The mission of the Department of Public Administration is to advance excellence in public management by preparing men and women for public service careers. The department focuses principally on the dynamics of leading and managing organizations that address political, social, economic, environmental, and administrative problems in the public and non-profit sectors. The department has no undergraduate major. Rather, it provides service courses to a wide variety of majors and minors, including the majors in political science, applied management, and nonprofit and NGO studiest; and the minor in black studies, to support undergraduate students who aspire to a public service career.
Public Administration Faculty
Kurt M. Thurmaier, Ph.D., Syracuse University, Presidential Engagement Professor, chair
Li-Yin Liu, Northern Illinois University, Visiting Assistant Professor
Michael T. Peddle, Ph.D., Northwestern University, associate professor, assistant chair
Alicia M. Schatteman, Ph.D., Rutgers University, assistant professor
Eric S. Zeemering, Ph.D. Indiana University, associate professor