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UTD Professor to Address Annual Meeting
RICHARDSON, Texas (Dec. 17, 2003) — Professor L. Douglas Kiel of The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) will deliver the keynote address at the 2004 annual meeting of the Texas Association of Mayors, Council Members and Commissioners, to be held Feb. 6-8 at the San Luis Resort in Galveston.
Approximately 300 mayors and other municipal officials from throughout Texas are expected to attend the conference. Dr. Kiel, a professor of public administration and political economy in UTD's School of Social Sciences, will speak on "Aligning Organizational Policies and Practices" at the morning general session on the second day of the conference.
Kiel is a leading author on the application of the theories of complexity and chaos to management and organizations. He teaches in the areas of general public management, quality and productivity improvement, change management and performance measurement/management in government. He has contributed numerous publications to the field of public administration and authored the book "Managing Chaos and Complexity in Government: A New Paradigm for Change, Innovation and Organizational Renewal."
Kiel is involved in several executive education programs throughout the state. He trains public administrators through the Texas Certified Public Management program and medical doctors in business management skills through an alliance between UTD and The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.
Kiel holds a Ph.D. degree in political science from the University of Oklahoma and a bachelor's degree from Austin College in Sherman, Texas.
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