Dr. Rosalyn Carterrcarter@fau.edu
Rosalyn Carter is a Professor of Public Administration and Dean of the College for Design and Social Inquiry. Dr. Carter's primary responsibility as the Dean is the development of programs in the College and University. She has been the Dean since 1993, and her accomplishments include the creation of new programs, accreditation of new and old programs, modification of College procedures, and the development of research centers.
Dr. Floydette Cory-Scruggsfcory@fau.edu
Dr. Floydette Cory-Scruggs currently serves as Associate Dean of the College while continuing to serve as a faculty member in the School of Public Administration, teaching in both graduate and undergraduate programs. Her research interests include organization development, leadership, and health policy. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee - Knoxville.
Jerry Clinton is Assistant Dean in the College of Architecture, Urban and Public Affairs. Since 1991, Mr. Clinton has been responsible for the administrative functions of the college including college budgeting, accounting, non-faculty personnel, grant and contract administration, and auxiliary enterprises. Mr. Clinton earned his Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, and his MBA from FAU.
Director, School of Urban and Regional Planning
Dr. Eric Dumbaugh is an Associate Professor, Interim Director, and Program Coordinator for the Master’s of Urban and Regional Planning Program. He holds a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Georgia Tech, and master’s degrees in Civil Engineering and City Planning, also from Georgia Tech. His research areas include street and community design, urban mobility, transportation systems planning, and the effects of transportation investments on sustainability and livability. Dr. Dumbaugh’s published works include "Safe Urban Form: Revisiting the Relationship between Community Design and Traffic Safety," which received the 2009 award for Best Paper from the Journal of the American Planning Association, and "The Design of Safe Urban Roadsides," which received the Transportation Research Board’s 2006 Award for Outstanding Paper in Geometric Design.
Director, School of Architecture
A registered architect since 1984, Deirdre Hardy has worked in both large (140 person) and small firms on projects that range similarly from multi-story large office buildings to passive solar houses. Her academic life also ranges the full scale of university sizes from a large state university to an art and design school. She has taught courses ranging from beginning design to chairing a graduate thesis, and from construction detailing to history. She is also experienced in administration and was the Director of the Division of Architecture and Interior Design before she came back to Florida and FAU. Although she grew up in Australia and still speaks that language best, she has grown to love Florida having lived in six different parts of the state. Her research interest just now focuses on the design techniques used by the early modernists in this region. She hopes to share her enthusiasm for their work and help students to learn from them. Their buildings demonstrate an understanding of this magnificent tropical climate and how to design for living with it harmoniously.
Dr. David Kalinichkalinich@fau.edu
Interim Director, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Dr. Ellen Ryaneryan@fau.edu
Interim Director, School of Social Work
Ellen Ryan completed her MSW degree at University of Missouri and her Ph.D. in Health Education from Southern Illinois University. She has worked in the health and mental health fields as a medical and psychiatric social worker and as a therapist with individuals and families. Dr. Ryan teaches in the Practice sequence at the Master's and Baccalaureate levels. Her current research interests include special needs adoption, as well as health care beliefs, concerns, and practices of recent immigrants.
Director, School of Public Administration
Khi V. Thai has taught since 1978. His expertise is in public budgeting, financial management and public procurement. As shown in detail below, he is (1) editor of 3 academic journals; (2) Editorial Board member of 8 other academic journals; (3) author or editor of 12 books; (4) author or co-author of 41 referred articles, and 12 non-refereed articles and technical reports; (5) author or co-author of 22 book chapters; (6) editor or co-editor of 17 academic journal symposia; and (6) principal investigator of numerous grants/contracts. In addition, he has served as director of the Bureau of Public Administration at the University of Maine, Director of the School of Public Administration at Florida Atlantic University, and founder and former Director of the Public Procurement Research Center at Florida Atlantic University. He organized a variety of training programs, particularly international training programs, at the University of Maine and Florida Atlantic University. Most recently, he has provided technical assistance to the South Florida Water Management District, the Government of Sierra Leone, Uganda, Bulgaria, Columbia, and the Federal Government of Canada in the area of procurement reforms, procurement integrity and international procurement.
In 2004, Professor Thai initiated the International Public Procurement Conference. The conference is intended to be a forum for practitioners and researchers from developed and developing countries (1) to share and to advance knowledge, innovation and best practices in public procurement; and particularly (2) to build a global network for practitioners and researchers. To achieve this goal, a website (www.ippa.ws) has been created, where all papers presented at previous conferences are posted.
In 2008, he received the “Distinguished Service Award” from the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, Inc., a national professional association.
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