Public Affairs Faculty

Donald R. Arbuckle
Clinical Professor of Public Administration and PhD Advisor

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Education: PhD, American Civilization, University of Pennsylvania
Research areas: Policy analysis, presidential decision-making, administrative rulemaking
Program: Public Affairs

Paul Battaglio
Associate Professor of Public Affairs,
Managing Editor of Review of Public Personnel Administration

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Education: PhD, Public Administration, University of Georgia
Research areas: Comparative policy and administration, public human resource management, comparative political attitudes
Program: Public Affairs

Teodoro J. Benavides
Executive in Residence
Member of National Academy of Public Administration

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Research areas: City management, financial management and budgeting, leadership and community planning
Program: Public Affairs

Doug Goodman
Associate Professor of Public Afairs and MPA Director

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Education: PhD, Political Science, University of Utah
Research areas: At-will employment, public human resource management reforms, public sector retirement benefits
Program: Public Affairs

Evgenia Gorina
Assistant Professor of Public Affairs

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Education: PhD, Public Administration and Policy, Arizona State University
Research areas: Public finance, public economics, quantitative methodology and welfare policy analysis
Program: Public Affairs

James Harrington
Assistant Professor of Public Affairs

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Education: PhD, Public Affairs, University of Missouri
Research areas: Accountability Reforms, Performance Management, Performance Data Usage, Policy Evaluation, and Education Governance
Program: Public Affairs

L. Douglas Kiel
Professor of Public Affairs and Administration

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Education: PhD, Political Science, University of Oklahoma
Research areas: Public management, leadership, organizational change
Program: Public Affairs

Young-joo Lee
Assistant Professor of Public Affairs

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Education: PhD, Public Administration and Policy, University of Georgia
Research areas: Nonprofit organizations, governance, volunteerism, gender equity, human resources management
Program: Public Affairs

Sarah Maxwell
Associate Professor of Public Affairs

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Education: PhD, Public Policy, George Mason University
Research areas: Social Policy, Public Management, Nonprofits, Social Movements, Human Services, and Crime Policy
Program: Public Affairs

John McCaskill
Clinical Professor of Public Administration and Pi Alpha Alpha Advisor

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Education: PhD, University of Texas at Dallas
Research areas:
Program: Public Affairs

Meghna Sabharwal
Assistant Professor of Public Affairs

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Education: PhD, Public Administration, Arizona State University
Research areas: Workforce policy
Program: Public Affairs

Sheryl L. Skaggs
Associate Professor and Department Head of Public Affairs and Sociology

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Education: PhD, Sociology, North Carolina State University
Research areas: Workplace inequality, organizations, occupations and professions, social inequality
Programs: Sociology, Public Affairs