Troy University to host Teaching Public Administration Conference May 17-19

Posted: Monday, 09 May 2011

WILLIAMSBURG -- Public Administration professors and professionals will gather at Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, May 17-19, for the 34th annual Teaching Public Administration Conference hosted by Troy University.

The conference serves as a source of expertise for those concerned with the preparation of the next generation of professionals in fields of public service, as well as the development of professional competency and leadership in individuals, currently associated with the administration of public and non-profit organizations.

Dr. Pamela T. Dunning, assistant professor of public administration at Troy University, is serving as chair of the conference, while Dr. Pamela Gibson, assistant professor of public administration at TROY, is the program chair.

"While there are many conferences that address issues in public administration, this is one of the most significant ones in terms of professional development," Dr. Dunning said. "This year we have many sessions that focus directly on the conference theme 'Our Historical Challenge: Administering a Government, For the People, By the People,' as well as others that are dedicated to improving skills and generating ideas on how to become the consummate educator. We are especially pleased to have as our keynote speaker Dr. David Rosenbloom, Distinguished Professor at American University, who will emphasize the importance of having our students understand their constitutionally-delegated authority as public administrators."

Dr. Rosenbloom's specializations include constitutional and administrative law, public administrative theory, public administrative history, administrative reform and human resources management. He is a member of the National Academy of Public Administration and the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2001 American Political Science Association John Gaus Award for Exemplary Scholarship in the Joint Tradition of Political Science and Public Administration.

Dr. Rosenbloom holds doctoral and master's degrees from the University of Chicago and a bachelor's degree from Marietta College.

In addition to the main conference, a pre-conference Graduate Student Session will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on May 17.

For additional information about the conference, contact Dr. Dunning at 757-898-4960. Troy University, headquartered in Troy, Ala., operates four campuses in Alabama and some 60 locations in 15 U.S. states and 12 countries outside the United States and one U.S. territory.