Dr. Uday Desai
Professor Desai teaches public administration, organization theory and behavior, policy analysis, and environmental policy and administration. His published works include Profiles of Leadership: University Vice Chancellors in India (Hindustan Publishing Co., 1991); Moving the Earth: Cooperative Federalism and Implementation of the Surface Mining Act (Greenwood Press, 1993); Ecological Policy and Politics in Developing Countries: Economic Growth, Democracy and Environmental Protection (State University of New York Press, 1998); Environmental Policy and Politics in Industrialized Countries (The MIT Press, 2002); and over forty-five journal articles and book chapters. Professor Desai was chair of the Political Science Department at Southern Illinois University from 1995-2005. He was a Fulbright Senior Specialist at the Department of Government, University College Cork, Ireland in March 2005 and a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Malaysia Sabah in Spring 2004. He has been a Visiting Professor in the School of Public Policy and Administration, Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, and at the Administrative Staff College of India in Hyderabad, India. He has also been a Visiting Scholar at The University of Texas at Austin and a Senior Research Fellow of the American Institute of Indian Studies.
Professor Desai has conducted several training and research projects in Russia, Bulgaria and India funded by, among others, the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, U.S. State Department; U.S. Department of the Interior; United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); The Aspen Institute; American Council of Teachers of Russian (ACTR); Foreign Affairs Office, Liaoning Province, China; and the Indian Council for Social Science Research (ICSSR).