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Dr. Arthur Sementelii

Dr. Sementelli

Dr. Arthur Sementelli
Florida Atlantic University
School of Public Administration
5353 Parkside Drive SR-219
Jupiter, FL 33458

Telephone: (561) 799-8224
E-mail: sementel@fau.edu

Dr. Art Sementelli (BA Carnegie Mellon, MPA Gannon University, Ph.D.
Cleveland State University) is an Associate Professor in the School of Public Administration at Florida Atlantic University. His research areas include critical theory, environmental policy, and pragmatism. He is the Managing Editor for the International Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior. He also currently serves on the editorial board of Administrative Theory and Praxis.

Education
  • Ph.D. in Urban Affairs, August 1997 Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University Major Field: Public Administration Subfields: Organization Studies, Operations Management and Business Statistics.
  • Master of Public Administration, May, 1993 Gannon University, Erie , Pennsylvania Major Field: Public Management Subfield: Organizational Behavior.
  • B.A. Applied History, May 1992 Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania Areas of Study: Public Policy and Decision Making.
Academic Experience
  • Associate Professor: School of Public Administration, Florida Atlantic University Fall 2007 -Present.
    Assistant Professor: School of Public Administration , Florida Atlantic University, Fall 2003-Spring 2007.
    Courses: PAD 4414 Public Personnel and Supervisory Practices, PAD 6036 Public Administration and Public Policy, PAD 6053 Introduction to Public Administration, PAD 6327 Program Review and Analysis, PAD 6365 Seminar in Policy Implementation, PAD 6417 Seminar in Public Personnel Administration, PAD 6701 Applied Methods 1, PAD 6807 Local Government Administration, and PAD 6931 Images of Public Administration in Literature, Popular Culture, and Film
  • Assistant Professor: Department of Political Science and Geography, Stephen F. Austin State University , Fall 1997 to Spring 2003 Undergraduate Coordinator Fall 2000- Spring 2003, Internship Coordinator Fall 2000- Spring 2003, tenure awarded Spring 2003.
    Courses: Introduction to American and Texas Government Theory and Politics, Introduction to American and Texas Government: Institutions and Policies, Introduction to Public Administration, Public Organization Theory, Policy Analysis, Survey of Public Administration, Public Administration Methods, Public Organizations and Management.
  • Lecturer: Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University Summer 1995-Spring 1997
    Courses: Quantitative Research Methods I , Introduction to Public Administration, Democracy and The Bureaucratic City , and Introduction to Urban Studies.
  • Lecturer : 1996 Cuyahoga Community College
    Courses : Introduction to Urban Studies .
Books
  • Abel, C. & Sementelli, A. (2007) Justice and Public Administration University of Alabama Press Tuscaloosa, AL.
  • Abel, Charles F. and Arthur J. Sementelli (2003) Evolutionary Critical Theory and Its Role in Public Affairs . M.E. Sharpe Publishers.
    • Reviewed in Local Government Studies, February 2005, Volume 31 Number 1, pp. 121-133.
Journal Articles
  • Sementelli, A. (2010)  Public Procurement: Political Spectacles and Ritual in Khi Thai (ed)  Toward New Horizons in Public Procurement.  Pracademics Press: Boca Raton 42-59.
  • Sementelli, A. (2009) Citizenship and the Individual  in Citizenship: A Reality Far From Ideal  Andrew Kakabadse, Nada Kakabadse and Kalu N. Kalu (eds) Palgrave MacMillan: New York pp. 49-62
  • Sementelli, A. (2009) Images in Public Administration: Using Popular Media to Bridge Theories and Practices. Journal of Management Development 28 (7) 607-621
  • Sementelli, A. (2009) Antiessentialism, Parrhesia, and Citizenship Administrative Theory and Praxis 31 (3) 360-376.
  • Smith, H.T. , Sementelli, A., Meshaka, W., & Engeman, R. (2007) Reptilian Pathogens of the Florida Everglades: The Associated Costs of Burmese Pythons. Endangered Species Update 24 (3) 63-71.
  • Sementelli, A. (2008) “Naming Water: Understanding How Nomenclature Influences Rights and Policy Choices” Public Works Management and Policy 13 (1) 4-11.
  • Sementelli, A. (2008) Naming Water: Understanding How Nomenclature Influences Rights and Policy Choices Public Works Management and Policy
    13 (1) 4-11.
  • Smith, H.T., Sementelli, A. J., & Cowan, E. (2007) "The Role of the Florida Park Service-Florida Atlantic University "Parknership" Research Program in Wildlife Biology in Setting Endangered Species Conservation Policy." Endangered Species Update 24 (1) 20-23.
  • Sementelli, A., Smith, H.T., Meshaka, W. E., & Engeman, R. (2008) "Just Green Iguanas?: The Associated Costs and Policy Implications of Exotic Invasive Wildlife in South Florida." Public Works Management and Policy
    12(4) 599-606.
  • Sementelli, A., Smith, H., Meshaka, W., & Alexander, D. (2008) "Green Iguana (Iguana Iguana) Colony Burrow Density in Florida." Journal of Kansas Herpetology No. 25 March, p 11 (research note).
  • Sementelli, A. (2007) Toward a Taxonomy of Disaster and Crisis Theories
    Administrative Theory & Praxis 29 (4) 497-512.
  • Sementelli, A. (2007) "Distortions of Progress: Evolutionary Theories and Public Administration." Administration & Society 39 (6) 740-760.
  • Sementelli, A. & Abel, C. (2007) "Metaphor, cultural imagery, and the study of change in public organizations." Journal of Organizational Change Management 20 (5) 652-670.
  • Sementelli, A (2007) "Authority, Domination, and The Administrative State" Administrative Theory and Praxis 29 (1) 115-131
  • Sementelli, A. (2007) “Managing Blurred Environments: How Usufruct Can Help Address Postmodern Conditions.” Administration and Society 38 (6) 709-728.
  • Sementelli, A. (2006) "Government Is Them: How Traveling The Road To Wellville Can Undermine The Legitimacy Of Public Administration" International Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior 9 (1) 92-116.
  • Sementelli, A. (2005) "Critical Theory, Institutions, And Hegemony: Role Obligation and the Reconciliation of Seemingly Incompatible Goals" International Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior 8 (4) 558-575.
  • Sementelli, A (2005) "Examining the utility judgments of public and business administration instructors and understanding their professional identity" The Journal of Management Development, Vol. 24, No. 6. pp. 490-505.
  • Sementelli, A. (2005) "Evolutionary critical theory, metaphor, and organizational change." The Journal of Management Development, Vol. 24, No. 5. pp. 443-458 (with C.F. Abel).
  • “A GIS Guided Cost Effectiveness Analysis for Waterborne Asbestos Remediation.” Journal of Public Works Management and Policy. 7 (3) 2003.(with Darrell McDonald and William Gardner).
  • “Power, Emancipation and the Administrative State.” Administrative Theory and Praxis. (June 2002) (With Rick Abel).
  • “Recasting Critical Theory: Veblen, Deconstruction, and the Theory-Praxis Gap.” Administrative Theory and Praxis Vol. 22 (3) 2000. (With Rick Abel).
  • “Framing Discourse in Budgetary Processes: Warrants for Normalization and Conformity.” Administrative Theory and Praxis Vol. 22 (1) 2000. (With Rick Herzog).
  • “UST Leaks from Gas Stations and Their Effects on Sales Price and Transaction Rates of Adjacent Contaminated Residential and Commercial Property” The Appraisal Journal April 1999. (With Robert Simons and William Bowen).
  • “Regulation of Leaking Underground Storage Tanks: Policy Enforcement and Unintended Consequences” Economic Development Quarterly August 1997 Vol. 11 (3) 236-248. (With Robert Simons).
  • "Liquidity Loss and Delayed Transactions With Leaking Underground Storage Tanks: Some Evidence from Cleveland , Ohio .” The Appraisal Journal. July 1997 Vol. 65 (3) 255-260 (With Robert Simons).
  • “The Effect of Underground Storage Tanks on Residential Property Values in Cuyahoga County , Ohio ” Journal of Real Estate Research Vol. 14 (1). 1997 29-42 ( With Robert Simons, and William Bowen).
Other Publications
  • Sementelli, A. (2009) Citizenship and the Individual  in Citizenship: A Reality Far From Ideal  Andrew Kakabadse, Nada Kakabadse and Kalu N. Kalu (eds) Palgrave MacMillan: New York pp. 49-62
  • Sementelli, A. (2007) "Symposium- Revisiting Authority in Public Administration Introduction" Administrative Theory and Praxis 29 (1) 1-3
  • Sementelli, A. (2006) "Symposium on Myth and Allegory in Public Administration" International Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior 9 (1) 52-54.
  • Sementelli, A. (2006) "Public Sector Rent Seeking in Water Management: Power, Access, Opportunities and Consequences" in Kakabadse, A. & Kakabadse, N. Governance, Strategy, and Policy. Palgrave Publishing: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, England 146-165
  • Sementelli, A. (2005) "Review of Kelman, S. Unleashing Change: A Study of Organizational Renewal in Government Brookings Institution Press Washington D.C." Journal of Public Procurement 3 (5) 442-446.
  • Sementelli, A. (2005) "Symposium on Critical Theory and Organization Studies: Integrating Theories and Practices" International Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior 8 (4) 461-465.
  • Sementelli, A. (2004) “Reexamining Primary Sources: Moving Away From Debts Toward Systematic Appraisal.” Administrative Theory and Praxis 26 (1) 111-119.
  • Sementelli, A. 2003. “ A Critique of the Philanthropic Model". In Bruce Speck (Ed.), Service Learning: History, Theories, and Issue s. New York : Greenwood Press.
  • “Running the Visa Gauntlet.” In B. Speck and B. Carmical (ed) Internationalizing Higher Education: Building Vital Programs On Campuses . No.117 Spring 2002 San Francisco , CA : Jossey Bass Publishing pp.29-36.
  • “Academic Background and Admissions to American Universities.” In B. Speck and B. Carmical (ed) Internationalizing Higher Education: Building Vital Programs On Campuses . No.117 Spring 2002 San Francisco , CA : Jossey Bass Publishing pp.53-56 (With Rick Abel).
  • Trey, George. Solidarity and Difference: The Politics of Enlightenment in the Aftermath of Modernity . Administrative Theory and Praxis Vol. 22 (1) 2000 (Book Review).
  • "Field Theory” International Encyclopedia of Public Policy and Administration Jay Shafritz, Editor in Chief Westview Press 1998.
  • "Nonfeasance and Overfeasance" International Encyclopedia of Public Policy and Administration Jay Shafritz, Editor in Chief Westview Press 1998.
Professional Organizations
  • American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) 1993 to Present
  • Academy of Management 1994 to Present.
  • Public Administration Theory Network 1994-Present, Editorial Board Member 2003- Present
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