The Goldman School of Public Policy is a graduate school that prepares students for careers in public leadership.
The majority of the students at GSPP are enrolled in the Masters of Public Policy (MPP) program which emphaiszes the applied and quantitative dimensions of policy making. The MPP may also be earned concurrently with degrees from several other UC Berkeley schools: law, public health, engineering, social welfare, international and area studies and the Energy Resources Group. GSPP also offers a doctoral program for students interested in policy research. While the Goldman School does not offer a bachelors-level degree, the public policy minor is available to undergraduates enrolled at UC Berkeley.
Goldman School faculty represent the top researchers in their respective fields, which include economics, political science, law, social psychology and engineering. Their expertise ranges from education policy to racial profiling to clean energy. As teachers, they are dedicated to training tomorrow’s policy leaders. As researchers, their work is shaping public policy today.
Public policy is inseparable from modern life. It affects anyone who pays taxes or drives a car, has children or grows old.
The mission of Chicago Harris is to understand and influence public policies—both through research and by preparing talented individuals to become global leaders and agents of social change. A liaison between academic policy research and practitioners in the field, we equip students to make an impact on the problems facing people and institutions around the globe.
September 2007 ARTICLE III Mission Vision and Guiding Values
1. Mission: To strengthen, unite and raise the profile of women in criminal justice internationally. 2. Vision: For women’s lives to be free from discrimination, valued for their contribution, and treated with respect and dignity. To contribute by being an example of excellence in securing a safe, harmonious workplace and society as partners in safety in the criminal justice system 3. Guiding Values:
A. Embrace Diversity B. Be Open Honest and Fair C. Listen to our Members D. Operate Professionally E. Change to Improve
Jerry Bailey has served in Human Resource leadership positions in both the public and private sector for over 35 years, leading operations in California, Hawaii, Louisiana, New Jersey, Tennessee and Texas. This service included public education, telecommunications, electric, gas, water and wastewater utility management as well as a partner in the Western Personnel Management Center where Jerry concentrated on union relations for elementary and secondary school districts and guiding school districts through a community based search process for selection of Superintendents and other school administration positions. Mr. Bailey also owned and managed a Dunhill recruitment firm specializing in Telecommunications and Human Resources searches where he placed positions from President/CEO through the management level.
Jerry Bailey recently retired from the position of Vice President Human Resources for the San Antonio Water System where his responsibilities included management of Recruitment, Human Relations, Labor Relations, Compensation, Benefits, Performance Management, Succession Planning, Safety and Training. After serving four years in the U.S. Navy, Mr. Bailey obtained a B.S. degree (Summa Cum Laude) and a Master’s degree of Public Administration (Summa Cum Laude) from California State University, Chico; then further post-graduate work from Cornell University. Jerry will be managing the Texas offices for The Mercer Group while providing national leadership in educational administrative search and water/wastewater management search.
Mr. Bailey has served on numerous panels and as a speaker at association conferences and universities. His particular area of specialization is public sector executive search and development and implementation of performance management systems. Mr. Bailey is past-president of Region Nine of the Association of California School Administrators.
The Mercer Group, Inc. is an independent management consulting firm incorporated in the State of Georgia and operating nationwide.
The firm was founded by James L. Mercer, a management consultant of more than 30 years in the public and private sectors and a former Assistant City Manager. He has written and co-authored seven books and more than three hundred articles on various phases of public management.
The Mercer Group is recognized as one of the finest management consulting and executive search firms in the United States, concentrating on work for local governments and special districts. The firm currently has 21 offices spread geographically across the United States and a staff of 31 highly trained professionals to serve its clients. Specialty practice areas include organization and management studies, compensation and classification plans, executive search, strategic planning and a number of related areas.
Mr. Mercer possesses over 30 years of management and consulting experience in the private, non-profit and public sectors in general management, strategic planning, management systems and related leadership and management areas. Mr. Mercer is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC), the highest designation provided by the Institute of Management Consultants USA. He is also a Senior Member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers. He is the Founder and President/CEO of The Mercer Group, Inc.
He possesses Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Nevada, Reno, where he was a founding member of the University of Nevada Foundation. Mr. Mercer is a graduate of the Executive Development Program at Cornell University and holds a Certificate in Municipal Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Mr. Mercer is a former U. S. Navy submariner. He began his career in corporate America with Pacific Telephone, General Dynamics and Litton Industries, where he held several increasingly responsible positions, including a nuclear submarine construction project manager position. He is a former Assistant City Manager of Raleigh, North Carolina, he was a National Program Director for Public Technology, Inc., where he developed the highly successful Urban Technology System (UTS) for local governments He was General Manager of Southern Operations and a Senior Research Scientist for Battelle Memorial Institute (the worlds largest independent research and development organization), was a Partner and Vice President of Korn/Ferry International (at the time, the world’s largest executive search firm), he headed the Georgia Productivity Center and Industrial Extension Division for Georgia Tech and he directed the governmental consulting practice in the southern United States for the CPA firm Coopers & Lybrand prior to their merger with Price Waterhouse to form Price Waterhouse Coopers.
Mr. Mercer has successfully completed over 500 management consulting assignments and over 2000 executive searches. He is the author of five books on various aspects of public management, (contributed to three more), over 300 published articles and reports (including the Harvard Business Review), and is a featured public speaker at private sector associations, local government conferences and universities. He has severed on several private and public sector boards and is an emeritus board member of two of those organizations. He has also received many awards including the prestigious George C. Franklin Memorial Award presented by the North Carolina League of Municipalities for outstanding performance in the Public Administration Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Mr. Mercer is a recognized resource person to private sector clients and state and local governments across the country in a number of areas. These include productivity/ efficiency improvement, organization and management studies, business and strategic planning, management systems, staffing, training, privatization, governmental consolidation, and teambuilding.
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Welcome to the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration. I am very proud of our supportive and engaging community of faculty, students, staff and alumni.
We welcome students with wide-ranging backgrounds and interests, and offer graduate programs that embrace multiple perspectives and practical knowledge to prepare students for active and reflective engagement in local, national, and global policy and governance. All three of our degree programs offer rigorous multi-disciplinary curricula that prepare students for careers in federal, state, and local governments; nonprofit, academic, and research organizations; and international organizations.
The Trachtenberg School faculty are committed to effective teaching and active scholarship to serve the public interest and enhance the quality of democratic governance. Faculty members, students and alumni contribute to the debates surrounding important national and international policy issues.
Six pillars support our community:
- Leadership. Cultivating leadership in public service is a fundamental objective of the Trachtenberg School. Opportunities for leadership are available through the student associations, MPAA and PPSA, and the student journal, Policy Perspectives. In addition, faculty advising and mentoring fosters growth in students and strengthens our community.
- Service. Service is an integral part of the Trachtenberg School community, with students and faculty participating in a wide variety of outreach efforts. Our faculty and students regularly provide valuable research and evaluation assistance pro bono to the District of Columbia and federal government agencies, nonprofits, international organizations, and other public organizations throughout the metropolitan Washington, DC area to improve the community and public services offered to citizens. And Trachtenberg School students have tutored students at the Anacostia Senior High School for over two decades.
- Collaboration. Students work closely with nationally and internationally recognized faculty on research both in the classroom and in research institutes affiliated with the Trachtenberg School, such as The George Washington Institute of Public Policy (GWIPP) and the Center for Washington Areas Studies (CWAS).
- Professional Development. An extensive array of career development activities are offered by the Trachtenberg School to help students take maximum advantage of the numerous internship and development opportunities available to them.
- Policy relevant research. Students have the opportunity to specialize in a diverse set of public administration and policy fields. Based upon the visibility of our faculty research, many of these fields rank in the top 20 by US News and World Report, including public administration and management, public policy analysis, public finance and budgeting, and health policy and management.
- Flexibility. Our programs offer the same classes for both working professionals and students seeking an interdisciplinary approach to public policy and administration. Most of our students are working, either in internships or in full-time positions, and we have designed our curricula with this in mind. And while our School is the focal point for public policy in the university, there are many other programs offering courses pertinent to our students’ interests across the many schools at GW.
I am proud to be part of a community of scholars who maintain the highest standards in research, teaching, and service and who care deeply about teaching and advising our next generation of leaders and scholars. I encourage you to learn more about life in and outside the classroom at the Trachtenberg School by visiting our website or scheduling a visit to meet with us in the heart of Washington, DC.
Kathryn E. Newcomer Director, Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration Professor of Public Policy and Public Administration
The Department of Public Policy
Established in 1979, the Curriculum in Public Policy Analysis was one of the first undergraduate degree programs in public policy, and a charter member of the national Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management. It was augmented in 1991 by an interdisciplinary Ph.D. Curriculum in Public Policy Analysis. In 1995 the two curricula were combined and began recruiting their own core faculty. In 2001 the combined curriculum became the present Department of Public Policy.
The department and its predecessor curricula have been guided since their inception by the distinctive principles that public policy analysis is a responsibility of educated citizens, and not merely a task for professionals. Sound policy research is necessarily an interdisciplinary task, which must be as rigorous as any good social research. Twelve core faculty members as well as an additional sixteen adjunct faculty offer each student a strong core curriculum, and opportunities to develop rigorous analytic skills, pursue original research and develop excellent communication skills.
Currently, the department has close to 200 undergraduate majors pursuing varied fields of public policy study, including health policy, education policy, global policy, environmental policy and social entrepreneurship. The Department also offers a Washington Policy Semester for undergraduates, and hosts the social entrepreneurship teaching program of the University’s Entrepreneurship Minor. It has a vibrant undergraduate Public Policy Majors Union, and sponsors UNC’s active chapter of The Roosevelt Institution, a national student-organized network of public policy analysis think-tanks. All undergraduate seniors can participate in a capstone practicum in which they produce a policy analysis in real time, on a topic of immediate importance, for a government or nonprofit organization.
Our department hosts twenty to twenty-five Ph.D.students from around the world. Graduates from our program have gone on to faculty positions at Washington University, Duke, Vanderbilt, and George Mason University, the Universities of Delaware, Missouri (Columbia), Georgia, Brown, Arizona State, Indiana and the National University of Singapore. Some of our other students hold positions at respected policy research organizations including the Brookings Institution, the Economic Policy Institute and the World Bank.
For questions regarding the Undergraduate Program, contact Professor Krista Perreira, Director of Undergraduate Studies.
For questions regarding the Graduate Program, contact Professor Daniel Gitterman, Director of Graduate Studies.
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Welcome to the Department of Public Administration and Policy at the University of Georgia. Our website is designed to provide an introduction to the Department and its faculty, staff, and students; information about our graduate programs and courses; and guidance for those interested in contacting the Department, applying to one of our programs, or learning of the manifold opportunities for learning and research offered here.
The Department’s degree programs have operated with stellar reputations for decades, and the School of Public and International Affairs is a well-established center for public affairs education and research. Our goals are to build on the outstanding quality of our instruction and analysis in public management, extend and enrich our excellent work in public policy, and develop new and creative curricular options and scholarly initiatives.
Our alumni are leaders in the realms of public and nonprofit affairs, as well as at universities and top research centers around the U.S. and in many countries throughout the world. Our faculty are active, committed, and engaged experts with substantial experience serving and advising governments, foundations, and others with a serious concern for the public interest. Our students are energetic, thoughtful, diverse, and bright. The Department’s activities and work reach to six continents and to issues of governance at every level.
Georgia’s Department of Public Administration and Policy is an exciting place. The people are lively, the setting congenial and collegial, the work important, and the reputation unparalleled. Let us know if you want to learn more!
Welcome to the Department of Public Administration at the University of Illinois at Chicago. I encourage you to take a closer look at our department, whether you are looking for a Ph.D. program, a Master of Public Administration degree, or an innovative undergraduate program in Urban and Public Affairs ; whether you are a government or nonprofit organization seeking university partnerships.
We are highly-ranked in research, effective in our teaching, and relevant to policy and practice in the nation and the community. Our department was ranked 2nd among public universities and 8th overall in a nationwide study of public administration and policy programs that focuses on research productivity. U.S. News and World Report also ranked our department 6th in city management and 21st in financial management. Our MPA program is accredited by the National School of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA).
Our faculty conduct cutting-edge research in e-government, science and technology policy, financial management, urban policy, nonprofit management, public management, and more. We bring this knowledge into the classroom and offer students a chance to be involved with us in research, especially within the doctoral program. We are located in the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, which has 8 research centers, and in the University of Illinois at Chicago, which is a Carnegie Research-Intensive institution.
Close connections with practice enrich our programs. We are engaged in government and community in applied research, internships and capstone projects. Many faculty members have experience working in governments and nonprofits. Our MPA students are well-prepared for a variety of positions, including White House internships, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Illinois Student Assistance Corporation, local governments nearby like the Village of Deerfield, and further away, like the City Manager of Morgantown, West Virgina. Our doctoral students have worked at Rand Corporation, the World Bank, and in tenure-track positions at research universities.
Just outside of Chicago’s Loop, we are at the heart of a thriving, exciting, and diverse city. The Chicago region has more local governments than any other metropolitan area in the U.S., many federal and state agencies, and nonprofit organizations that range from neighborhood groups to major foundations. We are ideally situated to contribute to public service here in the Chicago area and beyond.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, and thanks for taking an interest in our department!
Dr. Karen Mossberger, Head of the Department of Public Administration
In the Department of Public Administration at the University of North Texas, we prepare you for a leadership role in a public or nonprofit organization or for a career in academia. This is accomplished through an innovative curriculum leading to either a Master of Public Administration degree or a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Public Administration and Management.
Our programs offer you:
- The state’s best public administration (city management/urban policy) master’s program, according to U.S. News & World Report (It ranks 9th nationally.)
- Courses focusing on timely and critical topics such as city and county management, economic development and growth management, managing a nonprofit organization, and emergency and disaster planning, among others
- Faculty members who have relevant work experience and are involved in a number of professional associations (They have also published numerous books and articles in leading journals.)
- Many opportunities for meaningful, hands-on research
The M.P.A. program, which recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, teaches you time-tested management theories for real-world application. We have a strong network of more than 1,200 alumni and are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (1029 Vermont Ave. NW, Suite 1100, Washington, D.C. 20005-3517; telephone 202- 628-8965). This distinction means the program meets or exceeds high standards of excellence in education.
The doctoral program emphasizes developing new knowledge through research and theoretical inquiry. It has an emerging national reputation propelled by faculty members engaged in cutting-edge research. We offer specializations in emergency management, financial management, nonprofit management and urban management.
Our faculty members sponsor a monthly Public Administration Colloquium Series that engages students in a vigorous discussion of current research in the field and competing viewpoints on public administration issues.
You must meet the admission requirements for the Toulouse Graduate School as well as those of our program, which include:
- Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university, with at least 15 semester hours in fields related to public administration
- Minimum 3.0 GPA on the last 60 semester hours of course work
- Satisfactory scores on all three parts of the GRE
Admission is determined using multiple criteria, including your academic performance and potential, as well as other materials. In some cases, we may request letters of recommendation attesting to your intellectual and leadership abilities, a written essay describing career objectives and explaining how the M.P.A. degree will help you meet those objectives, and/or a current résumé showing all work experience.
Completed applications are reviewed at various times during the year. Admission deadlines for the fall semester are Feb. 1, April 1 and May 15. The spring semester admission deadline is Dec. 1.
You must be admitted to the Toulouse Graduate School as well as fulfill the following program requirements:
- Complete the departmental application athttp:www.padm.unt.edu
- Demonstrate competency in core public administration course work
- Earn satisfactory scores on all three parts of the GRE
We encourage you to complete the application process by Jan. 15 for admission in the fall semester. More information about graduate school and program admission requirements is at http://www.unt.edu/catalog http://www.unt.edu/catalog
- 24 semester hours of required course work in public administration
- 12 to 15 semester hours of electives or in an area of specialization (outlined below)
- 3-semester-hour internship (for pre-career students, outlined below)
- Final written comprehensive examination
Areas of specialization
- Emergency management
- Financial management
- Human resources management
- Local government management
- Nonprofit management
Internships for pre-career students
If you do not have government work experience, a paid internship provides an opportunity to apply classroom knowledge and develop professional skills essential for a successful career. You can receive 3 semester hours after completing an internship. Our internship coordinator will help you find an internship; you are responsible for developing the qualifications and interpersonal skills necessary for employment.
- 12 semester hours of core courses in public administration and management
- 12 semester hours of research methods courses and departmental exam
- 15 semester hours in a minor field
- 12 semester hours of non-dissertation research
- 12 semester hours of dissertation hours
Additional information is available at http://www.padm.unt.edu and in the Ph.D. Degree Program Handbook available from the Ph.D. program coordinator.
The mission of the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy is to improve the quality of life for people and their communities, here and abroad.
We achieve this mission through education and research that promote innovative solutions to the most critical issues facing society.
The Price School offers five professional master’s degree programs, three executive master’s degree programs, doctoral programs, and an undergraduate degree program. In addition, USC Price also offers online degree programs.
The five master’s level programs – in Public Policy, Public Administration, Urban Planning, Real Estate Development and Health Policy and Management – join theory with practice and emphasize experiential and professional learning. The doctoral programs allow a select group of students to work closely with faculty on important areas of research and scholarly inquiry. Graduate-level students at the Price School have considerable latitude to design their own programs in order to pursue their specialized areas of interest and further their professional development. Undergraduates pursue the Bachelor of Science in Public Policy, Management, and Planning, which builds on a well-rounded liberal arts core with classes and practical training in policy, management, and planning in preparation for either graduate school or the job market. For mid-career professionals, the Price School offers the Executive Master of Health Administration, the Executive Master of Leadership, and the International Public Policy and Management program.
In today’s world of dynamic change and globalization, social challenges have become increasingly complex. Solving society’s most pressing issues – including sustainability and the environment, healthcare reform, immigration, infrastructure, urban development, social planning and policy, affordable housing and governance – now requires innovation and collaboration. These issues call for leaders who are able to move beyond their areas of expertise and work across the public, private and nonprofit sectors to find vital solutions.
Through its interdisciplinary approach, the school educates students to serve as innovators – and leaders – in their field. The school’s degree programs draw on the expertise of faculty and practicing professionals to create a learning environment whose breadth and depth sets the Price School apart from all schools of its kind. In 2008, the school ranked seventh nationwide among “America’s Best Graduate Schools” for public affairs, according to U.S. News & World Report.
At the Price School, students receive an enriching education that:
- Combines social sciences, professional expertise, and the resources of a great research university to offer students breadth, depth, and variety as they pursue their interests and design their programs.
- Centers on and values the relationships that develop between students and teachers.
- Offers both academic and relevant real-world experiences, and draws widely on the expertise of networks of engaged councilors, advisors, alumni, and prominent professionals.
- Encourages innovation, entrepreneurship, experimentation, and collaboration.
- Fosters a multidisciplinary and problem-solving ethic.
- Focuses broadly and inclusively on the issues, constituencies, structures, and institutions engaged in public life – in both governance and the built environment.
- Utilizes the City of Los Angeles and the greater Southern California region as a living laboratory in which to learn and put into practice the lessons of the classroom.
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Meet The Team
Wendi Brown, President
Wendi Brown is the President of WBCP and lead consultant on all WBCP projects for California and Oregon.
WBCP is a marketing, branding, and executive search firm with offices in Oregon and California. Wendi has more than 20 years of experience grounded in marketing, advertising, and recruiting services for various industries, and a wealth of knowledge and experience working specifically with nonprofit and public sector organizations. She is an expert at combining marketing and recruiting concepts to return excellent results placing hard-to-fill, management, and executive positions. Wendi provides client relations, general management oversight and project direction for creative development, advertising, and communications and branding campaigns. She works with clients and project teams, ensures timely delivery, and provides solutions and leadership to ensure quality services and a positive client experience.
Prior to starting WBCP, Wendi was an internal Human Resources Consultant for the County of Orange, California, providing countywide communications, human resources, executive search and recruiter training services to the Chief Executive Office and 24 decentralized departments, with 17,000 employees, serving a community of 300,000. She participated on many teams and committees implementing innovative countywide initiatives, such as: performance incentive program and communications campaign, learning management system, employee training, and crafting of new selection rules. Prior work experience includes marketing and advertising roles with various organizations and industries: advertising and public relations, national real estate franchisor, global manufacturer and retail.
Wendi is earning a Masters in Management at Southern Oregon University, holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from Colorado Technical University, and earned certificates in: Project Management, Global Business, Marketing and Human Resources.
Michael Cowan, Human Resources and OD Director
Michael Cowan is WBCP’s lead consultant for Human Resources and Organizational Development. Michael has over 25 years as a Human Resources Senior Executive experience which span across high-tech, manufacturing and service industries. Working with Fortune 500 companies, his responsibilities included, international labor relations, management of multi-site HR functions in the US as well as in multi-cultural environments in over 5 countries. Michael is an expert in human resource general practices and organizational training and development. He has developed and delivered training programs to all levels of management and staff, covering a wide range of topics and initiatives that deliver measured organizational results.
Prior to working with WBCP, Michael held Senior Management positions with Hewlett Packard, Raytheon, Fairchild Semiconductor, Scientific Atlanta and Cisco Systems, and served as Board Member to several California non-profit organizations. Michael has negotiated international labor and union contracts and led organizations through major business and market change. He understands Human Capital is the most important assets to accomplishing the goals of any successful organization and uses leadership talent management strategies to integrate individual performance goals with human resource and business objectives. Using his broad knowledge and business background, Michael offers his expertise as our Human Resources and Organizational Development Director for WBCP.
Michael holds a duel Bachelor of Art degree in Business Administration and Bachelor of Art degree in Behavioral Sciences from Notre Dame University in California
Brandon Key, Video Production Consultant
Brandon is WBCP’s lead consultant for video production and related services. As the president of Digital Cut, Inc. (http://www.digitalcutinc.com), a full-service video production company, Brandon oversees production of both standard and high definition programming. He is an expert in producing corporate, marketing, sales and public relations videos, documentaries, commercials, infomercials, video news releases, b-roll packages, training videos, and feature films. Brandon received an ACE Eddie Award nomination in 2010 for his work on the feature film “Michael Jackson’s This Is It”, a behind the scenes look at the superstar’s last concert tour.
Prior to his career in video and communications production, Brandon was an aerospace engineer. He returned to school to become a post production expert, and then spent three years freelancing for various post houses and production companies in LA and Orange County. Brandon then became the in-house, post-production supervisor and principal editor for Martin Brinkerhoff and Associates in Irvine, California where he designed and supervised construction of a new post-production facility and pioneered new editing techniques for multi-screen productions for large corporate events.
Brandon is located in Irvine, California, but serves WBCP’s clients on the west coast.
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