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Dr. John Nalbandian

Professor, University of Kansas

John Nalbandian chairs the Department of Public Administration at the University of Kansas. He came to Kansas In 1976 from Los Angeles, where he earned his Ph.D. at the University of Southern California.
The public administration department at KU specializes in training students for careers in local government. US News and World Report has rated it as the number one local government academic program in the country.
In addition to his faculty position, Professor Nalbandian served on the city council in Lawrence from 1991‑1999. The council elected him mayor in 1993‑1994 and again in 1996‑1997.
In addition to numerous articles on city management, in 1991 he wrote "Professionalism in Local Government: Trans formations in the Roles, Responsibilities, and Values of City Managers."
He has spoken nationwide and in the United Kingdom and Canada ‑‑ at national meetings of professional associations, state League meetings, executive 9 development institutes, and individual cities ‑‑ to elected officials, professional, staff, and academic audiences about "Values, Politics, and Professionalism" in local government.
Professor Nalbandian has been honored on two occasions by the International City Management Association as an honorary member and as recipient of the Stephen B. Sweeney award for local government education. The Kansas Association of Parks and Recreation recognized him in 1996 as its elected official. of the year. In 1997 Professor Nalbandian was inducted into the National Academy of Public Administration. In the same year he was honored with a teaching excellence award by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration.

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Dept. Public Ad. 1541 Lilac Lane #318
Lawrence, KS 66045
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Lawrence, KS 66045

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