Patricia Moss Wigfall is a professor of public administration at North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina. She received a doctorate in political science (specializations in public administration and public policy) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a Master of Arts in labor and industrial relations from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, and a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia.
Dr. Wigfall's teaching areas include public management, public policy, organizational theory and behavior, intergovernmental relations, and the politics and demographics of public policy formation.
Current and recently-completed research projects include, models addressing health care disparities at the local level, comparative analyses of ethical accountability in tobacco control intervention in China and the United States; comparative models of government intervention in prevention and cessation of tobacco use among youth in Liberia and the US, demographic influences on access to health care, behavioral decision making models in smoking, and influences on teaching pedagogy.
Dr. Wigfall is the author of a book that analyzes contributions of key public administration theorists and has published articles in several professional journals and a case study text. Her involvement in professional partnerships, conferences and presentations of academic papers at both national and international levels include China, Ghana, Greece, Great Britain, Canada, France, and the U.S. She has also served as principal investigator and co-investigator of several grant-funded projects in health, academic service learning, and education. She also serves on the editorial board of an international journal.