School of Public Affairs & Administration

School of Public Affairs & Administration

James Visser

James Visser MPA Advisor-Kalamazoo Campus
Associate Professor

222 East Walwood Hall
(269) 387-8937



Ph.D., University of Oklahoma
M.A.P.A., University of Oklahoma
B.S., Western Michigan University


PADM 6130 Local Government Administration
PADM 6140 Managing Community Growth and Development
PADM 6180 The Political and Economic Environment of Public Administration
PADM 6660 Contemporary Issues in Public Management
PADM 6800 Project Paper Seminar
PADM 6930 Managing Public Performance and Information Technology
PADM 7300 Doctoral Dissertation

Research Areas

Inter-local Governmental Relations, Inter-organizational Collaboration in Urban Regional Governance, Economic Development and Growth Management in Urban Regions, Professional and Distance Education in Public Administration.


School of Public Affairs and Administration
220 E Walwood Hall
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5440 USA
(269) 387-8930 | (269) 387-8935 Fax