Professor and MPA Director
Reubin O'D. Askew Senior Practitioner in Residence
Areas of Interest: Evidence-based Policymaking, Policy Analysis, Program Evaluation, Performance Management, Florida Government
2006 Ph.D., Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL. Major: Public Policy and Administration. Public policy and institutional theory. Supervisor: Francis Stokes Berry. VanLandingham, Gary R. (2006). A Voice Crying in the Wilderness – Legislative Oversight Agencies’ Efforts to Achieve Utilization. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.
1980 MPA, Florida State University. Major: Public Administration.
1979 BA, High Honors, University of Florida. Major: Political Science.
Managing Florida’s Government & Key Policy Issues (PAD 5121)
Capstone Project (PAD 6908)
Managing the Performance of Public Agencies (PAD5057)
Policy Development and Administration (PAD5035)
Public Policy Analysis (PAD5907)
Program Evaluation (PAD5327)
Public Organizations (PAD5106)
Awards & Honors
Specialized Faculty Teaching Award, FSU College of Social Sciences and Public Policy (2020).
Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award, National Legislative Program Evaluation Society (2018).
Harry Hatry Distinguished Performance Management Practice Award, American Society for Public Administration Center for Accountability and Performance (2016).
Leadership Achievement Award, American Society for Public Administration North Florida Chapter (2008).
Raul P De Guzman Award for Outstanding Doctoral Seminar Paper, Reuben O’D. Askew School of Public Administration and Policy, Florida State University (2006).
Legislative Staff Achievement Award, National Conference of State Legislatures (1999).
Outstanding Two-Year Scholar, University of Florida (1979).