Sheldon M. Edner

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Contact Information
Phone: 703-993-2280 
Arlington Campus, Van Metre Hall
3351 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22201
MSN: 3B1


Sheldon Edner teaches courses on the Introduction to Public Administration, Ethics and Administration, Emergency Management and Third Party Governance. In May, 2010 he retired from the US Department of Transportation as Associate Director for Financial Management, Office of the Secretary where he was responsible for the cyber security of the Department’s financial system, grants management issues, travel systems management, and the payroll process for the 55,000 DOT employees. From 2008-10 he staffed the Senior Accountable Officials for the implementation of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act and was a member of the OMB Grants Policy Committee. Prior to joining the Office of the Secretary, Dr. Edner served as team lead for Metropolitan Transportation Planning with the Federal Highway Administration for ten years. From 1976-1991 he was on the faculty of Portland State University serving as a Professor of Public Administration and Chair of the Public Administration Department (1989-91). Dr. Edner also was Assistant Director of the Center for Urban Studies (1982-89).

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Areas of Reserach

  • Emergency Management
  • Ethics and Administration
  • Third Party Governance
  • Intergovernmental Relations
  • Interagency Coordination and Communication