CSUSB public administration professor named to national board


Jonathan Anderson, chair of the Department of Public Administration at Cal State San Bernardino, has been named to the executive board of the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration.

Jonathan Anderson

Jonathan Anderson

Anderson, who joined the CSUSB College of Business and Public Administration in 2011, was one of five active public affairs faculty members from around the country who were each elected to three-year terms on the NASPAA Executive Council during the organization’s annual conference, held last month in Austin, Texas.

Anderson’s research and teaching interests are in democratic theory and local government. Currently, he teaches the public administration class “Research Methods in Administration, Theory and Practice of Public Administration and Government and Business Relations.”

Prior to joining Cal State San Bernardino, Anderson served as a professor of public administration at the University of Alaska Southeast; as an assistant professor of public administration at Walden University; and as a visiting assistant professor of public administration at Indiana State University.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Colorado State University, a master’s degree in public administration from American University and a doctorate in public policy from Indiana University.

The association also elected Jack Knott, the C. Erwin and Ione L. Piper dean and professor at the University of Southern California’s Sol Price School of Public Policy, as the 2012-2013 association president; and Esther Hill Williams, the acting director of the School of Public Affairs and Reynolds Professor of Public Affairs at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, as vice president and president-elect.

The other new members of the executive council are: David Ammons, the Albert Coates Professor of Public Administration and Government in the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Government; Steven Cohen, professor in the practice of public affairs and director of the Master of Public Administration Program in Environmental Science and Policy, at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs; Angela Evans, clinical professor in Public Policy Practice at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin; and Jo Ann Ewalt, professor and director of the Master’s of Public Administration program in the Department of Political Science, College of Charleston, S.C.

NASPAA is an international membership organization of graduate programs in public administration, public policy and public affairs. Its more than 280 members confer more than 10,000 master’s degrees annually. NASPAA’s mission is to ensure excellence in public service education and promote the ideal of public service. It is the recognized accreditor of master’s programs in public affairs, and is the global standard in public service education.

For more information on the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration, contact Stuart Heiser, director of communications and public affairs, at (202) 628-8965, ext. 106 or by e-mail at heiser@naspaa.org and visit the NASPAA website at www.naspaa.org, or follow it on Twitter at @nasspaa.

Also, visit the CSUSB Department of Public Administration website for information on its programs.

For more information on Cal State San Bernardino, contact the university’s Office of Public Affairs at (909) 537-5007 and visit news.csusb.edu.