Public Administration Contact Info

Founded in 1992, the Department of Public Administration is located in the College of Health and Public Service.

Today the department's eleven faculty and five professional staff serve more than 350 majors in these three programs. Student-centered education is a hallmark of this dedicated faculty who take personal interest in every student's progress from the first day they enter and beyond graduation to their professional career.

 padm.unt.edu
macy.jackson@unt.edu
 940.565.2165
 Chilton Hall 204

Simon Andrew, Ph.D.


Chair, Professor, Ph.D. Program Coordinator

Public Administration

Emergency response and recovery; housing recovery assistance; Neighborhood Institutions (HOA vs. NA); Local Governance and Inter-local Collaboration; Community Engagement Research; State Preemption

  Simon.Andrew@unt.edu
 940-565-4982
  Chilton 204A
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Dr. Sowmya Balachandran

Sowmya Balachandran, Ph.D.


Assistant Professor

Public Administration

I study poverty, poverty risk, and economic mobility in transnational geographies. My sub-field of specialization is housing and community development. Within the domain of housing, I focus on evaluating access to credit, housing, and mortgage markets and the role of State assistance in affordable housing production.  Within community development, my work makes visible power structures, foregrounds the planning practices of marginalized communities, and innovates methods and theory for realizing social justice. In my scholarship, I often engage in mixed methods research combining qualitative ethnographic studies with quantitative spatial and statistical analyses.

  Sowmya.Balachandran@unt.edu
 940-565-2165
  Chilton 204M
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Bob Bland, Ph.D.


Endowed Professor of Local Government

Public Administration
  1. Local tax policy -- Tax increment financing; property tax policy; economics of local investment;
  2. Intergovernmental revenue -- flypaper and fungibilty effects if grants (and gifts);
  3. Municipal bond market -- US and China.
  4. City management -- performance measurement; financial management
  BBland@unt.edu
 940-565-4339
  Chilton 204Q
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Brian Collins, Ph.D.

Brian Collins, Ph.D.


Associate Professor

Public Administration
  Brian.Collins@unt.edu
 940-565-2318
  Chilton 204C
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Lisa Dicke, Ph.D.


Professor

Public Administration

Nonprofit organizations, Leadership, advocacy organizations, nonprofit management

  Lisa.Dicke@unt.edu
 940-891-6793
  Chilton 204G
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Lauren Ames Fischer, Ph.D.


Assistant Professor

Public Administration

I examine the governance of urban transport and land use with a particular focus on decision-making processes, policies and implementation tools impact low income and minority neighborhoods. I utilize qualitative, quantitative and spatial analysis methods to produce policy-relevant research aimed at facilitating more equitable and sustainable urban environments.

Specific Research Areas:

Urban Planning
Transportation and Land Use
Infrastructure Finance and Management
Social Equity
Sustainability and Resilience

  lauren.fischer@unt.edu
 940-369-8424
  Chilton 204K
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Nathan Hutson

Nathan Hutson Ph.D.


Assistant Professor

Public Administration

Transportation planning, intermodal corridor development, former Soviet Union economy and society

  nathan.hutson@unt.edu
 940-369-8154
  Chilton 204J
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Hee Soun Jang, Ph.D.

Hee Soun Jang, Ph.D.


Associate Professor

Public Administration
Healthy Community Collaborative Program

Nonprofit organizations engaging in public service as service providers; advocacy and resource development; local government policies and management of services; services for the homeless; network governance

  Heesoun.Jang@unt.edu
 940-369-7844
  Chilton 204B
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Laura Keyes, Ph.D.


Lecturer and Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Nonprofit Leadership

Public Administration

Local government, community development, nonprofit management, and undergraduate education

  Laura.Keyes@unt.edu
 940-891-6790
  Chilton 240P
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Skip Krueger, Ph.D.

Skip Krueger, Ph.D.


Associate Professor

Public Administration
Healthy Community Collaborative Program

Financial aspects of natural disasters, state and local budgeting, urban political economy

  Skip.Krueger@unt.edu
 940-565-4870
  Chilton 204D
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Leslie Roberts, J.D

Leslie Roberts, J.D.


Principal Lecturer

Public Administration
Conflict Resolution
  leslie.roberts@unt.edu
 940-565-4010
  Chilton 204L
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Kelly Shi, Ph.D.


Associate Professor

Public Administration

Financial management of state and local governments; fiscal policies, fiscal federalism, intergovernmental management, collective actions, financial aspect of emergency management, urban and local governance, smart cities and civic engagement

  Yu.Shi@unt.edu
 940-369-7248
  Chilton 204N
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