Dr. Stephen Sussman
Dr. Stephen Sussman is an Associate Professor of Public Administration in the School of Professional And Career Education, where he teaches in the MPA and BPA programs. He earned his MPA and PhD in Political Science from Georgia State University. Dr. Sussman has authored and coauthored numerous articles, conference papers, and book chapters.
Dr. Sussman serves as a peer-reviewer for the Journal of Online Learning and Teaching. His teaching and research interests include public policy analysis and evaluation, public law and administration, research methodology, non-profit administration, public budgeting/finance, and distant-education pedagogy/andragogy.
Dr. Sussman served/serves as an elected member of Barry University’s Faculty-Senate, Graduate Council, Undergraduate Council, and numerous other university committees. In addition to his university service, he serves/served on the board of directors in Palm Beach County for Jewish Family and Children’s Services, Jewish Residential and Family Service, Community Partners (Housing Partnership and Parent Child Centers) where he is currently Vice Chair of the board of directors, The Commission for Jewish Education, and Nonprofits First. Additionally, Dr. Sussman is currently the Chair of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Palm Beach County.He is also past vice-president and member of the board of directors for the Palm Beach Synagogue.
In 2007, Dr. Sussman was named an American Jewish Committee (AJC) Lowenstein Fellow and served on the AJC Washington, DC-based Congressional National Advocacy Task-Force. In 2007, he was appointed to a U.S. Department of Education Federal Rule-Making Committee as a primary negotiator for regulations relating to the General Provisions for the Title IV programs of the Higher Education Act of 1965. In 2008, Dr. Sussman was appointed National Fundraising Chair for the 2009 American Society of Public Administration National Conference. In 2012, he was appointed to serve on the Undergraduate Committee of the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA). NASPAA is the membership organization of graduate education programs in public policy, public affairs, public administration, and public & nonprofit management.
Dr. Sussman is engaged in professional development. In December 2013, he completed a Professional Certificate in Organizational Leadership through NeighborborWorks America. NeighborWorks America is a congressionally created organization, with a mission to promote neighborhood reinvestment in affordable housing and community development.
Selected peer reviewed publications and conference presentations:
Sussman, S., "Interest Group and Pluralism” in John Ishiyama and Marijke Breuning, eds., 21st Century Political Science (Sage, 2010); Sussman, S., & Dutter, L. (2010). Comparing Student Learning Outcomes in Face-To-Face and Online Course Delivery. Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, Winter 2010 - Volume 13 Issue 4; Sussman, S., & Loutzenhiser, K. (April 2013). Defining and Assessing Performance Measures in Nonprofit Housing Organizations. Midwest Political Science Association. Chicago, Ill; Sussman S., & Loutzenhiser, K. (January 9, 2014); Learning from Mitch: Disaster Management that Addresses Vulnerability Posed by Gender and Social Exclusion - Session Panel: Political and Policy Responses to Humanitarian Crises. Southern Political Science Association. New Orleans, LA.
Dr. Sussman has also presented peer-reviewed papers at international conferences. In 2010, he co-authored a poster session on emergency and disaster preparedness education for the International Preparedness and Response to Emergencies and Disasters Conference in Tel Aviv. Currently, Dr. Sussman is engaged in Genealogical research and lectured at the Israel Genealogical Society Conference at Tel Aviv University in November, 2010. Other international peer-reviewed conference presentations include: Sussman, S., & Loutzenhiser, K. (January 12, 2014). Getting Prepared: Police Officers Readiness for a Disaster –Session Panel: Human Resources During Disasters. International Preparedness and Response to Emergencies and Disasters. Tel Aviv, Israel; Sussman, S., & Loutzenhiser, K. (January 12, 2014); Lessons from Mitch: Disaster Planning, Recovery and Rehabilitation- Session Panel: Natural Disasters. International Preparedness and Response to Emergencies and Disasters. Tel Aviv, Israel.