Staci Zavattaro

, Ph.D., B.A., B.S.

Associate Professor

Public Administration


Staci M. Zavattaro, Ph.D., is an associate professor of public administration and a research associate with the Center for Public and Nonprofit Management. Her books include Cities for Sale, Place Branding Through Phases of the Image, and Social Media to Government: Theory and Practice (edited with Dr. Thomas Bryer). She serves as editor-in-chief of the international journal Administrative Theory & Praxis. Her work appears in journals such as Urban Studies, Public Administration Review, Journal of Place Management and Development, Administration & Society, and Tourism Management.  Zavattaro graduated from the University of Florida with a dual major in political science and journalism. She completed her graduate work at Florida Atlantic University. As an almost-native Floridian (her family moved when she was 2, so she claims Florida as home), she is excited to come to Orlando and work with the wonderful faculty here at UCF.


  • Ph.D., Public Administration, Florida Atlantic University
  • B.A., Political Science, University of Florida
  • B.S., Journalism, University of Florida
  • Research

    Place branding and public administration
    Social media use in government agencies
    Administrative Theory

    Social Media for Government: Theory and Practice

    Edited by Staci M. Zavattaro, associate professor of public administration, and Thomas A. Bryer, associate professor of public administration

    Published in: March 2016

    Office Hours

    12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    *During exam week, check with the faculty member for any office-hour changes.


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