Sharon Kukla-Acevedo, Ph.D.
Sharon Kukla-Acevedo 
  • Position: Assistant Professor, Internship Coordinator
  • Department: Political Science
  • Campus Address: Anspach Hall 235  
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  • Vitae: Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Sharon Kukla-Acevedo is an assistant professor of Public Administration in the Political Science department. Her research combines the fields of public management and education policy, with current research endeavors focusing on superintendents as public managers. Ongoing interests also include the evaluation of teacher effectiveness, evaluation of teacher preparation programs, teacher turnover and mobility. Her work has been published in a number of academic outlets, including, Economics of Education Review, Journal of Education Research, and American Review of Public Administration.

She is the internship coordinator for the Political Science Department. 


  • Ph.D., Public Administration, University of Kentucky, 2008
  • Master of Public Policy, University of Kentucky, 2006
  • B.A., Spanish, Aquinas College, 2000

Fields of Specialization

  • Public Human Resources Management
  • School Finance
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Economics of Education





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