Department of Political Science
West Chester University
205 Ruby Jones Hall
Assistant Professor, MPA Program
Phone: 610-425-5000 x2440
Dr. Osgood has extensive experience in working with state and local governments through a variety of positions over the last ten years. His areas of expertise include local economic development and policy analysis and program evaluation. He has previously worked at the Center for Local Governments at Western Kentucky University, and currently serves as Associate Director of the Center for Social & Economic Policy Research at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. In his time with the Center for Local Governments, Dr. Osgood worked on projects ranging from wage and benefit studies to pay classification analyses. Currently, as Associate Director, Dr. Osgood has been involved with a number of studies ranging from health needs analyses to program evaluations for both public and private organizations, as well as nonprofit foundations. He holds a doctorate in urban and public affairs and a master of public administration. As a faculty member at West Chester University in the Public Administration Graduate Program, Dr. Osgood teaches courses in Research Methods, Public Sector Organization Theory and Behavior and Foundations of Public Administration.
MPA-Public Administration-Western Kentucky University
PhD-Urban & Public Affairs-University of Louisville
Journal Articles & Scholarly Manuscripts
“Urban Political Theory and the Case of the Local Government Simulation.” Journal of Political
Science Education. Jeffery L. Osgood, Jr.,Chris Stangl and R. Lorraine Bernotsky. Forthcoming.
“One Package at a Time: The Distributive World City.” 2011. International Journal of Urban and
Regional Research 35 (4). Cynthia L. Negrey, Jeffery L. Osgood, Jr. and Frank Goetzke.
“Exurban Dynamics: An Analysis of Migration and Urban Containment Policies.” 2011. Urbana:
Urban Affairs and Public Policy. Jeffery L. Osgood, Jr. XI (I).
“Sustainable Economic Development: Navigating Pitfalls and Reaping Rewards.” 2011.
International City County Management Association: InFocus Strategies and Solutions for Local
Government Managers 42 (6). Susan M. Opp and Jeffery L. Osgood, Jr.
“A Region Redefined: The Case of the Greater Louisville Branding Project.” 2010-11. Journal of
Town & City Management. 1 (3). Jeffery L. Osgood, Jr.
“Municipal Clerks: Examining a Model of Job Satisfaction.” 2010. Public Personnel Management
39 (3). Victoria A. Gordon, Jeffery L. Osgood, Jr. & Jeremy N. Phillips.
“Bulpitt in America: Presidential Approaches, Territorial Politics and the Field of Urban Policy.”
2010. Government & Opposition 45 (3). Hank V. Savitch & Jeffery L. Osgood, Jr.
“Place Marketing: The US Perspective.” 2009. City and Regional Marketing: Concepts, Trends, Case
Studies. Jeffery L. Osgood, Jr. (Natalya Vlasova and Bernd Hallier, editors). (English & Russian).
“Greater Harrisburg Health Start Health Needs Analysis.” Center for Social and Economic Policy
Research. 2011. R. Lorraine Bernotsky & Jeffery Osgood, with GIS Assistance from Matin Katirai.
“21st Century Partnership for STEM Education: A Compensation and Benefit Analysis.” Center for
Social and Economic Policy Research. 2011. Jeffery L. Osgood, Jr., Allison H. Turner and Lindsey
“Economic Impact of the Expansion of the College of Health Sciences at West Chester University of
Pennsylvania.” Center for Social and Economic Policy Research. 2011. R. Lorraine Bernotsky and
Jeffery L. Osgood, Jr.
“ENDO Pharmaceuticals Biostatistics Graduate Degree Feasibility Study.” Center for Social and
Economic Policy Research. 2011. Jeffery L. Osgood, Jr., R. Lorraine Bernotsky, and Matin Katirai.
“Doctorate of Nursing Practice: Needs & Market Analysis.” Center for Social and Economic Policy
Research. 2011. R. Lorraine Bernotsky, Jeffery L. Osgood, Jr. and Matin Katirai.
“An Update to the Blueprint Report: Building for the Future.” Center for Social and Economic
Policy Research. 2010. R. Lorraine Bernotsky and Jeffery L. Osgood, Jr.
“2008 Pay Classification Analysis for Public Safety Positions of Class II Cities in the State of
Kentucky.” Western Kentucky University; Center for Local Governments, 2008. Victoria A. Gordon
& Jeffery L. Osgood, Jr.
“2007 Wage and Benefit Survey Manufacturing Sector Greater Owensboro Area” Western Kentucky
University; Center for Local Governments, 2007. James L. Chappell, Victoria A. Gordon & Jeffery
L. Osgood, Jr.
Classes Regularly Taught
PPA-500 Foundations of Public Administration
PPA-501 Research Methods in Public Administration
PPA-503 Public Budgeting and Finance
PPA-504 Public Human Resource Management
PPA-600 Capstone Seminar in Public Administration