A coveted political scientist and educator, Dr. Timothy D. Mead has held the title of professor emeritus of political science at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte since 2001. Holding the position of professor for 17 years beginning in 1984, he also served UNC Charlotte as an associate professor of political science and coordinator of the Master of Public Administration program from 1979 to 1984. Earlier in his career, he held such other academic appointments as assistant and associate professor of public administration at Moravian College and instructor at George Washington University. While pursuing a doctoral degree, he served as a teaching fellow at George Washington University for three years.
Alongside his academic endeavors, Dr. Mead served as a first associate for Applied Communications, Inc., in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, from 1973 to 1975, associate executive director for the domestic council committee on the Right of Privacy in Washington, DC, from 1975 to 1976 and public administration fellow at the Academy for Contemporary Problems in Washington, DC, from 1976 to 1979. Likewise, he served Mead Associates in Charlotte as a consultant and coordinator between 1979 and 1995. Civically involved as well, Dr. Mead currently sits on the advisory committee of Catawba-Wateree Re-Licensing, established by the legislator of North Carolina and South Carolina. Previously, he was vice chair of the chair zoning committee of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission and chair of the Mecklenburg County Housing and Development Authority. In the 1970s, Dr. Mead also dedicated his time as vice president of the Stratton Woods Homeowners Association and president and commissioner of the Public Housing Authority of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Demonstrating versatility in his profession, Dr. Mead has contributed articles to esteemed journals and is a highly acclaimed outdoor writer who has been published numerous times. He is the noted author of “Impact of Federal Paperwork on State and Local Government: An Assessment” in 1977 and “Measuring the Management Capacity of
Local Government” in 1979.
Happily married to his wife Nancy Krumpeck since 1965, Dr. Mead is the proud father of one son, Craig, and two grandchildren, Thomas and Alexis. In his spare time, he enjoys bass fishing, running, tennis and studying botany and zoology.
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