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Lamar Vernon Bennett

Assistant Professor of Public Administration

B.A., Livingston College, Rutgers University-New BrunswickM.P.A., School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers University-NewarkPh.D., School of Public Affairs, The American University


Lamar Vernon Bennett is an Assistant Professor in the Master of Public Administration Program, in the School of Business, Public Administration and Information Sciences.  Dr. Bennett holds a Ph.D. in Public Administration and Policy from The American University School of Public Affairs and a Masters of Public Administration from Rutgers University, School of Public Affairs and Administration.  As a student at Rutgers, Dr. Bennett worked for U.S. Senator Jon Corzine as part of the Eagleton Institute of Politics Government Fellowship Program.

Prior to coming to Long Island University, Dr. Bennett served as an Assistant Professor of Public Administration at Marist College and as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Charles B. Rangel Center for Public Service at the City College of New York.  Dr. Bennett has nearly a decade of public service work experience which includes positions as a Job Coach and Community Organizer at various non-profit organizations in Newark, NJ and as a Senior Research Manager for a large government research firm

Dr. Bennett’s research has appeared in journals such as American Review of Public Administration.  Since 2009, Dr. Bennett has served as manuscript reviewer for American Review of Public Administration and Administrative Theory and Praxis.  Dr. Bennett also serves on the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration’s Minority Serving Institutions Taskforce, which is charged with developing strategies to help minority serving institutions through the accreditation process.


E-government, Citizen Participation in Local Government, Public Administration Pedagogy and Urban Public Management.


Co-Author, "M-Government: An Opportunity for Addressing the Digital Divide" Published in Citizen 2.0: Public and Governmental Interaction Through Technologies (Forthcoming).

Co-Author, "The Program Assessment Rating Tool and the Government Performance and Results Act: Evaluating the Evaluation Disconnect." Published in the American Review of Public Administration (2009).

"Research Styles in Public Administration." Published Handbook of Research Methods in Public Administration, 2d ed. Gerald J. Miller and Kaifeng Yang eds. New York: Taylor-Francis (2007).