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School of Public Management and Policy
School of Public Management and Policy
School of Public Management and Policy
Associate Prof.
Associate Prof.
Spmp Director
Office Location
MS PAC 420
Phone Number

Dr. Ty Dooley is an Associate Professor and the Interim Director for the School of Public Management and Policy at the University of Illinois Springfield. He holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy from the University of Arkansas, a Master’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Memphis, and he received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Central Arkansas. Dr. Dooley was honored with a Center for Online Learning Research and Service Faculty Fellowship in for his research in the area of human capital development. Dr. Dooley’s research has been featured in Administrative Theory & Praxis, the Journal of Public Management & Social Policy, Youth & Society, Teaching Public Administration, The Midsouth Political Science Review, and e-Mentor. He is an active member of the American Political Science Association, American Society for Public Administration, and a former Southern Regional Education Board and Benjamin Lever Doctoral Fellow. Dr. Dooley has appeared as a political analyst on the Arkansas Education Television Network’s Arkansas Week and Minority Matters.

Dr. Dooley’s research areas include: social justice, critical race, social equity and community development. Prior to being named an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois Springfield, he served on the faculty at the University of Central Arkansas, the University of Memphis, and at the University of Texas at Dallas. He has served on various academic committees and has taken part in the development of new academic programs. Dr. Dooley has had a progressive and diverse career in higher education, and as a result has gained a comprehensive understanding of what it takes to successfully implement diverse initiatives, teach complex course materials, and direct complex agencies. Dr. Dooley enjoys spending time with his wife Tess and his son David.

Dooley CV

Office: PAC 421


Phone: (217) 206 – 6545

Recent Publications:

  • (2021). The Undelivered Dream: Policing, Administrative Rules and Social Equity. Administrative Theory & Praxis. Available here.
  • Tiruneh, G., Dooley, T. P., and Howard, J. Y. (2021) . What Determines the Liberal-Conservative Orientation of College Students? A Comparative Analysis of Two Universities. Midsouth Political Science Review. Available here.
  • (2020). Searching for social equity among public administration mission statements. Teaching Public Administration, 38(2), 113-125. Available here.
  • (2019) Reexamining the impact of Medicaid expansion in a post-Affordable Care Act environment from a critical race perspective. Journal of Public Management & Social Policy, 26(1), 21-39. Available here.
  • (2017) The role of municipal websites within rural Illinois municipalities. e-mentor, 70(3), 73-78. Available here.
  • (2017) Dooley, T. P. & Wiley, K. 2015 Community Service Block Grant Report, Spring 2017. Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies. Available here.
  • (2016) Dooley, T. P. & Schrecknisse, W. D. Evaluating social cognitive theory in action: An assessment of the youth development program’s impact on secondary student retention in selected Mississippi Delta communities. Youth & Society, 48(3), 383-401. Available here.