BA, Midland College
MPA, PhD, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Dr. Deniz Zeynep Leuenberger is Bridgewater State University Chief of Staff and a Professor of Political Science/Public Administration. Professor Leuenberger specializes in sustainable development, public sector economics, public budgeting and finance, and non-profit and non-governmental organization management. In the past, she has held the following roles within the department and university: Coordinator of the MPA Program, Faculty Director of the Institute for Policy Analysis and Regional Engagement, Faculty Director of the Massachusetts Certified Public Managers Program, Faculty Director of the Institute for Regional Development, Coordinator for the Center for Sustainability, and Coordinator of the Center for Legislative Studies Global Citizen Leadership and Education program. She has served on the boards of ASPA's Association for Budgeting and Financial Management, the Section on Transportation Policy and Administration, and the Section for Women in Public Administration. She is the past chair of the Section on Transportation Policy and Administration. She has published articles on sustainable development, strategic planning, and caring labor in Administrative Theory and Praxis, Public Works and Management Policy, Water Policy, State and Local Government Review, PA Times, and in the Public Manager. She is the co-author, with John R. Bartle, of the book Sustainable Development in Public Administration.