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David Kanaan


Ph.D. in Public Affairs, University of Central Florida

Office Hours

By appointment

Office: Imperial Valley Campus

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Phone: 760-768-5577

Dr. Kanaan is an Assistant Professor in Public Administration with interdisciplinary research interests in state and local government performance and policy effectiveness. Currently, David uses a variety of methodology including structural equation modeling to examine social disorganization and public school performance as well as municipal economic development corporation effectiveness. He is a Managing Editor with the peer-reviewed journal Public Administration Review (PAR) and has presented his research at conferences including the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), Urban Affairs Association (UAA) and Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM, forthcoming). Prior to a return to academia, David was a marketing executive, business owner and publisher. He is a graduate of the University of Central Florida Doctoral Program in Public Affairs (Ph.D.) and Eastern Michigan University (MPA). David has published articles in the International Journal of Ethics and the former Journal of Education Policy, Practice and Administration with several additional journal articles forthcoming.