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Travis Bland

Travis Bland is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Administration. He received his Ph.D. from the Center for Public Administration and Policy at Virginia Tech. He is pursuing research interests in several key areas: the network approach to governance, front-line behavior, social welfare, and the normative and ethical foundations of our Constitutional Democratic Republic. In addition, he continues to study and develop an interest in political philosophy.

In Virginia’s New River Valley, Travis worked with local and state social services departments, planning commissions, state and local government agencies and officials, non-profit agencies, and private industries to help coordinate and implement a welfare-to-work program and explore the feasibility of developing a regional water authority.

In addition to his teaching and research interests, Travis enjoys playing/watching baseball and golf.

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University of Illinois Springfield
One University Plaza
Springfield, Illinois 62703-5407



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