Dr. Charles Garofalo is currently a Professor in the Political Science Department. A graduate of Emory University with a M.A. and Ph.D. in American Studies, he also holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Florida. Dr. Garofalo has been with the Political Science Department since 1986 and teaches a number of Undergraduate and Graduate level courses. Dr. Garofalo served Texas State as Assistant Vice-President for Academic Affairs from 1982-1986. Dr. Garofalo has conducted lectures and presentations on administrative ethics in Europe and Asia, as well as ethics training sessions in the United States. His areas of interest include Ethics and Ethics Administration in Government.
POSI 2320 (GOVT 2302) Functions of American Government
A study of functions performed in the American system of government, both national and state, with special reference to Texas.
POSI 3316 Introduction to Public Administration
The organization and management of the machinery for executing public policies, with particular emphasis upon the Federal bureaucracy.
POSI 3320 Comparative Public Administration
A survey of the field of Public Administration that will emphasize those aspects of administration that are common to all administrative systems.
POSI 4322 Public Policy Formulation
Intensive analysis of theories and processes of both policy formation and policy enforcement in the American administrative system, emphasizing the regulatory function.
POSI 4362 Government and American Business
An overview of the relationship of American business to public policy as a whole. Focus is on several factors affecting the relationship between the public and private sectors including political ideology and culture, pluralism, political party development, political business cycles, monetary policy, and the domestic economy and political accountability.
POSI 4399 Senior Seminar in Political Science
Seminar devoted to intensive reading, research, writing, and discussion focusing on different sub-fields in the discipline taught by appropriate faculty. Students in consultation with faculty in their area of interest should select a particular sub-field seminar in accordance with their needs and professional objectives.
PA 5320 Organization Theory
Analysis of the theoretical perspectives of organizations, with particular reference to public organizations and public administration.
PA 5370 Public Management and Ethics
Analysis of public management principles and functions in the context of ethics and accountability, including bureaucratic discretion, constitutional values, and professionalism.
PA 5300 Introduction to Public Policy & Administration
An introduction to the policy and administration institutional environment with special emphasis on intergovernmental relations in the federal system.
PA 5350 Seminar in the Policy Process
Critical examination of the policy process with emphasis on analytical applications in the administrative and management environment.
PA 5352 Comparative Public Administration
This course studies and compares the public administration systems in countries throughout the world.