Ph.D., Political Science, The Johns Hopkins University (1990)
Doctoral fields - Public Administration & Policy; Comparative Politics; International Relations
Dissertation Advisors: Francis E. Rourke, Richard S. Katz
Dissertation: Employee Ownership Policy in the US, Italy, and the UK
MBA-MA International Business, International Trade, Marketing Management (1982), (School of Management, University at Buffalo, SUNY/Department of Geography)
B.S. Business Administration - Management of Information Systems (School of Management, University at Buffalo, SUNY)
A.S. Natural Sciences, Monroe Community College - SUNY (Rochester, NY)
Comparative public policy (general & EU/US), Migration Policy (includng citizenship and inclusion), Regulatory Policy, Comparative Public Administration, European Union policies and policy processes, Transatlantic Relations
Fall 2017 Office Hours
Mondays Noon-5:00 p.m.
PAD 680 Research Methods for Public Administration and Nonprofit Management (Hybrid - Monday evenings starting at 5:30 p.m.)
PAD 602 Comparative Public Policy (Online)
PAD 680 Research Methods for Public Administration and Nonprofit Management (Hybrid - Thursday evenings starting at 6 p.m.)
PAD 700 Migration Policy (Online)
Previous Courses Taught in the MPA
PAD 500 Public Administration & Policy
PAD 502 Administrative Law Student Course Evaluation Report Fall 2016
PAD 602 Comparative Public Policy
PAD 680 Research Methods in Public Administration
PAD 681 Data Analysis & Presentation
PAD 700 Migration Policy Student Course Evaluation Report Spring 2017
see, also, author's publications at Research Gate
Research Interests and Current Projects
I have three general research areas in which I am active: comparative public policy and public administration (with a focus on the European Union and the US, including transatlantic governance); ethnic studies, including immigration policy (both EU and US); and local public administration (applied research). My current book-length writing projects are the Italian American experience (ms undergoing third revision), comparative immigration policy, and the second edition of Policies and Policy Processes in the European Union.
Buonanno, M. and L. Buonanno The Rhetoric of Italian-American Identity. (currently in revision - publishers welcome to inquire as to status)
Zahariadis, N. and L. Buonanno (eds) (2018) The Routledge Handbook of European Public Policy. New York: Routledge. (In production as of Fall 2017, expected publication date November 8, 2017)
Buonanno, L.., K. Dowley, and N. Nugent. (2017) (eds) SUNY Guide to the Model European Union. 12th Edition. New Paltz: Institute for European Union Studies at SUNY. Authored First Edition (2006), Co-edited editions 2-11.
Buonanno, L., N. Cuglesan, and K. Henderson (eds.) (2015) The New and Changing Transatlanticism: Politics and Policy Perspectives. (Routledge Studies in Governance and Public Policy Series) New York: Routledge.
Buonanno, L. and N. Nugent (2013) Policies and Policy Processes in the European Union. (The European Union Series) Palgrave Macmillan. EUSA Review - book review. Second edition planned for 2018.
Buonanno-Lanze, L. (1988) Import/Export Can Make You Rich. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice Hall. A guide to exporting and importing. Combines theory with practical applications.
Articles and Chapters
Buonanno, L. (2018). "The Single Market," in Zahariadis, N. and L. Buonanno (eds) (1 November, 2017) The Routledge Handbook of European Public Policy. New York: Routledge.
Buonanno, L. and N. Zahariadis (2018) "Chapter 1, European Union Policymaking: Issues and Debates," in Zahariadis, N. and L. Buonanno (eds) (1 November, 2018) The Routledge Handbook of European Public Policy. New York: Routledge.
Buonanno, L. and N. Zahariadis (2018) "Section 2 Overview - The Policy Cycle" in Zahariadis, N. and L. Buonanno (eds) (1 November, 2017) The Routledge Handbook of European Public Policy. New York: Routledge.
Buonanno, L. (2017). “The New Trade Deals and the Mobilization of Civil Society Organizations: Comparing EU and US Responses,” Journal of European Integration (8000 words) DOI:10.1080/07036337.2017.1371711
Buonanno, L. (2016). "Financial Services Regulation and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement," Journal of Transatlantic Studies 14. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14794012.2015.1125157
Buonanno, L and M. Buonanno (2015). "Italian-American Political Leadership in the Tea Party Era: Conservative, Progressive, Reactionary?" in Guida, G, S. Pugliese, A. Gravano, P. Vellon, and J. Kighlinger (Eds.) What is Italian America? New York: Italian American Studies Association/John T. Calandra Institute: 245-264. (peer-reviewed)
Buonanno, L., N. Cuglesan, and K. Henderson. (2015) "Chapter 1: Studying Transatlanticism" in Buonanno, L., N. Cuglesan, and K. Henderson (eds.) The New and Changing Transatlanticism: Politics and Policy Perspectives. New York: Routledge.
Buonanno, L., N. Nugent, and N. Cuglesan. (2015) "Chapter 5 Governance of the Transatlantic Agenda and the New Transatlanticism" in Buonanno, L., N. Cuglesan, and K. Henderson (eds.) The New and Changing Transatlanticism: Politics and Policy Perspectives. New York: Routledge.
Buonanno, L. (2015) "Chapter 11 Financial Services Regulation" in Buonanno, L., N. Cuglesan, and K. Henderson (eds.) (2015) The New and Changing Transatlanticism: Politics and Policy Perspectives. New York: Routledge.
Buonanno, L. (2015) "Chapter 13 The TTIP Arrives: Politics and Processes" in Buonanno, L., N. Cuglesan, and K. Henderson (eds.) The New and Changing Transatlanticism: Politics and Policy Perspectives. New York: Routledge.
Buonanno, L. (2015) "Chapter 14 The TTIP Agreement: Market Access, Regulations, and Rules" in in Buonanno, L., N. Cuglesan, and K. Henderson (eds.) The New and Changing Transatlanticism: Politics and Policy Perspectives. New York: Routledge.
Buonanno, L. (2015) "Chapter 15 Conclusions: The New and Changing Transatlanticism" in Buonanno, L., N. Cuglesan, and K. Henderson (eds.) The New and Changing Transatlanticism: Politics and Policy Perspectives. New York: Routledge.
Buonanno, L. and N. Nugent. (2011) Explaining the EU's Policy Portfolio: Applying a Federal Integration Approach to EU Cohesion Policy, Bruges Research Papers. Bruges: College of Europe.
Buonanno, L. and N. Nugent (2011) "Studying the Fine Print: Policy Convergence and the New Transatlantic Agenda." EUSA Review 24 (2).
Buonanno, L. (2007) "The Constitutional Crisis in Perspective" in O’ Neill, Michael and Nicolae Paun. (eds) Explaining the European Union’s Constitutional Crisis: International Perspectives (Cluj: Publishing House of the Foundation of European Studies).
Buonanno, L. (2006) "The European Food Safety Authority" in Chris Ansell and David Vogel (eds). (2006) What's the Beef: The Contested Governance of Food Safety. The MIT Press. Book Review
Buonanno, L. and A. Deakin. (2004) "Identity Formation in the European Union." in N. Nugent (ed) European Union Enlargement. Palgrave Macmillan.
Buonanno, L., J. Mather, and N. Nugent (2003) "Organizing, Managing, and Assessing an Intercampus, Transnational EU Simulation," Teaching Public Administration 23 (1); 1-14.
Buonanno, L. (2002) "Combining synchronous (EU Simulation) with asynchronous teaching (EU online)." EUSA Review. Vol.15 (2): 8-10.
Buonanno, L. , S. Zaboltney, R. Keefer (2001) "Politics versus Science in the Making of a New Regulatory Regime for Food in Europe." European Integration online Papers (EIoP) 5 (12).
Buonanno-Lanze (2000) "The Antimasonic Party." in eds. Ron Hayduk and Immanuel Ness,The Encyclopedia of Third Parties. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe.
Buonanno-Lanze, L. B. (1994) "Public Policy Supportive of Worker Cooperatives in the U.S., the U.K., and Italy." Business & the Contemporary World, 6 (1): 26-42.
Buonanno-Lanze, L. B. (1992) "Trade Union Leaders and Worker Cooperatives: An Analysis of the United States, the United Kingdom, and Italy."Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, 63 (1): 73-102.
Reviews/Creative Works/Working Papers
Buonanno, L. (2010) Book Review. Britain and European Integration since 1945: On the Sidelines, David Gowland, Arthur Turner, and Alex Wright (Taylor & Francis), The Romanian Review of European Governance Studies 2 (3): 48-49.
Buonanno, L. (2006) Book Review, "The Principle of Mutual Recognition in the European Integration Process " (ed) Fiorella Kostoris Padoa Schioppa (Palgrave Macmillan), Journal of Common Market Studies 44 (4): 1102-1103.
Buonanno, L. (2005) Book Review, "Developments in the European Union 2," edited by D. Dinan and M. Cowles-Green (Palgrave). Journal of Common Market Studies 43 (5); 1072-1073. December.
Buonanno, L. (2005) Producer. EuroSim Documentary Directed by William Jungels. Funded by European Commission and Institute for European Union Studies at SUNY.
Buonanno, L. (2003) "Politics versus Science: Apportioning Competency in the European Food Safety Authority and the European Commission," in European Food Safety Regulation: The Challenge of Multi-level Governance Workshop. Organized by Chris Ansell and David Vogel, University of California, Berkeley. Working Paper (PDF, 265KB)
Steck, H., L. Buonanno-Lanze, and M. Eagles (1996) "Pedagogical Strategies and Assessment Results in Cross-National Simulations: Conclusions from at Two-Continent Model European Union Simulation," Presented at American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco.
Buonanno-Lanze (1990) "Attitudes of Labor Union Leaders toward Labor Cooperatives: A Survey of the United States, the United Kingdom, and Italy. Cornell University, Institute for Industry Studies, New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations." (Monograph).
Conferences & Invited Lectures (Recent)
2017. Panel Organizer, Graduate Student Presentations of their Research at the SUNY Model European Union Faculty Seminars - Institute for European Union Studies at SUNY. New York City, SUNY Global Center (April 28).
2017. The European Union Studies Association. 15th Biennial International Conference, Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay, Miami, Florida, May 4-6.
-Panel Discussant: "The Politics of Deep Integration"; Roundtable Participant: "The EU in Crisis: Policy Implications" (Migration Policy); Roundtable Chair & "EUSA Public Policy Interest Section - Routledge Handbook of European Public Policy"; Panel Chair,"The EU Policy-making Cycle: New Perspectives."
2016. Italian American Studies Association, Cal State Long Beach (November).
2015. University Express – New York State, Erie County Department of Senior Services (4 invited lectures 2016) “The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership” –October 2, Clarence Senior Center; October 23, Amherst Senior Center; October 26, Canterbury Woods; Amherst Senior Center; November 6, Orchard Park Senior Center.
2015. The European Union Studies Association. 14th Biennial International Conference, Boston, Massachusetts. - Panel Chair & Discussant, "EU Policymaking: Sectoral Perspectives"; Panel Chair. "The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: Obstacles, Opponents, and Policy Solutions"; Paper Delivered, “Opposition to the TTIP in the EU and the US: Economics, Politics, Culture, or Institutions?” (with Carolyn Dudek).
2015. SUNY Model European Union, City College, CUNY – Expert Witness – Taxation in the European Union. March.
2015. NASPAA Conference and Accreditation Workshop. Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge. October.
PI or Co-PI on $404,152; Collaborator on $180,000 additional; short-listed $600,000
-US Department of State, Fulbright Award (Russia) Spring 2014 (recipient declined)
-COIL (PI) Globally Networked Learning in the Humanities (May 2011). Two-year Institute, International Studies Group - Developing globally-networked course, Transatlantic Public Administration & Policy with partners Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), and Babes Bolyai University (Romania). Course launched in Fall 2012 on the Canvas Learning Platform/team-taught by faculty from the US (Buonanno, Henderson), UK (Carr, Kiernan), and Romania (Cuglesan).
-U.S. Department of Education, Bilateral Mobility Grant (with European Commission funding EU partner universities) (2009-2014, included fifth year no-cost extension): Project Title: Transatlantic Public Administration - PI
-European Commission of the European Union, D.C. Delegation (PI-2001, 2002, 2003, 2004)
-SUNY Conversations in the Disciplines (2003-PI & 2007)
-Carnahan-Jackson Foundation - PI (2003)
-U.S. Department of State and Commission of the European Communities - Senior Fulbright Scholar Program (PI, 2003)
-Lead grant-writer for SUNY's two applications to the European Commission for a European Union Center of Excellence grant to be located at the SUNY Global Center in New York City (55th and Lexington) - "First alternate" in 2011 in field of 10 successful applicants; short-listed in 2001 application.
-Grants reviewer for EU Fulbright Fellowship, European Commission Framework7 grants, Belgian government F.R.S.-FNRS
SUNY Buffalo State, Department of Political Science, Professor (2006-Present)
SUNY Fredonia, Department of Political Science (1990-2006)
Assistant Professor (1990-1994), Associate Professor (1994-2006), Professor (appointed 2006)
Community College of Baltimore (1983-1986)
Instructor (tenure-track), Department of Business Administration; Director, International Trade Program
University of Niŝ Postgraduate Summer Institute for Political Science
Lecturer and Mentor, European Union
22 graduate students from Western Balkans, Ukraine, and Russia 7/10/05-7/15/05
Institute for European Union Studies at SUNY-EU Summer Institute
Director, Lecturer and Mentor
Graduate students plus outreach activities for Chautauquans (debates, EU simulation, roundtables)
During Week I—Global Studies 2004 & 2005
Spetses European Union Summer Institute and Diplomatic Academy
Lecturer and Mentor
Sponsored by the Greek Education and Foreign Ministries, the Commission of the European Union, and the Athens University of Economics and Business. Preparing Greek diplomats for EU presidency; Mentored postgraduate students with theses proposals. 7/30/02-8/7/02
Cornell University, Institute for Industry Studies, New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations
Consortium of the Niagara Frontier (Canisius College, Daemen College, Niagara University)
January 1986-May 1990
Taught undergraduate three-credit hour courses in BA program offered in NYS correctional facilities: American Politics & Government, US Public Policy, US Political Economy, and International Political Economy (one course/semester) fall and spring semesters during this period in NYS Correctional facilities - Attica (maximum security), Collins (medium security), and Wyoming (medium security)
University at Buffalo, SUNY
Department of Political Science
January 1987-May 1987
Taught International Law and Organizations and US Political Economy
Adjunct Lecturer - 1989-1990 (US Political Economy)
Notre Dame College of Maryland
Department of Business Administration
Visiting Adjunct Lecturer
Taught International Business (1984)
Community College of Baltimore, Import/Export Workshop
Coordinator & Lecturer
Three-evening workshop offered regularly through Community College of Baltimore, International Trade Program (Continuing Education Units) Annual 1983-1985
Director, Public Administration Division, Department of Political Science - SUNY Buffalo State (September 1, 2013-May, 31, 2017)
Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Political Science, SUNY Buffalo State (2012-2013)
Chair, Department of Poltiical Science - SUNY Buffalo State (2006-2012)
Coordinator, International Studies - SUNY Fredonia (2005-2006)
Executive Director, Institute for European Union Studies at SUNY (2003-2011), SUNY-wide institute reports to and is funded by SUNY Office of Global Affairs
Director, International Trade Program, Community College of Baltimore (1983-1985)
Director, Transatlantic Consortium for European Union Studies and Simulations [ Nonprofit 501 (c) (3) ] (April 1999-April 2003), Co-Director (2003-2005) when expanded administrative structure to include European faculty on governing board
US Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration-Research Assistant (June-December 1981)
SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1995
William Andrews Lecture 2012 - Institute for European Union Studies at SUNY - delivered at the University of Exeter: "What Federalism Can Teach Us about the Eurozone Crisis"
National Columbus Day Committee, 1991 Educational Citation of Honor Award
Achieving Success through Leadership Program (2008-2009)
Co-Chair, Public Policy Interest Section, European Union Studies Association (May 2013-May2017)
Exemplar Coach and Mentor, Open SUNY
Board Member, Institute for European Union Studies at SUNY
Faculty Advisor, SUNY Model European Union
Executive Board Member, Italian American Studies Association
-Chapter: Buffalo Niagara
-Interest Sections: Comparative and International Public Administration; Public Administration Education; Intergovernmental Administration & Management
-Interest Sections: Migration & Citizenship, European Poiltics & Society
-Interest Section: Public Policy
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