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Dr. George E. Hale, Associate Professor

Office: 306 OM A Wing
Office Hours: (Fall 2018): 3:00-4:30 p.m. TH; 9:00-11:00 a.m. F
Phone: 610-683-4468

George E. Hale, Associate Professor of Political Science & Public Administration at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania since 2009, teaches American government, state and local government, American foreign policy, budgeting decision making, and public and nonprofit management.

Dr. Hale's thirty-year career in federal, state and local government features eight years as Delaware's Secretary of Administrative Services for Governor Mike Castle and sixteen years as Chief Executive of the Baltimore County Revenue Authority.  His experience also includes positions as Special Assistant to the Regional Administrator of the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Special Assistant to Delaware Governor Pete DuPont and Assistant Director of the Delaware Economic Development Office.   

A National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration Faculty Fellow at the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, his Ph. D. is from Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.  Professor Hale also is co-author of The Politics of Federal Grants published by the highly regarded Congressional Quarterly Press. 

His recent research includes "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Republican Governors," in the Ripon Forum, "State Budgets, Governors and Their Influence Over Big-Picture Issues" in Administration and Society, and "The Issue That Will Not Go Away: Models of Public Policy Making and Four Decades of Republican Efforts to Privatize Pennsylvania's State Liquor Monopoly" in Pennsylvania Politics and Policy.  Also two recent articles explore managerial challenges and governmental budgeting: "Rebudgeting" in the Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy and "Management Strategies and Budgetary Politics" in the Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy and Governance.