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C. David Crumpton

C. David Crumpton

Adjunct Professor


Charles David Crumpton, PhD, received his doctoral degree in public administration and policy from Portland State University and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Georgia. For eighteen years he served as a professional city manager in 6 U.S. states. As a consultant and researcher in subnational government, he has worked in 7 states in the USA. He served as director of research for the State of Maryland Maryland’s Judicial System. He was the founder and director of the Maryland Judiciary Research Consortium made up of research groups from Maryland’s public universities. He was co-founder of the Centre for Public Sector Study and Applied Research at the Federal University of Goiás (UFG) in Goiânia, Brazil. Dr. Crumpton’s research has included subnational governance, intergovernmental relations, justice, police operations, child welfare, education, technology innovation in state and local governance, mental health, comparative public administration and policy, transitional justice/injustice, indigenous peoples in Southeast Asia and Brazil, intimate partner violence, and social policy. He currently serves as a Senior Research Associate with the Institute for Governmental Service and Research (IGSR) at the University of Maryland, College Park, a senior researcher at the Center for Public Sector Studies and Applied Research (CEPASP) at UFG, and collaborating researcher at the College for Local Administration (COLA) at Khon Kaen University in Thailand. He is also a collaborating professor at the Braziliense Institute of Public Law in Brasília and UFG. He currently serves as a consultant for ActionAid-Myanmar (AAM) in Yangon. As a Fulbright Specialist in public administration, he received grants to work in Brazil in 2015 and Thailand in 2017. He also serves as a peer reviewer for Fulbright Specialist grant applicants. He has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant in Myanmar for 2021 to teach at the University of Yangon and performs research with his Myanmar collaborators. He also assists the Fulbright Commission of Egypt in reviewing student grant applicants. Dr. Crumpton has published articles and book chapters on social problems and policy and public administration and policy concerning the United States, Brazil, Thailand, Myanmar, and Bhutan in many international journals and edited books.

Email: | Courses: SOWK 600 - Social Welfare and Social Policy, SOWK 772 - Evaluation Research, SOWK 720 - Comparative Social Policy


MPA, University of Georgia
PhD, Portland State University