Jack Werblow is a professor in the department of Public Administration of the College of Business, teaching such graduate courses as: Personnel Administration and Collective Bargaining, Public Finance and Budgeting, Public Policy Formulation and Implementation and Communities and Social Change. In addition he supervises independent studies and internships and participates in new course development via his special topics courses in such areas as: Health Care, Homeland Security, Environmental Health and Consumerism.
In 2008, Dr. Werblow accepted the coveted Healthcare Heroes Award for Education on behalf of Chair, Charles Coleman and the Public Management Department. In 2006, Prof. Werblow was inducted into Sigma Beta Delta, International Honor Society in Business Management and Administration, as a University of New Haven faculty representative. In 2004, he was honored by the Connecticut Consortium for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching for his research and conference presentations.
In recent years, particularly in the 2009-2010 period, graduate students in Public Management, Health Care Administration, and Labor Relations are becoming more culturally diverse, multi-dimensional, and interdisciplinary. Local, state & federal, U.S. in-service employees and civil service i.e. traditional students, (some retraining because of the ailing economy) are being augmented with international students who reflect the increased emphasis on the global economy. Students from Industrial, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering, as well and Industrial and Organizational Psychology, are finding their ways into Dr. Werblow’s classes.
International students (i.e. China, India, Taiwan, Jamaica, Russia, Serbia, Kenya, Libya, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Israel, Iraq and Somalia) bring increased challenges and opportunities to the teaching processes. A renewed vitality, exuberance, and optimism seem to be emerging as a result of the increased diversity, previous rigorous training [some reflect medical, dental, pharmacy, accounting and engineering backgrounds] and enthusiasm of students.
Increasingly, Dr. Werblow has been called upon to renew his dedication to a multi-faceted approach to teaching, and is able to identify and empathize with students from his own practitioner experience in both the business and public sectors. Prior to earning his doctorate and writing his published thesis: “The Limits of Comprehensive Environmental Planning for Policy Development and Decision Making,” he was an urban and regional planner focused on project administration in Greater Boston and the northeast and the Midwest.
Dr. Werblow received his doctorate in Public Administration and Affairs, Health and Environmental Planning, and Urban Economics from the University of Cincinnati in Ohio. He also holds an MBA from the Wharton Graduate School at the University of Pennsylvania and earned his BA from Cornell University. From the Buffalo, NY Public Schools System (PS 47 and 66) and Bennett High School. Dr. Werblow was a Schoellkopf Scholarship student at Cornell and a Samuel A. Fels Fellowship recipient at the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton). He is married, has two grown sons, and has lived in Guilford, CT for more than 30 years.
During the 1980’s and the 1990’s Dr. Werblow maintained active professional memberships and served on many University and Business School committees, some of which he has maintained to 2010. A partial listing of these activities, along with his timely publications, is outlined below:
Dr. Werblow has written case studies and tutorial guides for the Case Clearing House of Great Britain and Ireland on the topics of “An Experimental Rating System for Regional Environmental Health Programs” and “Regional Approaches and Paradigms in Health Systems Planning”. In 1997-1998 Dr. Werblow (co-authored with Dr. Pan) published and presented papers at the New England Business Administration Association International Conference on the topics: “An Empirical Study on Contemporary Environmental Health Issues” and “Job Rotation, Absenteeism and Job Enrichment”. In 1998 Dr. Werblow participated in the Second International Harvard University Conference on the Internet and Society, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Dr. Werblow has been an active faculty members, serving on many University and Business School Committees. These include: Business School Tenure and Promotion Committee, 1994-2010, General Grievance Committee, 1997-1998, 2005-2007, 2008-2010, Faculty Student Relations Committee, 1997-2005, and Faculty Development Committee, 1997-1998. He served as a co-chair and faculty representative for the United Way Campaign (1994). He also served on the Inaugural Committee for President DeNardis (1991) as well as the chair of the Business School Public Relations Committee (1989). Dr. Werblow’s memberships include the New England Business Administration Association, The South Central Connecticut Regional Councils of Government, campus representative of the New England Decision Sciences Institute, and the chair of the American Red Cross Long Range Planning Committee.