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Mitchell F. Rice

Areas of Speciality
  • Public Administration and Public Policy
  • (979) 845-6785
  • LASB 380
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Dr. Mitchell F. Rice is Professor of Political Science and former Director of the Race and Ethnic Studies Institute at Texas A &M University. He is an elected Fellow of the U.S. Congress chartered National Academy of Public Administration, Washington DC. He is Managing Editor of the Journal of Minority Disability Research and Practice and is former Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of Public Management and Social Policy. He is editor of the books: Diversity and Public Administration: Theory, Issues, and Perspectives (2005); and co-author of: Public Policy and The Black Hospital (1994), Blacks and American Government (1991), Health Care Issues in Black America (1987) Contemporary Public Policy Perspectives and Black Americans (1984). Along with his 25 book chapters, he has more than 100 articles that have appeared in numerous professional and scholarly journals including the International Journal of Public Sector Management, Journal of Public Administration Education, Journal of Rhetoric and Public Affairs, International Journal of Public Administration, National Political Science Review, The Public Manager, Journal of the National Medical Association, Social Science and Medicine, Public Administration Review, Urban League Review, Policy Studies Review, and the Journal of Health and Social Policy. His research and writing areas are: Blacks and health policy and multiculturalism, diversity, and public administration, and public and social policy. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from California State University, Los Angeles and a Doctorate degree in Government from The Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, California. He has been a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow (studying Blacks and health policy), a Rockefeller Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow (studying Blacks and health policy), and American Council on Education Fellow (studying higher education). Dr. Rice has organized and participated in professional meetings, professional conferences, and lectured globally in: Africa (Ghana, Senegal, Ethiopia, Jordan); Asia (China — Beijing, Hong Kong, Changsha); South America (Argentina, Chile, Colombia); and Europe (England, France, Spain), Mexico, and the Caribbean. Annually since 1999, he has spearheaded and organized an International Cross Cultural Research Exchange Conference each summer with a foreign university to advance and promote cross cultural relationships, study, and research.

Courses Taught

Undergraduate courses:

POLS 306 – Contemporary Political Problems and Issues

POLS 340 – Introduction to Public Administration