Clarksville, TN – An Austin Peay State University public management professor will discuss her book on the challenges experienced in city management as part of the next Provost Lecture Series.
Dr. Beck Starnes, associate professor of public management, will present at 3:00pm, Thursday, October 4th in the Morgan University Center, Room 303. All sessions of the Provost Lecture Series are free and open to the public.Starnes will discuss her book, “Challenges in City Management: A Case Study Approach.” Incorporating urban management theory with actual practice, she will share a series of case studies experienced by city managers and council members. The cases come from a number of city areas, including personnel, policy making, housing, homelessness, transportation and budgeting.
“Each study describes and analyzes a scenario, identifying the economic and political factors as well as the often conflicting players and interest groups,” Starnes said.
Starnes has more than 30 years of combined public administration experience at the federal, state and local levels of government. She also is a retired military officer, having served in both the U.S. Air Force and Marine Corps. She earned an associate degree from Palomar Junior College, Bachelor of Business Administration from the National University, Master of Business Administration from Gonzaga University and a doctorate in public policy and public administration from Auburn University.
Other sessions in the Provost Lecture Series also are planned for the academic year. All sessions are from 3:00pm-4:30pm in the MUC, Room 303 and include the following:
|Provost Lecture Series for 2012-13|
|October 11th||Naomi Rendina, Alexandra Wills, Lisa Kurtz|
|October 18th||Kathy Heuston|
|October 25th||Jordy Rocheleau|
|November 1st||Kevin Tanner|
|November 8th||Lindsay Szramek|
|November 15th||Dr. Antonio Thompson|
|November 29th||Leong Lee|
|January 10th||Taj Hashmi|
|January 17th||Foloshade Agusto|
|January 24th||Mercy Cannon|
|January 31st||C.M. Gienger|
|February 7th||Tatsushi Hirono|
|February 12th||Christopher Burawa|
|February 14th||Alex King|
|February 21st||Andriy Kovalskyy|
|February 28th||Suta Lee|
|March 7th||Sergei Markov|
|March 21st||Kristofer Ray|
|March 28th||Ayman Alzaatreh|
|April 4th||Stephen Truhon|
|April 11th||Jason Verber|
|April 18th||Paul Collins|
|April 19th||Carol Baskauf|
The Provost Lecture Series seeks to foster a spirit of intellectual and scholarly inquiry among faculty, staff and students. The program will be used as a platform for APSU faculty members who are recent recipients of provost summer grants, who have been awarded faculty development leaves and who have engaged in recent scholarly inquiry during sabbatical leaves.
For more information about the Provost Lecture Series, call Dr. Brian Johnson, assistant vice president of academic affairs at APSU, at 931.221.7992 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.