Dr. Jerry Herbel is Director of the MPA program and Associate Professor of Public Administration at Kennesaw State University. Before coming to KSU, Herbel taught at Georgia College in Milledgeville, Georgia from 2005-2015. He served in the US Air Force and Air Force Reserve for 25 years with assignments to Indiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Georgia, Japan, Saudi Arabia and Washington, D.C. Herbel earned a B.S. in Public Affairs from Emporia State University, an MPA from the University of Oklahoma, and a Ph.D. in political science, also from the University of Oklahoma. Herbel teaches courses on public management, budgeting, and administrative ethics. In addition to teaching, he conducts research in a variety of areas including the history of public administration, public ethics and administrative reform. His research has been published in Public Integrity and the American Review of Public Administration.