Dr. Petrozzi is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Politics and Public Administration, and member of the Yeates School of Graduate Studies, at Ryerson University . Dr. Petrozzi's graduate education was at McMaster University, the University of Toronto and The Ukrainian Free University in Munich where he was awarded his doctorate. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Windsor.
Dr. Petrozzi joined the Department in 1976 as a sessional instructor and was awarded a tenure-stream position in 1981. In 1986 he was appointed Chair for a five year term. Dr. Petrozzi was active in the Ryerson Faculty Association as a Departmental Representative and, from 1997 to 2004, as a member of the Association's Negotiating Committee.
Dr. Petrozzi's expertise is in the areas of political theory, comparative politics and public administration. His publications include Authority And Influence edited with C. Cassidy and P. Clarke and a contribution to D. Barrows & I. Macdonald, The New Public Management. As a consultant and trainer to governments, Dr. Petrozzi has designed and authored a number of intensive training programs in the areas of executive decision making, public policy development and strategic management. His work with the media has been extensive and includes radio and television.
Dr. Petrozzi has been active in the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC). He served as a member of the executive of the Toronto Region Group for many years beginning in 1994, including a two year term as its Chair. In 2001, Dr. Petrozzi was appointed to the Executive Committee of the 2004 National Conference and was the Chair of the Program Committee of the 2004 National Conference held in August of 2004. From 2005 until 2007, he served as a National Board member of IPAC.