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Pamela Imperato, Ph.D.

  • Title: Dean
  • College: College of Business
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  • Office Phone: (402)557-7132
  • Office Location: #200A Hitchcock Humanities Center
  • Subject(s): Masters of Public Administration
  • Degrees Awarded: Ph.D. Political Science - Specialization in Public Administration, Program Evaluation and Policy Analysis, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, M.A. Critical and Creative Thinking - Specialization in Science and Technology Innovation, University of Massachusetts-Boston, B.S. Biology - Emmanuel College
  • Publications: Public Policy Development and Analysis , Program Evalyation, Administrative Reorganization, Non-profit Management and Grant Seeking , Organizational and Clinical Ethics, Human Genetic Technology and Public Policy Development
  • Certifications: American Society of Public Administration, Program Evaluation and Policy Certificate Univeristy of Nebraska, NIH and the Office of Human Research Education to Conduct Human Subjects Research Education, JCAHO Certification for Team Approach for Implementing Accreditation Standards
  • Career Information: Dr. Imperato has devoted her career to public service as a practitioner and as a professor. Her twenty-year experience in public and non-profit administration is extensive and varied.
  • She served as a park ranger and supervisor of urban-island state parks for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. At the legislative level, she provided her expertise to the California State Legislature as a Jess Marvin Unruh Fellow and Legislative Aide. In these capacities, she provide direct constituent services and served as a policy analyst in the areas of housing and community development, water resource management and public health delivery. She later served as Ethics Officer for an 8,000 employee, integrated health care system. Here, Dr. Imperato developed a comprehensive organizational and clinical ethics program to ensure patient rights and compliance with federal, state, and accreditation standards.
  • A seasoned public administration educator, Dr. Imperato served as a full-time faculty member in MPA programs at both the University of North Dakota and Bridgewater State College.
  • She received her Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Department of Political Science with specializations in Public Administration, Public Policy, and Program Evaluation. Her dissertation entitled, "Genetic Screening and Its Influence on Health Insurance Eligibility" examined legislative and public understanding and propensity to use genetic screening technology. The University of Massachusetts awarded her an M.A. in Critical and Creative Thinking, with a specialization in Science and Technology. Her thesis, "The Thinking Business," examined training methods for entry-level workers when adopting advanced technologies in the workplace. She received a B.S. in Biology from Emmanuel College in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Dr. Imperato strongly values Bellevue University's "real-life/real learning" philosophy. Her teaching and program directing responsibilities embody this central paradigm of professional education.
  • Publications:
  • Imperato, Pamela R. (1999). Book Review of "Just Results: Ethical Foundations for Policy Analysis" by Ralph D. Ellis, Public Integrity.
  • Contributor to: North Dakota Blue Book 1999-2001. Chapter 3: Federal Government, Bismarck, North Dakota: Office of the Secretary of State. (June 1999).
  • Imperato, Pamela R. (1999). Instructor's Manual for American Government. 7th Edition by Welch, S., John Comer, et al. Belmont: Wadsworth Publishing.
  • Imperato, Pamela R. (1999). Testing and Evaluation Materials to Accompany American Government. 7th Edition by Welch, S., John Comer, et al. Belmont: Wadsworth Publishing.
  • Imperato, Pamela R. (1998). "Teaching Critical Reasoning." On Teaching, Office of Instructional Development, University of North Dakota. Volume 8, Number 3, 1-3.
  • Imperato, Pamela R. (1998) case contributor, "Genetic Conditions and Confidentiality Issues." in Applying Standardsand Ethics in the 21st Century. Washington, D.C. American Society for Public Administration.
  • Imperato, Pamela R. (1998). "Kaleidoscope Lens: Teaching About Cutting-Edge Technology Through ClassicalDisciplinary Approaches." Proceedings of the 21st National Conference on Teaching in Public Administration. March, Disk 2.
  • Contributor to: Report to the Health and Human Services Committee, State of Nebraska Unicameral (1994). LR 467 Interim Study on Genetics, Final Report and Recommendations. "Advances in Genetic Information: A Guide for State Policy Makers." (14-17). NE DOC L3760 BO29.

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