Grant Neeley

Associate Professor; Director of Graduate Program in Public Administration
Full-Time Faculty
College of Arts and Sciences: Political Science

Profile

Grant Neeley teaches and conducts research in several public policy fields, public administration, state politics and political behavior. Prior to joining the UD faculty, Grant was on the faculty at Texas Tech, the University of Cincinnati, and Ball State University. He also serves as a Public Affairs Officer in the Navy Reserve. He has played on and coached several collegiate club lacrosse teams. Grant has been serving as the Director of the MPA Program at UD since May 2007.

 

 

The Faculty Perspective

The environment at UD supports students, faculty and staff with opportunities to engage in and out of class. UD is a unique university - the faculty are engaged with students in and out of the classroom. Student development and leadership is carried out by all members of the UD community, that's what makes UD special.

Courses Taught

  • American Political System
  • State and Local Government
  • Morality Policy
  • Public Opinion and Political Behavior
  • Public Sector Human Resource Management
  • Public Policy

Degrees

  • Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Tennessee 1996
  • MPA, Texas A&M 1991
  • B.A. in Political Science, Texas A&M 1989

Professional Activities

  • Executive Council, National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration
  • Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation (COPRA) Site Visit Team
  • Lilly Advisory Council
  • Rivers Institute Curriculum Committee
  • City of Dayton Bike Task Force
  • Planning Committee, Miami Valley Cycling Summit

Research Interests

  • Traffic Safety
  • Health Policy
  • Public Management and Civic Engagement
  • Government and Public Relations

Selected Publications

"Citizen, Defend Thyself: An Individual-Level Analysis of Concealed-Weapon Permit Holders," Criminal Justice Studies, 2009, 22:73-89, (M.V. Hood III and Grant W. Neeley).

"The Effect of State Regulations on Truck-Crash Fatalities," American Journal of Public Health, 2009, 99:408-415, (Grant W. Neeley and Lilliard E. Richardson, Jr.).

"Can Deliberative Democracy Work in Hierarchical Organizations?" Journal of Public Deliberation, 2008, 4(1): Article 14, (Jason L. Pierce, Grant Neeley, and Jeffrey Budziak).

"Perceived Risk and Citizen Preferences for Governmental Management of Routine Hazards," Policy Studies Journal, 2005, 33(3):395-418, (Brian J. Gerber and Grant W. Neeley).

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