October 8, 2014


Public administrators making plans for improvement project
When I tell people my academic field is public administration, including that I direct and teach for the Masters of Public Administration (MPA) program at EKU, I frequently get a puzzled look and/or a request for clarification about exactly what an MPA is, or how it differs from a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree.
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Public administrator speaks to a committee
Among the first lessons I recall from the MPA program is the Wilsonian ideal that public administration be a professional field separated from politics and which strives for the best possible approach. I also learned that such an ideal can rarely be achieved, but the EKU MPA program gave me the skills to engage in...
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