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Pamela Imperato, Ph.D.

Dean of the College of Business

Dr. Imperato has devoted her career to public service as a practitioner and as a professor. Her twenty-year experience in public and non-profit administration is extensive and varied.

She served as a park ranger and supervisor of urban-island state parks for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. At the legislative level, she provided her expertise to the California State Legislature as a Jess Marvin Unruh Fellow and Legislative Aide. In these capacities, she provide direct constituent services and served as a policy analyst in the areas of housing and community development, water resource management and public health delivery. She later served as Ethics Officer for an 8,000 employee, integrated health care system. Here, Dr. Imperato developed a comprehensive organizational and clinical ethics program to ensure patient rights and compliance with federal, state, and accreditation standards.

A seasoned public administration educator, Dr. Imperato served as a full-time faculty member in MPA programs at both the University of North Dakota and Bridgewater State College.

She received her Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Department of Political Science with specializations in Public Administration, Public Policy, and Program Evaluation. Her dissertation entitled, "Genetic Screening and Its Influence on Health Insurance Eligibility" examined legislative and public understanding and propensity to use genetic screening technology. The University of Massachusetts awarded her an M.A. in Critical and Creative Thinking, with a specialization in Science and Technology. Her thesis, "The Thinking Business," examined training methods for entry-level workers when adopting advanced technologies in the workplace. She received a B.S. in Biology from Emmanuel College in Boston, Massachusetts.

Dr. Imperato strongly values Bellevue University's "real-life/real learning" philosophy. Her teaching and program directing responsibilities embody this central paradigm of professional education.