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Master of Public Administration Faculty

Linda Renee Baker


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Public Policy Institute, 138
Office: 618| 453-4009
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Interests: Public administration, public policy, and organizational theory.  Ph.D., University of Illinois at Springfield, 2004

Brian Chapman


Anthony Hall, 130A
Office: 618| 453-1442
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Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Chapman serves as the Executive Director for Regional and Intergovernmental Affairs at SIU and teaches courses in budgeting, leadership in public administration, and human resource management. His current research focuses on public budgeting, leadership, ethics, and corruption. Ph.D., Southern Illinois University, 2014.

Randall Davis

Associate Professor

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Faner Hall, 3126
Office: 618-453-5608
Dept: 618-453-3307
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Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Davis joined the faculty at SIU following two years of teaching at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. His research explores the environmental and psychological mechanisms that contribute to individual and organizational performance in the public sector. Dr. Davis has conducted research on several topics full profile >>

James Grant

Associate Professor of Practice

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Faner Hall, 3077
Office: 618-536-2371
Dept: 618-453-3307
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Professor Grant joined the Public Administration faculty in 2010 after a forty-year career in a variety of roles in nonprofit administration. His broad, hands-on experience which includes service as a board member, board chair, editorial director, public affairs officer, fundraising officer, and chief full profile >>

John Hamman

Associate Professor and Director of MPA Program

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Rehn Hall, 3132
Office: 618-453-3171
Dept: 618-453-3307
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Curriculum Vitae

Professor Hamman joined the Department in 1989. He teaches courses in public policy, public administration, and American politics. His current research focuses on American institutions and public management. He has published articles in the American Political Science Review, Legislative Studies Quarterly, full profile >>

LaShonda Stewart


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Faner Hall, 3136
Office: 618-453-5695
Dept: 618-453-3307
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Curriculum Vitae

Professor LaShonda M. Stewart received her Ph.D. from Mississippi State University in May 2008. Her general research area focuses on local governments’ financial management practices, state’s rainy-day funds, global budgeting, participatory budgeting, and health information technology. full profile >>