James Szymalak

Assistant Professor
Political Science Public Admin
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Specialty area(s)

Public Law & Administration, Public Personnel Management, Ethics, Religion in Government, and Military Law & Administration

Current courses at UWL

PUB 210: Intro to Public Administration

PUB 340: Public Personnel Management

PUB 346: Ethical Decision Making in Government

POL 221: American Legal System

I also serve as the faculty advisor to the following student groups:

UWL Pre-Law Society

UWL Habitat for Humanity

UWL Mock trial Team

Teaching history

PUB 210: Intro to Public Administration
PUB 340: Public Personnel Management
PUB 346: Ethics in Government
POL 221: American Legal System
POL 326: Mock Trial I
POL 329: Mock Trial II

Professional history

Prior to joining UW-L, I served as a senior Pentagon personnel policy legal advisor within the Department of the Army. During this tenure, I advised upon equal employment & civil rights policy, general civil service policy, and was responsible for civilian attorney management covering more than 1,400 attorneys. I have also served as an Army Judge Advocate focused upon civilian personnel management advising and litigation.

Education

PhD in Public Policy, George Mason University School of Policy, Government & International Affairs
JD, Albany Law School of Union University
MBA in Management & Organizations, R.H. Smith School of Business, Univ. of Maryland
BS in Finance, Siena College

Admitted to practice in New York and before the U.S, Supreme Court