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    Jun 20, 2024  
American University Catalog 2015-2016 
American University Catalog 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Administration and Policy

Chair  Alison Jacknowitz
Associate Chair  Jocelyn Johnston
Academic Advisors  Renee Howatt, Kim Kokich, Janet Nagler
PhD Program Director  Anna Amirkhanyan
DPAP MPAP Online Degree Coordinator  Sonja Walti
Key Executive Leadership Programs Director  Patrick Malone
MSOD Program Director  Ruth Wagner

Full-Time Faculty

Professor Emeritus  R.E. Cleary, R.F. Durant, D.H. Koehler, B.R. Schiller
Distinguished Professor  D.H. Rosenbloom
Professor  S.A. Bass, J. Johnston C.M. Kerwin, L.I. Langbein, D. Marcotte, H.E. McCurdy, B.S. Romzek, J. Shiffman, E. Tekin, V.M. Wilkins
Associate Professor Emeritus  H. Lieber, D.G. Zauderer
Associate Professor  A. Amirkhanyan, D.S. Hyra, A. Jacknowitz, D.R. Mullins, D. Pitts
Assistant Professor  K. AbouAssi, L. Faulk, S. Gershenson, B. Hardy, T. Morrissey, S. Walti
Professorial Lecturer  C. Lindsay, J. Palmer, D.L. Puskin
Distinguished Executive in Residence  D. Fiorino
Executive in Residence  A. Kline, P. Malone, R. Wagner, R. Zaplin
Scholar in Residence  K. Baehler, A. Hyde
Distinguished Practitioner in Residence  R. Tobias

Through its teaching and key location in Washington, DC, the Department of Public Administration and Policy (DPAP) enhances the knowledge, professional skills, and leadership potential of its students, preparing them for careers in the public service and related spheres.

Graduate degrees offered by the department include the Master of Public Administration (MPA), Master of Public Policy (MPP), Online Master of Public Administration and Policy (MPAP), and PhD in Public Administration. The department also offers two executive master’s degrees: the Key Executive Leadership MPA; and the Master of Science in Organization Development (MSOD); as a public service, it also offers a variety of noncredit and nondegree executive education programs. DPAP has three programs accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA). The United States and other governments worldwide face the challenge of discerning how best to harness the energy and expertise of public servants, the passion and commitment of nonprofit organizations, and the dynamism and creativity of markets in the pursuit of democratic and constitutionally informed public purposes. We educate students entering, engaged in, and interacting with government agencies in the United States and abroad. We treat administration and policy as interrelated subjects strongly influenced by the values of public service and democratic constitutionalism. Through our research and civic involvement, we also seek to shape and enhance what is practiced and taught in our field.


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