Dr. Ravi Roy is a professor of political science and serves as the director of the W. Edwards Deming Center for Quality, Innovation & Leadership at Southern Utah University. His father taught the same subject for over 50 years, instilling in him a love for American Government.
He has held a number of academic positions which include: director of the Post-Graduate Program in International Development at RMIT University, director of the MPA program at California State University, and visiting research scholar at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is also a Senior Fellow of the W. Edwards Deming Institute in Ketchum, Idaho and an Honorary Principal Research Fellow at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia.
Dr. Roy earned a bachelor of arts in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles, a master of arts in public policy and Ph.D. in political science and public policy from Claremont Graduate University.
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Certificate of Recognition
Presented by his Excellency Suslio Bambang Yudhoyono, President of Indonesia
Grace A. Tanner Distinguished Faculty Honor Lecture (professional)
Grace A. Tanner Center, Southern Utah University, 2018
Distinguished Scholarly/Creative Activity Award (professional)
Southern Utah University, 2016
University Ambassador’s Teaching Award (professional)
California State University, Northridge, 2002
Claremont Graduate University: Ph.D., Political Science and Public Policy
Claremont Graduate University: M.A., Public Policy
RMIT University: Graduate Certification, Tertiary Education
University of California, Los Angeles: B. A., Political Science, College of Honors
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Professor Brings Deming Institute to SUU
SUU News online
Southern Utah University continues to implement experiential and innovative research-based teaching and learning initiatives in the classroom. Understanding the value and impact of the Deming System of Profound Knowledge, Dr. Ravi Roy, assistant professor of political science at SUU, has established a partnership with the W. Edwards Deming Institute.
Parkes Riley, Ravi K. Roy
India is corrupt, but according to Transparency International, it is less so than it used to be and less so than many similar countries. People often blame India’s corruption on the system of business licensing that prevailed from the 1950s through the 1980s, but Pakistan, even without such a system, has been rated higher in corruption. Significantly, India’s nationalist movement was often moralistic, especially because of the influence of Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhian traditions have lingered and affected anticorruption drives in 1974–1975 and in 2011 and after. Corruption continues in India for several reasons, including ingrained habits, the pervasiveness of the government, the opportunities for crony capitalism that have come with liberalization, and a loss of civic faith. At least in its more obvious forms, corruption may slowly fade, because India does have civic traditions, and because there is a revulsion against it that has inspired both protest activities and electoral campaigns.
Thomas R. Rochon, Ravi Roy
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