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Ravi Roy

Associate Professor of Political Science


Specializing in neoliberalism, political education programs, and the Deming system of profound knowledge


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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Industry Expertise

  • Writing and Editing
  • Political Organization
  • Education/Learning
  • Government Relations
  • Research

Areas of Expertise

Political AssociationsPolitical Education PogramsDeming System of Profound KnowledgeLeadershipPublic PolicyPublic AdministrationNeoliberalismPolitical ScienceAmerican GovernmentTheoretical Foundations for Issues in Public AdministrationPolitical CommunicationPolitical Science annd International Relations


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


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


  • Deming Institue

Media Appearances

Leadership forum invites attendees to learn about philosophy of father of Total Quality Management system

St George News  online


Understanding the value and impact of the Deming System of Profound Knowledge, Ravi Roy, the director of the Deming Incubator, established a partnership with the W. Edwards Deming Institute in 2017.

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SUU hosts Deming Leadership Forum

The Independent: A Voice for Utah  online


Understanding the value and impact of the Deming System of Profound Knowledge, Ravi Roy, the director of the W. Edwards Deming Incubator for Quality, Innovation, and Leadership, established a partnership with the W. Edwards Deming Institute in 2017.

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Viracon to close St. George facility

The Spectrum  online


Viracon, Inc. announced plans to cease operations at the smallest of its three U.S. architectural glass fabrication locations in March 2018. The closure follows several years of productivity improvement and new equipment and infrastructure investment at its Owatonna, Minnesota and Statesboro, Georgia facilities.

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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.

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Ravi Roy on Teaching Deming’s Ideas at Southern Utah University

The W. Edwards Deming Institute Blog  online


In this Deming podcast Ravi Roy discusses teaching Deming’s ideas at Southern Utah University. (download the podcast). Dr. Roy is Professor of Public Administration for Southern Utah University and a Research Fellow with The Deming Institute.

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What Is Financialization?

The Oxford Handbook of Global Studies

Ravi K Roy, Thomas D Willett


The financial sector has traditionally been responsible for performing a range of essential functions generally associated with deposit-taking and lending by banks for productive uses.

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Corruption and Anticorruption: The Case of India

Journal of Developing Societies

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.

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Adaptation of the American Democratic Party in an Era of Globalization

International Journal of Political Economy

Thomas R. Rochon, Ravi Roy


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PADM 6000 Program Overview and Theory of Public Administration

This is a foundation course that provides an overview of the MPA program and introduces students to the public administration profession. Students learn about MPA curriculum, areas of emphasis, and the experiential learning requirements.

PADM 6750 Special Topics in Public Administration

Topics vary each semester but generally focus on current issues related to administration, policy, and theoretical foundations for contemporary issues in public administration.

PADM 6830 Readings and Conferences

This course provides graduate students with the opportunity to do extended readings on a specialized public administration topic.

PADM 6990 Capstone in Public Administration

Students demonstrate knowledge and competencies acquired in previous MPA coursework by completing a capstone project. Students map a personal career path and create a plan to strengthen and maintain the competencies for lifelong learning.