Winter Issue | January 2019
DPA DISPATCH
Learn what is happening with our alumni, students & faculty in our newsletter.
HAPPY RETIREMENT PROFESSOR SNYDER!

On November 27th, the department hosted a retirement party for Professor Thomas Snyder. Students, alumni, faculty and staff joined in the celebration and wished Tom a happy retirement. Dr. Snyder joined the Department of Public Administration in 2011 as an adjunct lecturer. He was then promoted to Clinical Professor and was given the role of Director of Graduate Studies. During his tenure as DGS, Dr. Snyder revamped the MPA curriculum by adding in new concentrations and courses.
DPA WELCOMES 2 NEW ASSISTANT PROFESSORS THIS FALL

The Department of Public Administration announces two tenure-track appointments. Kate Albrecht and Federica Fusi will be joining the DPA as assistant professors this upcoming fall. 
Kate received her MPA from North Carolina State in 2016 and is currently a doctoral student at North Carolina State University. Kate's research interests include the dynamics of accountability in nonprofit-public partnerships and the evolution of collaboratives that draw members from all sectors. 
Federica received her PhD from Arizona State University in December 2018. Fusi’s research lies at the interplay between public management and organization theories, and science and technology policies. Her work focuses on topics such as Open Data and data sharing, technology use and adoption, and network management in public administration and science. 
LIANG RECEIVES APPAM'S 40 FOR 40 FELLOWSHIP
Jiaqi Liang, assistant professor in the Department of Public Administration, was awarded the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management’s (APPAM) 40 for 40 Fellowship. This 2018-exclusive program provides funding for outstanding early career research professionals to attend the Fall Research Conference – the premier research conference attracting the highest-quality work on a wide variety of current and emerging policy and management issues. 

Liang’s research interests encompass public management, bureaucratic politics, public policy process, policy analysis, social equity, environmental and energy policy, and comparative public administration and policy.
GLOBAL REACH: DR. WU TRAVELS TO CHINA

Professor Yonghong Wu recently traveled to China to promote our Contract MPA Program. The Department held promotion seminars at several universities in Beijing, Shanghai, Xi’an, Nanjing, Wuhan and Dalian. Dr. Wu also met representatives from College of Public Administration of Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of Dalian University of Technology, and College of International Education of Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics. The purpose of those meetings was to develop collaborative relationships with the three universities in China.
STUDENT NEWS
PUBLIC POLICY WANXIANG FELLOWS
Congratulations to Bachelor of Public Policy students Nitsaniyah Fitch and Wasinee Siewsrichol for being selected to participate in the Wanxiang Fellows Program . The Program offers an opportunity for undergraduate students from UIC, UIUC, and UIS to learn about the challenges and opportunities related to sustainability, green technology, and renewable resources in Beijing and Guangzhou, China.
2019 PRESIDENTIAL MANAGEMENT FELLOWS ANNOUNCED

Congratulations to MPA student, Kori Bertun, for being selected as a 2019 PMF Finalist. Since 1977, the PMF Program has matched outstanding graduate students with exciting Federal opportunities. This rigorous, two-year paid fellowship includes challenging assignments, developmental assignments, and networking opportunities. Finalists appointed as PMFs are hired by Federal Agencies and engage in solving domestic and/or international issues in areas such as public administration, engineering, technology, science and criminal justice.
PhD students in Dr. Hendrick's class
MULTIYEAR DOCTORAL FUNDING PACKAGES AVAILABLE

Outstanding PhD applicants are encouraged to apply for UIC's Department of Public Administration Scholar Award (DPASA). These awards include up to four years of funding covering tuition, participation in approved professional conferences, and an appointment each academic year as a teaching or research assistant. Graduate appointments are for both fall and spring semesters and require 20 hours of work per week.

Candidates must complete 48 credit hours of PhD course work beyond the masters degree. Full time students normally complete their coursework in two years and take their comprehensive exams in year three prior to working on their dissertation.

Students take comprehensive exams in core public administration theory, methods, and one of the four areas of specialization that prepares students to conduct research in the following areas:
  • Financial Management
  • financial administration and fiscal policy of governments
  • Public and Nonprofit Management
  • management of agencies at all levels of government and non-profit organizations
  • Urban Governance and Networks
  • processes and analysis of public governance activities in urban/metropolitan settings
  • Survey Methods
  • use of surveys in all areas of public and non-profit administration

PhD Fall 2019 Funding Application Deadline: February 1st, 2019

For more information regarding our application procedures and deadlines please visit our website .
DPA EVENTS
EVENTS & IMPORTANT DATES

Jan 14, 2019 - Start of Spring 2019 Semester
Jan 25, 2019 at 12pm - DPA Research & Policy Seminar Series: Meghan Condon, Loyola
Feb 1, 2019 at 12pm - DPA Research & Policy Seminar Series: Xiaoheng Wang, UIC
Feb 1, 2019 - MPA & PhD Funding and Priority Application Deadline
Feb 22, 2019 at 12pm - DPA Research & Policy Seminar Series: Tina Zhao, UIC
March 1, 2019 at 12pm - DPA Research & Policy Seminar Series: David Ehlrich
March 15, 2019 at 12pm - DPA Research & Policy Seminar Series: Jaehee Jong, NIU
March 22, 2019 at 12pm - DPA Research & Policy Seminar Series: Jason Ward, UIC
March 25-29, 2019 - Spring Break (no classes)
April 3, 2019 at 12pm - DPA Research & Policy Seminar Series: Raul Pacheco-Vega, CIDE
April 12, 2019 at 12pm - DPA Research & Policy Seminar Series: Eunjoo Choi, UIC
May 11, 2019 - CUPPA Commencement Ceremony
May 15, 2019 - PhD Domestic Application Deadline
June 15, 2019 - MPA Domestic Application Deadline

For more events visit our website
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