12th Annual Public Administration Research Conference Attracts a National Audience

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Are we returning to “Governance in Dark Times?” That was the topic of discussion at the 12th annual Public Administration Research Conference, which was hosted on the UCF campus on April 13. More than 100 scholars, practitioners and students attended the conference, including faculty, staff and graduate students from the School of Public Administration.

The keynote speaker was Camilla Stivers, a distinguished professor emerita of public administration at Cleveland State University. Stivers also led an Eminent Scholars Lecture during the pre-conference activities that was well attended by SPA faculty and students. Other notable speakers include Jeffrey Goltz, the executive dean of Valencia College’s School of Public Safety; Earl Mowatt, the sociology department chair at Bethune-Cookman College; and Andrew Carter, an adjunct professor at the University of Miami.

Several SPA faculty, students and alumni also presented including Associate Professor Staci Zavattaro, Instructor Danny Seigler, Associate Professor Qian Hu, doctoral students Andrea Ortega and Jenna Tyler, graduate student Rabina Bissessar, and alumnae Gaslande Fleurimont and Marsha Noel.