Dr. William J. Pammer has been a member of the faculty at John Jay College of Criminal Justice since 2009. Professor Pammer’s research focuses on how public policy contributes to crises. His research emphasis also examines decisions in crisis situations to improve responsiveness during periods of high uncertainty.
Prior to his appointment at John Jay, Dr. Pammer served as Commissioner of Planning in Sullivan County, New York from May 2004 to August 2009. During his tenure as Planning Commissioner he facilitated the completion of Sullivan County’s strategic plan, entitled Sullivan 2020, designed and implemented a county-wide flood management program, spearheaded alternative energy and environmental initiatives, and facilitated multi-municipal projects focusing on asset management.
From 2003 to 2004, Dr. Pammer was a Fulbright Scholar with the U.S. State Department assigned to the Republic of Moldova where he taught public management courses at the Academy of Public Administration in Moldova’s capital city of Chisinau and researched cross-border issues. While a Fulbright, Dr. Pammer was also a senior development advisor for the United States Agency for Internal Development (US AID) Moldova Local Government Reform Project.
In addition to his public management expertise, Dr. Pammer has had a distinguished academic and consulting background in public administration. He was Chief Executive Officer and President of Analytech Associates, a governmental and policy consulting firm, and he served as Director of the Master of Public Administration Program and Professor of Public Administration at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. He is also the former Director of the MPA-PPA and MPA-I/O programs at John Jay College.
Dr. Pammer has published numerous books, articles, and monographs focusing on program evaluation and fiscal issues, conflict management, economic development, and strategic planning. He is a member of the editorial board for the journal Public Administration Quarterly.