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Howard Balanoff

Dr. BalanoffOffice:  UAC 376
Phone:  512.245.3266

Curriculum Vitae

B.A., City University of New York
M.U.P, Ed.D., Texas A&M University

Professor, Department of Political Science
Director of the William P. Hobby
Center for Public Service
Holder of the Hobby Professorship

Dr. Howard R. Balanoff is a Professor in the Political Science department at Texas State University. He is also the Chair of the University's William P. Hobby Center for Public Service and also serves as the Director of the Texas Certified Public Manager (CPM) Program. He has taught at Texas State University for over 30 years and has also served as an adjunct professor of public affairs and educational administration at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of numerous articles in the area of public administration and planning and is the editor of the textbook, Public Policy and Administration. He is currently Chair of ASPA’s Section for Certified Public Management (SCPM). He is a former member of the National Council of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) and a former President of the National Certified Public Manager (CPM) Consortium. He has also served as Chair of ASPA's International Affairs Committee and Chair of ASPA's Section on Professional & Organizational Development (SPOD).

His specialty areas are personnel administration, public policy, organizational theory and behavior, human resources administration and professional development and education in the public sector. He also teaches courses and conducts research in the area of international and comparative public administration. For seven years he served on active duty as a communications-electronics officer and missile combat crew commander in the United States Air Force. He also served for 13 years a member of the Air Force Reserves. He holds the rank of Major USAF-Retired. Dr. Balanoff received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History from Hunter College of the City University of New York. He received his Master's and Ph.D. in urban and regional planning from Texas A&M University.


PA 5320  Organizational Theory

PA 5389 Internship in Government

PA 5388 Directed Reading and Research

PA 3300 Intro to Public and Nonprofit Administration

PA 4398 Research in Public Administration

PA 5330 Public Personnel Administration