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Courses Frequently Taught
PADM 6210 Seminar in Public Administration (MPA)
PADM 6240 Seminar in Personnel Management
PADM 6310 Seminar in Organization Theory (MPA)
PADM 7000 Theory & Practice of Public Administration (PhD)
PADM 7310 Public Organization Theory (PhD)
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.
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.
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.