Philip Shafer Kronenberg
Professor Emeritus of Public Administration and Policy
Center for Public Administration and Policy
School of Public and International Affairs
Virginia Tech University - Alexandria Campus
1021 Prince Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Dr. Philip Kronenberg was a professor of public policy at Virginia Tech's Center for Public Administration and Policy (CPAP) and directed Policy Systems Management Studies in Northern Virginia (since 1983).
He was co-founder (with Gary Wamsley) of CPAP in Blacksburg in 1977, when he joined the University on the Blacksburg campus where he taught until he requested to have his position moved to the Northern Virginia Center of the University in 1983.
During his years of service at Virginia Tech, he taught courses in public policy, technoscience policy, policy theory and research methodology, and organization theory . Earlier, he served on the faculties of Indiana University (Bloomington), The University of Tennessee (Knoxville), and as a Visiting Research Professor at the U.S. Air War College (at Maxwell Air Force Base). He earned a BS in economics and political science at Bradley University and an MA in Economics at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. He took his Ph.D. in Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh. He served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force 1960-63.
He has published four books and a number of chapters and articles and conference papers on homeland security, program evaluation, national security policy, technology policy, strategic management, and public policy theory in the context of chaos and complexity. His recent research interests have focused on the strategic management of public policy in circumstances of nonlinear transformation and the policy dynamics associated with homeland security initiatives and the conduct of the war against terrorism. He is currently working on a theoretical study of organizing and leadership in multiplex networks.
His recent honors include: James E. Webb Award of the American Society for Public Administration (2003), Virginia Tech University Outstanding Dissertation Advisor in the Social Sciences (2005-6), and a Certificate for Excellence in Teaching Award of the College of Architecture and Urban Studies (2006).
A collection of volumes of over 600 volumes and other research materials concerning the history of Public Administration and Policy is shelved on 5 custom-built bookcases in the Resource Center/Library of the Virginia Tech / University of Virginia Northern Virginia Center--located at 7054 Haycock Road, Fall Church, Virginia. This is in a 105,000-square-foot building located adjacent to the West Falls Church Metro station.
This archive is maintained in honor of the late Dr. Richard O. Cullum, an alumnus of the Virginia Tech Center for Public Administration and Policy who was tendered the first posthumous Ph.D. ever awarded by the University. Dr. Cullum was a decorated Vietnam veteran--a former Green Beret colonel in the U.S. Army. He did his doctoral studies at CPAP but died of bone marrow cancer shortly before completing final presentation of his dissertation research. His Ph.D. dissertation was about Thomas Jefferson's first Treasury Secretary--Albert Gallatin.
A persistently "under construction" project which displays some of the images from my lifelong fascination with "the art of fixing a shadow" and my modest efforts as a committed amateur photographer.
This photography website is organized into three clusters of galleries:
Photographs of "People"
"Things" ( buildings, cathedrals-synagogues-mosques, , harbors, sculptures, and other human-made structures artifacts and other monuments to human design and creativity), and
"Nature" (critters of great variety and iconic landscapes and scenery from venues around the world).
MONOCHROME: Photographs of "People", "Things", and "Nature" in black & white, including infrared images.
FAVORITES: A large number of galleries devoted to
Various regions of the world (people, scenery, and interesting locations in North America, Europe, and Africa--including the now-defunct Soviet Union of 1976)
"Playing with Light" (abstract photography)
"Competition Favorites" (images that have won competitive awards)
Graduate Programs Homepage - Alexandria Campus
Last updated: 6 September 2012
Home Page URL: http://www.nvc.vt.edu/kronenberg