The Department of Public Administration
412 South Peoria Street
130 CUPPA Hall (M/C 278)
Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: 312.996.3109
Fax: 312.996.8804

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Public Administration Staff Directory

Sharon Hayes
Assistant to the Head
Contact with questions regarding the MPA/PhD programs, general course advising, course scheduling.

Margaret LaPorte
Visiting Director of Graduate Professional Development
Contact with questions involving career services, internships and capstone projects.

Sarah McDonald
Program Assistant
Contact with questions regarding admissions and website

Sari Buffill
Accounting Associate
Human Resource and Budget questions

Alumni Testimonials

Anna Baccellieri


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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