Faculty: Tim Loney

Tim Loney, DPA, MPA, MSA

Distinguished Adjunct Professor


San Francisco, Online
faculty bio

Dr. Loney has been an Adjunct Professor at GGU since 1976. He has taught a number of classes in the EMPA program and has conducted workshops for international public managers under the auspices of GGU's California Management Institute.

Tim is a Principal in Timner Consultant Group. His clients include the City of Oakland, the Newark Chamber of Commerce, Chabot and Ohlone Community colleges and the East Bay Regional Park District. He has consulted for the Chief Administrative Officer, Alameda County, with responsibilities for re-energizing a countywide diversity initiative and strategic planning. He has also consulted with high tech organizations, Bank of America, and Pacific Bell on large scale change initiatives.

Tim was a member of the management staff for the City of Oakland Office of Personnel, implementing labor/management partnerships as a part of a reinventing government initiative. Tim has 25 years of management experience with the federal government, including six years as the first TQM manager at GSA and one year as the Senior Employee Relations Advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Labor. Tim has served on the editorial boards of several management publications, including Public Administration Review. He is a charter member of the San Francisco Federal Executive Board Quality Council and former President of a national professional association. He has an MSA in Industrial Personnel Management from George Washington University and an MPA and DPA in Public Administration from the University of Southern California.


EMPA 303
Organizational Development and Leadership
EMPA 300
Ethics and Practice in Public Service
EMPA 307
Personnel Management and Labor Relations


  • DPA (public management), University of Southern California
  • MPA (public administration), University of Southern California
  • MSA (industrial personnel management), George Washington University
  • BS (education), Southern Connecticut State University


Professional Experience
  • 1983 - Present: Partner, Timner Consultant Group
  • 1998 - 2004: Principal Human Resource Analyst, City of Oakland
  • 1989 - 1996 Regional manager, TQM Project, General Services Administration
  • 1989 - 1996: Facilitation and consulting assistance to 35 Bay Area federal agencies under the auspices of the Federal Executive Board of Northern California
  • 1982 - 1989: Director, Employee Relations and Benefits, General Services Administration
Teaching Experience
  • 1976 - Present: Adjunct Professor and Doctoral Advisor, Golden Gate University
  • 2003 - 2007: Adjunct Professor, San Francisco State University
  • 2005 - 2012: Professor, Core Faculty, Kaplan University
  • 2006 - 2014: Term Assistant Professor, University of San Francisco
  • 1995 - 2005: Adjunct Professor, Doctoral Advisor, California School of Professional Psychology
  • 1981 - 1994: Instructor, Doctoral Advisor, University of Southern California