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APSU Provost Lecture Series to discuss challenges in City Management

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, 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 johnsonb@apsu.edu.


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