Arts & Sciences                                               Email:
University of South Dakota

 Academic Emphasis
  • Public Administration
  • Leadership
  • Strategic Thinking and Planning
  • Constitutional Governance
Education & Professional Experience
  • Ph.D. in Public Administration, emphasis in Leadership Theory and Practice, The George Washington University, School of Business and Public Management, 2002

  • M.A. in Public Policy, emphasis in Public Administration and Policy (International), Brigham Young University, 1993

  • B.A. in Public Policy, Magnum Cum Laude, Brigham Young University, 1993

  • The George Washington University Center for Excellence in Municipal Management, Department of Public Administration, School of Business and Public Management, Washington, DC

    Senior Fellow7/2002-present

    Director of Leadership Studies and Development

    Center Fellow for Leadership Studies

    U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, DC

    Special Assistant for Communications, Director of Energy Research

    Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Energy for Congressional, Public and Intergovernmental Affairs (Presidential Management Intern: 1993-95)

    Public Policy Intern

Research Areas
  • Leadership Theory and Practice

  • Strategic Thinking and Planning
  • Public Administration Theory

  • Organizational Effectiveness, Training, and Development

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