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Roy Sparrow

Professor of Public Administration (ICIS Director of Educational Programs), New York University

Roy Sparrow is Co-Chair of the ICIS Executive Committee and Professor of Public and Nonprofit Management. He has been on the faculty of NYU?s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service since 1973. He has served as Acting Dean and Associate Dean of the Wagner School and from 1995-2000 headed the management program at Wagner. He specializes in public transportation policy and management with a particular interest in strategic change in organizations that design and deliver urban infrastructure services. He teaches three management courses at Wagner: Managing Public Service Organizations, Strategic Management, and Developing Management Skills. During the past decade his research has focused on the performance and quality of public transportation services, including the impact of government regulation on the delivery of transit services by the private sector. He has also undertaken research on the performance of nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and Italy. Currently he is Co-Principal investigator on a five-year initiative (the Institute for Civil Infrastructure Systems) funded by the National Science Foundation to reform teaching, research, and practice in the infrastructure professions. He has previously conducted major studies concerning the impact of governmental regulation on private sector providers of local transportation services. He is a Senior Associate at the Rudin Center. Education: B.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; and Ph.D., Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles.

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