Staff Directory


585 Cobb Ave, MD 0111
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Phone: (470) 578-6046
Fax (470) 578-9110
Office of Research: 3424 Kennesaw Hall
Office of Undergraduate Research: 5500 Academic Learning Center
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    • Tyler Reinagel

      Phone: (470) 578-3365

      • Dr. Reinagel joined Kennesaw State University in July 2021 as associate vice president for economic development. Dr. Reinagel leads KSU’s economic development and community outreach initiatives, building and strengthening relationships with the university’s governmental, corporate, and non-profit partners throughout the Metro Atlanta/Northwest Georgia regions and throughout Georgia.

        Prior to joining KSU, Dr. Reinagel served as director of planning and research with the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. In this role, he worked closely with local governments, regional commissions, and community organizations across Georgia comprehensive plan review, GIS and mapping functions, fiscal reporting, and intergovernmental relations. This work included providing testimony to legislative committees, developing administrative rules for statutory programs, and coordinating with partner state offices for inter-agency programmatic requirements. In addition, he oversaw the agency’s legislative fiscal note development, update to the Uniform Chart of Accounts for Local Government in Georgia, and training programs regarding the state’s local hotel-motel excise tax. He worked closely and conducted training/professional development programming with professional organizations including the Georgia Municipal Association, Association County Commissioners of Georgia, Georgia Association of Regional Commissions, Georgia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus, Georgia Government Finance Officers Association, and Georgia Hotel and Lodging Association, among many others.

        Before serving at DCA, Dr. Reinagel served as an economist and public policy specialist with the Office of Inspector General for the USPS based in the Washington, D.C. area; assistant professor of political science and public affairs at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, N.C.; and senior doctoral fellow at the Fanning Institute, a public service and outreach unit at the University of Georgia.

        Dr. Reinagel earned his B.A. from Fordham University in New York, and his M.P.A. and Ph.D. in Public Administration and Policy from the University of Georgia. His research has focused on state/local budget and finance, intergovernmental relations, and local government management.

    Research Operations and Communications  

    Undergraduate Research

    Research Compliance

      • Sandra_arntz

        Assistant Director, Research Compliance for Human Subjects

        Phone: (470) 578-2106

      Research Development and Strategic Initiatives

      Sponsored Programs Administration 

      Intellectual Property Development

      Economic Development and Community Engagement

      Research Centers and Institutes

      Center for Research Computing


      KSU Field Station

      A.L. Burruss Institute for Public Service and Research

      Center for Innovation in STEM Education Research (CiSTEMer)

      Center for the Advancement of Military and Emergency Services Research (AMES Research)

      Research Center for Sustainable Communities (RCSC)

        • Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, College of Architecture and Construction Management

          • Director of Geo-IAC, Assistant Professor of Systems Engineering, Department of ISE, Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology