LSU PAI Professor Named Western Social Science Association Co-Coordinator
BATON ROUGE – Boris Morozov, the Jon D. “Jay” and Marguerite “Cissy” Doles Babb/AXA Foundation Developing Scholar Professor in the LSU Public Administration Institute, has been elected as an incoming coordinator of the Public Finance and Budgeting Section for the Western Social Science Association, or WSSA.
According to Morozov, the WSSA is an international community for scientists that draws on scholars and others in some 30 disciplines, convenes at an annual conference, conducts research competitions for faculty and students and publishes the Social Science Journal, a juried, quarterly research journal, and WSSA News, the association’s newsletter, three times a year.
“The Public Finance and Budgeting Section of the WSSA operates using a system of co-coordinators serving staggered two-year terms,” Morozov said. “In the first year, the junior co-coordinator is responsible for soliciting conference presentations, arranging the section program schedule and hosting the panels at the conference.”
Morozov was elected as the junior co-coordinator for WSSA 2013.
“I feel both honored and humbled by the vote of confidence from the prominent figures from the field,” Morozov said.
Morozov’s involvement with WSSA will be a credit to PAI and the E. J. Ourso College of Business, allowing him to promote the college’s MPA program nationally and internationally.
“Such exposure falls in line with the E. J. Ourso College’s unique role, scope and mission as the leading academic institution in the state,” Morozov said.
Morozov is an active member of several professional associations, including the Association for Budgeting and Financial Management and American Society for Public Administration. His teaching and research interests are in public and non-profit financial management, public budgeting, strategic management of public and private organizations and economic development policy.
According to its mission statement, the WSSA is committed to multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary scholarship, service and collegiality. The WSSA advances scholarship, teaching, service and professional exchange across the social science disciplines. Its mission is to foster professional study, to advance research and to promote the teaching of social science. Founded in 1958 as the Rocky Mountain Social Science Association, WSSA draws on scholars and others in some 30 disciplines, or “sections,” from across the United States, Canada and Mexico.
The Public Administration Institute at LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business offers a 42-hour degree program that emphasizes management and financial skills for those leading public agencies, nonprofit and healthcare organizations and for-profit organizations that interact with governmental agencies. PAI’s faculty members are student-oriented and nationally-recognized for their expertise in their fields. For more information, visit www.business.lsu.edu/pai or call 225-578-6743.