Associate Professor & Division Director
Office: 134 McCord Hall
Office Phone: (901) 678-3360
Fax: (901) 678-2981E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
PADM 7607: Public Management Leadership
PADM 7224: Seminar on Problems in Urban Administration
Areas of Expertise
- Local Government
- Public Policy
- Research Methods
Recruited from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Dr. Howell-Moroney was the
Director of the Master of Public Administration Program. While at UAB, Dr. Howell-Moroney
received the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2008. He joined the Division
of Public and Nonprofit Administration as Director in the Fall of 2012.
Dr. Howell-Moroney’s research has been published in numerous scholarly journals in
the fields of public administration and urban affairs. In addition, he has had numerous
extramurally funded research projects, totaling over $1.2 million, including two grants
from the National Science Foundation.
His research focuses on three principal areas: 1) questions surrounding urban inequality
and metropolitan governance, looking at the social and political structures which
serve to worsen and better the urban condition. 2) child welfare policy and the foster
care system. Dr. Howell-Moroney’s research examines the role of faith-based partnerships
as an important source of capacity for the system. 3) transparency and accountability
in local government.
Dr. Howell-Moroney has a record of engaged scholarship, both at the local and national
levels. He has served as an advisor on numerous boards, written or contributed to
many reports and local community based research projects. He recently coauthored a
report for the International City-County Management Association (ICMA) on the state
of intergovernmental relations in the United States.