The Doctoral Program in Public Affairs at the College of Health and Public Affairs invites applications for a 12-month tenured associate or full professor position to serve as program director, to begin August 2017.
Associate Dean Thomas Wan and a team of UCF graduate students examined the impact of care aligned with eight guiding principles on hospitalizations and readmissions in heart-failure patients with a one-year, $165,000 grant from Florida Hospital.
The American Society of Public Administration selected Sarah Stoeckel, a student in the Doctoral Program in Public Affairs - Public Administration Track, to present at the 2016 International Young Scholars Workshop on Racial Equity and Community Engagement.
The Doctoral Program in Public Affairs was well represented at UCF's 2016 Graduate Research Forum on April 5.
If we can change the system and bring people together to have the right kind of conversations, then we can really make a long-term change in people's lives -- and that is the goal.
— Nancy Ellis,
Director, Center for Community Partnerships, UCF; Ph.D., public affairs, '07
I am especially proud to be a graduate of the program. The outstanding faculty and multidisciplinary curriculum have provided me with the unique opportunity to enjoy the kind of academic career I always envisioned.
— Joe Saviak,
Assistant Director and Associate Professor, Public Administration Program, Flagler College; Ph.D., public affairs, '07
Our goals are to offer students a venue for exploring interdisciplinary approaches to policy issues, building various skills for the professional work environment and creating comradery among PAF students.
— Lauren O'Bryne,
Doctoral Student and Secretary, Doctoral Program in Public Affairs Student Organization
I like the interactions that I have with my professors as advisors in developing my dissertation because they are critical, yet encouraging at the same time.
— Matt Bagwell,
Doctoral Student and Graduate Research Assistant, Rural Health Research Group