Dr. R. Paul Battaglio, Jr. is Assistant Professor and Assistant Program Head for Advising and Enrollment in the Public Affairs Program. He teaches graduate courses in public management, public human resource management, and contract and project management. His major research interests over the past several years has concerned comparative policy and administration, comparative political attitudes, and public human resource management reform. From 1996 to 2001 he was a policy analyst in the Louisiana Governor's Office where he specialized in issues related to economic development and transportation. In 2005, Dr. Battaglio received his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia in public administration. He was a faculty member at UNLV before moving to UT-Dallas in 2007.