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Dale KraneDale Krane, Ph.D.

Kayser Chair Professor, School of Public Administration
Date of Appointment: 1988

Office Phone: (402) 554.2595
Fax: (402) 554.2682
Office: CB 111


B.A., Indiana University, 1965
M.A., Indiana University, 1966
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1973

Primary Expertise

Policy Implementation & Evaluation
Federalism & Intergovernmental Relations
State & Local Government Admin
Performance Management
Research Design

Courses Taught

Policy Design and Implementation
Public Policy Evaluation
Intergovernmental Management
Capstone Project in Public Administration
Research methods for Public Administration
The Environment of Public Administration
Comparative Public Administration
Advanced Research Design

Professional Research

Professor Krane is a co-author of Compromised Compliance: Implementation of the 1965 Voting Rights Act and of Mississippi Government and Politics: Modernizers versus Traditionalists. He is the senior editor of Home Rule In America: A Fifty State Handbook and a co-editor of From Nation To States: The Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program. He has published refereed articles in professional periodicals including the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Public Administration Review, The International Journal of Public Administration, Public Performance & Management Review, Public Manager, Policy Studies Review, The Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting, and Financial Management, Publius: The Journal of Federalism, The Journal of Politics, International Studies Quarterly, International Political Science Review, PS: Political Science & Politics, Southern Studies, and The Journal of Developing Areas. Professor Krane edited the Publius annual issue on the state of American federalism from 2001 to 2006. He has also published chapters in twenty books. Recently he concluded an analysis of implementation issues related to disaster recovery.

Professional Activities

Professor Krane has directed grant projects funded by the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Geological Survey, the U.S. Information Agency, the Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education, the Japan Foundation, the Nebraska Commission on Local Government Restructuring and Innovation, the Nebraska Department of Economic Development, and the Nebraska Department of Social Services. In 2001-2002 he was the faculty research associate for the county government managing for results component of the Government Performance Project, co-sponsored by the Pew Foundation, Governing Magazine, and Syracuse University’s Maxwell School. In 1995 Dr. Krane was elected President, UNO Faculty Senate. Professor Krane has long been active in the American Society for Public Administration serving on the National Council, the Board of Insurance Trustees, the Publications Committee, the Section on Intergovernmental Administration and Management, and on several ASPA task forces. He also is active in the American Political Science Association, especially in its Section on Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations, its Section on Public Policy, and its Section on Public Administration. In 1985 Professor Krane was a Fulbright professor at the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and has been a peer reviewer for the Fulbright Senior Specialist in Political Science and Public Administration program. Professor Krane has provided technical assistance to officials in state and local government in the United States as well as public officials in Brazil, Japan, Moldova, Romania, and Venezuela. He recently was reelected to the Board of Trustees, Nebraska Sanitary Improvement District no. 427, for which he serves as its Clerk.

Professional Honors and Awards

Kayser Chair Professor, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2007-present .

The 2006 Award for Distinguished Research or Creative Activity (ADROCA), campus-wide research award presented by the Graduate College, University of Nebraska at Omaha.

The 2002 Donald C. Stone Service to ASPA Award, presented by the officers of the American Society for Public Administration.

The 1998 Jeffrey Pressman Award for the Best Article in Policy Studies Review, presented by the Policy Studies Organization.

The 1995 Donald C. Stone Award for Outstanding Research in Intergovernmental Relations, presented by the Section on Intergovernmental Administration and Management, American Society for Public Administration.

The 1980 Pi Sigma Alpha Award for the Best Paper delivered at the annual meeting of the Southern Political Science Association.

Danforth Foundation Associate for Instructional Excellence, 1979–1986.

Hobbies and Interests

Tropical beaches, fine cuisine, excellent vintages, independent films, American jazz, and Musica Popular Brasileira.