Dan Lamb has worked over two decades in federal, state, and local government and draws on his professional and academic background for the courses he leads. His teaching focus includes intergovernmental relations, politics and policy, policy writing, and public administration.
Professor Lamb served as a congressional aide for 15 years and was a candidate for Congress in 2012. He has worked on over a dozen political campaigns. Professor Lamb’s additional government experience includes public transit management, consulting on public infrastructure, renewable energy and healthcare projects, and research work in the New York State Senate.
Professor Lamb serves on the board of directors for Cornerstone Family Healthcare and the Tompkins County Climate Protection Initiative. He is also a member of the Cornell Earth Source Heat Community Advisory Team. Professor Lamb currently serves as Deputy Supervisor for the Town of Dryden, New York, a position he was elected to in 2016.
Professor Lamb holds a master’s degree in public administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University and a bachelor’s degree from Ithaca College. Professor Lamb was selected as a 2018-19 Engaged Faculty Fellow, by Cornell’s Office for Engagement Initiatives.