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Jeffrey A. Raffel, PhD - Bio

Charles P. Messick Professor of Public Administration (retired), School of Public Policy & Administration

raffel@udel.edu e-mail
302-831-8971 phone/voice-mail
302-831-3488 fax

180 Graham Hall | University of Delaware | Newark, Delaware 19716-7380

Education | Research and Professional Interests | Experience | Honors | Memberships | Recent Courses Taught | Selected Presentations | Selected Publications

go to top of pageEducation

PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1972, Political Science

AB, University of Rochester 1966, Political Science

go to top of pageResearch and Professional Interests

school desegregation, reform, choice, and management; teacher supply and retention; privatization

go to top of pageExperience

2011-present
Charles P. Messick Professor of Public Administration (retired), School of Public Policy & Administration, University of Delaware

2002-2010
Charles P. Messick Professor of Public Administration, School of Urban Affairs & Public Policy, University of Delaware

2002-2007
Charles P. Messick Professor of Public Administration and Director, School of Urban Affairs & Public Policy, University of Delaware

1997-2002
Director and Professor, School of Urban Affairs & Public Policy, University of Delaware

1994-1997
Chair, Public Management Faculty, and Director, Master of Public Administration Program, University of Delaware

1982-1997
Professor and Political Scientist, College of Urban Affairs and Public Policy and Department of Political Science, University of Delaware

1988-1990
Director, Urban Affairs Programs, College of Urban Affairs and Public Policy, University of Delaware

1980-1986
Director, Master of Public Administration Program, University of Delaware

1979-1980
Special Assistant to Delaware Governor Pierre S. du Pont, IV, for Intergovernmental Relations (University of Delaware Public Service Fellow)

Consultant: Education Turnkey Systems, Urban Systems Laboratory, Industrialization for Housing Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Elsberry and Associates, Inc., Personnelmetrics, Inc., General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Department of Education

Expert Witness: “Coalition to Save Our Children v. State Board of Education,” Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, & Flom, 1994; “Davis and U.S. v. East Baton Rouge Parish School Board,” 1999-2002; “City of Wilmington vs. Christina School District,” 2006–2007.

go to top of pageHonors

Fulbright Senior Specialist Grantee (Romania), 2007

National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ) Delaware Region Award for “Outstanding Community Leadership,” 2002

Selected to Who’s Who in Education, and Who's Who in America, 1992-1993 to present

Delaware Association for Public Administration 1983 Public Service Award

Selected as first University of Delaware Faculty Public Service Fellow, 1979

Research and Professional Interests:  Educational policy, State and local management, Public affairs program accreditation, Public sector leadership

go to top of pageMemberships

President, National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA), 2009-present

Vice President, National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA), 2008-2009

Chair, NASPAA Standards 2009 Steering Committee, 2005-2009

Commission on Program Review and Accreditation (COPRA), NASPAA, 2001-2005; chair 2003-05

Board member and former Vice-President, ACLU of Delaware

go to top of pageRecent Courses Taught

UAPP/POSC664--Case Studies in State and Local Management

UAPP/POSC819--Management Decision Making

go to top of pageSelected Presentations

“The Future of Public Affairs Education” Plenary session, NASPAA Conference, Seattle, Wash., October 14, 2007.

 “Transforming Public Affairs Education through Accreditation” (with Crystal Calarusse), Third Transatlantic Dialogue Conference: Leading the Future of the Public Sector, University of Delaware, Newark, Del., June 1, 2007.

“Charter Schools in the Content of Brown: Panacea or Faustian Bargain,” Louis L. Redding Symposium on the 50th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education: Celebrating the Past, Considering the Present, Contemplating the Future, April 23, 2004, Newark, Del..

“What We Know and What We Don’t Know about Teacher Retention in Delaware” Institute for Public Administration Workshop, Rehoboth Beach, Del., June 4, 2007.

go to top of pageSelect Publications

Books

Public Sector Leadership: International Challenges and Perspectives, with Peter Leisink and Anthony Middlebrooks, Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Press, 2009

Historical Dictionary of School Segregation and Desegregation: The American Experience, Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1998.

Selling Cities: Attracting Homebuyers Through School and Housing Programs (with David Varady), Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 1995.

Politics of School Desegregation: The Metropolitan Remedy in Delaware, Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 1980.

Systematic Analysis of University Libraries: An Application of Cost-Benefit Analysis to the M.I.T. Libraries (with Robert Shishko), Cambridge, Massachusetts: M.I.T. Press, 1969.

Articles

“Why Has Public Administration Ignored Public Education and Why Does It Matter?” Public Administration Review, Vol. 67, No. 1, January/February 2007, 135-151.  

“Attracting Middle-Income Families in the HOPE VI Public Housing Revitalization Program” (with David P. Varady, Stephanie Sweeney, and LaTina Denson), Journal of Urban Affairs, Vol. 27, No. 2, 2005, 149-164.

“After the Court Order: The Changing Faces of School Desegregation in the
Wilmington Metropolitan Area,” Widener Law Symposium Journal, Volume 9, No. 1, 2002, 81-120.

“Teaching Techniques of Analysis in the MPA Curriculum: Research Methods, Management Science, and ‘The Third Path’” (with Maria Aristigueta), Journal of Public Affairs Education, Vol. 7, No. 3, July 2001, 161-169.

“Shedding Light on the Dark Side of Teacher Moonlighting” (with Lance Groff), Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Vol. 12, No. 4, Winter 1990, pp. 403-414.
 

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