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Jack W. Meek

Emeriti Member

Professor Meek is a University of La Verne Academy Professor and Professor of Public Administration at the College of Business at the University of La Verne in Southern California. Professor Meek serves as Director of the Center for Research and offers courses in research, managing complex systems and collaborative public management.

His research focuses on metropolitan governance including the emergence of local and regional collaboration and partnerships, policy networks and citizen engagement. Professor Meek has over sixty academic publications. Jack has co-authored and co-edited books on governance networks, business improvement districts, intergovernmental relations and complex governance systems. Jack serves on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Organizational Theory and Behavior, Complexity, Governance and Networks, Journal of Globalization Studies, and Forum for Social Economics and Social Agenda.

Jack W. Meek, Ph.D. served as President of the 300- member National Association of Schools of Public Policy Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) in 2018. This global network of graduate schools of public service seeks to ensure excellence in education and training for public service and promotes the ideal of public service.

Jack has served as visiting lecturer/scholar at University of International Business and Economics (Beijing), Erasmus University in Rotterdam (Netherlands), Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense in Campos, Brazil, the University of Southern California (USA) and Claremont McKenna College (USA). Professor Meek also serves on the Executive Boards of the Section on Complexity, Governance and Networks of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) and the Southern California Chapter of ASPA.

Jack is the former Coordinating Dean of the School Public and Health Administration, Chair of the Department of Public Administration, and Director of the MPA Program at the University of La Verne.

Research Domains: metropolitan governance, regional collaboration, governance networks and citizen engagement.