Azzaretto, John

Dr. John Azzaretto

Biography:

Dr. John (Jack) Azzaretto is a Professor of Professional and Community Leadership whose research includes examination of social entrepreneurship. This is a concept increasingly important to nonprofit and government leaders. Social entrepreneurs find what is not working and solve the problem by spreading the solution, communicating effectively to stakeholders, being persuasive, and changing the system.

Azzaretto is exploring various aspects of social entrepreneurship in public, independent and education organizations. He has integrated concepts on social entrepreneurship in his graduate courses on nonprofit administration and leadership.

Azzaretto, who has a Master’s and Doctorate in Public Administration from the University of Southern California, is a Vietnam veteran. 

He has studied continuing professional education – its effectiveness, problems and accountability – as well as skill building and budget administration for local government supervisors. He has written book chapters, journal articles and presented on various aspects of continuing and international education, and practical and professional ethics.

He has been a UWF faculty member since 2006.

Degrees & Institutions:

Azzaretto received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from Northeastern Univeristy, and his master's degree in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland. He went on to receive a master's and doctoral degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern California.

Publications:

    Books and Book Chapters

    • Azzaretto, John F.  "Quality Control in Continuing Professional Education:  Accountability, Effectiveness, and Regulation." In E. Stephen Hunt (ed.), Professional Workers as Learners:  The Scope, Problems, and Accountability of Continuing Professional Education in the 1990s.  Washington, DC:  Office of Educational Research and Improvement, U. S. Department of Education, 1992.
    • Cervero, Ronald M., & Azzaretto, John F., & Associates (eds.). Visions for the Future of Continuing Professional Education.  Georgia Center for Continuing Education, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 1990. Awarded "Honorable Mention" for the NUCEA Frandson Literature Award in 1990.  Recipient of the Georgia Adult Education Association 1991 Literary Award.
    • Cervero, Ronald M., Azzaretto, John F., & Tallman, Diane E.  "Introduction:  Renewing and Redirecting Continuing Professional Education," in Ronald M. Cervero, John F. Azzaretto & Associates (eds.), Visions for the Future of Continuing Professional Education, 1990.
    • Azzaretto, John F.  "Power, Responsibility and Accountability in Continuing Professional Education," in Ronald M. Cervero, John F. Azzaretto & Associates (eds.), Visions for the Future of Continuing Professional Education, 1990.
    • Azzaretto, John F.  "Competitive Strategy in Continuing Professional Education," in Clifford Baden (ed.), Competitive Strategies for Continuing Education, Jossey-Bass, Inc., 1987.
    • Azzaretto, John F., & Beckham, Kathryn.  Skill Building for Supervisors:  Effective Supervisory Practices in Local Government. International City Management Association, Washington, DC, 1985.
    • Azzaretto, John F.  "Governing the City" in Handbook for Georgia Mayors and Councilmembers, 2nd edition. Carol Vinson Institute of Government, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 1984.
    • Azzaretto, John F.  "Coaching and Counseling" and "Budget Administration for the Supervisor" (with Carl Valente) in Effective Supervisory Practices (2nd edition).  International City Management Association, Washington, DC, 1984.

    Articles

    • Azzaretto, John F., & Hrezo, William E.  "Institutional Ideology as a Barrier to Change:  A Case Study of OD Failure."  Virginia Social Science Journal, Vol. 24, Winter, 1989.
    • Azzaretto, John F.  "I've Been Thinking . . ." [commentary concerning continuing professional education and development]. Georgia Center Quarterly, Vol. 2, No. 3, Spring, 1987.
    • Azzaretto, John F.  "Continuing Professional Educators as Change Agents."  The Journal of Continuing Higher Education, Vol. 34, No. 1, Winter 1985, pp. 16-19.
    • Azzaretto, John F.  "The Leadership Institute for Georgia Municipal Elected Officials."  Urban Georgia, Vol. 35, No. 1, January-February 1985, pp. 29-32.
    • Azzaretto, John F.  "Leadership Institute Offers Innovative Continuing Education Program."  Adult Education Clearinghouse Newsletter, Vol. 13, No. 1 & 2, January-February 1985, pp. 4-9.
    • Azzaretto, John F.  "The Shift in OD from Process to Product."  Group and Organization Studies, Vol. 10, No. 3, September 1985, pp. 229-241.
    • Azzaretto, John F., & Smith, Howard.  "Facilitative Management:  Coping with the Contemporary Municipal Workforce."  Municipal Management, Vol. 6, No. 3, Winter 1984, pp. 71-73.
    • Azzaretto, John F.  "Planning for Learning in Continuing Professional Education."  Continuum, Vol. 48, No. 1, January 1984, pp. 12-18.
    • Azzaretto, John F., & Smith, Howard.  "Governing in the '80's:  Six Tips for Better Management."  Governing Georgia, Vol. 1, No. 1, January 1984.
    • Azzaretto, John F., & Smith, Howard.  "Building Officials are Managers Too!"  BOCA, Vol. 17, No. 24, July/August 1983.
    • Azzaretto, John F., & Mohor, Arthur B.  Basic Budget and Financial Administration for Building Officials, Southern Building Code Congress International, Inc., Birmingham, AL, 1983.
    • Azzaretto, John F.  "Case Study:  A Tale of Two City Employees."  Supervisory Management, Vol. 28, No. 1, January 1983.
    • Azzaretto, John F.  "Case Study:  The Halls Have It."  Supervisory Management, Vol. 27, No. 12, December 1982.
    • Azzaretto, John F.  "Case Study:  Chalk and Cheese."  Supervisory Management, Vol. 27, No. 11, November 1982.
    • Azzaretto, John F., Mohr, Judith, & Smith, Howard.  "The Role of Higher Education in Training and Development for Local Government."  State and Local Government Review, Vol. 13, No. 2, May 1981, pp. 62-69.

Keywords: social entrepreneurship, continuing professional education strengths and needs, skill building for supervisors, budget administration for supervisors

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