What’s New

Residential Simulation Lab

The new Lab is associated with the Child Advocacy Studies program in the Public Administration Department at UIS. The facility is being used as a tool for hands-on training in effective intervention techniques in child abuse and neglect scenarios for both professionals and students. For more information see the Chancellor’s Column on the new Residential Simulation Lab.

Faculty Research

University of Illinois at Springfield Public Administration faculty are involved in a variety of important research areas such as budgeting, children’s rights, educational policy, environmental justice, land use and planning, and network administration.

Follow this link to view a list of recent faculty publications.


Welcome from Department Chair, Dr. Bob Blankenberger

We greatly appreciate your interest in public administration at UIS. I believe that our faculty are student centered and committed to public service and scholarship. It is my hope that you will find the campus and program as interesting and exciting as I do.

The department is pleased to announce the reintroduction of the Doctor of Public Administration and Public Affairs. There are substantial changes to the makeup of the degree that we think will appeal to our community. To take a look at the innovations please visit Doctor of Public Administration.