Jeryl L. Mumpower joined the Bush School faculty in 2007, where he served as Director of the Master's in Public Service and Administration (MPSA) program and Head of the Department of Public Service and Administration until stepping down in September 2017. Mumpower came to the Bush School from the Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, State University of New York at Albany, where he was professor of public administration, public policy, public health, and information science and directed programs at both the master's and doctoral levels. While at Albany, Mumpower also served in a variety of administrative positions, including Dean of Graduate Studies, Dean of both the College of Arts and Sciences and School of Public Health, Vice President for Research, and Provost. In addition, he was Director of Albany's Center for Policy Research and Associate Director at the Rockefeller Institute of Government. During 2012 to 2015, Professor Mumpower was on leave from Texas A&M University, serving as the Director for the Division of Social and Economic Sciences at the U.S. National Science Foundation.
Professor Mumpower received his BA from the College of William and Mary and his PhD in social and quantitative psychology from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He is author or editor of nine books and more than sixty book chapters and articles. His research has addressed basic and applied topics in negotiation and bargaining, environmental policy, individual and group decision making processes, the use of scientific expertise in public policy making, and risk analysis and management. He has consulted extensively at both national and state levels of government.