Local Governments, Administrative Law, Public Private Partnerships, Leadership, Negotiation, and Executive Education
Frank V. Zerunyan is a Professor of the Practice of Governance at the University of Southern California (USC) Sol Price School of Public Policy (USC Price) and Director of Executive Education at USC Price Bedrosian Center on Governance and The USC Neely Center for Ethical Leadership and Decision Making. Zerunyan also oversees USC’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) as the Director and University Liaison for the U.S. Air Force, Army, and Naval Reserves ROTC Programs.
Zerunyan’s principal areas of expertise include governance, public-private partnerships, civic and ethical leadership, land use, medical regulation, negotiation, and executive education. Zerunyan lectures locally and globally to build capacity and foster leadership among public executives worldwide. He is the prolific author of books, book chapters, and many short articles published on his university blog page and in international journals.
For his influential advisory role in the Republic of Armenia, he was awarded LL.D. Doctor of Laws – Honoris Causa by the Public Administration Academy of the Republic of Armenia. Zerunyan designs curricula and teaches at the American University in Armenia, Yerevan State University, and the Vazgen Sargsyan Military University in Armenia, with an honorary rank of a colonel. He also teaches for the U.S. Navy at the U.S. Naval Service Training Command, Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida.
Zerunyan earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence (Doctor of Laws) degree from Western State University College of Law and his Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University Long Beach. He also completed his advanced legal education in Corporate Taxation at the University of Southern California Law Center (USC Gould). He is a graduate of the California League of Cities’ Civic Leadership Institute.
Zerunyan, trained as a lawyer, is a four-term Mayor and Councilmember in the City of Rolling Hills Estates, California. He was also a gubernatorial appointee under Governor Schwarzenegger, serving 38 million medical consumers on the Medical Board of California.