03 April 2014
KOKOMO, Ind. —Robert Dibie, Indiana University Kokomo professor of public policy, public management, and environmental affairs, has recently published two books.
Public Administration: Theory, Analysis, and Application emphasizes the relationship between theory and practice, and explores how public administrators should act professionally, and how understanding of public administration is shaped by changing values concerning the scope of governance, the meaning of democracy, and the meaning of management and organization.
Comparative Perspectives on Environmental Policies and Issues presents a broad survey of theory and research on environmental policies and issues in several countries, including the United States, Canada, Trinidad and Tobago, Nigeria, South Africa, and Brazil.
This is the first time Dibie has published two books simultaneously. He noted that he has been invited to give keynote addresses based on his research at several international conferences.
"IU Kokomo may be a small campus, but the professors here are doing a great job, and are being recognized," he said. "Our work and research is respected all over the world, and putting us on the global map."
Kathy Parkison, interim vice chancellor for academic affairs, commended Dibie on his books' publication.
"I am always thrilled when our faculty earn the acclaim they so richly deserve," she said. "Dr. Dibie has really excelled in publishing these two books, and we are very proud to have him as a member of our faculty."
Dibie has published several books and more than 80 journal articles in the areas of environmental policy, civil society, public management, sustainable development, public policy, non-governmental organizations, and empowerment of women.
Indiana University Kokomo serves north central Indiana.