Nicholas C Zingale, Ph.D.
 Title: Associate Professor
Director, Institute of Applied Phenomenology in Science and Technology
 Dept: Urban Studies
 Office: UR 349
 Phone: 216-802-3389
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. UR 349, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Public Management, Public Administration, Organizational Theory, Phenomenology, Governance, Collaboration, Community Engagement
Post Doctoral Fellowship, Public Administration/Policy, Harvard University, 2007
Ph.D., Public Administration, University of Akron, 2004
M.B.A., Business Administration/Leadership, Baldwin-Wallace College, 1993
B.S., Environmental Science and Health, Bowling Green State University, 1989
Brief Bio:
Nicholas Zingale, Ph.D., is a post-doctorate senior executive fellow from the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government with over 25 years of academic and professional experience in public policy and management. He is a former associate professor at The University of Akron and an adjunct professor at The Ohio State University. Currently, he is a co-director at the Institute of Applied Phenomenology in Science and Technology. He has published over 80 articles in technical and academic journals.  He is the 2006 recipient of the National Association of Environmental Professionals Environmental Excellence Award in Education resulting from a USAID grant funded project leading an innovative public policy and management program for the government of Vietnam. He teaches courses in Public Administration and Organization Theory, Public Policy and Government Regulation, and Environmental and Global Sustainability Policy and Administration. He is a local and nationally invited speaker on issues of governance, phenomenological inquiry, environmental and global sustainability policy and is certified as a Qualified Environmental Professional, Hazardous Material Manager, and ISO Environmental Management System lead auditor. Dr. Zingale holds degrees from Bowling Green State University, Baldwin Wallace College, and a Ph.D. from the University of Akron.
Honors and Awards:
2006 Recipient of the National Association of Environmental Professionals Environmental Excellence Award in Education for environmental policy project work in Vietnam.

Pi Alpha Alpha National Honors Society for Public Affairs and Administration

Qualified Environmental Professional (QEP) since 1996; No. 07960162

Certified Hazardous Material Manager since 1996; No. 7396

ISO 14000 Environmental Management System Lead Auditor (2002)
Creative and Activities:
Zingale, Nicholas C. and Samanta, Aritree. (2017 forthcoming) Loose Governance in Action: Transformations within a Shrinking City. Administrative Theory and Praxis

Clark, Benjamin and Zingale, Nicholas C. (2017 forthcoming) Crowdsourced Intelligence and Information Gathering. Journal of Public and Nonprofit Affairs

Groble, Patricia; Zingale, Nicholas C., and Mead, Joseph (2016 Forthcoming). Legislation Meets Tradition: Interpretations and Implications of the Volunteer Protection Act for Nonprofit Organizations Journal of Public Management & Social Policy

Clark, Benjamin and Zingale, Nicholas C. (2016). A framework for using crowdsourcing in government. International Journal of Public Administration in the Digital Age (IJPADA)3(4).

Zingale, Nicholas C. and Piccorelli, Justin T. (2016). From Grout to Grip: Intentionality and the Freedom to Gain a Feel for the Work. Administration and Society. Vol. 48(3) 344-366.

Rush, Christine L. and Zingale, Nicholas C. (2015). Retaining Public Value and Public Law Value in Outsourcing. International Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior PrAcademics Press Bole 18 Issue 1 p105-132.

Zingale, Nicholas C.; Liggett, Helen and Riemann, Deborah (2014). Trial by Space: Articulating Value in the Context of a Shrinking City. Administration and Society.

Alexander, Kellogg, Lendel, Thomas and Zingale (2014). Water Resources Shaping Ohio's Future: Water Efficiency Manual for Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Facilities (Report). Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

Zingale, Nicholas C. (2013). The Phenomenology of Sharing: Social Media, Networking, Asserting, and Telling. Journal of Public Affairs. First published online: 30, May 2013.

Zingale, Nicholas C. and Deborah Riemann (2013). Coping with Shrinkage in Germany and the United States: A Cross-Cultural Comparative Approach Toward Sustainable Cities. Urban Design International: Special Issue: Shrinking Cities. Vol. 18,1: 90-98.

Zingale, Nicholas C. and Elias, Maria Veronica (2013 Forum Coordinator) Stories in Tribute: The Legacy of Ralph P. Hummel and Introduction to the Forum. Administrative Theory and Praxis. Vol. 35, No. 1 pp. 144-146.

Zingale, Nicholas C. (2013). Energy and the Environment: Knowledge for Change in a Quasi-Governmental, Quasi-Business Setting. Journal of Public Management and Social Policy. Volume 19 issue 2.
Research Interests:
Zingale primary research focus is in governance, inquiry, applied phenomenology, and hermeneutics.  He applies these as theoretical foundations within various societal and organizational settings, such as NASA, Western Power Administration, Local Government and Shrinking Cities, San Francisco Cable Car transportation system, and within community and state programs, such as the Cleveland Evergreen Cooperative and the Ohio Children's Trust Fund.   He has also actively publishing in the area of social media and crowd sourcing and the influence of legal policy on administration. His most recent work is  in the area of post-capitalism and how new innovations stemming from the internet of things, fab labs, and other innovative community involvements initiatives are influencing governance approaches.
Teaching Areas:
Public Administration and Management

Organizational Theory

Logic of Inquiry

Environmental Policy and Administration

Master in Public Administration Capstone
Professional Affiliations:
Member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education

Member of the Air Waste Management Association National Chapter

Member of the Air and Waste Management Local Chapter

Member of the National Association of Environmental Professionals

Member of the Professional Environmental Technical Educators

Member of Entrepreneurs for Sustainability

Technical Session Chair for Environmental Policy and Regulation AWMA 2003-2004

Member of Executive Committee and Judge for Environmental Performance - Master
Craftsman Award (2001-2006).

Environmental and Safety Editor and Columnist, Industrial Heating Magazine

Member of the Institute of Hazardous Materials Manager (2000 - present)

Board Member of the Northeast Ohio Chapter of Certified Hazardous Materials
Professional Experience:
Nick works with private, public and not-for-profit institutions interested in sustainability management and planning. Over the past 20-years he has consulted with numerous private entities; including several fortune 100 and 500 companies, the U.S. Government, the U.S. Department of Energy, state and local governments, and the government of Vietnam.
University Service:
Cleveland State University Sustainability Planning Committee for developing Urban Sustainability Designations and State Certified Sustainability Managers (2008-Present)

The University of Akron PAUS - Member of the Douglas Shaw Memorial Lecture Series Committee - Environmental Policy and Sustainable Cities (2007-2008)

Chair, RTP Committee - The University of Akron, Wayne College (2007)

Faculty Senator, University of Akron Faculty Senate (2005-2007)

Member, University of Akron Faculty Research Committee (2005-2007)

Chair, Wayne College Faculty Development Committee (2004)

Chair, Wayne College Enrollment Management Committee (2003)

Chair, Wayne College Facilities Committee (2002)

Chair, Environmental Health and Safety Advisory Committee (1999-2006)
Member of the Technical Coordinators Committee

Treasurer, Doctoral Association of Arts and Sciences and Public Administration 2001-

Member of the Akron Environmental Tech. Prep. Steering Committee (2000-2002)

Member of Search Committees (Director of Enrollment Management, and
Community Service:
Invited Member of Canal Fulton Community Comprehensive Planning Committee (2007)

Trustee, Canal Fulton Library Board (2005 - present)

Coach - NW Youth Soccer Club

President, Canal Fulton T.A.P. Association for Sustainable Development (Senator and
Mayor nominated) (2004-2006)

Treasurer, Canal Fulton Main Street Program (2004-2006)

Chair, St. Barbara School and Church Consultative Council (2003-2004)

Member of the Orrville Safety Council Executive Committee (2000-2002)
Research Grants:
2005-2006 United States Department of Energy ¿ Western Area Power Administration.  Funding to study the impact of self-regulated policy associated with environmental management systems and the impact on pro-environmental worldviews ($7,500).

2003-2005 United States Asian Environmental Partnership.  Grant funding to study and facilitate the development of a Polychlorinated Bi-Phenyl (PCB) Policy and Management Plan for the Country of Vietnam - Electricity Vietnam (EVN)($150,000).

2004 National Science Foundation ¿ Scientific Tools and Application.  Grant funding used to develop a curriculum and purchase technology for water testing and data logging ($4,000).