Magazine article Public Management

ACADEMIC AWARD in Memory of Stephen B. Sweeney: Established in the Name of the Longtime Director of the University of Pennsylvania's Fels Institute of Government, This Award Is Presented to an Academic Leader or Academic Institution That Has Made a Significant Contribution to the Formal Education of Students Pursuing Careers in Local Government

Magazine article Public Management

ACADEMIC AWARD in Memory of Stephen B. Sweeney: Established in the Name of the Longtime Director of the University of Pennsylvania's Fels Institute of Government, This Award Is Presented to an Academic Leader or Academic Institution That Has Made a Significant Contribution to the Formal Education of Students Pursuing Careers in Local Government

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Dr. Raymond W. Cox III

Professor, Department of Public Administration and Urban Studies University of Akron

As a consultant to local, state, and federal agencies, an adviser to state and local elected officials, and an accomplished academic, Dr. Raymond W. Cox III brings four decades of teaching, research, and practical experience to the classroom as a practitioner-instructor. In a world dominated by research and publishing, what sets Dr. Cox apart is his dedication to developing the academic skills of local government managers who want to teach on the university level.

Dr. Cox began his career as assistant director of research for the speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives. He then moved to Washington, D.C., to become program director of the National Science Foundation's State Executive Program. Next he served as chief of staff for the New Mexico Office of the Lieutenant Governor. Dr. Cox then became a principal in the consulting firm Innovations in Management, which specializes in management services and training for small governments and small businesses.

In addition to his current position at the University of Akron, Dr. Cox has been director of Nova Southeastern University's Department of Public Administration and MPA director and associate professor at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. …

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