Top 25% - Ranking among doctoral programs in "Public Policy, Public Affairs and Public Administration" according to the National Research Council
72 - Number of students enrolled in the program in Fall 2016
12 - Number of program graduates in 2015-16
Congratulations Summer 2016 Graduates!
Monday, August 08, 2016
Congratulations to our summer 2016 graduates!
The following students now hold a Doctor of Philosophy in
Public Affairs from UCF:
Dissertation title: Emergency Room Utilization Disparities among
Older Adults Treated by Rural Health Clinics
David Kanaan, Ph.D.
Dissertation title: Social Disorganization and Florida Public High
School Academic Performance
Bobbie McKee, Ph.D.
Dissertation title: Variations in Health Services Utilization by
Patients with Prostate Cancer
Anastasia Miller, Ph.D.
Dissertation title: The influence of perceived organizational
support, perceived coworker support & debriefing on
work-related compassion satisfaction, burnout, and secondary
traumatic stress in Florida public safety personnel
Angela White-Jones, Ph.D.
Dissertation title: The Missing Middle: Understanding the Effects
of Social Enterprise on Non-Profit Performance
Yi-Ling Yin, Ph.D.
Dissertation title: The Diffusion and Performance of the
Accountable Care Organization Model
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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