Kyle Farmbry, PhD

Dean, Graduate School-Newark


PhD: George Washington University, Philosophy (1999)
MPA: George Washington University (1994)
BA: George Washington University, International Affairs (1992)


Kyle Farmbry is a Professor in the School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) and Dean of the Gradute School-Newark at Rutgers University-Newark. Prior to joining the faculty of Rutgers, Farmbry taught at The University of Texas at San Antonio in San Antonio, Texas, San Diego State University in San Diego, California and Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has also served as a visiting lecturer at the University of Gdansk in Gdansk, Poland, Benxi University in Benxi, China, and for the municipality of Orastie, Romania.

Farmbry's current research interests are in the areas of intersectoral dynamics, private and independent sector entrepreneurial development, the roles of the public, private, and nonprofit sectors in facilitating minority enterprise development, and the role of community voice in public administration. He has presented his research throughout the United States, as well as in Australia, The United Kingdom, Sweden, The Netherlands, and South Africa.

In February of 2009, Farmbry was selected as one of thirty-five people from around the world to serve as a Fulbright New Century Scholar. In this role, he is engaged in research examining factors of youth entrepreneurial and civic engagement in South Africa. In 2005, he was awarded a grant from the Japan Foundation’s Center for Global Partnerships for a project entitled U.S.-Japanese NGO Network Development in the HIV/AIDS Crisis for exploratory work on nongovernmental organizations working in Japan on HIV/AIDS. He also was awarded the 2005 William Diaz Research Fellowship from the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council for a project entitled Patterns of Nongovernmental Network Formation and the South African HIV/AIDS Crisis.

Farmbry currently serves as a member of the editorial board of Public Administration Review and has served as a member of the national councils of The American Society for Public Administration and the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration.

In February of 2009, Farmbry’s book, Administration and The Other: Explorations of Diversity and Marginalization in the Political Administrative State, was published by Rowman and Littlefield. Other recent work includes an article that appeared in November 2005 in the journal Public Administration Review on institutional development and lands claims issues in South Africa, and one that appeared in the December, 2007 issue of the Journal of Public Affairs Education on diversifying the academic pipeline. He latest book explores risk and crisis management.

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