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Wallace K. Swan

Wallace K. Swan

Wallace K. Swan has a distinguished background covering 35 years of experience in the fields of public sector management; non-profit governance, consulting, training, and teaching.

He is currently an Adjunct Instructor in the Masters of Public Administration program at the School of Business (M.P.A. Program), Hamline University, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Wally is a Contributing Faculty Member at Walden University in Minneapolis  teaching “Organization Management & Leadership” to masters in public administration students. Dr. Swan has studied Latin, French, Russian and Chinese.

 

WALLACE SWAN AUTHORS LEADERSHIP ARTICLES FOR SPRINGER GLOBAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

Wally Swan has written several articles bearing upon the important field of Leadership, which fits within the field of Organization Theory and Behavior.

He has written one article called “Theories of Leadership” that was published in mid-2016. In the article he works on summarizing all of the many theories of Leadership in the fields of public administration, non-profit administration and business administration. The list of theories includes the following:

He has worked to ensure that all of the theories (often with different names) are grouped according to similar characteristics, and explained in an easy-to-read presentation.

A second article in the series of Springer articles discusses the “Trait Theory of Leadership, which summarizes the way in which this field has evolved into a recognition that there may be some similar traits of leaders; e.g. intelligence, ability  to socialize, confidence in themselves, determination, and a positive ethical sense.

A third article in the series of Springer articles discusses “Transactional Leadership”, which is a contrasting theory to the more popular “Transformational Leadership.” Swan argues that most people work in a transactional setting (because of the requirements for standardization brought about by the digital age) and so it is important to explore this theory and how it might add to the quality of management for leaders.

Wally Swan with Keith Ellison, , Member, United States House of Representatives

Wally Swan with Keith Ellison, , Member, United States House of Representatives

2012-2016 Professional Accomplishments:

  1. 1. Presented a paper at the American Society for Public Administration conference in March 2012 on Cultural Competency based upon a 3 co-author chapter in the February 2012 book “Cultural Competency for Public Administrators”, Kristen Norman-Major and Susan Gooden, co-editors.
    2. Presented paper about the contemporary status of American online, hybrid and face-to-face education for the International Conference on Public Administration, in October, 2012, in Hyderabad India; and moderated a panel on “Collaboration and Community Engagement.”
    3. Presented paper entitled “The Context for Recent Advances in Social Equity” at the American Society for Public Administration conference on March 17, 2013 in New Orleans.
    4. I presented a paper at National Academy of Public Administration Social Equity conference in Raleigh, North Carolina in June 2013.
    5. Paper presented at International Conference on Public Administration scheduled for October 31-November 3, 2013 in Cape Town, South Africa: Title is “Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC’s): Implications for Public Administration and Policy.
    6. Presented a paper at the American Society for Public Administration conference in March, 2014 in Washington D.C. entitled “Separate and Unequal: What is Left After the U.S. Supreme Court Decisions”.
    7. Presented a paper entitled “Assessing the L.G.B.T. Future: Emphasis on Social Equity Issues”, May 30, 2014, National Academy of Public Administration Social Equity Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
    8. Presented a paper at Southeast Conference for Public Administration titled “The Great Divide: New Initiatives Addressing LGBT Issues in the South”, September 18, 2014.
    9. Presented 2 papers at American Society for Public Administration conference in Chicago, March 2015.
    10. Presented a paper at the National Academy of Public Administration Social Equity conference in Nashville, Tennessee on June 4, 2015 entitled “Using Data to Ensure that Equity is Achieved for the L.G.B.T Community”
    11. Book published in 2015: “Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Civil Rights: A Public Policy Agenda for Uniting a Divided America”, CRC Press.
    12. National webinar for the American Society For Public Administration on June 25, 2015.
    13. Article entitled “Ethics and LGBT Issues”, Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy, 2015.
    14. Presented a paper at the American Society for Public Administration national conference, “LGBT Health Disparities: The Data and Administrative Implications”, Seattle, March 21, 2016.
    15. National Academy of Public Administration Social Equity Leadership Conference “Youth, Adult, and Senior LGBT Homelessness”, June 2, 2016.
    16. National Academy of Public Administration Social Equity Leadership Conference,“The Results of the Obergefell Marriage Decision: Backlash Around the Country”,June 3, 2016.
    17. Academy of Business Research Presentation, Biloxi Mississippi, “Developing an Integrated Course for Business, Non-Profit and Government Students”, October 20,2016 (Biloxi Mississippi—via Skype).

(Left center to right) Wally Swan, Harvey White (University of Pittsburgh; Past President, A.S.P.A.), and Don Menzel (President of Ethics International; Past President, A.S.P.A.),along with several I.C.P.A. conference dignitaries.

In November 2012, Wally traveled to Hyderabad, India, (see photo above),  for International Conference on Public Administration 2012, where he presented a paper about online, face to face and hybrid public administration education and co-moderated a panel on collaboration. Click here to view gallery.

Awards:

-Dr. Swan received the 1995 Myers Center Award for the Study of Human Rights in North America for outstanding work on levels of tolerance in North America–based upon publication of his book entitled Breaking the Silencepublished by the American Society for Public Administration.
-Dr. Swan was elected for inclusion in Who’s Who in America (for the years 2000-2004).
-Dr. Swan was given a Faculty Excellence Award, Walden University, 2017

Elected Office:

Wally served three terms as both Vice President and President of the Minneapolis Board of Estimate and Taxation (through Dec. 31, 2005). Jointly responsible for (l) Auditing city functions, (2) Setting the property tax levy for the Library and Park Boards as well as City functions, and (3) Management of $1.2 billion capital bonding for the City of Minneapolis.