Jeremy Plant, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of Public Policy, School of Public Affairs

Jeremy F. Plant is professor of public policy and administration in the School of Public Affairs, Penn State Harrisburg. He is co-principal investigator for Penn State’s ICCAE program. He teaches and conducts research on public management, transportation policy, human resource management, homeland security, and ethics. His published works has appeared in such journals as Public Administration Review, American Review of Public Administration, Public Works Management & Policy, Public Integrity, Review of Policy Research, and Policy Studies Review. He edited The Handbook of Transportation Policy (Taylor & Francis, 2007) and has done funded research on transportation security. He is a founding member and past chair of ASPA’s Section on Transportation Policy and Administration and serves on the section’s Executive Committee. Currently he serves as chair of ASPA’s Section on Ethics.

Professional Affiliations
  • American Society for Public Administration, Sections on Ethics and Transportation Policy and Administration
  • Principal institutional representative, National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration
  • Member, Advisory Council, Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania


  • Administrative Ethics
  • Transportation Policy
  • Homeland Security
  • Railroads in American Life
  • History and Development of Public Administration

Rail Security and Safety (with Richard R. Young). Edited volume under contract with Taylor & Francis, September 2008 publication date anticipated.

Handbook of Transportation Policy and Administration (Jeremy F. Plant, editor, with Van R. Johnston and Cristina E. Ciocirlan). Taylor & Francis, 2007.

Irony and Public Administration Ethics: An Examination of Niebuhr's The Irony of American History and Its Relevance to Contemporary Ethical Problems. Public Integrity, 10, 3, 2008: 273-285.

Terrorism and the Railroads: Redefining Security in the Wake of 9/11. Review of Policy Research, 21, 3, 2004: 293-305.

Securing and Protecting America's Railroad System (with Richard R. Young). Citizens for Rail Safety, Inc., January 2007.

Rail Safety: Targeting Oversight and Better Assessing Results. Public Administration Review, 68, 1, 2008: 137-140.

A Classic Work Revisited: Democracy and the Public Service by Frederick C. Mosher. Public Administration Review, 68, 1, 2008: 181-184.

B.A.; M.A.; Ph.D. (Virginia)