Master's in Public Administration Faculty

Stefan Toepler, PhD, is the MPA Director. He teaches nonprofit management in both domestic and international contexts, law and governance, global civil society, grant-making foundations and cultural policy.

James Burroughs, JD, teaches and has research interests in the areas of administrative law, public administration, organization theory, and ethics.

Alan Abramson, PhD, is Director of the Center for Nonprofit Management, Philanthropy, and Policy. He does research on nonprofit-government relations, hybrid social enterprise organizations, and social entrepreneurship. 

James K. Conant, PhD, teaches and does research on public administration, public budgeting, state politics and government, environmental policy and management, homeland security, and ethics.

Sheldon M. Edner, PhD, teaches and has research interests in public administration, emergency management, and ethics. 

John Marvel, PhD, teaches and does research on public management, organization theory, research methods, and public opinion of government performance. 

Priscilla Regan, PhD, teaches and does research on public administration, public policy, information technology and policy, digital government, privacy policy, and ethics. 

Jessica Terman, PhD, teaches and conducts research on governments’ use of contractors, third-party governance, federalism and research methods. 

 

In addition to the nucleus faculty listed above, some 50 – 70 other full-time and part-time faculty members offer courses that are available to MPA students.  Click here for the complete Schar faculty directory.