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Linda Day

Contributing Faculty

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

School of Public Policy and Administration

Degree ProgramMaster of Public Administration (MPA)

Dr. Linda L. Day combines teaching with professional practice. She received her Ph.D. in Urban Policy from Syracuse University. Her dissertation was a study of intergovernmental relations between law enforcement, education, social service, and water quality control officials. Dr. Day has taught political science, public administration and city planning at Rutgers University, several colleges in St. Paul, Minnesota, Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo, San Francisco State University and the University of San Francisco. Dr. Day has published a book and many journal articles and review essays in policy and planning journals. Her recent practice experience, from 2004-2008, was with the Budget Office of the University of California Office of the President where she worked with the capital project implementation group in project reviews and liaison with the State Department of Finance.

Courses Taught

PPPA 8820 - Elements of Livable & Sustainable Communities

MMPA 6822 - Current Issues in Regional and Local Politics


BS, S.U.N.Y., Brockport, Brockport, NY

M. Arch., School of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

PhD, Maxwell Graduate School of Public Affairs and Citizenship, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

Public Service

Architectural Review Commission of San Luis Obispo, CA, - San Luis Obispo, CA United States

Planetizen, Blogger - San Francisco

Public Administration Times, Columnist

Awards / Honors

Award for Excellence in Teaching, Walden University, 2016

Nominated for Excellence in Teaching Awards, California Polytechnic State University -- San Luis Obispo, CA, 1997

Affirmative Action Faculty Development Research Grant, California Polytechnic State University -- San Luis Obispo, CA, 1994

Master's Project Nominated for Research Award, , 1992


Day, L. L. (2014). This House is Just Right: A Design Guide to Choosing a Home and Neighborhood

Day, L. L. (1995). Choosing A House: The Effect of Cost Constraints on the Design and Construction of Single Family Houses Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design

Day, L. L. (1992). Placemaking by Design Environment and Behavior

Day, L. L. (1980). The Signature of Power: Buildings, Communication and Policy by Harold D. Lasswell with Merritt B. Fox (New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Books, 1979) American Political Science Review

Day, L. L., Fredrickson, H. G. (1973). Power, Public Opinion and Policy in a Metropolitan Community


Day, L. L. (2004). Community Design for Emergency Preparedness

Day, L. L. (1994). Maintaining Place Identity at the Regional Scale: An Urban Design Lesson for Planning Students

Day, L. L. (1993). Choosing A House: The Effect of Cost Constraints on the Design and Construction of Single Family Houses

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