James Visser

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James Visser
Associate Professor Emeritus in the School of Public Affairs and Administration
(269) 387-8935
222E Walwood Hall, Mail Stop 5440
Mailing address: 
School of Public Affairs and Administration
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5440 USA
  • Ph.D., Political Science, University of Oklahoma, 1978
  • M.A., Public Administration, University of Oklahoma, 1973
  • B.S., Political Science, Western Michigan University, 1969
Research interests: 
  • Inter-local governmental relations and inter-organizational collaboration in urban regional governance
  • Economic development and growth management in urban regions
  • Professional and distance education in public administration

Dr. James Visser is an associate professor and Master of Public Administration advisor in the School of Public Affairs and Administration at Western Michigan University.

Visser teaches:

  • 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 and publications