Thomas Dennison

Professor of Practice Emeritus, Public Administration, Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs

Faculty Affiliate, Aging Studies Institute


Dr. Dennison is Professor of Practice at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University where he is also Advisor to the Program in Health Services Management and Policy (HSMP) at the Maxwell School. He is also associate director of the Central New York Master of Public Health and a Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Upstate Medical University. Tom is also a senior research associate in the Maxwell School’s Center for Policy Research and faculty affiliate of the Syracuse University Gerontology Center.

Tom is licensed as a nursing home administrator in New York State. He chairs the Onondaga County Advisory Board of Health and is Treasurer of the board of directors of The Foundation for Long Term Care, an Leading Age New York and a member of board of the Visiting Nurse Association of Central New York.


Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 1987
M.A., Health Care Administration, George Washington University, 1977
B.S., Management, Syracuse University, 1974