Earle Klay

Earle Klay
Professor and Director  

Ph.D., Georgia
M.P.A., Georgia
B.A., South Florida, Political Science

Specializations: Policy Development
(especially using Futures Research & Strategic Management), Budgeting and Financial Administration
Human Resource Development and Administration

Phone: (850) 644-7606
Email: eklay@fsu.edu
Office: 627A Bellamy

Dr. Earle Klay is a professor and director of the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy. Some of his research looks at the future of society in order to identify the problems that will challenge and shape the "public sector," both nonprofits and governments. Other research deals with topics as varied as strategic management, overcoming obstacles to performance reporting, and facilitating organizational learning about new technology applications. A Certified Government Financial Manager, his courses range from "futures studies to procurement and financial management. His several years of practitioner experience include service as a captain in the U.S Army, a systems specialist in a federal agency, a policy analyst for a state legislature, and a senior planner in a governor's office of planning and budgeting. He enjoys a variety of physical activities which help him to be an active boy scout leader.

Recent Publications and Papers

“George Washington and Enlightenment Ideas on Educating Future Citizens and Public Servants,” Journal of Public Affairs Education , Vol. 20, No. 1 (Winter 2014) pp. 45 – 55, Coauthor with Scott Cook

“George Washington's Precedents: the Institutional Legacy of the American Republic's Founding Public Administrator,” Administration and Society XX(X) pp. 1-22, (2013) Coauthor with Scott Cook

“Technology, Transience, and the Growing Crisis of Identity: Why Proponents of Inclusive Faith Need to Be Unapologetically Assertive.” Unity Institute Lyceum Conference Papers, Kansas City, MO: 2012. http://www.unityinstitute.org/about/lyceum/2012-lyceum-papers

“The Importance of Professionalism: A Quantitative and Qualitative Look at Why Some U.S. Counties Do More on the Web than Others,” International Journal of Public Administration . Vol. 33, No. 3 (February 2010) pp. 129-139. Coauthor with Samuel McCreary and Abdulhamit Yagmurcu.

“The Uncertain Future of Performance Reporting,” Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting, and Financial Management. Vol. 22, No.1 (Spring 2010) pp. 84-111. Ccoauthor with Sam M. McCall

Recent Awards and Achievements

Recipient of the 1996 Donato J. Pugliesi Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Southeastern Conference of Public Administration

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