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Tom Sinclair has taught in the Masters of Public Administration program at Binghamton since 2000. He served as the original chair of the Department and put in practice a vision of a program and a department where service to the community is a vital part of the teaching mission for its faculty and a critical element in the College of Community and Public Affairs' tenure and promotion review. He utilizes service learning activities in at least one of the two courses that he teaches every semester. Recent collaborative projects involving students and the community include: an economic profile for the Windsor Partnership, an analysis of the impact of the 2011 flood on the Village of Owego's finances, an Economic Development Incentive Guide for the City of Binghamton's Department of Economic Development.
His research focus is on local government capacities and citizen expectations of their local governmental institutions. Professor Sinclair received the Chancellor's Award for Distinguished Service in 2011 and in the Fall of 2013 was a co-recipient of NASPAA's Social Justice Award for coursework projects designed with colleagues from Albany State University in Albany, Georgia.
Professor Sinclair serves on the SUNY University Faculty Senate and Binghamton University's Faculty Senate Executive Committee. He also chairs the International Education Advisory Committee for Binghamton University and organizes a short course in Shenzhen, China every January.
Thomas Sinclair Ph.D. -- Vitae (.doc, 67.5 kb)
Last Updated: 2/11/14