Dr. Don-Terry Veal is the Director of Auburn University's Center for Governmental Services. He is a national and international contributor to democracy and good governance, a writer and educator. Dr. Veal serves as chief administrator of several statewide governmentally mandated and credentialing associations. He has also founded online training programs supported by FEMA and provided consultation for governments and financial institutions in South Korea. Dr. Veal led applied research activities for businesses and community systems related to the recovery from disasters in the City of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, Haiti, and the Deep Sea Horizon oil spill in the Gulf. He recently directed a conference on post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD) and has made keynote addresses on governmental transparency in London, South Korea, and India. Dr. Veal has also led partnership-oriented initiatives in South Africa, Egypt, Vietnam, and participated in applied research activities in Europe, the Caribbean, South East Asia, and Africa.
Veal served as a Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Entrepreneurship Policy Journal, as author of the book, the Politics of Equity and Growth, co-author of the book, Public Opinion in Alabama: Looking Beyond the Stereotypes, co-editor of the books, Entrepreneurship in South Africa and the United States and Advancing Public Trust in Government. He is author of a quarterly column in the London Government Gazette Magazine and is author of many articles and book chapters in the areas of public finance both nationally and internationally. He is Founder and Chairman of the Auburn University national conference: Governmental Excellence and Best Practices, the former Vice Chair of the World Conference of Mayors Corporate Round Table, and former President of the Southern Consortium of University and Public Service Organizations (SCUPSO).
Dr. Veal is a member of Who's Who in America, a Global Fellow for the IC2² Institute at the University of Texas at Austin, a Foreign Honorary Fellow of the South Korea Research Institute for Local Administration, an Associate member of the Algiers Economic Development Foundation in New Orleans, and received advanced training from Harvard University Law School on Negotiations. Dr. Veal earned his Ph.D. in areas of Public Administration/Public Finance from Northern Illinois University.