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Expert in Private and Independent Sector Entrepreneurial Development

Dr. Kyle Farmbry is the acting dean of the Graduate School–Newark and an associate professor at the School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) at Rutgers University-Newark.

Farmbry's current research interests are in the areas of private and independent sector entrepreneurial development, the role of the law in institution building, and intersectoral roles in crisis, disaster, and risk management. He has presented his research throughout the United States, as well as in Australia, The United Kingdom, Sweden, The Netherlands, and South Africa. He has also served as a training facilitator for the U.S. Department of State in Kenya and Malawi.

In 2009, Farmbry was selected as one of 35 individuals internationally to serve as a Fulbright New Century Scholar. In this role, he engaged in research that examined factors of youth entrepreneurial and civic engagement in South Africa. Four years prior, he received the 2005 William Diaz Research Fellowship from the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council for his research on the formation of nongovernmental networks to address the South African HIV/AIDS Crisis.

Widely published, Farmbry’s work has appeared in Public Administration Review, Journal of Public Affairs Education, and Administrative Theory and Praxis. His books include The War on Poverty: A Retrospective (Rowman and Littlefield, 2014), Crisis, Disaster, and Risk: Institutional Response and Emergence (M.E. Sharpe, 2012), and Administration and The Other: Explorations of Diversity and Marginalization in the Political Administrative State (Rowman and Littlefield, 2009).

Prior to joining the faculty of Rutgers University, Farmbry taught at The University of Texas in San Antonio, San Diego State University, and Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has also served as a visiting lecturer at the University of Gdansk in Gdansk, Poland, Benxi University in Benxi, China, and for the municipality of Orastie, Romania.

Farmbry received his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from The George Washington University. He received his juris doctor from Rutgers School of Law–Newark.