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Bob Dyer, Ph.D. is a Principle Lecturer in the Robertson School of Government at Regent University and is part of the MPA core faculty. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership from Regent University, a Master of Public Administration degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy degree from Saint Louis University.
He is also currently serving a third term on the Virginia Beach City Council, where he is the liaison to the Human Rights Commission and the Minority Business Council. Dr. Dyer also holds appointments on the Hampton Roads Planning Commission and the Governor's Local Mandate Review Task Force.
Dr. Dyer utilizes both theory and practice in exploring the areas of innovation in government, continuous process improvement, and civic engagement. He is also interested in examining the processes of utilizing class-based projects in public administration research.
Research to Classroom: Professor Dyer teaches two MPA core courses: GOV 630 "Public Budgeting and Taxation Policy" and GOV 671 "Organizational Theory." He also teaches in the Public Leadership and Management track: GOV 667 "State and Local Government Administration" and GOV 681 "Intergovernmental Relations". In all of his classes, Dr. Dyer brings to bear his policy experience from serving on city council. Further, each of his classes incorporates a hands-on student interface between the practice and the study of public administration.
Dr. Dyer is involved in scholarship relating to healthcare policy, management and bioethics. As Director for the Center for Civic Leadership he is pursuing initiatives in the areas of public safety, homeland security, government ethics, as well as local and state politics. Dr. Dyer serves on the Virginia Beach City Council.
Dyer, Robert M., The Effects of Managed Care on Professional Physical Therapist Education. (Doctoral Dissertation). August 2001. Regent University
Dyer, R.M. & Echternach, J. L., The Effects of Managed Care on Professional Physical Therapist Education: Attitudes and Perceptions of Program Directors. Journal of Physical Therapy Education. Volume 14, #4. Winter 2001
Fields of Expertise:
- Health Care Policy and Administration
- Political Management