Ernest “Bub” Kovacs
“Bub” Kovacs is an Associate Professor in the School of Public and Global Affairs at Fairleigh Dickinson University. He teaches graduate classes in organizational change and planning, human resources and research methods for adult working professionals enrolled in the MPA, MAS or MCHS programs. He also teaches in the Sport Management program. He serves as a consultant to public transportation agencies in the tri-state area in the areas of public engagement, pre-design, and pre-construction partnering and does alternative dispute resolution for transportation-related projects.
A public administrator for over 30 years he was formerly the Manager of Organizational Development and Training at the New Jersey Department of Transportation. His primary responsibility included facilitating inter-agency initiatives, public meeting management and was responsible for Departmental organizational and management development issues. He was responsible for the coordination of Departmental task forces in cooperation with the Consulting Engineering Council NJ and Construction Industry Advancement Program. He served as Executive Secretary for the New Jersey Transportation Quality Initiative.
He had previously been a faculty member for the Human Resource Development Institutes where he taught in the Certified Public Manager Program and in the Rutgers Executive MPA program. He served as a consultant to a variety of public agencies in the areas of organizational change and planning. In the earlier part of his career he was a college administrator at The College of New Jersey and Pennsylvania State University.
Dr. Kovacs received a Bachelors's degree from Rutgers, a Masters's from the Pennsylvania State University, and completed his Doctorate at Rutgers University where his dissertation focused on the perceptions of the effectiveness of staff performance.