James Visser

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James Visser
Associate Professor Emeritus in the School of Public Affairs and Administration
Fax: 
(269) 387-8935
Location: 
222E Walwood Hall, Mail Stop 5440
Mailing address: 
School of Public Affairs and Administration
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5440 USA
Education: 
  • Ph.D., Political Science, University of Oklahoma, 1978
  • M.A., Public Administration, University of Oklahoma, 1973
  • B.S., Political Science, Western Michigan University, 1969
Research interests: 
  • Inter-local governmental relations and inter-organizational collaboration in urban regional governance
  • Economic development and growth management in urban regions
  • Professional and distance education in public administration
Bio: 

Dr. James Visser is an associate professor and Master of Public Administration advisor in the School of Public Affairs and Administration at Western Michigan University.

Visser teaches:

  • PADM 6130: Local Government Administration
  • PADM 6140: Managing Community Growth and Development
  • PADM 6180: The Political and Economic Environment of Public Administration
  • PADM 6660: Contemporary Issues in Public Management
  • PADM 6800: Project Paper Seminar
  • PADM 6930: Managing Public Performance and Information Technology
  • PADM 7300: Doctoral Dissertation

Research and publications