Ph.D. Mississippi State University, 2001
Public Policy and Administration
Dissertation: “The Effect Of Casino Gaming On Financing Education In Mississippi: An Impact Assessment”
M.P.A. University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 1997
Public Policy/State Government
M.P.A. Capstone Paper: “Leadership in Public Organizations: Determining Differences Between Leadership Style and Behavior”
B.S. Tennessee Temple University, 1995
History/Political Science, Cum Laude
Internship: Kentucky Legislative Research Commission
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
Public Policy International Relations
Public Budgeting Comparative Government
State & Local Government Research Methods
REFEREED JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
“Lottery Adoption Among Counties In Tennessee: Findings From A Logistic Regression Model.” Forthcoming publication in the International Journal of Public Administration, with P. Edward French & Sangho Moon.
“Measuring The Impact Of Casino Proceeds On Local Per Pupil Expenditures In Mississippi.” International Journal of Public Administration, 2003, Vol. 26 #4, p. 455 – 470.
“The Lottery, Southern States, and the Federal Government: A Formula For Perpetual Success Or Inevitable Destruction In Education Policy?” Forthcoming publication in Public Administration Quarterly, Spring 2003. With P. Edward French.
“An Empirical Assessment Of Lottery Proceeds On Education In The American States.” Chicago Policy Review, Vol. 6, No. 1, p. 45-60, Spring 2002. With P. Edward French.
“Assessing the Impact of State Lotteries on Education Policy Among the American States.” Public Budgeting, Accounting, & Financial Management, 2001, Vol. 14, No. 1, p. 57-69. With P. Edward French.
Can Students Truly Benefit From State Lotteries: A Look at Lottery Expenditures Toward Education in the American States Social Science Journal, Volume 40, No. 2, Summer 200l.
Banovetz, James M (ed). 1996. Managing Local Government Finance: Case Studies In Decision Making. Washington, D.C.: ICMA. Pgs. 78. Public Productivity Management Review, Summer 2003
Watson, Robert P. 2002. Public Administration: Cases In Managerial Role Playing. New York: Longman Press. Pgs. 179. Public Productivity Management Review, Summer 2003.
Khan, Aman; Hildreth, Bartley W. (ed). 2003. Case Studies in Public Budgeting and Financial Management. Second Edition. New York: Marcel Dekker Publishing. Pgs. 800. Public Productivity Management Review, Summer 2003.
Dror, Yehezkel. The Capacity To Govern: A Report to the Club of Rome. London: Frank Cass Publishers. 2001. 264 p. Public Productivity Management Review, Fall 2002.
O’Brien (ed), Contesting Global Governance: Multilateral Economic Institutions and Global Social Movements. Mass.: Cambridge University Press, 2001. Public Productivity Management Review, Fall 2002.
Nye Joseph S., Donahue, John D (ed). Governance In A Globalizing World. Washington, D.C.: The Brookings Institute, 2001. Public Productivity Management Review, Fall 2002.
Works in Progress:
“Local School Board Governance In Tennessee: The Impact of Professionalism on Student Achievement.” Research Grant Proposal for The Center of Excellence In Research.
“A Logistic Regression Model Explaining Casino Adoption Among Counties In Mississippi.” Submitted to Politics & Policy. With P. Edward French.
“Measuring The Impact Of Casino Proceeds On Total Per Pupil Assessment Values In Mississippi.” Submitted to Public Budgeting, Financial Management and Accounting.
“An Assessment Of the Casino Industries Impact On Education Spending In Mississippi.” A Stennis Institute Of Government Report. Stennis Institute of Government, Mississippi State University.
Technical Assistance Report: Lauderdale County, Mississippi. 2000. Salary Survey, Job Descriptions, and Compensation Plan. Stennis Institute of Government, Mississippi State University.
Technical Assistance Report: The City of Laural, Mississippi. 1999. Salary Survey, Job Descriptions, and Compensation Plan. Stennis Institute of Government, Mississippi State University.
Technical Assistance Report: The City of Quitman, Mississippi. 1998. Salary Survey, Job Descriptions, and Compensation Plan. Stennis Institute of Government, Mississippi State University.
Most Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award, Western Social Science Association, Reno, Nevada 2001. With P. Edward French.
Most Outstanding Doctoral Student Paper Award, SECOPA, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1999. With P. Edward French.
Inducted into Pi Alpha Alpha Honor Society, Mississippi State University, 2001
Inducted into Alpha Theta Chi Honor Society, Mississippi State University, 2000
Inducted into Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society, Mississippi State University, 2000
Received Crusader Award for Academic and Athletic Achievement, Tennessee Temple University, 1995
Received Flora Hudson Talley Academic and Athletic Scholarship, Tennessee Temple University, 1993 – 95
Selected as School Representative at the Center for the Study of the Presidency, Tennessee Temple University, 1994
Inducted into the National Dean's List Honor Society, Tennessee Temple University 1992- 1994
Testing the Assumptions of Pooled Time Series Cross-Sectional Regression Analysis Through ARIMA and Interrupted Time Series Modeling. With Sangho Moon, & Alex Sekwat, WSSA, 2004, Salt Lake City, Utah.
The Volunteer Tax For The Volunteer State: A Look at the Recent Adoption of Tennessee’s State Lottery. With P. Edward French, SECOPA, Savannah, GA, Oct. 05, 2002.
Guest Lecturer, Comptroller of the Treasure, State of Tennessee. Presentation Title: Identifying Possible Problems In Policy Analysis. August 6, 2003.
Guest Lecturer, NELD Leadership Symposium, Presentation Title: Ethical Leadership In Public Organizations. June 11, 2003, Nashville, TN.
“State Gaming Adoption: A View From Two Southern States,” WSSA, 2003 Las Vegas.
Guest Panel Discussant, “Does Tennessee Need a Lottery?” Televised debate on Nashville’s Public Television (NPT), October 29, 2002.
Panel Moderator, Conference on “Planning and the Future of Tennessee: The Future of Energy in Tennessee,” Presented by The Tennessee Chapter of ASPA, Nashville, TN, 2002.
“Measuring the Impact Of Casino Dollars On Local Government Assessment Values.” With P. Edward French, SECOPA 2002, Columbia, SC, Oct. 05, 2002.
“An Assessment of the Indirect Effect of Casino Revenues on Federal Allocations For Education” With P. Edward French, Association for Budgeting and Financial Management, Kansas City, MO, October 12, 2002.
“Measuring Casino Revenues Impact On Local Per Pupil Expenditures In Mississippi.” Western Social Science Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2002.
Panel Moderator, Conference on “Excellence In Tennessee Governance,” Presented by The Tennessee Chapter of ASPA, Nashville, TN, 2001.
“Measuring the Impact of Casino Revenue On State & Local Per Pupil Expenditures In Mississippi.” Southeastern Conference on Public Administration, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 2001.
“Policy Makers - Wake Up and Smell the Coffee, Lotteries are Still an Enormous Hoax!” Western Social Science Conference in Reno, Nevada 2001.
“Measuring the Impact of Casino Revenue on Total (Federal, State and Local Spending) Per Pupil Expenditures in Mississippi.” Mississippi Political Science Association, Diamond Head, MS 2001.
“Lotteries, the American States and the Federal Government: A Formula For Perpetual Success or Inevitable Destruction in Education Policy?” Southeastern Conference on Public Administration, Greensboro, N.C. 2000.
“Are States With Lotteries Experiencing Budgetary Discrimination From The Federal Government In Education Policy?” The Citadel Symposium On Southern Politics, Charleston, South Carolina. 2000.
“Can Students Truly Benefit From State Lotteries? A Look At Lottery Expenditures Toward Education In Southern States.” Southeastern Conference On Public Administration, St. Petersburg, Florida 1999.
2001 - 1999 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Mississippi State University
2001 - 1997 Research Assistant, Mississippi State University, Stennis Institute of Government
1999 - 1997 Graduate Research Assistant, Mississippi State University, Department of political science
1997 - 1995 Teaching and Research Assistant, Tennessee Temple University
1994 Research Assistant, Kentucky Legislative Research Commission
Nontraditional and Alternative Delivery Committee, Chair Dr. Nettles, Tennessee State University, 2003.
Faculty Senate Representative for Institute of Government, Tennessee State University, Present – 2001
Faculty Senator For The Institute of Government, TSU, Executive Committee Member: Parliamentarian
Academic I Subcommittee Member – Faculty Senate, Tennessee State University, 2002– 2003
Executive Subcommittee Member – Faculty Senate, Tennessee State University, 2002 – 2001
Doctoral Student Roundtable Discussion, “What I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me On the Way to My Ph.D.” Institute of Government, Tennessee State University
Served as Ph.D. Student Representative for Public Policy and Administration
Program, Mississippi State University, 1998 – 2000
Congressional Campaign, Representative Zach Wamp, 1994
President Of the College Republicans at Tennessee Temple University, 1992 - 1994
Introduction to American Government
Seminar in Public Administration
Seminar in Organizational Theory
Seminar in Urban Administration
Seminar in Fiscal Management: Public Budgeting I
Seminar in Public Policy Analysis
Seminar in Public Administration Ethics
Seminar in Tennessee State Government
Seminar In Public Organizational Leadership
Seminar in Public Organization Theory
Seminar In Applied Statistical Analysis
Seminar In Research Methods
Diane Wilde, 2001-02, Ethical Decision Making Among Professional Administrators
Srabanti Sarkar, 2002-2003, A Comparative Study of Contracting Out By Large, Medium, and Small Municipalities in the United States
Ron Mauer, 2002 -
American Society of Public Administration (ASPA)
Western Social Science Association (WSSA)
Pi Sigma Alpha (National Political Science Honorary)
Alpha Theta Chi (National Academic Honorary)
Pi Alpha Alpha (National Public Administration Honorary)
Commonwealth of Kentucky’s Honorary of Kentucky Colonel
Single with no dependents
Hobbies: Jogging and lifting weights; Baseball Card Collecting; Atlanta Braves Fan