2018 Graduate Research Forum Winners
Congratulations to the following public affairs doctoral students on their wins at UCF’s Graduate Research Forum April 3: Atalie Ashley West, first-place doctoral oral presentation; Ashley Connors, second-place doctoral poster presentation. Click here to read their abstracts.
Student Publishes Article for American Society for Public Administration
Brie Haupt, a doctoral student in public affairs in the public administration track, recently wrote and published an article for the PA Times, a publication in association with the American Society for Public Administration. Her article, entitled “Publishing and Perishing as a Doctoral Student,” can be viewed here.
Wan Publishes New Book
2017 SDPS Conference Awards
Congratulations! Associate Dean and Professor Thomas Wan received a Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding achievements in the health sciences from the Society for Process and Design Science at the society’s 2017 conference last week (photo). In addition, Doctoral Program in Public Affairs student Orville Clayton won first place for his presentation “Jail Mental Health Innovations: Factors Influencing Mental Health Service Innovations for Jails” at the conference’s Doctoral Symposium (photo). Clayton will graduate in December.
Public Affairs Student, Professor Publish Research Article
Cao Xian, a student in the Doctoral Program in Public Affairs, recently published an article in the Journal of Cancer Education. Xian, who has a medical background in China, wrote the article with Su-I Hou, professor in public affairs and health management and informatics, and focused on faith-based interventions for cancer in minority communities. The article can be read here.
New MRA Director Graduate of Doctoral Program in Public Affairs
Angela White-Jones (Ph.D. ’16) joined the UCF faculty and staff in July as the new director of the Master of Research Administration program in the School of Public Administration. White-Jones is a graduate of the Doctoral Program in Public Affairs, Public Administration Track. Read her Q&A about her new role at UCF here.
Marines Veteran Student Recognized for Work with Veterans
Lloyd Duran, a Master of Social Work graduate and a current student in the Doctoral Program in Public Affairs – Social Work Track, was recognized by members of the music group KISS for his work with veterans during a luncheon to honor military veterans and Fisher House, at the Rock & Brew on Aug. 9, in Oviedo, Florida. Duran is a U.S. Marines veteran.
COHPA Alumnus Wins National Educator Award
Christopher Blackwell, a 2005 graduate of the Doctoral Program in Public Affairs and current associate professor at the College of Nursing, recently won the 2017 Outstanding Nurse Practitioner Award by the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF). Blackwell was recognized for his significant contributions to the advancement of nurse practitioners through outstanding teaching, as well as the development of creative and effective teaching techniques and innovative curriculum design. He is also a national expert on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) health.
Doctoral student Brittany Haupt is one of 25 students from across the country chosen to participate in the American Society for Public Administration’s Founders’ Fellows program. Incoming doctoral student Jenna Tyler from IUPUI was selected for the program as well. As program participants they will be paired with a practitioner or scholar for a year-long mentorship and attend the next ASPA conference for free.
Anastasia Miller (Ph.D., ’16) is the lead author of a newly published study she conducted with four faculty members from the college: Miller, A., Unruh, L., Zhang, N., Liu, X., & Wharton, T. (2017). Professional quality of life of Florida emergency dispatchers. International Journal of Emergency Services, 6 (1). Read the study