Faculty Profile

David Bell, PhD

Assistant Professor

Coordinator of MPA Program

Social Science Building 216


PhD, Public and International Affairs, GSPIA, University of Pittsburgh
MPA, University of Pittsburgh
BS, Public Affairs Management, Michigan State University
ABM, Lansing Community College

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor of Public Administration, Savannah State University 2012 - present

Current Responsibilities

Member and Officer, Faculty Senate, Savannah State University
Coordinator, Master of Public Administration  Program, Savannah State University

Selected Publications

"Organizations and Markets:  Entrepreneurship and capital delivery mechanisms in development countries." International Marketing and Management research Series, accepted September 2013.
"Optimization of Mission Drift?" PA TIMES ONLINE, July 12, 2013 
"Perceptions of Income Sources By Nonprofit Leaders."  Kevin Kearns, David A. Bell, Bobbie Deem, and Lydia
Roberson.  Nonprofit and Volunteer Sector Quarterly. September 2012
"Whose Watching the Watcher: Civil Society Organization Voluntary Networks as an Accountability Mechanism."  Pitt Political Review, GSPIA edition, Summer 2010.

Selected Conference Presentations

American Society for Public Adminstration 2009 Annual Conference (Miami, Florida) Rebounding in the Rust Belt. American Society for Public Administration 2009 annual conference (Miami, Florida)
Who is Watching the Watchdog?"  Seventh International Conference on Public Management, Policy, and Development (Accra, Ghana)
Accountability of Civil Society Organizations:  Voluntary Accountability Networks, Staheholder Participation, and the "Other" Invisible Hand"  International Conference on Administrative Development (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)
Who is Watching the Watchdog?" American Evaluation Association 2009 Annual Conference (Orlando, Florida)
"Perceptions of Revenue Sources by Nonprofit Leaders: A grounded theory approach" Association for Researcch on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action 2010 Annual Conference (Washington, D.C.).
"The Central Bank in Development:  Political interference or voice of the people" Southern Political Science Association Annual Conference 2013
"The Central Bank in Development:  Political interference or voice of the people" Ninth International Conference on Public Management 2013 (Windhoek, Namibia)

Membership in Professional Societies and Associations (current and recent past)

American Evaluation Association
American Political Science Association
American Society for Public Administration
Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action