April 4, 2018

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.

December 6, 2017

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.

December 6, 2017

Wan Publishes New Book

Professor Thomas Wan is the author a new book, Population Health Management for Poly Chronic Conditions: Evidence-Based Research Approaches, published this month by Springer. Learn more.

November 13, 2017

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.

October 12, 2017

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.

August 30, 2017

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.

August 11, 2017

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.

June 22, 2017

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.

April 3, 2017

Brittany Haupt

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.

March 20, 2017

Anastasia Miller

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