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Greitens, Thomas



Thomas Greitens joined the Department in Fall 2007 as an Assistant Professor. He received his Ph.D. from Northern Illinois University. Thomas served as the NASPAA-accredited Master of Public Administration (MPA) program director for six years. 

He currently serves as the Chairperson of the School of Politics, Society, Justice and Public Service at Central Michigan University.

In the past, Thomas has worked with the American Farmland Trust, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture on outcome-based program evaluations and online performance measurement tools.

He currently researches the effect of privatization and citizen participation on government.

Dr. Greitens is also the co-liaison for The Washington Center (TWC).

More about Thomas Greitens

Jesuit, D.K. & Greitens, T.J. (forthcoming). Bad policies and the erosion of trust in comparative perspective. In I. Roberge, H. McKeen-Edwards, & M. Campbell (Eds.), Ineffective Policies: Causes and Consequences of Bad Policy Choices. Bristol University Press.

Mullins, J.K., Stewart, P.A., & Greitens, T.J. (2022). Facing forward: Policy for automated facial
expression analysis. Journal of the Association for Information Systems (JAIS), 23(6), 1347-1353.

Joaquin, M.E. & Greitens, T.J. (2021). American administrative capacity: Decline, decay, and resilience. Springer.

Greitens, T.J. & Quarles, N. (2020). From competition to collaboration: Transforming economic development strategies in the Detroit metropolitan region. In D. Cepiku, S. Jeon, & D.K. Jesuit (Eds.), Collaborative Governance for Regional Development: Global Lessons for Local Economies (p. 15-29). Routledge.  

Grasse, N., Greitens, T.J., Jesuit, D.K., & Sych. L. (2018). Exploring the mediating effects of institutions on polarization and political conflict: Evidence from Michigan cities. In D.K. Jesuit & R.A. Williams (Eds.), Public Policy, Governance and Polarization: Making Governance Work (p.174-185). Routledge.

Greitens, T.J. & Strachan, J.C. (2017). Local governments in Michigan II: Michigan’s rural areas and small towns. In J.S. Klemanski & D.A. Dulio (Eds.), Michigan Government, Politics, and Policy (p. 100-122). University of Michigan Press.

  • Northern Illinois University
    Ph.D. in Political Science (August 2007)
    Public Administration and Public Policy
    Dissertation: Bargaining of Beliefs: Agencies, Advocacy Groups, and the Evolution of Pesticide Regulatory Reform
  • Arkansas State University
    Master of Public Administration (May 2001)
  • Arkansas State University
    Bachelor of Science (May 1996)