Public Administration Research Symposium March 21‐22, 2014

March 1, 2014

 Public Administration Research Symposium

PhD Symposium Draft Schedule

March 21‐22, 2014

This two-day event will highlight PhD student research and a guest speaker who is a leading researcher in Public Administration.

All senior PhD students are encouraged to submit paper abstracts.

Please submit abstracts to PA Comprehensive Exam Resources site on Blackboard by February 10, 2014

Guest Speaker
Michael McGuire, PhD
School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University

Dr. McGuire’s expertise is in inter organizational collaboration and networks, federalism and intergovernmental relations, and public management. His current research focuses on collaborative management, network leadership behavior, and nonprofit impact on public policy. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. He won the Haldane Award for Best Article in Public Administration in 2011 and the Louis Brownlow Book Award (co-authored with Robert Agranoff, Indiana University) for Collaborative Public Management: New Strategies for Local Governments (Georgetown University Press, 2003). He has also won numerous teaching awards. He has been a management consultant for various agencies.

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My graduate experience in the UIC Department of Public Administration prepared me for my role in higher education as well as equipped me with the tools necessary to lead change and innovative management in other government and nonprofit organizations. The blend of current theory and applied knowledge is a strength of the UIC curriculum. The faculty are leaders in public administration research and engage students in thoughtful dialogue and challenging projects. The administrative staff is very encouraging and offers great support and service to students.

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