Dwight Vick, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Public Administration
Graduate Coordinator of Political Science Programs
Office: Old Main, Room 418B
Dr. Vick arrived at WTAMU in 2007. He received a bachelor’s degree from Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi, a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Memphis, and a Ph.D. in Public Administration from Arizona State University. He also had a one-year post-doctoral fellowship at the University of New Mexico.
Teaching, Research and Service
Dr. Vick is the graduate political science advisor. He teaches both graduate and undergraduate classes in public administration and public policy.
He has published two books in 2010: Substance Abuse Policy in the 21st Century through Jones and Bartlett Publishers: and Community-Panel Drug Courts – the third Wave of Judicial Advancement by Edwin Mellon Press. His research and articles have been published in numerous journals in public administration, history, medicine, and psychology.
He is a member of the national council for the American Society of Public Administration in Washington, DC and was the national co-chairperson of its 2010 conference in San Jose, California. He is a member of the Criminal Justice Advisory Board for the Panhandle Regional Planning Commission and conference coordinator for the International Harm Reduction Conference, an nongovernmental organization sponsored by the United Nations, the World Health Organization, and UNAIDS.
His research interests include public administration and social services, particularly as it relates to substance abuse programs.
Dr. Vick lives in Canyon with his wife, Krista. She is a kindergarten teacher in nearby Hereford. They have a son, David. They enjoy working on their home, travel, and being involved with community groups. One of their passions is a program that Krista started, FED – Food Every Day. It is a program that provides easily-prepared foods over weekends to kids who live in food-deficient homes.