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Department of Political Science

MPA Faculty



Ethan Bernick*

Associate Professor, Ph.D.
Florida State University

POLSC 702: Public Administration and Society
POLSC 710: Policy Analysis and Evaluation
POLSC 739: Intergovernmental Relations


Nathaniel Birkhead

Associate Professor, Ph.D.
Indiana University

POLSC 620: State and Local Politics


 John Fliter

Associate Professor, Ph.D.
University of Maryland

POLSC 607: Administrative Law


 Brianne Heidbreder*

Associate Professor, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

POLSC 618: Urban Politics
POLSC 620: State and Local Politics
POLSC 708: Public Personnel Administration


Laurie Johnson

Professor, Ph.D.
Northern Illinois University

POLSC 711: Administrative Ethics

Zhiwei Zhang

 Zhiwei Zhang*

Assistant Professor, Ph.D.
University of Kentucky

POLSC 737: Public Budgeting
POLSC 738: Public Finance
POLSC 740: Nonprofit Financial Management

* denotes nucleus MPA faculty member