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David M. Bredenkamp, Ph.D.

David M. Bredenkamp is an assistant professor with the Center for Public Administration and Policy (CPAP) in the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). He obtained his Ph.D. in Public Affairs, with fields of study in public management and policy analysis, from Indiana University’s Paul O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs in Bloomington. His research interests include public management, organizational behavior, public service, and human resources. His current work investigates the relationships between government contracting decisions and civil servant employee attitudes on public service.

His Master of Public Affairs degree, also from IU, focused on public management and nonprofit management. David’s teaching has focused on classes pertaining to management in public, nonprofit, and private settings with specific attention to organizational behavior and human resources topics. Past service experience includes over three years on the advisory board of the LGBTQ+ Culture Center at IU and volunteering for Bloomington’s regional National Public Radio affiliate, WFIU. Prior to his seven years of sales and management experience in the private sector, he obtained his undergraduate degree from the IU Jacobs School of Music where he studied voice and theater.