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Dr. Justin Piccorelli

Assistant Professor

Justin Piccorelli in front of a black background

Academic Areas of Expertise:

Ethics in Government & Administrative Behavior


Dr. Piccorelli's research examines the role of experiences in shaping our understanding of the world, aesthetic judgment and the use of administrative discretion, and the ways in which technology impacts our conscious or unconscious thoughts. As a trained phenomenologist his research covers a fairly wide spectrum. He has ongoing projects related to how police recognize mental illness and/or drug addiction, a book on the role of identity in ethics, and several articles related to the philosophic underpinnings behind the application of technology in administration. His research is published in the journal Administration & Society, the journal Administrative Theory & Praxis, and the International Journal of Organizational Theory and Behavior.

At the University of Wyoming he teaches courses in Organizational Theory and Behavior, Public Personnel, Ethics, Technology in Public Administration, and the Capstone in Pubic Administration. Prior to joining the University of Wyoming Dr. Piccorelli worked as an Assistant Professor for Governors State University where he taught courses in leadership dynamics, budgeting, public policy, finance, ethics, and educational leadership. He also worked as a Lecturer at Cleveland State University teaching public finance and economics, environmental finance, urban data analysis, and the Capstone in Public Administration.

Before his academic career he worked as a Vice President for Corporate and Institutional Banking where he performed quantitative analysis, built models, and managed several sub-prime mortgage portfolios for a large financial institution. He was responsible for Sarbanes Oxley compliance, Securities and Exchange Commission reports, ad-hoc analyses, loss forecasting and risk analysis, as well as general account maintenance using SAS. He worked as an Analyst for Battelle Memorial Institute, a think-tank in Cleveland, Ohio, where he helped to author technology based economic development plans across the United States. He also performed research and policy analysis for the Mayor of San Francisco and worked as a distributor and assistant buyer for a large retailer in Los Angeles.

He earned a Ph.D. in Public Administration and an M.P.A. in Economic Development from Cleveland State University. His B.A. is in Political Science from Loyola Marymount University.

Fun Facts About Justin:

He enjoys competitive cycling, running, surfing, and stand up paddle boarding. On occasion his Chris Farley impression has caused some students to fall off of their chairs.

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