Assistant Professor, Public Administration
Dr. Hummel is an assistant professor of public administration at the University of Michigan, Flint. Before this appointment, he was an assistant professor at Bowie State University and Idaho State University. He completed his undergraduate degree (BA) in International Politics at Pennsylvania State University in 2004, his MPA at the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2009, and his Ph.D. in Public Administration at Florida Atlantic University in 2013.
His research interests are in shrinking cities, local economic development and comparative public administration. One of his research interests is public administration in the Islamic world with a focus on the maslaha within the maqasid approach. In addition, Dr. Hummel writes on a multitude of subjects including the intersection of religion and government and the importance of interfaith cooperation in an increasingly diverse environment. He published his book Jesus and Muhammad: Commonalities of Two Great Religions (2017, Tughra Books) as a culmination of more than 5 years of interfaith scholarship.
He teaches courses on public administration and public policy which includes the topic of public values and ethics. He also teaches courses on public budgeting and finance and intergovernmental relations.
His website is: www.hummel-research.com.
Selected Relevant Recent Publications:
“Hate Groups and Muslim Population Changes in the Fifty States: Does the Presence of Muslims Encourage Hate Group Formation?,” International Journal on Minority and Group Rights (Accepted)
“Public Administration in the Islamic World: Considering the Importance of Religion, its Values and Culture,” Administrative Culture, Vol. 20/No. 1 (In-Press)
“An Esham-Ijara Structure in the United States?,” Journal of Islamic Accounting and Business Research, Vol. 8/No. 4 pp. 455 – 467, 2017.