*Due to construction of CUPPA Hall, the Department of Public Administration has been temporarily relocated to the 4th floor of Student Residence Hall in Student Center West*

Public Administration’s temporary address is:

The Department of Public Administration
818 S. Wolcott Ave,  SRH room 412
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: 312.996.3109
Fax: 312.996.8804

Public Administration Staff Directory

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

Sarah McDonald
Program Assistant
Contact with questions regarding admissions and website

Elizabeth Motyka
Program/Student Adviser
Contact with questions regarding the Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy.

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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