Neil Crispo
Neil Shea Crispo
Courtesy Professor

Ed.D., University of Southern Mississippi, Higher Education Administration
M.S., Florida State University, Sociology
B.S., Florida State University, Social Science

Specializations: Civic Association Leadership, Strategic Planning and Accountability, Non Governmental Organizations, State/Local Government Policy & Finance, Education Policy

Phone: (850) 644-3525
Office: 653 Bellamy


Dr. Crispo is Courtesy Professor and Intern Coordinator at the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy Florida State University. He is also President of Y-HAT Inc., an association for the Provision of Research & Educational Resources.

Classes taught at the Askew School include: Strategic Leadership for Communities; Public Service Internship; Public Organizations; Civic Association Leadership; The Executive; Action Report

Recent Publications and Papers

Rx: Accoutable Leadership - A Prescription for an Authentic Reinvention of Government - Make Government Really Work for the People through Performance Program Budgeting Management and Evaluation, May 2006

Kaufman, R., Flowers, G., Guerra, I. & Crispo, N. (2002). International Public Management Review, 2(3), 68-83

Y-HAT Inc Research Associates, "Contracting Welfare Reform in Florida: Results from Three Regions. A Study Conducted for American Federation of State," County and Municipal Employees. 2002

Research Reports - Fifty-eight comprehensive studies and major research projects which were promulgated and published under Dr Crispo’s authorship or direction.

Briefings - A series of forty-three publications that addresses policy, operational and fiscal issues of State and local government. were produced under his direction.

"Ideas in Action: Florida TaxWatch" Publication was introduced and edited by Dr. Crispo as a means to provide a point counter point forum to address major public issues of the day that impacted state and local government. Contributors have included a wide list of prominent persons representing a broad spectrum of expertise. Fifty-five issues were published under Dr. Crispo’s editorship.

Focus Newsletters - Ninety-six issues of this publication were made under his editorship.

Recent Awards and Achievements

Dr. Crispo has held several administrative and faculty positions in higher education. during his thirty three-year career in Florida's community college and state university systems.

He served for fifteen years as an officer in USCG both on active duty and in the active reserve attaining the rank of Lieutenant Commander and was assigned to the position of unit commander.

He served as the Senior Vice President for Research and Operations at Florida TaxWatch Research Institute from January 1991 until November 1998. From 1999 through 2000 he assumed the position of Vice President for Research Development and assumed duties at FSU.

He has been and is currently noted as a Heritage Foundation Policy Expert.

Dr. Crispo received the Outstanding Teacher Award at the Askew School's Annual Award Ceremony in Spring 2008. He generously inspires and motivates students to succeed in all their endeavors.

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