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Dean Eitel

Adjunct Lecturer

Public Policy, Management, and Analytics


Building & Room:

2101 AEH, MC 278


400 S. Peoria St., Suite 2100


Dean Eitel has spent 40 years in either part-time of full-time teaching public administration students in the U.S. and abroad. He received his Ph.D. in Public Policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago, Master of Public Administration (with honors) from Roosevelt University and B.S. from St. Louis University. He taught at UIC for 7 years in both graduate and undergraduate courses and is well known for taking his students on numerous field trips to key organizations to help them gain a first-hand perspective of various public and non-profit issues. Before this, he taught in DePaul University’s School of Public Service as Adjunct Professor for 6 years and then full-time for 12 years as the School’s Assistant Director and the Chair of the first Master of Public Administration degree, He has also taught at IIT, Roosevelt University and at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. When he retired from DePaul in 2010, the Greater Chicago Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) renamed its annual “outstanding student awards” in his honor which is now known as the “Dean F. Eitel Outstanding Student of the Year Award”. It is awarded annually to a student from each of the 9 universities in the Greater Chicago area. Prior to that, he spend 30 years in the federal government and retired in 1998 as Senior Director, Great Lakes Regional Office, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Dr. Eitel was appointed by the Illinois Governor in 1999 to the “Illinois Strategic Planning Advisory Council” to help implement strategic planning in state agencies and served 3 years as its Associate Chair. In 1980 the UIC Vice-President for Academic Affairs appointed Dr. Eitel to the “Advisory Council for the Master of Administrative Science/Public Agency Administration Program” where he and several others developed the first UIC MPA degree. He taught abroad in Ireland (8 summers), Belgium (4 times), Germany, and Italy and has taught senior Chinese leaders. His research focuses on several areas including improving organizational leadership, building effective teams, and strategic planning to meet government missions. He is active in several professional organizations and continues to assist county residents in their career planning, as well as consulting with numerous public and non-profit organizations. He has published in 14 professional journals. He is listed in the 2020 Vol. 7 Marquis Who’s Who "Lifetime of Achievement in Government / Public Service" and in the forthcoming 2023 Who’s Who Registry of “Public Administration Professionals from the State of Illinois”.