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Larry D. Terry II

Assistant Professor of Public Administration

B.A., University of California, Santa BarbaraM.P.A., San Diego State UniversityPh.D., University of Texas at Dallas


Larry D. Terry II, an assistant professor in the Public Administration Program at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus, teaches courses in leadership, organization theory and behavior, citizen participation, managerial communication, and the principles of administration. His experience includes both domestic and international service; from 1999-2003, he worked for the City of Santa Barbara and the County of San Diego, and in 2004 he assisted in the development of the Center for Public Administration in Podgorica, Montenegro, with the University of Texas at Arlington and the U.S. State Department Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. His primary research interests include public leadership, citizen engagement, democratization in Central and Eastern Europe, and administrative reform. Dr. Terry’s work has appeared in Public Administration Review, International Journal of Public Administration, and More than Mayor or Manager: Campaigns to Change Form of Government in America’s Large Cities. His current projects include an analysis of citizen engagement and the intergovernmental response to the 2003 and 2007 wildfires of San Diego County, as well as the development of a book proposal entitled Conciliatory Public Leadership: Integrating Values, Communities, and Institutions.


Public Leadership, Organization Theory and Behavior, Administrative Reform, Democratization in Central and Eastern Europe.


  • Author, “El Paso: Professionalism over Politics in the Shift to Council-Manager Government” in More than Mayor or Manager: Campaigns to Change Form of Government in America’s Large Cities.
  • Co-author, “The Present Challenges of ASPA and Public Professionalism,” published in Public Administration Review (2009)
  • Co-author, “Barriers to Civic Engagement in Developing Countries,” published in the International Journal of Public Administration (2009)

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