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Public Administration

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Quick Facts

  • 63 - Number of undergraduates who earned a degree 2015-16
  • 56 - Number of MPA graduates in 2015-16
  • 57 - Number of MNM graduates in 2015-16
  • 5 - Number of M.S.-URP graduates in 2015-16
  • 17 - National ranking of the MNM program by U.S. News and World Report
  • 63 - National ranking of the M.P.A. program by U.S. News and World Report
  • 13 - Number of MRA graduates in 2015-16
  • 193 - Total number of degrees awarded by SPA in 2015-16

Mailing Address

School of Public Administration
College of Health and Public Affairs
University of Central Florida

4364 Scorpius Street
Orlando, FL 32816-1395

Phone: 407-823-2604
Fax: 407-823-5651

Advisory Board


Ad Board Emhs

Eric Alberts
Hospital Emergency Manager
Orlando Health

Michelle Cechowski
Emergency Preparedness Manager
East Central Florida Regional Planning Council    [Alumna]

Richard Collins, Chair
Emergency Services Director
City of Sarasota

Shawn Collins
Region 5 Coordinator
Florida Division of Emergency Management

Alan Harris
Emergency Management Director
Seminole County Office of Emergency Management

Al Hill
GIS Manager
Volusia County    [Adjunct]

Spencer Kostus
Disaster Assistance Specialist
Lake County Office of Emergency Management    [Alumnus]

Steven Lerner
EM Coordinator
Seminole County Office of Emergency Management    [Alumnus]

Frankie Lumm
Disaster Program Manager
American Red Cross

David McCallister
Fire Chief
New Smyrna Beach    [Adjunct]

Jeff Morgan
UCF Office of Emergency Management    [Adjunct]

Tanya Naylor
Emergency Manager
Reedy Creek Improvement District

Ron Plummer
Emergency Manager
Orange County OEM

Paul Skinner
Retired Fire Chief
Daytona Beach    [Alumnus]

Manuel Soto
Orlando Office of Emergency Management

Carly Swartz
Region 5 Coordinator

Julie Tindall
ESF 15 Volunteer Management
City of Orlando   [Alumnus]

Kristie Toruno
Snaptrends    [Alumna]

Keila Walker
Emergency Manager
Greater Orlando Aviation Authority

Undergraduate Students

Nicholas Gerth
Vice President
EMHS Student Organization

Graduate Students

Chris Atkinson
Orlando OEC   [Alumnus]

Aubrie Parliment
Administrative Coordinator
Volusia County Emergency Management   [Alumna]

Faculty Members

Maria-Elena Augustin
Assistant Director
Center for Public and Nonprofit Management

Mary Ann Feldheim, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
School of Public Administration

Naim Kapucu, Ph.D.
School of Public Administration

Claire Knox, Ph.D.
EMHS Program Director
School of Public Administration


The hallmark of our work is our strong community engagement.
— Mary Ann Feldheim,  Ph.D., Associate Professor
"The University of Central Florida was a valuable preparation for both graduate school and for the world of work within the field of public affairs."
— Ben Hagen,  B.S. in public administration, '10; Research and Communications Associate, New Economy Project
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