Department of Public Management

The Department of Public Management hosts faculty, courses and academic programs grounded in the field of Public Administration and its related disciplines.

                          Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate Programs


Faculty & Staff

Department of Public Management Chairperson

                       Department Chairperson

Glenn Corbett, MEng, currently serves as Chair of the Department of Public Management. He is former Assistant Chief of the Waldwick, NJ Fire Department and is a member of the Fire Code Advisory Council for New Jersey. He is a former member of the Federal Advisory committee of the National Construction Safety Team. 

He is the technical editor and a columnist for Fire Engineering Magazine. Corbett is the coauthor of Brannigan's Building Construction for the Fire Service, 6th Edition and serves as a Fire Department Instructors Conference executive advisory board member.

Corbett was recently appointed the fire safety monitor of the St. Thomas, Virgin Islands for the US District Court. He chaired a mayoral-created commission which studied Philadelphia’s Department of Licenses and Inspections in the wake of a deadly building collapse in 2013.

Lisa Rodriguez

Operations Manager/ Adjunct Lecturer/ Administrative Assistant for ACIA

Lisa Rodriguez has 30 years of experience working for John Jay College in various capacities. From the Library to Public Management, she started as a college assistant and worked her way up to Operations Manager for Public Management. As Operations Manager, she oversees office operations and possesses a thorough understanding and knowledge of the multi college-level system. She is also an Adjunct Lecturer for the department since 2009.

For ten years, she continues to work as the Administrative Assistant to the Academy of Critical Incident Analysis (ACIA), assisting in promoting and disseminating scholarly research relating to the emergence, management, and consequences of critical incidents. The Academy for Critical Incident Analysis has been established to encourage and share academic research on the emergence, management, and effects of critical incidents.

She has a B.S. in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology and an MPA with a Specialization in Management and Operations and Human Resource Management. She is also a proud member of Pi Alpha Alpha (PAA), the Global Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration. In addition, she has been awarded several Teacher Appreciation Awards and received the John Jay’s Bravo! Employee Appreciation Award in 2017.

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