Ann-Marie Rizzo, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Public Administration
Tennessee State University
PhD in Social Science, Syracuse University
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Bio | curriculum vitae
Dr. Rizzo teaches organization theory, administrative ethics and public policy. Research interests include moral reasoning of public administrators and public administration education. As a graduate student at Syracuse University's Maxwell School, Dr. Rizzo became interested in the fall-out from Watergate. That bellweather event spurred her research interest in ethics in public service, the moral development of public servants and government reform efforts. In general terms she has been interested in the question of how public sector managers attempt to resolve moral issues when confronted with ethical dilemmas and how to improve their ethical choice making.
Dr. Rizzo has co-authored two books and published articles in refereed journals on public sector ethics, women in management, public administration education, and organizational and management development. Journals include Public Integrity, Administration and Society, Praxis: The Journal of Administrative Theory and Practice, American Review of Public Administration, Public Personnel Management, the Journal of Public Administration Education, Teaching Public Policy, Exchange: The Organizational Behavior Teaching Journal, the Southern Review of Public Administration, the Journal of Politics, Public Policy. She has also published book reviews and essays in the Journal of Politics, Social Change, Bridging the Gap and Public Integrity. She has contributed several dozen conference papers to regional, national and international conferences.
Dr. Rizzo consults on public service ethics. She has consulted with organizations such as Florida Power and Light, American Bankers Insurance Group, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and the Tennessee Community Corrections Association. Dr. Rizzo currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Lupus Foundation of Tennessee, Kentucky and Alabama.
College of Public Service and Urban Affairs