Lawther, Wendell C. 1946-

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Lawther, Wendell C. 1946-


Born December 16, 1946, in Scranton, PA. Education: University of Delaware, B.A., 1968, M.A., 1971; Indiana University at Bloomington, Ph. D., 1980.


Office—Department of Public Administration, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816. E-mail—[email protected].


Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, instructor, 1972-74; Northeastern University, Boston, MA, assistant professor of political science, 1974-77; State University of New York College at Fredonia, assistant professor of political science, 1977-81; Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, assistant professor of urban studies and public administration, 1981-84; University of Central Florida, Orlando, assistant professor, 1984-89, associate professor of public administration, 1989—, department chair, 1994-97. Florida Growth Management Conflict Resolution Consortium, committee member, 1988-89; also curriculum designer, workshop leader, conference presenter, and consultant.


American Society for Public Administration (council member of Central Florida chapter, 1989-90, 1994-2000; member of executive board, Section on Personnel and Labor Relations, 1999-2000, and Section on Transportation Policy and Administration, 2000-03).


Grants from Commonwealth of Virginia, Orlando Orange County Expressway Authority, Center for Research on Environmental Degradation, Infrastructure, and Transportation, Florida Department of Transportation, Pricewaterhouse Coopers Endowment for the Business of Government, and IBM Business of Government Endowment.


Privatizing Toll Roads: A Public-Private Partnership, Praeger (Westport, CT), 2000.

Contributor to books, including Public Personnel Administration: Problems and Prospects, 4th edition, edited by Steven W. Hays and Richard C. Kearney, Prentice-Hall (Englewood Cliffs, NJ), 2002; The Procurement Revolution, edited by Mark A. Abramson and Roland S. Harris III, Rowman & Littlefield (Lanham, MD), 2003; and Challenges in Public Procurement: An International Perspective, Volume 3, edited by K.V. Thai, A. Araujo, and others, PRAcademics Press (Boca Raton, FL), 2004. Contributor of articles and reviews to professional journals, including International Journal of Public Administration, Public Works Management and Policy, Public Integrity, Review of Policy Research, Policy and Politics, Evaluation Review, Public Personnel Management, Social Science Perspectives, and Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management. Book review editor, Journal of Public Procurement, 2005—. Member of board of editors, Public Productivity Review, 1978-82, Scholar and Educator, 1989, National Social Science Journal, 1989-90, and UCF Undergraduate Research Journal, 2005—.



Public Administration Review, January, 2001, review of Privatizing Toll Roads: A Public-Private Partnership, p. 127.