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Don Berglund: Faculty and Staff

Dr. Don D. Berglund
Associate Professor & Director of the Public Administration Program


Public Administration

Research, Professional and Creative Activity:

  • publishes articles on effective governance in Public Administration academic journals.
  • Frequent speaker and presenter at academic conferences and seminars.
  • Recent Conference presentation: "Competency Based Training in Municipal Government," American Society for Public Administration, Annual Conference, Seattle, Washington, March, 2016.

Professional Profile:

Don Berglund earned a Ph.D. in Public Administration and Policy from Virginia Tech, an M.P.A  from the University of Nebraska, and a B.A. from Nebraska Wesleyan University.  He has served as the Director of the Public Administration Program since its introduction in 2003. He specializes in American domestic public policy, especially fiscal policy, and the history of Public Administration in America. Professor Berglund’s 2015 book, entitled St. Augustine: Preservation vs. Makeover-Dynamics of Public Policy in American’s Oldest City, examines how St. Augustine’s  historical background affects public policy decision making in the city.

Teaching and Related Service:

Courses taught:
  • American Public Policy
  • Intergovernmental Relations
  • Organization Behavior
  • Public Sector Human Resource Management
  • Public Economy
Previously taught at:
  • The University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Roanoke College
  • Texas Tech