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Manfred F. Meine, Ph.D.

Last Updated December 4th, 2020

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Welcome to my Webpage. I am pleased to be able to say that at Troy University, your success is the goal and the University strives to earn the trust you have placed in them by making TROY your educational choice. For TROY MPA students, we are proud of the fact that you have joined one of the Nation's largest Master of Public Administration programs. Whenever I have the opportunity to work with you in an MPA course, I look forward to helping you achieve your educational goals as I work with each of you in any or all of my courses, the syllabi for which are always available here via the above links on this page. For your information, the following is a short summary of my professional background:

"At the time of retirement Dr. Meine held the academic rank of professor, as a member of the TROY Public Administration graduate faculty and a recipient of the Troy University Wallace D. Malone Distinguished Faculty Award. He served as a full-time faculty member at TROY for nearly 26 years in a number of roles including Academic Director of TROY's former Atlantic Region; Department Chair for TROY's Master of Public Administration program and eight years as the Regional Director of TROY's former Florida and Western Regions which included sixteen teaching sites in eight states and he served over 4000 students in multiple undergraduate and graduate programs. In that position he also led the dramatic expansion of TROY's online offerings before resigning in 2007 to return to full time teaching before finally retiring July 1st, 2020. Any further teaching would therefore be in a part-time adjunct status.

Dr. Meine's college and university level teaching spans more than thirty years including previous teaching at Virginia Commonwealth University; City University of New York; University of Maryland; Central Texas College; Columbia College and Saint Leo College. Prior to pursuing an academic career, as a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Dr. Meine served as a Senior Special Agent for a Defense Department Criminal Investigative Organization (DCIO) where he managed various investigative units throughout the world. His previous professional positions also include: Supervising personal security for two Secretaries of Defense, personnel management at Federal Departmental Level, investigative operations and training policy positions, and serving as a training consultant and training manual developer for public service organizations in New York City, New York State and New Jersey.

Dr. Meine held certification as a Government Financial Manager prior to retirement, served on the Executive Committee of the American Society for Public Administration, Section on Ethics and Integrity in Government (SEIGov) and is the past President of the Florida Advisory Council on Military Education. He is also a former Executive Committee member and Treasurer of the National Association of Institutions for Military Education Services.

His academic service includes serving as an editorial board member and manuscript reviewer for ASPA's Public Integrity Journal where he also served as Guest Editor for Public Integrity’s 2017 Symposium Edition on Military Ethics. Dr. Meine has published extensively in the areas of Criminal Justice, Ethics and Online Education, and he has served as Doctoral dissertation examiner and Visiting Professor for South Africa's University of Pretoria’s School of Public Management and Administration (SPMA).

Dr. Meine's education includes a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Nebraska at Omaha; a Master of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from John Jay College, City University of New York; and a Ph.D. in Public Administration from Golden Gate University in San Francisco.

To access an MS Word version of my most recent curriculum vita, click here: Web Page Vita

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