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

"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 (2010).

Accountability Has Always Been the Cornerstone of Accounting, Journal of Government Financial Management. Vol. 58, No. 3 (2009). (coauthor with Sam McCall)

Public Administration Education Programs in Americas Community Colleges: The Implications of their Surprising Scarcity, Journal of Public Affairs Education. Vol. 15, No.2 (2009). (coauthor with Steven Maxwell).

Consensus Forecasting for Budgeting in Theory and Practice. in Government Budget Forecasting:  Theory and Practice, Jinping Sun and Thomas D. Lynch, eds. Taylor and Francis Group, LLP., (2008)   (coauthor with Joseph Vonasek).*

Technology-Driven Change and Public Administration: Establishing Essential Normative Principles, International Journal of Public Administration, Vol. 30, No. 3 (2007). (coauthor with Daniel Jorgensen) *
Confronting the Perplexing Issues of SEA Reporting., Journal of Government Financial Management, Vol. 54, No.3 (2005), (lead article; coauthor with Sam 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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