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Dr. T.R. Carr

Biographical Background

Dr. Carr is professor and program director of the Department of Public Administration and Policy Analysis at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and a Senior Research Fellow with the Institute for Urban Research at SIUE. He received his MPA and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Oklahoma. He has maintained an active teaching, research, and public service agenda with a focus on public policy issues. He recently completed the "Vision 2020" which is a Federal Funded Department of Labor project through the Madison County Workforce Investment Board in cooperation with the Mid America Workforce Investment Board.

Dr. Carr serves on the St. Louis-Samara (Russia) Sister city Committee. In this capacity, he hosted delegations of Russian physicians to St. Louis in 2009 and 2010. He presented papers on the American healthcare system at an international health policy conference in Samara in 2010.

He has published articles and presented papers on education reform, economic development, training local government officials, public sector geographic information system applications, and variety of healthcare topics including ageing and public heath policy, pharmaceuticals pricing policy issues, healthcare reform efforts, and delivery of mental health services. In addition, he has also presented papers and published in the area of public budgeting and capital budgeting strategies for local government, as well as conducted seminars for state and local officials on a variety of topics including revenue forecasting, economic development and projected management.

Dr. Carr served three terms as Mayor of Hazelwood, MO, from April 2000 to May 2009. He is actively engaged in a range of organizations focusing on municipal and regional issues. He served as President of St. Louis County Municipal League, Secretary-Treasurer of Metro Mayors of Greater St. Louis, and served on the East-West Gateway Council of Governments Board of Directors. Dr. Carr also served as Chairman of the Community Advisory Board of SSM DePaul Hospital, as a member of the Leadership Circle of the St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association, and is currently a member of the Board of North County, Incorporated and Chairman of Economic Development Committee of the Northwest Chamber of Commerce in Northwest St. Louis County. He is a recipient of the "Buzz Westfall Award for Excellence in Leadership" from St. Louis County Municipal League. Dr. Carr has recently published chapters on the topics of education, energy, and economics with the book: American Public Policy: An Introduction.