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Jennifer Eagan, Professor and Philosophy Department Chair, received her Ph.D. in Philosophy from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA in 1999. Her dissertation was entitled “Justice and Judgment: A Re-reading of Kant’s Second and Third Critiques”. She joined the faculty at California State University, East Bay in 1999 as a joint appointment with the departments of Philosophy and Public Administration.
Dr. Eagan is most recently the author of “Unfreedom, Suffering, and the Culture Industry: What Adorno Can Contribute to a Feminist Ethics” in Feminist Interpretations of Theodor Adorno, edited by Renee Heberle, forthcoming from Penn State University Press. She is also the author of "Philosophers and the Holocaust: Mediating Public Disputes" (International Studies in Philosophy, XXIX/1, Winter 1997), and several book reviews. Since joining the faculty at CSUEB, she has also co-organized two conferences on campus, “Terror and Justice: Bay Area Academic Respond to the Events of 9/11” May 2002 and “Toward a Philosophy of Public Administration” May 2000.
She has been inducted into the academic honor societies Phi Beta Kappa and Mortar Board. She is also a member of the following professional societies: the American Philosophical Association, the International Association for Philosophy and Literature, Feminist Ethics and Social Theory, the Public Administration Theory Network, the Radical Philosophy Association, the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, and the Society for Women in Philosophy.
Dr. Eagan’s teaching interests include ethics, political theory, critical theory, existentialism, phenomenology, postmodern theory, feminist philosophy, gender, race, and power. For the department of Public Administration, she most often teaches PUAD 5000 “Philosophy of Public Administration”. In this course, she and her students work on becoming self-reflexive practitioners by thinking about the social contract, culture, power, and deep, deliberative democracy.
Currently, Dr. Eagan is doing research in the areas of feminism, postmodernism, and democratic politics, focusing on the figures of Theodor Adorno, Michel Foucault, and Luce Irigaray.
Toni E. Fogarty, Ph.D. Professor for the Department of Public Administration. Dr. Fogarty previously held faculty positions at San Jose State University, University of San Francisco, and Golden Gate University, where she taught courses in healthcare administration and organizational development. Dr. Fogarty has a wide range of research interests, including assessment and quality control of urinary incontinence care in long-term nursing facilities, use of chemical and physical restraints for residents with dementia long-term nursing facilities, issues in providing care for patients with HIV/AIDS in nursing facilities, and the cost implications of implementing the clinical guidelines for prevention and early treatment of pressure ulcers. Recently, she has turned her attention to risk management, business continuity planning, and the use of instructional technology, especially in the virtual classroom. She has been widely published in a number of prestigious journals such as Health Services Research, The Gerontologist, Quality Review Bulletin, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, and AIDS Patient Care. In addition, she has presented papers, conducted workshops, and delivered invited lectures at a number of professional conferences. Dr. Fogarty has served as a reviewer for the Urinary Incontinence Guidelines Panel with the Agency for Health Care Policy Research, for the American Journal on Mental Retardation, and for Healthcare Administration Press, a division of the Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Dr. Fogarty received her doctoral degree in 1995 from the Group in Health Services and Policy Analysis with an emphasis in Organization Behavior and Theory at the University of California, Berkeley (UCB). She was also awarded a MPH in Health Policy and Administration from the School of Public Health at UCB in 1990 and received a MA in Experimental Psychology from Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) in 1988. While at UCB, she was appointed as a Pre-Doctoral Research Training Fellow in the economics of aging with the National Institute on Aging and was also awarded a Public Health Traineeship from the School of Public Health.
Dr. Fogarty has participated in a number of federally-funded research projects with the Northern California Alzheimer’s Disease Center, the Institute for Business and Economic Research, the Western Consortium for Public Health, and the Behavior Therapy Research Center. In addition, Dr. Fogarty has participated in research projects at the Nonprofit Risk Management Center and the National PACE Association.
George Frederick Goerl, Associate Professor Emeritus, received his Ph.D. from the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Goerl taught at the University of Georgia and CSU, Long Beach before coming to CSU East Bay. Here he has served as Department Chair and on various Departmental projects involving students and alumni.
Professor Goerl's research interests pertain to the politics of expertise, the authority of professional knowledge and normative democratic theory. Presently, he is finishing a book on the feasibility of using citizen volunteers to help governments finance and deliver more and better public goods and services. He has also become interested in the entrepreneurial aspects of today's public sector leadership. Writing with Professor Carl Bellone he has published some of this research in two issues of the Public Administration Review. This research has prompted him to become more interested in the current efforts of normative administrative theorists to improve the image of the public sector manager and his or her legitimacy and authority in a democratic political society. He hopes to provide a badly needed critical examination of the managerial ideologies in vogue in the public sector today. Professor Goerl finds the political and ethical problems of administering in an age of fiscal and budgetary scarcity to constitute great subject matter for understanding the special problems faced by today's public administrators.
George Goerl is an active member of the American Society for Public Administration and the American Political Science Association and has presented papers at several of their conferences.
Professor Goerl teaches courses in public finance, public budgeting, urban administration, public policy and organization theory.
Jong Jun, Professor Emeritus, received his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California. Dr. Jun served as Department Chair for seven years. He has participated, organized, and chaired numerous domestic and international conference panels. He was a Visiting Professor at Hosei University in Tokyo 1992; in 1996, he was a Senior Fulbright Scholar at Yonsei University in Seoul; and in 2000-2001, he was a visiting professor at Korea University.
Dr. Jun's research interests include a wide range of topics, such as administrative theory, social design concept and case studies, administrative reforms in different countries, people-oriented development, positive and negative aspects of globalization, democracy governance, and civil society. He has published numerous books and articles related to these topics. Some recent publications include: Globalization and Decentralization (with Deil S. Wright, 1996); Development in the Asia Pacific (1994); Philosophy of Administration (1994); Public Administration: Design and Problem Solving (1986); “Dialectic Between the Private Realm and the Public Realm” (1997); “The Paradox of Transforming Public Administration: Modernity Versus Postmodernity Arguments” (with Mario Rivera, 1997); “Changing Perspectives on Organizational Culture: Embracing Multiculturalism.” Rethinking Administrative Theory: The Challenge of the New Century (2002). Dr. Jun serves on the editorial board of a number of refereed journals. He was Editor of the journal, Administrative Theory and Praxis and Coordinator of the Public Administration Theory Network (PAT-Net) between 1993 and 99.
Dr. Jun has served on various committees of national and international professional organizations, including as a member of the Executive Council of the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) and a member of the Managing Board of the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA). He has delivered numerous invitational lectures at universities and government agencies in Korea, China, Brazil, Japan, Taiwan, and Russia. He is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration.
His teaching areas include: organization theory (administrative theory), public policy, comparative policy and administration, futurology, and qualitative research methods.
Michael Y. Moon, Associate Professor, received his Ph.D. in Psychology from Columbia University, an M.B.A degree from the Yale University School of Management, and a certificate in Organizational Development & Consultation from the William Alanson White Institute of Psychoanalysis in New York City. He has held teaching appointments at Barnard College, Columbia University, University of Connecticut, St. Peter's College, Paier College of Art, and the University of Phoenix Online.
Dr. Moon has over 15 years of non-profit and private sector work experience, including marketing management positions in internet, financial services, and health insurance companies. While at the Yale School of Management, where his academic emphases were in Organizational Behavior and Marketing, Dr. Moon consulted with local non-profit organizations on matters such as human resources, board development, and services marketing. He has also worked as an employee and board member of a youth orchestra and as the manager of a large multi-family apartment property.
Dr. Moon's research interests include: intersubjective and narrative dimensions of organizational change; linkages between human resource practices and an organization's ability to effectively serve its constituents; organizational life as context to individual employees' personal and career development; the management of knowledge, learning processes, and distribution of ideas in dynamic and turbulent organizations; and leadership, authority, and social defenses.
Dr. Moon also consults with leadership in organizations as well as with other employees on change in their organizations and on work-life balance issues.
Dr. Moon teaches courses in organizational behavior and change, human resources management, and public administration theory and practice.
Frank E. Scott, Associate Professor - Retired, received his D.P.A. from the University of La Verne. He also holds the M.S.W. from the University of Hawaii, and a B.A. with a major in philosophy from St. Mary's University in Texas. Prior to joining the CSUEB faculty in 2002, he taught for three years in the M.P.A. program at San Francisco State University. He currently serves the Department as Graduate and Internship Coordinator.
Professor Scott is a California Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 25 years experience in the human services. His direct service experience ranges from Drug/Alcohol Abuse Control Specialist in the Air National Guard to clinical social worker with the Texas Department of Mental Health and with family service agencies in Texas and California. He has been a clinical supervisor, and later Vice President and Director of Professional Services for Family Service of Los Angeles. He served on Board of Trustees of the San Antonio (Texas) Community Clinic from 1981 to 1985, and was elected its Vice President and President. He was appointed to membership in the Executive Committee of the Orange County (California) Gang Prevention Alliance from 1994 to 1996. From 1991 to 1999 he was Executive Director of Western Youth Services, a Fullerton, California nonprofit providing children's mental health, family and child counseling, and gang prevention services.
Professor Scott's research interests center on postmodernist, feminist, and neo-Aristotelian approaches to the normative dimensions of public service, and especially on the transformative implications of public dialogue and participation. His recent publications include "Participative Democracy and the Transformation of the Citizen" in The American Review of Public Administration (2000), and "Reconsidering a Therapeutic Role for the State: Anti-Modernist Governance and the Reunification of the Self" in Administrative Theory & Praxis (2001). He is active in the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), where he currently serves on the Board of Directors of its Bay Area Chapter, and in the Public Administration Theory Network (PAT-Net). He has made numerous conference presentations, among them "Public Policy Dilemmas as Moral Paradox", which received the James E. Webb Award as outstanding paper of the 1996 ASPA national conference. Professor Scott is a manuscript reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals, and is a member of the Editorial Board of Administrative Theory & Praxis.
Dr. Scott teaches in the areas of in public management, organizational theory and behavior, administrative ethics, and the philosophy of public administration.
Ogwo Jombo (Jay) Umeh, Professor and Department Chair, completed his Ph.D. in the Department of Political Science at Texas Tech University. Dr. Umeh's research interests are comparative and development management, democratic governance, information technology management and organization management issues. These interests have led to such recent publications as "The Role of Local Governments in Democratization: The Case of Nigeria? (a chapter in Establishing Democratic Rule: The Reemergence of Post-Authoritarian Systems) and "A Comparative Approach to the Assessment of Decentralization Programs on Public Policy Implementation in Developing Countries" (a chapter in Policy Analysis Concepts and Methods: An Institutional and Implementation Focus). Professor Umeh has published articles in various professional journals including, Information Resources Management Journal, Indian Journal of Public Administration, International Review of Administrative Sciences, National Social Science Journal, Journal of International Information Management, and Africa Today. He has presented research papers at many professional conferences.
Jay Umeh has served as an evaluation consultant for the Alameda County Male Action Network (AC-MAN), a project of the California State Department of Health Services, Office of Family Planning (OFP); the East Oakland Youth Development Center's Community Health Improvement Project (CHIP), one of several projects funded by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation; and currently Faculty Coordinator for the Community Connections: Hosting Professionals from Russia and Other NIS Republics in Entrepreneurship and Local Government (this is a project funded by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs), and Co-Director, Community Outreach Partnership Center (COPC), a collaboration of CSUH and the South Hayward Neighborhood Collaborative. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Bay Area Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration.
He teaches courses in the areas of research methods, quantitative analysis, program evaluation, comparative policy development, information management, organization theory, and public policy.
Richard VrMeer, Professor Emeritus, is past Chair of the Department of Public Administration and was the founding director of the Public Administration MPA Program at CSUEB. He did his doctoral work at the School of Public Administration, University of Southern California. Currently, Professor VrMeer is Co-director of the University's Institute for Hermeneutics and Post-Modernist Thought and is a member of the University's interdisciplinary studies faculty. Over the years, Professor VrMeer has served in leadership capacities in a number of professional, academic organizations, most recently as a coordinator of the Public Administration Theory Network and as past Co-editor of the journal, Administrative Theory and Praxis. Professor VrMeer served as Regional Director of the Master of Public Administration Consortium Program and as Chair of the state-wide Master of Public Administration Academic Program Committee of the Consortium of the California State University. He is a past President of the California Association of Public Administration Educators and has served on the Board of the Bay Area Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration.
Professor VrMeer's scholarly interests have focused on the contributions and implications of existential phenomenology for the study of human organizations, Self theory, the epistemological and ontological foundations of social reality, and on the theory of action and praxis. Currently, his interests are in the areas of hermeneutics, critical theory, and the possible linkages between phenomenology and quantum theory.
Professor VrMeer's most recent publications include three chapters in Philosophy of Administration by Jong S. Jun and a commentary on postmodern thought in Administrative Theory and Praxis.
Over the years, Professor VrMeer has consulted with public and research organizations at the national, state, and local levels on issues of organization change and innovation and organization design. He has served as an elected official at the local level and as an appointed planning commissioner.
Although now retired, Professor VrMeer continues to teach, from time to time, on a part-time basis in the areas of organization theory and behavior, organization change, graduate synthesis, as well as all of the prerequisite courses in the Department. Professor VrMeer particularly enjoys counseling and mentoring current and former students at his office on the Concord Campus.
Dvora Yanow, Professor Emerita, received her Ph.D. in Planning, Policy and Organizational Studies from M.I.T.'s Department of Urban Studies and Planning.
Her research has been shaped by an overall interest in the communication of meaning in organizational and policy settings. She is the author of three books -- How does a policy mean? Interpreting policy and organizational actions (Georgetown University Press, 1996); Conducting interpretive policy analysis (Sage, 2000); Constructing American "race" and "ethnicity": Category-making in public policy and administration (M.E. Sharpe, 2003) – and co-editor of Knowing in organizations: A practice-based approach (ME Sharpe, 2003, with Davide Nicolini and Silvia Gherardi). Her next book, Interpretive research methods: The "interpretive turn" and empirical analysis, is forthcoming from ME Sharpe (with Peregrine Schwartz-Shea).
She has also published articles on public policies as collective identity stories, the role of built space in communicating meaning, organizational learning from an interpretive-cultural perspective, improvisation and management, and interpretive philosophies and research methods.