Public Administration

Public administrators shape our communities and safeguard our future. They run our cities, government agencies, and nonprofits. The Price School prepares students to be leaders who will solve today’s critical social problems.

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  • Terry L. Cooper

    Professor Emeritus
    The Maria B. Crutcher Professor in Citizenship and Democratic Values

  • Janet Denhardt

    Chester A. Newland Professor of Public Administration

  • Robert Denhardt

    Robert Denhardt

    Local Leaders Academy Presenter

  • James M. Ferris

    Emery Evans Olson Chair in Non-Profit Entrepreneurship and Public Policy
    Director, Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy

  • Elizabeth Graddy

    Jeffrey J. Miller Chair in Government, Business, and the Economy
    USC Vice Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs

  • Sherry Bebitch Jeffe

    Professor of the Practice of Public Policy Communication

  • Jeffery A. Jenkins

    Provost Professor of Public Policy, Political Science, and Law
    Judith & John Bedrosian Chair of Governance and the Public Enterprise
    Director, Bedrosian Center
    Director, PIPE Collaborative

  • Dora Kingsley Vertenten

    Professor (Teaching)

  • Jack H. Knott

    C. Erwin and Ione L. Piper Chair and Professor

  • William Leach

    Associate Professor (Teaching)

  • Daniel A. Mazmanian

    Professor of Public Policy

  • Juliet Ann Musso

    Associate Professor
    Vice Dean for Academic Affairs
    Vice Chair, Department of Governance, Management and the Policy Process

  • Jane Pisano


  • Mark Pisano

    Professor of the Practice of Public Administration

  • Kelly Rawlings

    Associate Professor (Teaching)

  • William G. Resh

    Associate Professor

  • Peter J. Robertson

    Associate Professor

  • Lois M. Takahashi

    Professor (Teaching)
    Houston I. Flournoy Professor of State Government
    Director, USC Price School in Sacramento

  • Shui Yan Tang

    Frances R. and John J. Duggan Professor in Public Administration
    Chair, Department of Governance, Management and the Policy Process

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