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Vincent P. McNally Ph.D

Professor Emeritus


  • B.A., Saint Joseph's University 
  • M.A., Villanova University 
  • Ph.D., Temple University

Professional Experience

Vince McNally is a lifelong resident of the Philadelphia area.  He was educated a Devon Preparatory School, received his bachelor's degree from Saint Joseph's University, his masters degree from Villanova University, and his PhD from Temple University.

He is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Saint Joseph's University.  Dr. McNally is the former director of the undergraduate Public Administration Program and director of the Public Safety and Environmental Protection Institute, and for 30 years he was the director of the M.S. degree in Public Safety, a program which he founded.

Dr. McNally's primary field of expertise within Public Administration is local emergency management and fire protection.  He was a teacher and consultant for the National Fire Academy of FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Administration, as well as for the International City/County Management Association, and many local governments.  For over 40 years, Dr. McNally has been a volunteer firefighter and administrative supervisor for the Lower Merion Township Fire Department in Pennsylvania.

Courses Taught

POL 314 - Public Administration

POL 317 - Suburban Government and Problems

POL 315 - Government and Business

POL 491 - Internship in Public Administration

PSE 4005 - Fire Department: Organization and Operations

PSE 6005 - Case Study in Public Safety 


Dr. McNally has published articles in a variety of fire service publications, including Fire EngineeringFire Command, Fire Chief, and Firehouse magazines.

Faculty Expert Profile

  • Expertise: Fire Management and Prevention, Emergency and Disaster Management, Public Administration Policy, Local Government