Joseph M. Pellicciotti

Joseph Pellicciotti is the Vice Chancellor for Administration and a professor in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University Northwest. He has taught in SPEA Executive Education for approximately 25 years.

Joseph earned his bachelor’s in political science from Alfred University and his MPA in Public Administration from the Maxwell Graduate School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. He also graduated cum laude from the School of Law at Gonzaga University.

Before joining the faculty at IU Northwest in 1984, Joseph worked as a legal clerk for the Spokane Legal Services in Spokane, Wash. He later joined Saul I. Ruman & Associates as an associate attorney and worked as a legal advisor for the Comprehensive Employment Training Agency, both in Hammond, Ind. In 1982, Joseph opened the Law Offices of Joseph M. Pellicciotti, practicing administrative, criminal and civil law. He is a member of the Indiana bar and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court. Joseph is also the co-chair of the Indiana State Bar Association’s Written Publications Committee.

Joseph was promoted at IU Northwest from assistant professor to associate professor in 1990 and to professor in 1997. He was also the Criminal Justice Coordinator for SPEA at IU Northwest and, beginning in 1990, worked as the division director and assistant dean of SPEA at IU Northwest for 13 years. In 1989, Joseph received the Outstanding Tenure-Track Faculty Award and the IU Northwest Founder’s Day Teaching Award.

Joseph’s research interests focus on administrative and constitutional law topics, including federalism and state sovereign immunity, and on personnel law issues. He has published books, monographs, legal annotations, book reviews and articles in journals and law reviews. His articles have appeared in the Baylor Law Review, Loyola Law Review, Boston University Public Interest Law Journal, Public Personnel Management, Tulsa Journal of International & Comparative Law, Journal of Police Science and Administration, Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice and DePaul Business Law Journal, among others. He teaches V540, Law and Public Affairs.