David Gonzalez DPA

SCHOOL OF Business and Professional Studies

David Gonzalez, DPA

Assistant Professor of Public Administration & Organizational Leadership

PRIMARY SPECIALTY

Public Administration

CAMPUS

Irvine

Online

David Gonzalez DPA

Biography

 

Dr. David Gonzalez is Assistant Professor of Public Administration & Organizational Leadership with Brandman University’s School of Business & Professional Studies.  As full-time faculty, Professor Gonzalez teaches and oversees courses in the MPA Program (he also teaches courses in the MAOL Program).  Before his appointment to full-time faculty in 2014, Professor Gonzalez was an adjunct professor in the MAOL Program here at Brandman.  Professor Gonzalez taught Criminal Justice, Forensics, and Public Service Careers before teaching at Brandman University.  Before entering the world of teaching and researching Public Administration/Service, Professor Gonzalez was a public servant holding various professional positions in policing including Police jailer, Community Service Officer/Traffic Hit & Run Investigator, and Emergency Communications Officer.  Professor Gonzalez remains active in the practitioner side of Public Administration being in part-time service to the La Habra Police Department in Emergency Management.


Specialty

  • Public Administration
  • Organizational Leadership

Education

2016
DPA, Doctor of Public Administration

University of La Verne, La Verne, CA
Dissertation: “Innovations in Public Service (delivery, communication, collaboration, community engagement)”

2007
M.A., Organizational Development

Biola University, La Mirada, CA

2005
B.S., Human Development - Abnormal Psychology & Communication

Hope International University, Fullerton, CA

 


Scholarly Activities

2011-PRESENT
Active Member in Good Standing, American Society for Public Administration

2015-PRESENT
Founding Member/Advisor: Whittier Consortium on Homelessness (advising on policy/communication)

 


Professional Experiences

1998-2016
Emergency Management/Communications

La Habra Police Department, La Habra, CA

Policy and Program Advisor to Chief of Police on Emergency/Disaster Governance-Response. Previous experience/training included collision/hit-run criminal investigations.

2012-2015
Mosaic Writer

Chief Operations Office

Leadership and oversight of general operation and government relations.

2007-2012
Criminal Justice/Forensics Instructor

North Orange County ROP, Anaheim, CA

Course/training design in criminal law, forensics and careers in Public Service. Co-Designer of the La Habra High School Police Forensics & Fire Academy.

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