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Dr. Michael Howell-Moroney Associate Professor & Division Director


Michael Howell-Moroney, Ph.D.

Associate Professor & Chair

Office: 134 McCord Hall

Office Phone: (901) 678-3360

Fax: (901) 678-2981

E-mail: mhwllmrn@memphis.edu

Classes Taught

  • PADM 7213: Seminar in Policy Analysis
  • PADM 7607: Public Management Leadership
  • PADM 7224: Seminar in Urban Problems

Areas of Expertise 

  • Urban and Metropolitan Governance
  • Public Economics
  • Local Government
  • Public Policy
  • Research Methodology



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 $3 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) How universities can measure the impact of their engagement with the community

 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.

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