Mattson, Gary A. 1947–

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Mattson, Gary A. 1947–

(Gary Armes Mattson)

PERSONAL: Born November 3, 1947, in New York, NY; married Elosia Robinson (a librarian), May 11, 1976. Education: State University of New York, Albany, B.A., 1969; City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, M.P.A., 1976; University of Rhode Island, M.C.P., 1978; University of Delaware, Ph.D., 1986.

ADDRESSES: Office—Northern Kentucky University, 535A Old Science Bldg., Highland Heights, KY 41099. E-mail[email protected].

CAREER: Educator and administrator. NAC commission, State of New York, senior administrator, 1970–73; Fulton County Regional Planning, OH, director, 1976–78; U.S. Department of the Interior, New England grants administrator, 1979; New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, assistant professor of government; University of Texas, San Antonio, assistant professor and coordinator of public administration program, 1984–87; University of Florida, Gainsville, associate professor and director of Center for Local Government, 1987–92; Kansas State University, Manhattan, associate professor and coordinator of graduate program in environmental studies, 1992–2000; Iowa State University, Iowa City, associate professor and director of graduate education and college architecture, 2000–04; Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, director of public administration, 2004–. Kansas Tax and Budget Commission, senior policy advisor, 1995–97. Military service: U.S. Army, 1969–71; served in 301st Logistical Support Group.

MEMBER: American Society for Public Administration, American Political Science Association, Urban Affairs Association, American Institute of Certified Planners (charter member).

AWARDS, HONORS: Silver pin for public service, American Society for Public Administration, 1997.


Municipal Services, Economic Revitalization, and Small Cities in an Era of Retrenchment, Institute of Urban and Regional Research, University of Iowa (Oakdale, IA), 1983.

Perspectives on Small City Planning and Policy Making, Ginn Press (Lexington, MA), 1986.

Towns of Purpose: Community Vitality among Iowa's Rural County Seat Towns, Iowa State University (Ames, IA), 2003.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Book on the revitalization of small-town main streets.