Public Administration Graduate Program Faculty

Master of Public Administration


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The online Master of Public Administration faculty bring decades of knowledge and real-world experience to our courses and curriculum. Learn from – and network with – today’s top educators and professionals.

Michael Donnelly, JD
Professor Donnelly is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice. A 26-year veteran of the District Attorney's Office of Worcester, MA, he has written and lectured extensively on issues concerning the rights of children and is the author of the book "The Use of Scientific Evidence in Service to Children in the Courts." He received his MPA from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, a JD from Suffolk University Law School, and a BA from Wesleyan University.

Travis Halstead
Travis Halstead, Jr. was a member of the Virginia Beach Fire Department for 40 years, serving 35+ years as a career firefighter and is since retired. Travis has also served as a Human Resource Officer, as well as a Battalion Chief where he served in a special assignment as the executive Assistant to the Deputy City Manager, which allows him to bring a unique perspective to the courses he teaches.

Travis earned a Master of Public Administration degree from Troy State University, a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management and Development from Bluefield College and an Associate in Applied Science in Fire Science from Tidewater Community College. He is a graduate of the National Fire Academy's Executive Fire Officer Program and was twice designated as a Chief Fire Officer by the Commission on Professional Credentialing. Additionally, Travis is a member of the Technical Review Working Group with the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI).

William Lynch
A veteran of the U.S. Army Reserves, Dr. Lynch has been involved in public education as a teacher, administrator, coach, and instructor of professional development for 45 years. He has a BS in Education, three master's degrees, a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS), and doctorate in Leadership in Schools.

William (Bill) McAndrew
Bill McAndrew retired in 2006 after a 35-year career in the Massachusetts court system. Appointed Chief Probation Officer of the Taunton District Court in 1979, he was responsible for managing the probation operation at the court, and he developed and implemented several probation-focused community programs throughout his career. A founding member of the statewide Massachusetts Probation Training Team in 1984, Bill has provided training to probation officers, court employees, and other agency staff on law and policy. An adjunct faculty member at Anna Maria College for more than 20 years, his duties have also included site and regional administration at satellite campuses. He received his undergraduate degree at Stonehill College and also holds a graduate degree from Assumption College.

Stephen A. Morreale
Dr. Morreale served in law enforcement for 30 years, retiring in 2005 as Assistant Special Agent in Charge for U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Investigations, Office of Inspector General. For nearly 20 years, he served with the Drug Enforcement Administration, serving as a special agent and managing agent as well as serving with the Dover, New Hampshire Police Department and the U.S. Army Military Police Corps. He received the Distinguished Service Award from the Secretary of U.S. Health and Human Services and a Certificate of Recognition from the President's Council on Integrity and Ethics for his role in responding and leading a team of agents conducting disaster relief and recovery at the site of the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001. He is an active member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Academy of Management, American Society for Public Administration, International Association of Chiefs of Police, Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics, and Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Dr. Morreale holds a doctorate degree from Nova Southeastern University.

Jack Parow, MA, EFO, CFO Fire Chief, ret., Chelmsford Fire Rescue, former president of the IAFC
Chief Jack Parow, MA, EFO, CFO Fire Chief, ret., Chelmsford Fire Rescue, a 35-year veteran of fire service and the former President of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC 2010-2011), past president of the New England Division of the IAFC and past president of the Fire Chiefs’ Association of Massachusetts. Since 1990 he has led the District 6 hazardous material team, which provides coverage to over 90 communities in the northeastern section of the state. Chief Parow still maintains both his state and national certifications as an emergency medical technician and is the incoming president of the International Association of Fire Chiefs.

Everett G. Pierce, M.S., CFO
Professor Pierce has been a member of the fire service community for 45 years and has taught at the university level for over 25 years. He has both an associate's and a bachelor's degree in Business Management, an associate's degree in Fire Science and a master's degree in Emergency Management. His career in the fire service includes a position as the deputy chief of a Call Department, 20 years in state fire training, and three years as a Fire Chief/Emergency Management Director of a combination department. Professor Pierce has been an adjunct instructor at the National Fire Academy for 25 years and has presented at numerous Fire Service venues and conferences.

Edward J. Power, A.S., B.S., MPA
Edward Power has been an instructor with AMC's fire science and public administration programs since 2012 and is currently a Lieutenant with the Lynn MA Fire Department. Prior to joining the Lynn Fire Department, Ed was the Supervisor of the Needham MA Fire Department's Communications Division. Ed is also an Instructor with the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy where he teaches in several programs, including the Recruit Firefighter, Fire Officer and Rapid Intervention Programs. Ed holds both a Master of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Fire Science Administration degree from Anna Maria College as well as an A.S. in Fire Science Technology from North Shore Community College. He also holds several certifications relative to the fire service including: Fire Instructor 1, Fire Officer 1, Safety Officer 1 and Emergency Medical Technician. Throughout his career, Ed has attained almost 20 years’ experience in the emergency services field.

Michael A. Walker
Mr. Walker entered the fire service in 1974 as a volunteer. He achieved the qualification of shipboard Damage Control Assistant, the equivalent to civilian fire chief, and served as a fire-fighting instructor. Since retiring from the United States Navy in 1994, he worked fire departments in Illinois, Iowa, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts, where he is now the Fire Chief for the town of Yarmouth. Chief Walker has a bachelor's in Fire Science C from Southern Illinois University and a Master of Public Administration in Government from the Keller Graduate School of Management. He is a Certified Fire Officer II, Fire Instructor II, Hazardous Materials Technician, Fire Apparatus Engineer, and a Nationally Registered Paramedic. He has advanced training in chemical, biological and nuclear terrorism, attended advance emergency medical training for terrorism at Texas A&M University, and terrorism Bomb training at the Energetic Materials Training and Research Center at New Mexico Tech.

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