Saint Louis University

Robert Cropf

Office: McGannon Hall, Room 154
Phone: 314.977.3936

Office Hours:  Fall 2015 - Sabbatical Leave

Dr. Robert A. Cropf, Professor of Political Science  and Director of the M.P. A. Program at Saint Louis University, teaches in the area of public administration and conducts research in the areas of e-governance, policy process, public budgeting, comparative public administration, and state and local politics. Dr. Cropf has been with Saint Louis University since 1991.

Education and background. Dr. Cropf received a B.A. in Government from Cornell and his M.P.A. and Ph.D.from New York University's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. At SLU, he has served as Director of the M.P.A. Program and Chair of the Department of Public Policy Studies. Dr. Cropf is associate editor of the International Journal of Electronic Government Research and is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Information Communication Technologies and Human Development. He is a member of an editorial board of the Advances in Knowledge Communities and Social Networks book series. He is also frequent contributor to the St. Louis Beacon.

Teaching. Dr. Cropf teaches graduate courses in public administration and public finance. He received the Saint Louis University Graduate Student Association Mentor's Award in 2002.

Research. Dr. Cropf's research focuses on the areas of public finance, public administration, and policy analysis. He is the author of Public Administration in the Twenty-first Century (Longman 2008) and The Public Administration Casebook (Longman 2011) and editor of Information and Communication Technologies and the Virtual Public Sphere (ICI Global 2011). He has published articles on e-governance, virtual public spheres, and the effect of campaign contributions on state legislators. Dr. Cropf is part of a team that received a $45,000 grant from the BNSF Foundation to develop an on-line graduate course on the future of U.S. rail transportation.

Graduate courses:
Issues in American Public Administration syllabus
Introduction to Public Sector Budgeting syllabus
Introduction to Public Finance Theory syllabus

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