Location: FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON UNIVERSITY 1000 Teaneck NJ 07666 United States
Dr. Paulette Laubsch, Professor, joined the full-time faculty of Fairleigh Dickinson University in August 2001 after retiring from the State of New Jersey Department of Labor with over 31 years of service. In addition to a Doctorate in Public Administration, Dr. Laubsch earned a MPA degree from Rutgers, and a MA in secondary math education and a BA in mathematics and secondary mathematics education from Glassboro State College (now Rowan University).
Dr. Laubsch started with the Department of Labor as an Employment Services Trainee and rose through the ranks to become an Assistant Commissioner of Employment Security and Job Training. In that position, she was responsible for the operations of the Employment Services Offices, the Unemployment Insurance Offices, and the Disability Insurance Program. In addition, she served as an Executive Administration for the New Jersey State Employment and Training Commission for three years, where she worked on education, training, and workforce policies.
Dr. Laubsch has done research on the education and training programs, evaluation of training programs, and quality programs. Her dissertation was on “The Relationship of Organizational Antecedents of Size, Industry Classification, Location and Unionized Worksite on Adoption of an Innovation.” Dr. Laubsch is a Certified Public Manager, having received her designation in 1984. She has been active in the state and national societies where she had various elected and appointed positions. She was the recipient of the prestigious Henning Award; an award from the American Academy of Certified Public Managers to a member who the organization feels best exemplified public management.
Dr. Laubsch started as an adjunct of the University in 1999. She teaches a variety of graduate courses in FDU's Master of Administrative Science and Master of Public Administration programs. Dr. Laubsch recently designed number of on-line graduate courses, including "Productivity & Human Performance," and "Leadership Plus," and “Seminar on Strategic Management” within the Master of Administrative Science program. She has also been an adjunct with Seton Hall University and Central Michigan University.
In Fall 2014, she was recognized as Distinguished Faculty for Service at FDU.