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Department of Political Science

Krishna K. Tummala

Ph.D. Political Science/Public Administration, University of Missouri, Columbia 1975

Public Budgeting, Personnel Management, Organization Theory, Comparative Administration

Dr. Tummala is an Emeritus Professor of Political Science, and served as Director, MPA program from 1988-2011. Previously, he held a similar position in Montana State University, Bozeman, MT (1978-88). He published extensively in the areas of his expertise in journals such as Public Administration Review (PAR), Indian Journal of Public Administration (IJPA), Asian Survey, and South Asian Journal of Political Science. He has six books, the latest being two edited volumes: Comparative Bureaucratic Systems (NY: Lexington Books, 2003), and Public Administration and Policy (Paris: UNESCO, 2005).

He has served on the Editorial Board of PAR, and as a member of the National Council of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), and member of the Executive Council of the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA). He was President 2005-2007 of the Public Administration national honor society, Pi Alpha Alpha.

He is the recipient of the “Paul H. Appleby Distinguished Service to IIPA and Public Adminstration”, 2011; Fred Riggs Award for lifetime scholarly achievement in comparative and international administration, 2005; the "Don Stone Award for Outstanding Service to the American Society for Public Administration and its chapter  (ASPA)”, 2005.

Other awards include: Recognized as “a leading Asia specialist” by the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR), 2006; “Eminent National Development Scholar” (“Rashtriya Vikas Shiromani”) from the Delhi Telugu Academy, India, 2005: “Excellence award” for "exceptional commitment and contribution to furthering the global body of knowledge in respect of Public Management and Administration,” from the Faculty of Management, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa,  2005.

He received the “Mike Harder Public Administrator of the Year 2001" award from the Kansas Chapter of ASPA. He was a Senior Fulbright Scholar, Senior Scholar of the Indian Council of Social Science Research, and was a Senior Scholar on the Fulbright roster. He won the first prize in an international competition on “Reservations in Public Service in India,” (preferential policy in public service), organized by the Indian Institute of Public Administration (Government of India) in 1991. He served for six years on the Human Services and Resources Board, City of Manhattan. He has seven books and refereed articles in major journals in Public Administration and Political Science. He also wrote numerous op. ed. articles in various newspapers. He is a life-member of the American Society for Public Administration and the Indian Institute of Public Administration.