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About Terrell Manyak

Dr. Manyak received his bachelor's in science degree from California State University at Northridge. He went on to obtain his master's in public administration degree from the Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. After graduation, he worked for the Alaska Legislative Council in helping that state complete the transition from territorial status to statehood. Dr. Manyak then returned to California to pursue a Ph.D. from UCLA. As part of his graduate program, he was asked by the US Department of State to teach public administration courses at the University of Khartoum in the Sudan Republic and to work with the Sudan Ministry of the Interior in writing a new constitution for the country. He also received a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation to study political leadership problems within Sudan Republic. 

Dr. Manyak returned to UCLA where he became involved with the Tavistock Institute (London) in studying socio-technical systems. His dissertation focused on developing computerized models of the cognitive structures of five city councils in the Los Angeles area. His dissertation was nominated by the UCLA faculty for the William H. White award. Dr. Manyak was then invited to join the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey as manager of personnel research. His primary role was to develop new administrative systems for managing human resources. He also did extensive work in the areas of equal employment opportunity and labor relations. He was a contributing author to the American Society for Personnel Administration Handbook on Personnel and Industrial Relations. He also taught public administration courses at Baruch and John Jay Universities. 

Dr. Manyak assumed his full-time academic career by joining California State University at San Bernardino as assistant dean. He then became chair of the business department at Lewis Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho, where he researched economic development problems of the state. Dr. Manyak joined Nova Southeastern University in 1992 as the associate director of the undergraduate business program. His initial project was to develop a management information system for off-campus programs. He also prepared licensure and accreditation reports for the Farquhar College. In 2002 he left administration to become a full-time professor of public administration in the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship. He received a Rotary Foundation Grant to teach at Uganda Christian University for the 2008-2009 academic year and conducted research on local governance issues in that country. He continues to do management research in Uganda as well as other developing countries. 

Dr. Manyak is very active in the community. He serves as Assistant Governor for Rotary in South Florida, devotes time to working with Rotary international exchange students, and serves as the faculty advisor to the NSU Rotaract Club. Dr. Manyak actively publishes in the area of public administration, public policy and comparative cultures. His research has appeared in Critical Perspective on International Business, Public Personnel Management, Urban Systems, Midwest Journal of Business and Economics, Gender and Management, Journal of Global Business, and Computers, Environment, and Urban Systems. Dr. Manyak is on the editorial board of the Journal of Management and Entrepreneurship. He is also active in the Academy of Management, American Society for Public Administration, and the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration.


Present Adjunct Professor, Nova Southeastern University H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship


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Professional Service and Affiliations

2016 - Present Community Affairs Task Force, Nova Southeastern University, Engagement Committee and HCBE Community Affairs Task Force
2016 - Present Representative, Nova Southeastern University, HCBE Academic Integrity Committee
2015 - Present College Representative, Nova Southeastern University, Community Collaboration Committee
2010 - Present Member, Curriculum Committee
2007 - Present Board of Directors Member, Youth Ethics Initiative, Inc.
2003 - Present Faculty Advisor, Nova Southeastern University, NSU Rotaract Club
2002 - Present Assistant Governor, Rotary District 6990
2002 - Present Educational Liaison, Rotary Florida Youth Exchange Program and Broward County Schools
2002 - Present Assistant Governor of Rotary District 6990, Rotary International
2000 - Present Editorial Board, Journal of Management and Entrepreneurship
2012 - 2013 Committee Member, Internal Review Committee for International Management
2011 - 2013 Team Member, Nova Southeastern University, NSU Performance Management Project
2011 - 2012 Chair, Curriculum Committee
2011 Invited Speaker and Discussant, HR Summit , Hallandale, FL.
2008 - 2009 Coordinator, Postgraduate Studies Center at Uganda Christian University
2007 - 2008 IRB Alternate Representative, Nova Southeastern University, IRB Committee
2006 - 2008 Responder, Rotary Student Visitors Program of Rotary District 6990
2003 - 2006 Assistant Director of Membership, Academy of Management
1999 - 2000 President, Rotary International
1990 - 1991 President, Rotary International
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1976 Ph.D., Political Science (Public Administration and Business Combined Program), University of California, Los Angeles
1963 M.P.A., Public Administration, Syracuse University
1962 B.S., Political Science and Public Administration, California State University

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