James Slack, Expert on Public Policy, to Speak at Mount Union College

April 08, 2010

James Slack, who has recently stepped down as chair of the department of government and public service at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, will speak at convocation at Mount Union College in the Dewald Chapel at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 16.


Slack is an expert on public policy, grant writing and legal and organizational issues relating to the workplace ramifications of HIV/AIDS, other disabilities, diversity and basic personnel practices.

Slack earned his bachelor's degree from Ohio University and his master's degree and doctorate from Miami University.

His research has focused on civil rights of persons with HIV/AIDS, public policy, workplace responses to the HIV/AIDS epidemic and diversity policies. He is the author of five books, with a sixth in progress, and more than 35 articles and book chapters, including seven articles in 'Public Administration Review.' His book, 'HIV/AIDS and the Public Workplace: Local Government Preparedness in the 1990s' was nominated for the Louis Brownlow Award. He earned the national Laverne Burchfield Award in 1993 for his article 'The Public Administration of AIDS,' published in 'Public Administration Review.'

Convocation is free and open to the public.

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