John  Kiefer Author of Evaluating Organization Development
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John Kiefer

Professor and Director, Master of Public Administration Program
University of New Orleans

Hello. I'm the Director of the Master of Public Administration program at the University of New Orleans.

Biography

Dr. John Kiefer is Professor and Director of the Master of Public Administration program in the Department of Political Science at the University of New Orleans (UNO).  John is also a faculty associate at the Center for Hazards Assessment, Response and Technology (CHART), UNO’s applied hazards social science research center.  Professor Kiefer implemented the Hazard Policy specialization within the Master of Public Administration program at UNO, a curriculum that emphasizes the creation of resilient agencies and organizations.  He teaches courses in hazard policy/administration and program evaluation.  In his applied research, Dr. Kiefer specializes in the development of outcome-focused collaborative networks to create disaster resilience in organizations and communities.  He is or has been either principal investigator or a research team member for projects that include an evaluation of national flood policy, elderly evacuation, technology initiatives for vulnerable populations, and repetitive flood loss mitigation.  Professor Kiefer has published several book chapters, a variety of journal articles and other publications, and delivered professional papers at more than forty conferences.  His book, Natural Hazard Mitigation, co-authored with Alessandra Jerolleman, was published in 2012.  He has been principal evaluator for a broad range of programs funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Department of Homeland Security, State of Louisiana, and several cities, receiving almost a million dollars in grant-related research funding.  Dr. Kiefer has a Ph.D. in Public Management, a Master of Urban Studies, and a Master of Science in Administration.  Prior to coming to UNO, Dr. Kiefer was a Research Professor at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.  He is a retired U.S. Marine Corps officer.  

Education

    Public Administration, Emergency Management, Disaster Policy, Program Evaluation and Outcome Measurement

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Public Administration, Emergency Management, Disaster Policy, Program Evaluation and Outcome Measurement

Personal Interests

    Martial arts

Books

Featured Title
 Featured Title - Natural Hazard Mitigation - 1st Edition book cover