David Rudder, PhD, Associate Dean, School of Professional and Continuing Studies
  • Doctorate of Philosophy, Urban Affairs & Public Policy, University of Delaware, Newark, Del.
  •  Master of Science, Public Affairs, State University of New York, Buffalo, N.Y.
  •  Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and Sociology/Anthropology, Canisius College, Buffalo, N.Y.

I have ten years of experience in higher ed administration and another ten years in the nonprofit and public sector. I have served as an adjunct instructor for fifteen years. Much of my teaching focus has been in leadership, organizational change, and program evaluation.

Research Interests

  • Urban policy and economic development

Courses Taught

  • Leadership: A Lifelong Journey
  • Economics of Social Change
  • Fiscal Management
  • Advocacy and Policy Analysis

Professional Certifications and Memberships

  • Member of the National Organization of Human Services (NOHS)

Community Service and Volunteer Work

  • Member of the Springfield YMCA Education and Outreach Committee
  • Member of Mother Woman's Business Development Committee