Master of Public Administration Faculty Highlights

LAWRENCE ADAMITIS

FIXED TERM FACULTY

School of Politics, Society, Justice & Public Service

THOMAS GREITENS

FACULTY

School of Politics, Society, Justice & Public Service

(989)774-3862

SHARON KUKLA ACEVEDO

FACULTY

School of Politics, Society, Justice & Public Service

(989)774-3442

EMMA POWELL

FACULTY

School of Politics, Society, Justice & Public Service

(989)774-1309

Thomas Greitens

Research or scholarship

  • M. Ernita Joaquin & Thomas J. Greitens. 2021. American Administrative Capacity: Decline, Decay, and Resilience. Springer. 
  • Thomas J. Greitens & Nancy Quarles. 2020. From Competition to Collaboration: Transforming Economic Development Strategies in the Detroit Metropolitan Region.  Collaborative Governance for Regional Development: Global Lessons for Local Economies, edited by Denita Cepiku, So Hee Jeon, & David K. Jesuit.  Routledge.
  • Nathan Grasse, Thomas J. Greitens, David K. Jesuit, & Lawrence Sych. 2018. Exploring the Mediating Effects of Institutions on Polarization and Political Conflict:  Evidence from Michigan Cities.  In Public Policy, Governance and Polarization: Making Governance Work, edited by David K. Jesuit and Russell Alan Williams.  Routledge.
  • Thomas J. Greitens & J. Cherie Strachan.  2017. Local Governments in Michigan II:  Michigan's Rural Areas and Small Towns.  In Michigan Government, Politics, and Policy, edited by John S. Klemanski and David A. Dulio.  Ann University of Michigan Press.
  • Thomas J. Greitens.  2016. Assessing Transboundary Governance Capacity in the Great Lakes Areas of Concern.  International Journal of Water Governance, 4: 73-90.

Community service

  • Board Member, American Society for Public Administration, Michigan Capital Area Chapter (2015-present). 
  • Program Evaluator, Gratiot County Specialty Court Programs (2016-2018). 

Efforts to engage students

  • MPA Program Advisor, 2013-Present. 
  • Ph.D. Dissertation Committee Member for:  Christopher Surfus.  2020.   Michigan Municipal Manager Perceptions on LGBTQ+ Inclusion:  A Narrative Policy Framework Case Study.  Western Michigan University. 
  • Ph.D. Dissertation Committee Member for:  Ivo Hristov.  2018.  The Causes That May Lead to the Balanced Scorecard's (BCS) Failure:  A Conceptual Framework, University of Rome-Tor Vergata.  
  • Lead Faculty Study Abroad Trip to Seoul, 2013. 
  • Faculty Advisory to the Winners of the 2013 Students Reinventing Michigan Competition (Trent Wolf and Ben Harris).

    Sharon Kukla-Acevedo

    Research or scholarship

    • Heflin, C.M., Darolia, R., & Kukla-Acevedo, S. (2020.) Exposure to food insecurity during adolescence and educational attainmentSocial Problems.  spaa036.
    • Heflin, C.M., Kukla-Acevedo, S., & Darolia, R. (2019.) Adolescent food insecurity and risky behaviors and mental health during the transition to adulthood. Children and Youth Services Review, 105, 104416.
    • Jeon, S.H. & Kukla-Acevedo, S. (2019.) Attitudinal effects of Ethical Work Climate: An organizational analysis. Public Administration Quarterly43, 4, 456-488.
    • Kukla-Acevedo, S. & Heflin, C.M. (2014). Unemployment insurance effects on child academic outcomes: Results from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth. Children and Youth Services Review, 47, 3, 246-252.

    Efforts to engage students

    • Departmental Internship Coordinator
    • The Washington Center, CMU Liaison
    • Advise Honors Capstones
    • Advisor, Social Studies Major: Political Science Concentration 6-12 (Secondary Emphasis)

    Emma Powell

    Research or scholarship

    • Accepted - Powell, E.A. Next steps for social impact bonds: Moving from an economic tool to a trust-based collaboration (Book Chapter for Collaborative governance for local economic development: Lessons from countries around the world. September, 2018.)
    • Powell, E.A, Schatterman, A., & Winfield, G. (2018). Pracademics, nonprofit sector themes and models for success. Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership.
    • Emma Powell. 2015. The Value of Networking: Allocating Resources to Participate. Paper presentation at the 2015 annual meeting of the American Society for Public Administration. Chicago, IL

    Community service

    • Mount Pleasant Area Community Foundation: Board of Trustees, Nominee (2018); Community Relations Committee (2016 - present); Scholarship/Grant Committee (2017 - present)
    • Isabella Community Soup Kitchen: Board Development/Strategic Planning (2017-present);
    • United Way of Isabella & Gratiot Counties: Presenter, Community Leaders Conference (2017, October)
    • Habitat for Humanity Isabella County: Facilitator, Board Retreat (2017, 2018)
    • Art Reach: Bylaw Review Committee (2017-2018); Board of Directors (2017- 2018)
    • Sacred Heart Docent (2016 - 2017)
    • Junior Achievement: Advisory Board, Member (2018);
    • Sacred Heart Advisor (2016 - 2018)
    • Mount Pleasant Discovery Museum: Strategic Planning Facilitator (2016, December)
    • YMCA Summer Summit: Nonprofit Speaker, Youth Engaging in Service Summit (2016, July)
    • Susan G Komen for the Cure, Michigan: Grant Review Committee (2015, 2016)

    Efforts to engage students

    • Advisor, Pi Alpha Alpha
    • Advisor, Nonprofit Leadership Student Alliance
    • Campus Director, Certified Nonprofit Professional
    • Directed Student Learning- Advisor for Honors Capstone, Theses, and MPA Applied Research Papers
    • Seoul, South Korea- Study Abroad (2016)
    • Public Administration Student Success Mentor, Western Michigan University 2015. (Provided career mentoring and course advice to students).‚Äč