Wendy L. Hassett, Ph.D. in Public Administration and Public Policy, Auburn University, teaches as a Professor at Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU). Prior to her work at IWU, she was on the faculty at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). During her professional career, she also worked as an assistant city manager and has over twelve years of experience in local government management.
She is the co-author or co-editor of Local Government Management: Current Issues and Best Practices (2003), and Civic Battles: When Cities Change Their Form of Government (2007). More recently, her work appears in More Than Mayor or Manager: Campaigns to Change Form of Government in America's Large Cities (2010). Her scholarly work has appeared in key academic journals including: Public Administration Review, Public Performance & Management Review, Review of Public Personnel Administration, and Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management.
Wendy joined the faculty at Indiana Wesleyan University in January 2013 and teaches in the online Master of Public Affairs program where she incorporates her love for Christ with her love of public affairs. She lives in Auburn, Alabama, with her husband Rob and two daughters, Rachel and Lindsey.