Our students learn from and collaborate with our world-class faculty, whose professional engagements and scholarship spans public administration, management, policy, and human services. They are inspiring mentors, and their expertise and research play a vital role in public policy and program development, both locally and globally.
Ty Dooley, Ph.D.
School of Public Management & Policy Director
Associate Professor & Director of the School of Public Management & Policy
Areas of Interest: Social justice, Critical Race Theory, Social Equity, and Community Development
J. Travis Bland, Ph.D.
Interim Dean, College of Health, Science, & Technology
Areas of Interest: Public Management, Ethics, & Organizational Health & Design
Bob Blankenberger, Ph.D.
Areas of Interest: Public Policy, Higher Education, & Program Implementation
Denise Bockmier-Sommers, Ed.D.
Areas of Interest: Supervisory Competencies, Organizational Diversity
Beverly Bunch, Ph.D.
Areas of Interest: Capital Financing, Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations, & State & Local Government budgeting
Richard Funderburg, Ph.D.
Areas of Interest: State & Local Economic Development Policy, Community Planning
Betsy Goulet, D.P.A.
Areas of Interest: Child Protection & Advocacy and Experiential Learning
Suyang Yu Ph.D.
Areas of Interest: disaster response, public organizations’ adaptation to climate change.
Youngjin Kang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor & HMS Academic Lead
Areas of Interest: Child and Family Studies
Kenneth Kriz, Ph.D.
University Distinguished Professor
Areas of Interest: Subnational Debt, Economic & Revenue Forecasting, & Behavioral Public Finance
Arwi Kriz, D.P.A.
Areas of Interest: Public Budgeting & Finance, Fiscal Policy & Economic Growth, Government Efficiency Measurement
Will Miller, Ph.D.
Areas of Interest: Public Policy, Desegregation, Citizen Participation
Keyria Rodgers, D.P.A .
Visiting Assistant Instructor
Areas of Interest: public administration, public policy, criminal justice issues, reentry, social justice, expungement, diversion, deflection.
Gary Reinbold, Ph.D.
Areas of Interest: U.S. Social Policy & International Poverty & Development
Robert Smith, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Public Affairs & Education
Areas of Interest: Public Budgeting Process & Structure
Matthew Sprong, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and & DPA Program Lead
Areas of Interest: Substance Abuse Disorders
Junfeng Wang, Ph.D.
Areas of Interest: Environmental Policy & Nonprofit Management