VITA
DAVID H. FOLZ
Office
Department of Political Science 
1001 McClung Tower 
University of Tennessee 
Knoxville, TN 37996-0410 
(865) 974-0802 FAX: (865) 974-7037


HomeEmail: dfolz@utk.edu

 EDUCATION:

Ph.D. University of Tennessee, Knoxville (Political Science), 1985
M.S.P. University of Tennessee, Knoxville, The Graduate School of Planning, 1977
B.A. University of Tennessee, Knoxville, (History) 1974

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE:
Professor, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 2004 - present.
Faculty Associate, Howard H. Baker Center for Public Policy 2006 - present
Coordinator of the Master of Public Administration (MPA) Program, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Aug. 1992 to Aug. 2003.
Associate Professor, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  1992 to 2004.
Assistant Professor, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  1986 to 1992
Visiting Assistant Professor, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 1985 to 1986
Graduate Teaching Associate, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 1983 to 1985
Graduate Teaching Assistant, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 1981 to 1983

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE:
Editor, Reviews and Essays section of the State and Local Government Review (2004 - 2009)
UTK Faculty Coordinator, Tennessee Legislative Internship Programs (Aug. 2005 – present)
Research Consultant for the State of Ohio Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Solid and Infectious Wastes.  2003.
Survey Research Consultant, Management Consultant and Expert Witness: 1980-present.
City Management Intern, City of Oak Ridge, Tennessee.  1983-1984.
Principal Planner and Interim Regional Director, Tennessee State Planning Office-Local Planning Division. 1977 to 1980.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS & POSITIONS:
Member, National Executive Council of Pi Alpha Alpha, the National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration
American Society for Public Administration
International City/County Management Association
President, East Tennessee Chapter, American Society for Public Administration (2003-2004)
Council Member, East Tennessee Chapter, American Society for Public Administration (1986-present)
Pi Alpha Alpha faculty representative for The University of Tennessee (1996 – present)
Faculty representative, National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA)

SCHOLARLY PUBLICATIONS:

Managing America’s Small Communities: People, Politics and Performance. 2005.
                            Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.: Lanham, MD. (with French)

Survey Research for Public Administration  1996. Sage Publications, Inc.: Thousand Oaks, CA.

 “Program Evaluation” in Leadership in Science and Technology.  ed. by Bill Bainbridge. 2011. Sage Reference Series on Leadership (with
    Bruce Tonn).

“The Costs of Municipal Waste and Recycling programs.” 2010. Resources, Conservation, and Recycling. 54: 864–871. (with Robert A. Bohm,
    Thomas Kinnaman, Michael Podolsky).

“Adoption and Use of Performance Measures in Medium-Sized Cities” 2009. Public Performance and Management Review. Vol. 33: 63-87.
        with Reem Abdelrazek and Yeonsoo Chung.

“Professional Management and Service Levels in Small U.S. Communities.” 2008. The American Review of Public Administration.
        with Reem Abdelrazek.

“Tennessee” in Political Encyclopedia of U.S. States and Regions. ed. by Donald P. Haider-Markel. Congressional Quarterly Press. 2008.
    978-0-87289-377-1

“The Declaration of Independence” in Encyclopedia of American Civil Rights and Liberties. ed. by John Scheb and Otis Stephens.
    Greenwood Press. 2006.

 “The Hatch Act” in Encyclopedia of American Civil Rights and Liberties. ed. by John Scheb and Otis Stephens.
    Greenwood Press. 2006..

“The Southern Baptist Convention” in Encyclopedia of American Civil Rights and Liberties. ed. by John Scheb and Otis Stephens.
    Greenwood Press. 2006. .

“Explaining the Performance of Mature Municipal Solid Waste Recycling Programs.” 2005. Journal of Environmental Planning
    and Management. Vol. 48, No. 5: 627-650. (with Bruce Tonn & Jean Peretz).

“Service Quality and Benchmarking the Performance of Municipal Services” 2004. Public Administration Review.   Vol.64, No. 2:
    175-186.

“Executive Behavior and Decision Making in Small U.S. Cities.” American Review of Public Administration. 2004. (with French)
     Vol. 34 No. 1: 52-66.

“Municipal Experience with Pay As You Throw Policies: Findings From a National Survey.” 2002. State and Local Government
    Review.Vol. 34, No. 2: 105-115. (with Jacqueline Giles).

“Recycling Policy and Performance: Trends in Participation, Diversion, and Costs.” 1999.  Public Works Management and Policy
    Vol. 4.  No. 2: 131-142.

“Municipal Recycling Performance: A Public Sector Environmental Success Story.” 1999.Public Administration Review Vol. 59,
    No. 4: 336-345.

“Evaluating State Hazardous Waste Reduction Policy.” 1997.  State and Local Government Review Vol. 29.  No. 3 (fall): 134-146.
    (With Jean Peretz).

“Waste Generators’ Attitudes Towards Hazardous Waste Reduction: A Tennessee Survey.”  1997. Pollution Prevention
    Review  Vol. 7, No. 3 (Summer): 63-73.  (with Jean Peretz).

“The Economics of Municipal Recycling: A Preliminary Analysis.” 1995. Public Administration Quarterly Vol. 19, No. 3 (Fall):
    299-320.

“The Measurement of Municipal Service Quality and Productivity: A Comparative Perspective,” in Halchmi, Arie and Holzer, Marc,
    eds.  Competent Government: Theory and Practice, The Best of Public Productivity and Management Review
    1985-1993. Chateline Press: Burke, Va. 1995.

“Saturn Comes to Tennessee: Citizen Perceptions of Project Impacts.” 1993.  Social Science Quarterly  Vol. 74, No. 4.
    (December):793-803. (with Bill Lyons, John Scheb, & Linda Gaddis).

“Practicing the Politics of Inclusion: Citizen Surveys and the Design of Solid Waste Recycling Programs.” 1993.  American Review of
    Public Administration  Vol. 23, No. 1 (March): 29-41. (with Mike Fitzgerald, Hunter Bacot, and Terry Bowen).

“Interest Groups In Tennessee: New Challenges for the Farm, Liquor and Big Business Lobbies.”Chap. 3 in Interest Groups in the
    South,  eds.  Clive Thomas and Ron Hbrener.  University of Alabama Press, 1992.  (with Pat Freeman).

“Public Participation and Recycling Performance: Explaining Program Success.”  1991. Public  Administration Review, Vol. 51, No.
    6.  (November/December): 526-532.  (with J. Hazlett).

“Recycling Program Design, Management, and Participation: A National Survey of Municipal Experience.” 1991. Public
    Administration Review Vol. 51, No. 3. (May/June): 222-231.

“Recycling Solid Waste: Citizen Participation in the Design of a Coproduced Program.” 1991. State and Local Government Review
    Vol. 23, No. 3.  (Fall): 98-102.

“Prisons, Profits and Politics: The Tennessee Privatization Experiment.” 1989.  Judicature Vol. 73, No. 2.  (August-September):
    98-102.  (with John Scheb).

“Federalism and the Environment: The View From the States.” 1988. State and Local Government Review 1988.  Vol. 20, No.
    3, (Fall): 98-104.  (with Fitzgerald & McCabe).

“The Measurement of Municipal Service Quality and Productivity: A Comparative Perspective,” 1986.  Public Productivity Review,
    No. 40, (Winter): 21?33 (with Bill Lyons).

REFEREED ACADEMIC STUDIES FOR THE US ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY:

The Role of Decision-Making Processes in Mature Municipal Solid Waste Recycling Programs.
Cooperative Agreement CR822614-01, October 2000.  (with Bruce Tonn & Jean Peretz).

Recycling Solid Wastes: A Panel Study of Experienced U.S. Municipal Programs.
Cooperative Agreement CR822614-01, July 1999.

Analysis of National Solid Waste Recycling Programs and Development of Solid Waste
Recycling Cost Functions: A Summary of the Literature.  CR822614-01, July 1999.
(with Robert Bohm, Bruce Tonn, Jean Peretz).

The Role of Decision-Making Processes in Mature Municipal Solid Waste Recycling Programs.
Cooperative Agreement CR822614-01, July 1999.  (with Robert Bohm, Bruce Tonn, Jean Peretz).

National Survey of Municipal Solid Waste Recycling Programs: Preliminary Report.  U.S. EPA
Cooperative Agreement CR822614-01, January 1998.

BOOK REVIEWS FOR SCHOLARLY JOURNALS:

“Urban Recycling and the Search for Sustainable Community Development,” 2001.  Journal of Politics Volume 63, No. 4: 1330-1332.

“Trouble in Paradise: The Suburban Transformation in America,” 1987. Forum For Applied Research and Public Policy, Volume 2,
    No. 2: 115.

ARTICLES IN NON-REFEREED JOURNALS:

“The Many Important Ways Recycling Has Changed.” 1998.  Resource Recycling: North America's Recycling and Composting
    Journal, Vol. 27.  No. 9 (September): 26-30.

“Citizen Participation in the Coproduction of Solid Waste Recycling.” 1990.  Resource Recycling: North America's Recycling
    Journal, Vol. 9 No. 12 (December): 82-85.  (with Joseph Hazlett).

RESEARCH REPORTS:

An Analysis of Civilian Residential Fire Deaths in Tennessee, 2002 – 2010. 2011. TN Fire Marshall’s Office and the TN Fire Chiefs Association. (with
    Chris Shults, Mike Meyers, Frances Adams-Obrien, Leah Festa, & Gary West. See: http://www.tnfirechiefs.com/tn-fire-mortality-study

NASPAA Revised Self-Study Report for the UT Master of Public Administration Program, May 2002.

NASPAA Self-Study Report for the UT Master of Public Administration Program, Volumes I & II, August 2000.

“Annexation Law and Practice in Tennessee.” City of Knoxville, Tennessee, February - April 2000.

Surveying Citizens: A Handbook for Municipal Officials Who Want to Know What Their Citizens Think.  University of Tennessee Municipal Technical Advisory Service, 1995.

“Storm Water Management Survey” for Engineering Department, City of Knoxville, Tennessee,April 1994.

“Citizen Support for a Community Center and Opinions About Recreation Programs in Jefferson City, Tennessee,” Recreation Department, City of Jefferson City, TN. December 1993.

“Recycling Behaviors of Drop-off Center Users in the City of Knoxville,” Office of Solid Waste, City of Knoxville, TN. December 1992.

“Popular Support for Solid Waste Recycling: A Telephone Survey of Knoxville Citizens,” Office of Solid Waste, City of Knoxville, TN.  September 1992.

City of Oak Ridge Comprehensive Plan, 1985.  (with George Bowen and BRW, Inc.)

Economic Development Plan and Strategies for Oak Ridge, Tennessee, 1985.

“The Training Implications of An Aging Workforce: A  Bibliographic Essay,” Oak Ridge Associated Universities.  1984.

Oak Ridge Housing Strategies, City of Oak Ridge Tennessee. 1984.

An Evaluation of Street Maintenance Operations in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, 1983.

A Select Bibliography for Economic Development Planning in Small and Medium Size Communities, U.T. Graduate School of Planning.  1983.

PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCE PAPERS:

“Risk Analysis for Residential Fire Fatalities and the Impact of the Fire Safe Cigarette Law inTennessee.” Paper presented at the Southeastern Conference
    for Public Administration (SECOPA).New Orleans, LA.  September 21-24, 2011. (with Chris Shults, Mike Meyers, Leah Festa)

“Civilian Fire Casualties in Tennessee: Risk Factors and Policy Responses.” Paper presented at the Southeastern Conference for Public Administration
    (SECOPA). Wilmington, NC  Oct. 13-16, 2010. (with Chris Shults, Gary West, Mike Meyers).

“Extended Early Voting at the Farragut Vote Center: Findings from a Pilot Project” Election Reform and Voting Rights Conference. Mar. 5, 2010.
    Howard Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy. University of Tennessee.

“The Process and Politics of Reforming County Government: Town-Gown Collaboration in Knox County, Tennessee” Paper presented at the
    Southeastern Conference for Public Administration (SECOPA), Louisville, KY. Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, 2009.

“The Costs of Curbside Recycling and Solid Waste Collection and Disposal” Prepared for the Western Economic Association International, Pacific Rim
    Conference, Kyoto, Japan March 24-27, 2009 (with Robert A. Bohm, Thomas Kinnaman, Michael Padlocks).

“Adoption and Use of Performance Measures in Medium-Size Cities” Prepared for the annual meeting of the Southeastern Conference for Public
    Administration (SECOPA). Nashville, TN, September 26-28, 2007.

“Professional Management and Service Levels in Small US Communities.”  Prepared for the annual meeting of the Southeastern Conference for Public
    Administration (SECOPA). Athens, GA, September 27-30, 2006

“Decision Making and Responsiveness of Chief Executives in Small Cities.”  Prepared for the annual meeting of the American Society for Public
    Administration (ASPA). March 27-30, 2004. Portland, OR.

“Executive Behavior and Decision Making: A National Survey of Small US Cities.” Prepared for the Southeastern Conference for Public Administration
    (SECOPA). Savannah, GA October 12-14, 2003. (with Ed French).

“Service Quality and Benchmarking the Performance of Municipal Recycling Services.” Paper Prepared for the Southeastern Conference for Public
    Administration. Columbia, SC October 3-5, 2002.

“Computer Software Proficiency Training in the UT MPA  Program.”  25th Annual National Teaching PA Conference.” Knoxville, TN. Feb 7-9, 2002.

“The Effects of Pay As You Throw Policies on Household Recycling and Disposal Behaviors.” Southeastern Conference for Public Administration
    (SECOPA) Baton Rouge, LA. October 10-13, 2001.

“The Impact of  Pay As You Throw Policies on Solid Waste Disposal and Recycling Behaviors: Findings from a National Survey.”  Southeastern
    Conference for Public Administration (SECOPA)  Greensboro, N.C. October 4-7, 2000.  (with Jacqueline Giles).

“The Cost of Recycling with Endogenous Decisions."  Western Economics Association Annual Meeting.  San Diego, CA. July 6-10, 1999.  (with Robert
    Bohm and Michael Podolsky).

“Municipal Recycling in the 1990s.”  Paper prepared for the National Conference of the American Society for Public Administration.  (ASPA), Orlando, FL.
    April 14-16, 1999.

“Municipal Recycling Performance: An Environmental Success Story.”  Southeastern Conference for Public Administration (SECOPA), Pensacola Bay, FL.
    January 20-23,1999.

“Solid Waste Recycling Cost Functions.”  Association for Social Economics at the meetings of the Allied Social Science Associations (ASSA).  New York,
    NY.  January 2-4, 1999 (with Robert Bohm and Michael Podolsky).

“Recycling Solid Wastes: A Panel Study of Experienced U.S. Municipal Programs.” National Conference of the American Society for Public
    Administration,  (ASPA) Seattle, WA. May 9-13, 1998.

“Participatory Democracy in Environmental Evolution: Does it Make a Difference in Solid Waste Recycling Programs?”  National Conference on
    Environmental Decision Making, sponsored by the National Center for Environmental Decision-Making Research. Knoxville, TN.  May 3-6, 1998.
    (with Bruce Tonn & Jean Peretz).

“Recycling Solid Wastes: The Promise and Performance of Municipal Programs, 1989-1996.”  Southeastern Conference for Public Administration
    (SECOPA)  Knoxville, TN. Sept. 24-27, 1997.

“Toward an Accountable Devolution in State Hazardous Waste Reduction Policy.” Southeastern Conference for Public Administration (SECOPA)  Miami,
    Florida  October 2-5, 1996.

“Industrial Performance in Hazardous Waste Management and Minimization: Policy Implications for the States.” (SECOPA)  Savannah, Ga. October 4-7,
    1995. (with Jean Peretz).

“Recycling in America: Informing the Process and Outcomes."  National Municipal Solid Waste Recycling Symposium.  Duke University School of the
    Environment, Durham, N.C.  August 10-11, 1994.  (Invited Participant).

“Managing Conservation Behavior: Public Opinion and the Evaluation of Recycling and Waste Reduction Strategies.”  Southeastern Conference for Public
    Administration (SECOPA)  Cocoa Beach, Florida.  October 6-8, 1993.

“The Economics of Municipal Recycling: A Preliminary Analysis.”  Southeastern Conference for Public Administration (SECOPA) Montgomery, Ala.
    October 7-9, 1992.

“The Municipal Investment in Solid Waste Recycling: A Preliminary Analysis of Program Costs and Benefits.”  Panel Convener and presenter.  (ASPA)
    Chicago, Ill. April 11-15,1992.

“Saturn Comes to Tennessee: A Study in Community Impact."  Southwestern Social Science Association.  Austin, Texas.  March 18-21, 1992.

“A National Survey of Municipal Strategies For Marketing Recyclables."  Southern Political Science Association Convention.  Tampa, FL. November 7-9,
    1991 (with Joseph Hazlett).

“Citizen Participation and Solid Waste Diversion: Models of Municipal Recycling Performance.” National Conference of the American Society For Public
    Administration. Panel Chair and presenter.  Washington, DC.  March 23-27, 1991 (with J. Hazlett).

“The Design and Management of Recycling Programs: Strategies To Increase Citizen Participation.”  Southern Political Science Association Convention.
    Atlanta, GA. Nov. 8-10, 1990  (with J. Hazlett and P. Rule).

“Citizen Participation In The Coproduction of Solid Waste Recycling.”  Panel Chair and presenter.  Southeastern Conference for Public Administration
    (SECOPA) Clearwater Beach, FL. October 10-13, 1990  (with J. Hazlett and Dan V. Woods).

“The Management of Solid Waste Recycling: A National Survey of Local Government Programs.”  Panel Chair and presenter.  (ASPA) Los Angeles, CA.
    April 7-11, 1990 (with J. Hazlett and Dan V. Woods).

“Practicing the Politics of Inclusion: Using Citizen Surveys in the Design of Solid Waste Recycling Programs.”  Southern Political Science Association
    Convention.  Memphis, TN.  November 2-4, 1989 (with Mike Fitzgerald, my McCabe, Hunter Bacot).

“Public Opinion and Recycling in Tennessee.” Southeastern Conference for Public Administration   (SECOPA) Jackson, MS. October 4-6, 1989 (with M.
    Fitzgerald, A. McCabe, H. Bacot, and D. Woods).

“Changing Patterns of Interest Group Activity in Tennessee,” Southern Political Science Convention. Charlotte, NC.  November 1987.  (with Pat
    Freeman).

“Prison Privatization As An Austerity Strategy:  The Experience of the Tennessee Department of  Corrections,” Southern Political Science Convention.
    Atlanta, GA. November 1986. (with John Scheb and Mike Fitzgerald).

“Productivity Improvement As An Austerity Strategy: The Value of Comparative Productivity Analysis,” Southeastern Conference for Public
    Administration (SECOPA)  Pensacola, FL. October 1986.

RESEARCH GRANTS & AWARDS:
2004
    Professional Leave award for fall semester 2004

2000
     Professor of the Year Award, Political Science Graduate Student Organization.

$500-- National Alumni Association/CUE/ITC grant to support innovative technology in the classroom.

1997-1998
    $100,000-- US Environmental Protection Agency.  Grant to conduct Solid Waste Recycling Research.  This project was implemented through the
    auspices of the Joint Institute for Energy and the Environment, Knoxville, Tennessee.

1996
    $18,790-- Waste Management Research and Education Institute of the University of Tennessee Energy, Environment and Resources Center to
       conduct a national survey research on municipal recycling.

1992-1993
    $5,000-- University of Tennessee Professional Development Award for 1992-93 to conduct research for articles on solid waste recycling.

1989-1990
    $2,500-- University of Tennessee Professional Development Award for 1989-90 to conduct a national survey of local government solid waste
    recycling programs.

1986-1987
    $20,000-- University of Tennessee Energy, Environment and Research Center, Center for Excellence Interdisciplinary Research Grant for a survey on
    state administrators’attitudes on hazardous waste management.  (with Mike Fitzgerald, Principal Investigator).

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE:
Manuscript Reviewer for:
American Political Science Review
Public Administration Review
American Review of Public Administration
Public Productivity and Management Review (now, Public Performance and Management Review)
Government and Policy
Public Works Management and Policy
Journal of Industrial Ecology
Southeastern Political Review
Policy Studies Journal
State and Local Government Review
Policy Studies Review
Environmental Science and Technology
Journal of Politics
Review of Policy Research
Environmental Management
Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory

Textbook Reviewer for:
Congressional Quarterly, Inc. (State Government and Methods).
Longman, Inc. (Methods, State and Local Government).
McGraw Hill, Inc.
Sage Publications (methods, management)
St. Martin’s Press (Environmental Politics)
William C. Brown, Inc. (State and Local Government).

Academic Reviewer for:
Conseil de Recherches en Sciences Humaines du Canada

COURSES OFFERED:
Undergraduate Lower Division:
US Government and Politics
Introduction to Political Science
Tennessee Government and Politics

Undergraduate Upper Division:
State Government and Politics
Introduction to Public Administration and Public Policy
Public Personnel Management
Urban Politics and Process
Political Analysis
Contemporary Issues in American Public Policy

Graduate Seminars:
Research and Methodology in Public Administration
Public Management
Human Resources Management