Dr. Marc Holzer
Former Dean, School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers University
Dr. Marc Holzer is Founding Dean of the School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) and Board of Governors Distinguished Professor of Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers University-Newark.
Under his leadership, SPAA – established as a school in 2006 – has attained national and international prominence and is regularly ranked as one of the top ten schools in the field by U.S. News & World Report, Best Value Schools, GraduatePrograms.com and others. The student body at SPAA has tripled in the last decade and is one of the most diverse in the field of public affairs and administration; Many graduates are prominent in academia, all levels of government, the nonprofit sector, and internationally. SPAA has become an acknowledged leader in research and in degrees oriented to public service and civic engagement, such as the recently established GEOMPA – Global Executive Online Master in Public Administration. SPAA is heavily engaged with the greater Newark community, as well as local governments and state agencies across New Jersey.
Dr. Holzer joined the Rutgers University-Newark faculty in 1989 and was appointed Board of Governors Distinguished Professor of Public Affairs and Administration in 2006. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA). Dr. Holzer has authored, co-authored, or edited more than sixty books, has published well over two hundred books, monographs, chapters, and articles, and has chaired almost fifty doctoral dissertations. He has raised over $20 million in external funding.
Dr. Holzer is a Past President of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) and is a recipient of several national and international awards in the field: the ASPA Dwight Waldo Award for outstanding contributions to the professional literature of public administration over an extended career (2013); the Distinguished Research Award from the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) and the American Society for Public Administration (2009); the Sweeney Academic Award from the International City Management Association (2005); ASPA's Charles H. Levine Memorial Award for Demonstrated Excellence in Teaching, Research and Service to the Community (2000); the Donald Stone National ASPA Achievement Award (1994); the Presidential Leadership Award of the Conference of Minority Public Administrators (2006); the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration Excellence in Teaching Award (1998); the William and Frederick Mosher Award for Best Article by an Academician Appearing in the Public Administration Review (2001); and the Joseph Wholey Distinguished Scholarship Award for Best Scholarly Publication in Performance-based Governance in a Public Administration Journal (2001). (Co-Recipient for PAR and Wholey awards with Patria deLancer Julnes).
At Rutgers, he has received the University awards for Research (2001); Public Service (2002); and Human Dignity (2004). His international work has been recognized by his election as a Fellow of the Center for Media & Peace Initiatives (2014); the Senator Peter B. Boorsma Award (2002); the Presidential Citation of the American Society for Public Administration (2003); and the Chinese Public Administration Society Award for Excellence (2002). He directs the Memoranda of Understanding between ASPA and the United Nations Division of Public Administration and Public Economics, the Korean Association of Public Administration, the Chinese Public Administration Society, and the European Group on Public Administration. He founded the Northeast Conference on Public Administration and ASPA Sections on Korea, China and Humanities/Arts. He currently chairs the ASPA Endowment.
In 1975, Dr. Holzer founded and has since directed the National Center for Public Performance. Dr. Holzer is also the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the journals Public Performance & Management Review and Public Voices, and is the co-founder/co-editor of the Chinese Public Administration Review. With the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, he has established the Public Performance Measurement and Reporting Network.
Innovative Strategist, Wormeli Consulting, LLC
Paul Wormeli is an innovator and entrepreneur who has focused his career on the application of information technology to public safety, law enforcement, criminal justice, and homeland security. He has introduced innovative programs in public policy, as well as innovations in the use of technology. He has been active in the development of software products, has managed system implementation for dozens of agencies throughout the world, and has managed national programs in support of law enforcement and criminal justice agencies.
Mr. Wormeli was the first national project director of Project SEARCH and was subsequently appointed by the President as Deputy Administrator of the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA) in the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Mr. Wormeli helped design the first mobile computing equipment sold in this country to law enforcement agencies. At Project SEARCH, he led the development of a common protocol for interconnecting diverse proprietary protocols to enable the nationwide sharing of criminal history information. Mr. Wormeli managed the staff work and wrote much of the report for the 'Information Systems' section in the report of the National Advisory Commission on Standards and Goals for Criminal Justice. He was the project manager for the development of the first crime analysis handbook published by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ). He has been an advisor to the White House on security and privacy, participated in the drafting of Federal law on this topic, and was responsible for the development of numerous state plans to implement the Federal and state laws on information system security and privacy. During his tenure in the Justice Department, he served on the President's Committee on Drug Enforcement.
Mr. Wormeli created and was the first Chairman of the Integrated Justice Information Systems Industry Working Group (IWG), a consortium of over 100 companies, which was formed in 1999 at the request of the DOJ to help improve information sharing in the justice and public safety field. After the IJIS Institute was created as a non-profit follow-on to the IWG, he became the first full-time executive director of the IJIS Institute and served in this capacity until January 2011, while the membership grew to nearly 200 companies. During this time, he was the first Chairman of the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) Communications and Outreach Committee. He has served on the technical advisory committee for the Harvard School of Government Innovator's Network program for law enforcement and justice and on the National Association of State CIOs (NASCIO) Information System Architecture Working Group. He is an associate member of International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), and a corporate member of the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International.
Mr. Wormeli has been a founder of three companies in the law enforcement information systems field, providing compute-aided dispatch (CAD) and police records management system (RMS) software applications to law enforcement agencies. Software developed and implemented by his companies has been used by hundreds of agencies throughout the U.S. and Australia.
Mr. Wormeli is also an author and lecturer on law enforcement and justice technology. Mr. Wormeli writes a blog called The IJIS Factor, which has been named by FedTech as one of the "50 'Must Read' blogs on federal information technology." He is the author of Mitigating Risks in the Application of Cloud Computing in Law Enforcement, published by the IBM Center for the Business of Government in 2012. He is a co-author of CIO Leadership for Public Safety Communications: Emerging Trends and Practices (Alan Shark, ed., Public Technology Institute, August 2012).
He holds a B.S. in Electronics Engineering from the University of New Mexico, and an M.S. in Engineering Administration from the George Washington University. He undertook courses in the honors program for industry as a part of the doctoral program in Engineering Economic Systems at Stanford University. He received a certificate in Cross-Boundary Transformation from the John F. Kennedy School of Government Executive Education program at Harvard University.