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Bakry M. Elmedni

Assistant Professor School of Business, Public Administration and Information Sciences

Description

Bakry joined LIU’s Brooklyn Campus in 2014 as an assistant professor in the MPA Program in the School of Business, Public Administration and Information Sciences. Dr. Elmedni brings to the program rich and diversified experiences ranging from program design and evaluation, policy and planning, civil society and nonprofit management, to community development. Previously, he worked in international development in the Middle East and East Africa. Working with international and local NGOs, Dr. Elmedni has gained first hand experiences in areas pertaining to economic development, conflict resolution, organizational development, public management, and public policies. These experiences equipped Dr. Elmedni with a sophisticated understanding of the government role in a globalized world during times of economic challenges and fiscal difficulties. Dr. Elmedni aspires to equip MPA students with the sophisticated knowledge about the changing role of government in society in response to technological advances and economic hardships, particularly, how these changes affect and influence the institutional behavior of public sector organizations their employees. He teaches courses in organizational theory and behavior, management of human behavior in public and nonprofit organizations and managerial communications.

Dr. Elmedni’s research interests include the role of civil society in governance, mainly the role of social networks in changing public-decision-making modes, democratization of leadership in civic initiatives, nonprofits’ strategies to cope with financial austerity, social justice in increasingly globalized society.

Specialties

The role of civil society organizations in enhancing governance in the 21st century.
Middle East Politics
Political Economy of economic development
Conflict Resolution
Organizational theory and the changing modules of public decision.
The political economy of service delivery by the nonprofit sector.  

Honors/Awards

  • Sussman Dissertation Award 2014
    Awarded by the School of Public Policy and Administration for the best dissertation produced in the school in the past two academic years
  • Teaching Assistantship Fellowship 2010-2012
    Awarded by School of Public Policy and Administration, University of Delaware, Newark DE
  • Support for Global Research  June 2011
    Awarded by the office of Graduate and Professional Education to conduct fieldwork in  Cairo for dissertation research during the summer of 2011
  • Professional Development Award June 2011
    Awarded by the office of Graduate and Professional Education to attend the
    7th Transatlantic Dialogue in Newark, NJ
  • Teaching Assistantship Fellowship 2010-2011
    Awarded by School of Public Policy and Administration, University of Delaware, Newark DE
  • MA Thesis Research Fund 2007
    Awarded by office of Research and Graduate Studies at the American University in Cairo AUC to collect data for Master’s thesis.
  • African Fellowship 2005-2007
    Awarded by the American University in Cairo to peruse graduate studies. In addition to tuition waiver, the fellowship provided stipend and housing allowance.