Jeanne-Marie Col

Jeanne-Marie Col

Associate Professor
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University of South Carolina
University of California, Davis
University of California, Davis


Jeanne-Marie is Associate Professor of Public Administration at John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York. She served as United Nations Senior Interregional Adviser in Governance and Public Administration from 1990-2003. Previously Dr. Col served as professor at University of Illinois at Springfield, State University of New York at Albany, and Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.

Dr. Col researches, teaches and consults in organization development, program evaluation, re-establishing governance in post-conflict countries, re-structuring government operations to support private sector development, civil service reform, management training, public policy analysis, human resources management, justice administration, parliamentary administration and emergency management. She has worked in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.

In the American Society for Public Administration, Dr. Col has served on National Council, and as Chair National Conference Program, Chair Regional Conference (VI), Chair Commission on Organization and Structure, Chair Section of Women in Public Administration, Chair Section on Emergency and Crisis Management, Member Editorial Board of the Public Administration Review, Chair of National Strategic Initiative Group for Chapters and Sections, and President of the New York Metro Chapter. She has also served as Board Member, Pi Alpha Alpha National Public Administration Honor Society / NASPAA. Currently, she is serving as Chair Section on International and Comparative Administration and Chair of the second annual Northeast Conference on Public Administration (NECoPA), to be held at John Jay College in October 2011.

Jeanne-Marie recently published "Managing Disasters: The role of local governments" in the Public Administration Review (2007) and "Successful Earthquake Mitigation in Qinglong County during the Great Tangshan Earthquake: Lessons for Hurricane Katrina" in the Chinese Public Administration Review (2007).


Area of Expertise

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Topics of expertise

- International Inspection and Oversight
- Emergency Management, especially coordination and strategic planning
- Comparative Public Administration (Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, and multi-country comparisons)
- Women in public administration (national and comparative)


Courses taught


PAD 700 Introduction to Public Administration
PAD 702 Human Resources Management
PAD 705 Organization Theory and Management
PAD 718 International Policy and Administration
PAD 723 Assessments, Audits and Investigations in Human Resources
PAD 745 Program Evaluation
PAD 746 Comparative Public Administration
PAD 751 Concepts and Cases in Public Policy
PAD 771 Capstone Seminar
PAD 772 International Inspection and Oversight
PMT 711 Strategies for Emergency Management

Current Research involves a multi-nation study of public administration change and reform

For information on my research on earthquake mitigation in China, go to: (research on China earthquake) (raw data on earthquake case study)

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