2101 AEH, MC 278
400 S. Peoria St., Suite 2100
Dean Eitel has spent 40 years in either part-time or 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 BS from St. Louis University. He has taught at UIC for 6 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.
He taught in DePaul University’s School of Public Service for 12 years and served as the School’s Assistant Director and the Chair of its first Master of Public Administration degree. 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 to a student from each of the 8 universities in the Greater Chicago area. He spent 30 years in the federal government and retired in 1998 as Senior Director, Great Lakes Regional Office, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He also worked in the private sector for a number of years. 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 2012 he was appointed to the Illinois Governor’s “Government Services Results” Team to help implement the Governor’s Budgeting for Results initiative. 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 first developed the UIC MPA degree. His research focuses on several areas including improving college course outcomes, enhancing leadership in the public sector, building and sustaining effective teams to improve organizational management, and strategic planning to meet local government missions. He is active in several professional organizations and now assists county residents in career planning.