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Public Policy and Administration

Dr. Jeffery L. Osgood, Jr.

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Public Policy and Administration

Dean's Office

Address:
Business and Public Management Center
Third Floor
50 Sharpless Street
West Chester, PA 19383

Email:
CBPM@wcupa.edu

Phone:
610-436-2930


Name: Dr. Lori Fuller
Position: Faculty Associate to the Dean
Email: LFuller@wcupa.edu


Name: Kathy Koval
Position: Assistant Dean, Director of Business and Public Management Programs
Email: KKoval@wcupa.edu


Name: Cindy Cheyney
Position: Assistant Dean
Email: CCheyney@wcupa.edu


Name: Laurie Christie
Position: Administrative Assistant to the Dean
Email: LChristie@wcupa.edu


Name: Danah Allen
Position: Communications and Impact Coordinator
Email: DAllen@wcupa.edu


Name: Paige Carey
Position: Receptionist
Email: PCarey@wcupa.edu

Dr. Jeffery L. Osgood, Jr.

Biography

Dr. Osgood serves as the principal deputy to the Provost and represents her to the university community. As Vice Provost, he advises the Provost on a wide range of matters of institutional importance, including operational and strategic planning. As the Provost’s second, he is responsible for maintaining meaningful relationships with the president, other vice presidents, and deans. The Vice Provost plays a critical role in promoting shared governance as a member of Deans’, Academic Affairs and President’s Councils, and the Curriculum and Academic Policies Council. As Vice Provost, Dr. Osgood supports and provides leadership for the Office of Institutional Research, the Teaching Learning and Assessment Center, the University’s Libraries, and the division of Undergraduate Studies and Student Support Services.

Dr. Osgood has primary responsibility for providing leadership in the areas of academic program and policy development, accreditation, assessment, faculty and staff development, program review, and serves as liaison with the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and the Middle States Commission of Higher Education.

Additionally, Dr. Osgood serves as Dean of the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies, which includes the Office of Graduate Studies, the Honors College, and key university-wide academic programs that are interdisciplinary in nature. He is responsible for the strategic growth of graduate enrollment and the development of new graduate programs and the maintenance of graduate policies.

Dr. Osgood's areas of expertise include local economic development and program evaluation. He previously worked for the Center for Local Governments at Western Kentucky University, and currently serves as 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 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. Dr. Osgood served as Chair of the University's Curriculum and Academic Policies Council for three years and as Faculty Associate the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs for two. Additionally, he served a term as Vice President of the WCU Chapter of the Association of Pennsylvania College and University Faculty. In addition to his duties, Dr. Osgood teaches courses in the Doctor of Public Administration program

Education

  • B.S. - Political Science, Austin Peay State University
  • MPA - Public Administration, Western Kentucky University
  • Ph.D. - Urban & Public Affairs, University of Louisville

Community Service

  • West Chester Area Daycare, Board Member, (2015-Present)
  • Chester County Decade to Doorways Results Action Team Co-Chair (2013-2015)
  • West Whiteland Planning Commission (2012-2013)

Journal Articles & Scholarly Manuscripts

  • "Exploring the Intersection of Local Economic Development and Environmental Policy." Forthcoming. Journal of Urban Affairs. Susan M. Opp, Jeffery L. Osgood, Jr. and Megan Demasters.
  • "The Role of Citizen Participation and the Use of Social Media Platforms in the Participatory Budgeting Process." 2016. International Journal of Public Administration. Victoria A. Gordon, Jeffery L. Osgood, Jr., and Daniel Boden.
  • "Evaluating College Readiness: Are Federal and State Policies Helping or Hindering the Effort?" 2016. Educational Policy. 30 (3). Steven L. Kramer, Jeffery L. Osgood, Jr., R. Lorraine Bernotsky, Edward Wolff, F. Joseph Merlino, Tanya I. Garcia, and Helen M. Kramer.
  • "City Limits in a Post-Recessionary World: Explaining the Pursuit of Developmental Policies." 2014. State and Local Government Review. 46 (4) Susan M. Opp, Jeffery L. Osgood, Jr. and Cynthia R. Rugeley.
  • "Explaining the Adoption and Implementation of Local Environmental Policies in the United States." 2014. Journal of Urban Affairs. 36 (5). Susan M. Opp, Jeffery L. Osgood, Jr. and Cynthia R. Rugeley.
  • "Determining Demand & Capacity for Master’s Level Supervised Program: One University’s Feasibility Study." 2014. Nutrition and Dietetic Educators Preceptors: Line. (1). Mary Beth Gilboy, Lynn Monahan Couch, Jeffery L. Osgood, Jr, and R. Lorraine Bernotsky.
  • "Exploring Graduate Students’ Perceptual Differences of Face-to-Face and Online Learning." 2013. Quarterly Review of Distance Education 13 (3). Vicki McGinley, Jeffery L. Osgood, Jr. and Jane Kenney.
  • "Yesterday’s Gains vs. Today’s Realities: Lessons from Ten Years of Economic Development Practice." 2012. Economic Development Quarterly 26 (4). Jeffery L. Osgood, Jr., Susan M. Opp, and R. Lorraine Bernotsky.
  • "The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Examining The Spatial Distribution of Federal Stimulus Funds." 2012. Middle States Geographer 44. Matin Katirai and Jeffery L. Osgood, Jr.
  • "Urban Political Theory and the Case of the Local Government Simulation." 2012. Journal of Political Science Education 8 (4). Jeffery L. Osgood, Jr., Chris Stangl and R. Lorraine Bernotsky.
  • "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 XI (I). Jeffery L. Osgood, Jr.
  • "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.

Books

  • "Participatory Budgeting in the United States: A Guide for Local Government." 2016 (Forthcoming). Taylor and Francis: CRC Press. American Society for Public Administration Public Policy and Administration Series. Victoria A. Gordon, Jeffery L. Osgood, Jr. and Daniel Boden.
  • "Local Economic Development and the Environment." 2013. Taylor and Francis: CRC Press. American Society for Public Administration Public Policy and Administration Series. Susan M. Opp and Jeffery L. Osgood, Jr.

Technical Reports

  • "Chester County Quality of Life Survey Results." Center for Social and Economic Policy Research. 2013. Jeffery L. Osgood, Jr.
  • "Borough of West Chester Parking Survey: Final Report and Key Findings." Center for Social and Economic Policy Research. 2013. Jeffery L. Osgood, Jr.
  • "Master of Public Health & Dietetic Internship: Need Analysis." Center for Social and Economic Policy Research. 2012. Jeffery L. Osgood, Jr., R. and Lorraine Bernotsky.
  • "Findings form the 2012 West Chester University Transfer Student Study." Center for Social and Economic Policy Research. 2012. Jeffery L. Osgood, Jr. and R. Lorraine Bernotsky.
  • "Thornbury Township Police Services Survey: Final Data Analyses and Key Findings." Center for Social and Economic Policy Research. 2012. R. Lorraine Bernotsky & Jeffery L. Osgood, Jr.
  • "Findings form the 2011 West Chester University Strategic Planning Stakeholder Analysis." Center for Social and Economic Policy Research. 2011. Jeffery L. Osgood, Jr. and R. Lorraine Bernotsky.
  • "Market Study for the Collaborative MA in Foreign Languages: Planning for the Future." Center for Social and Economic Policy Research. 2011. R. Lorraine Bernotsky & Jeffery Osgood
  • "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 Hammond.
  • "Center for Healthy Schools Needs Assessment." Center for Social and Economic Policy Research. 2011. R. Lorraine Bernotsky and Jeffery L. Osgood, Jr.
  • "West Chester University’s 2010-2011 General Education Assessment Report." Curriculum and Academic Policies Council. 2010. Rodney Mader, R. Lorraine Bernotsky and Jeffery L. Osgood, Jr.
  • "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: Need & Market Analysis." Center for Social and Economic Policy Research. 2011. R. Lorraine Bernotsky, Jeffery L. Osgood, Jr. and Matin Katirai.
  • "The Octorara Area Economic Development Inventory." Center for Social and Economic Policy Research. 2011. Matin Katirai, Jeffery L. Osgood, Jr., R. Lorraine Bernotsky and Heather Rhu.
  • "West Chester University’s 2009-2010 General Education Assessment Report." Curriculum and Academic Policies Council. 2010. R. Lorraine Bernotsky, Rodney Mader and Jeffery L. Osgood, Jr.
  • "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.
  • "West Chester University Marketing Study" West Chester University, Center for Social & Economic Research, 2010. R. Lorraine Bernotsky, Jeffery L. Osgood, Jr. and et. al.
  • "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-600 Capstone Seminar in Public Administration
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