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Blue Wooldridge


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Wooldridge teaches courses in public and nonprofit management and organizational behavior in the Ph.D. program, including governmental financial management, human resource management, principles of public administration, public administration theory, public policy analysis, and formulation and implementation. Wooldridge's research interests include identifying and overcoming barriers to the success of programs designed to promote social equity, strategies for increasing the effectiveness of management education and training, issues in privatization, trends in local government revenues, procedures and content of local government budgets, strategies used to improve productivity, obstacles to the implementation of innovations in public organizations, learning styles of international and U.S. public managers, the implications for public managers of the increased diversity of the workforce, attributes of high performing organizations, organizational behavior issues within symphony orchestras, development of diversity competencies by public affairs professionals. Wooldridge received the Teaching Excellence Award given by the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech and twice received the School of Community and Public Affairs’ Excellence in University and Community Service Award at VCU. He also received the College of Humanities and Sciences Distinguished Service Award in 1999.

History of Employment

Fulbright Visiting Professor
Department of Political Science and Public Administration
University of Dar el Salaam, Tanzania
Distinguished Career Professor, and, Professor Emeritus
The L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs
Virginia Commonwealth University
Doctoral Student and Lecturer
School of Public Administration
University of Southern California
Jan. 1971
Jan 1973
Director Urban Management Curriculum Development Project
National Training And Development Project
Aug. 1975
Dec. 1977
Coordinator of Federal Programs and Budget Analyst
Office of the Director of the Budget
Government of the US Virgin Islands
May, 1969
Dec. 1970
MGA Graduate Student
Fels Institute, Wharton Graduate Division
Univ. of Pennsylvania
Aug. 1967
Dec. 1968
Peace Corps Volunteer
Secondary School Science Teacher
Northern Nigeria
Jan. 1963
Dec. 1965
Extension Professor
Institute of Public Service
University of Connecticut
Aug. 1982
Graduate Program in Urban Affairs, Center for Graduate Studies in Northern Virginia
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Jan. 1978
Aug. 1982
Acting Chair
Graduate Program in Urban Affairs
Virginia Tech
May, 1974
Aug. 1975
Assit. Prof
Graduate Program in Urban Affairs
Virginia Tech
Jan. 1973
Aug. 1975
Supervisor of Vista Volunteers
Office of Economic Opportunity
Office of the Governor, US Virgin Islands
May, 1966
Aug. 1967
Virginia Commonwealth University and Palacky University
Primary Policy Areas

Budget and Finance, Civil Rights and Liberties, Education, Government Operations/Innovation, International Aid and Development, Poverty, Social Equity

Primary Sector of Expertise


Primary Functions

Academic Faculty, Budgeting and Finance, Change Management, Human Capital, Organizational Structure/Design/Development, Performance Measurement