Department of Political Science

David H. Folz

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David Folz is Professor and also a Faculty Associate in the Howard Baker Center for Public Policy. He is the UT Campus representative for the National Alumni Tennessee Legislative Internship program and the State of Tennessee Legislative Internship program.  He is also a campus representative for the Careers Now program in Nashville and assists in advising candidates for the Presidential Management Internship program in Washington, D.C.  He is Editor of the Essays and Review section of the State and Local Government Review, a premier journal in American state, local and intergovernmental relations. During his academic career, Dr. Folz managed the UT MPA program for 11 years and led the program to achieve its first national accreditation by NASPAA in 2002. Dr. Folz teaches undergraduate courses in State Politics, Political Analysis and Public Policy. He also offers graduate seminars in Public Management and Research Methods in Public Administration. He has authored or co-authored numerous articles in professional journals, including the Public Administration Review, the State and Local Government Review, the Social Science Quarterly, the American Review of Public Administration, the Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, Public Works Management and Policy, the Pollution Prevention Review, the Public Administration Quarterly, Judicature, and the Public Productivity Review among others.  Professor Folz is co-author of Managing America’s Small Communities: People, Politics and Performance (2005) published by Rowman and Littlefield and author of Survey Research for Public Administration (1996) by Sage Publications.  Dr. Folz has several years of professional experience as an urban planner and as a public manager in state and local government and continues to serve as a consultant to various local, state and national government agencies.


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