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

Community Members

Dean J. Grandin, Jr., ACIP, Chair
Division Manager
City of Orlando Planning

Robert Ansley, FAICP
Orlando Neighborhood Improvement Corp.

Harry Barley
Executive Director
Metropolitan Orlando

Owen Beitsch, FACIP, CRE
Senior Principal
Real Estate Research Consultants Inc./GAI Consultants

Amy Bradbury
Planning Department, Orange County [Alumna]

Bill Burns, ACIP
Department of Public Works
City of Orlando  

Brian Canin
President, Canin Associates, Inc.

Trey Carlson
NASA Kennedy Space Center

Susan Caswell
Community Development Assistant Administrator
Osceola County

Jacques Coulon
Planner I
City of Orlando   [Alumnus]

Michael Delk, ACIP
Planning Director
City of Clearwater  

Tina Demostene, AICP
Planning Manager
City of Altamonte Springs

Emily Hanna
Planner II
City of Casselberry [Alumna]

Jeffrey Jones
Director of Special Projects
Osceola County

Shelley Lauten
Founding Partner
TriSect Innovates

Scott A. McGrath
Principal Planner
City of Deltona

Kelly Morphy
Bike/Walk Central Florida

Stephen Noto
Senior Planner
City of Lake Mary

Patrick Panza
Project Planner & GIS Specialist
GAI Consultants Inc.  [Alumnus]

Judy Pizzo
Planning Project Manager
Florida Department of Transportation  [Alumna]

Lisa Portelli
Program Director
Winter Park Health Foundation  [Adjunct]

Jim Sellen, MSP
Florida Planning Practice Leader
Vanesse Hangen Bustlin (VHB)

Kyle Shephard
Assistant. City Attorney
City of Orlando

Janna Souvorova, AICP
Housing and Community Development Division, Orange County  

Erin Sterk
Planner III/Grants Administrator
Brevard County   [Alumna]

Carol Stricklin, ACIP
Community Development Director
City of Largo   

Alissa Barber Torres
Orange County Transportation Planning [Adjunct]

Diane Trees
UCF Metropolitan Center

Student Members

David McMahan
Urban Knights

Faculty Members

Mary Ann Feldheim
Associate Professor
School of Public Administration

Roberta Fennessy
Urban and Regional Planning Program

Christopher Hawkins
Associate Professor and Program Director
Urban and Regional Planning Program

Jay Jurie
Associate Professor
School of Public Administration

Claire Knox
Assistant Professor
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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