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Dr. Justin Piccorelli

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Piccorelli's research examines the impact of technology on how we think, ethics, and the role of the aesthetic experience in shaping judgment and administrative discretion. He is a research fellow with the Institute of Applied Phenomenology in Science and Technology and a member of the HUMAN FUSIONS leadership group related to the Internet of Things Collaborative (IoTC) between Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland State University. More information on his research can be found below.

He teaches a wide range of courses in the graduate program in Public Administration. He designed a course titled, Technology in Public Administration, which addresses the philosophic underpinnings behind the adoption of technology. He also teaches the graduate capstone in Public Administration regularly as well as Ethics in the Public Sector, and Administrative Theory and Behavior of Organizations.

Before academia he was a Vice President for a large regional bank in Northeast Ohio where he built quantitative models to assist with decision making, forecasted losses on several sub-prime portfolios, and managed the accounting processes for a $15 Billion mortgage portfolio. He also worked for a not-for-profit think-tank as an analyst where he helped author economic development plans for many states, and non-profit entities, and worked for the Mayor's Office of Public Policy and Finance in San Francisco.

Dr. Piccorelli holds a Ph.D. in Urban Studies and Public Affairs with an emphasis in Public Administration and a M.P.A. degree specializing in Economic Development from Cleveland State University's Maxine Goodman Levin College. His B.A. is from Loyola Marymount University.

Research Publications:

Piccorelli, J.T., and Stivers, C. (forthcoming). “Exiled to main st.: How government's use of social media diminishes public space.” Journal of Public Affairs.

Piccorelli, J.T., and Zingale, N.C. (2018), “Dementors circling higher education: Countering the administrative mood (“Stimmung”) of empirical science.” Administrative Theory and Praxis. Vol. 40, Num. 3, September.

Zingale, N.C. and Piccorelli, J.T. (2018). “Introduction: The Administrative Situation.” Administrative Theory & Praxis. Vol. 40, Num. 3, September.

Piccorelli, J.T. and Elias, M. Veronica (2018). Integrating video technology and administrative practice in policing: A phenomenological expose. International Journal of Organizational Theory and Behavior. Issue 4 (winter), Volume 21.

Zingale, N.C. and Piccorelli, J.T. (2016). From Grout to Grip: Intentionality and the freedom to gain a feel for the work. Administration and Society. Vol 48, Issue 3, p. 344-366.

Zingale, N. C., & Piccorelli, J. T. (2012).The chains of freedom: A view from Erich Fromm on individuality within organizations. Administrative Theory & Praxis. 34(1).


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