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Dr. Victoria Gordon is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science, Master of Public Administration program, and serves as the Director of the MPA Program and as Director of the Center for Local Governments at Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky. She earned her Doctor of Public Administration degree from the University of Illinois–Springfield, and her Master of Public Administration degree from
the University of Kansas.
Dr. Gordon’s areas of research interest include municipal finance, regional economic development, and human resources management. Her work is published in Economic Development Quarterly, Review of Public Personnel Administration, Public Personnel Management, and Public Voices. Dr. Gordon’s most recent research projects include a White Paper Policy Report entitled “Striking a Balance: Matching the Services Offered by Local Governments with the Revenue Realities,” (2012) prepared for the International City/County Management Association, and a book published by CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, entitled Maternity Leave: Policy and Practice (2013). Dr. Gordon currently serves as the President of the Metro Louisville Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration.