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Faculty Profile

JAMES D SLACK

ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR IN PUBLIC POLICY LEADERSHIP
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105 ODOM
UNIVERSITY, MS 38677
(662) 915-7347
Joined UM: 01/23/2017

Areas of Expertise

  • CORRECTIONS
  • CRIMINAL JUSTICE
  • DEATH POLICY - ABORTION
  • DEATH POLICY - CAPITAL PUNISHMENT
  • POLITICS AND RELIGION
  • PUBLIC POLICY
  • QUALITATIVE RESEARCH
  • WORKPLACE VIOLENCE

Brief Bio

James D. Slack, Ph.D., Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, College of Public Service, at Jackson State University. He is also a Faculty Fellow in the Educational Network for Active Civic Transformation Program (ENACT) Program through the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life at Brandeis University. Dr. Slack holds the doctorate and master's degrees in political science from Miami University, the B.A. in government from The Ohio University, and a second doctorate in Christian Counseling from the National Christian Counseling Association (NCCA) through Cornerstone University. Dr. Slack is a licensed (NCCA) pastoral counselor working with the homeless, women who are victims of human trafficking, and men on death row. At the University of Alabama-Birmingham, he held secondary appointments as a Senior Scientist at the Center for AIDS Research in the medical college and, in the school of public health, as a Senior Scholar in the Lister Hill Center for Health Policy. During the 2010 U.S. Census, Dr. Slack was a Crew Leader in the Birmingham, Alabama region. Professor Slack's research flows from two streams. One stream centers on et ethics and the intimate consequences of public policy. Constructing a no normative framework based on the theocentric understanding of the Founders and the political thoughts of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, he uses theocentric ph phenomenology to explore the intimate consequences of Life Policy and Death Po Policy in the American society. This exploration has resulted in two editions ( (and a second printing of the first edition) of Abortion, Execution, and the Co Consequences of Taking Life (Transaction). The other stream pertains to workplace discrimination and health/disabilities policy. Professor Slack's publications include two editions of HIV/AIDS and the Public Workplace (University of Alabama Press). His Public Administration Review (PAR) article, “The Americans with Disabilities Act and the Workplace: Management's Responsibilities in AIDS-Related Situations,” was reprinted in a volume of ASPA Classics on “public personnel administration and labor relations.” His Review of Public Personnel Administration article, “From Affirmative Action to Full Spectrum Diversity in the American Workplace: Shifting the Organizational Paradigm,” is reprinted or highlighted in several public administration text books. Dr. Slack won the national Laverne Burchfield Award for his PAR article, “The Public Administration of AIDS.” Acco According to Questia Library, three of Professor Slack's works have been ranked in the top 15 most important publications in the area of “Workplace Ramifications of HIV/AIDS.” To date, Dr. Slack is author or co-author of ten books and approximately 55 articles and book chapters, including seven articles in PAR -- the journal-of-r record in the field of public administration. His publications can also be found in Indian, Canadian, and Russian scholarly journals, as well as The John Marshall Law Review. Professor Slack is (or has been) a member of the editori¬al boards of several j journals, including Public Administration Review, The International Journal of Public Administration, the Annual Review of Urban Affairs, and Public O Organization Review: A Global Journal. He is also a member of the Executive A Advisory Board of the Ralph Bunche Journal of Public Affairs.

Degrees

PHD
POLITICAL SCIENCE
MIAMI UNIVERSITY/OXFORD,OH (1981)