Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Public Administration and Policy
Dr. Robert F. Abbey, Jr., is an Associate Professor of Public Administration at Troy University specializing in quantitative analysis, program evaluation, research methods, and policy analysis. Prior to 2002, Dr. Abbey served for 30 years in the federal government, first as Director of Meteorology research for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (originally the Atomic Energy Commission) from 1972-1983, then in a similar position with the Office of Naval Research from 1983-2002. He has authored over 80 publications and several book chapters, primarily on application of extreme value theory to natural phenomena. Currently he is a member of two national standards committees and is actively engaged with a publisher concerning applied statistics and research methods in public administration. He is the lead consultant on a $1 M grant to evaluate the effectiveness of teaching American History in Cleveland, OH, public schools. He is also a consultant to Time-Life, the Weather Channel, Lawrence Livermore Laboratories, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Dr. Abbey currently is an Adjunct Professor of graduate Quantitative Analysis and Research Methods at American University.