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Core Faculty Bios

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CHAFFIN, LaTasha
Assistant Professor, College of Charleston
Ph. D., Western Michigan University; M.P.A., B.B.A., Grand Vallet State University.
Areas of expertise: U.S. Public Policy, Human Resource Management.

EWALT, Jo Ann
Professor/Director of the University of Charleston MPA Program, College of Charleston
Ph.D, University of Kentucky
Areas of expertise: Welfare Policy, Education Policy, Research Methods.

JOS, Philip
Professor, College of Charleston
Ph.D., University of South Carolina; M.A., B.A., Western Kentucky.
Areas of expertise: Administrative Accountability and Ethics, Public Administration and Public Policy.

KEENAN, Kevin
Assistant Professor/Director of the Urban and Regional Planning Certificate Program, College of Charleston

Ph.D., Clark University, Geography
Areas of expertise: Urban Geography, Terrorism, and Qualitative Research Methods.

KEY, Janet L. 
Community Assistance Director/Internship Coordinator/Instructor
College of Charleston
M.P.A, University of Charleston. Human Resource Management & Nonprofit Administration
Areas of expertise: Human Resource Management, Nonprofit Administration.

KNOTTS, Gibbs
Professor/Political Science Department Chair, College of Charleston
Ph.D, M.A., Emory University; B.A., University of North Carolina.
Areas of expertise: American Politics, Public Administration. 

NOWLIN, Matthew
Assistant Professor, College of Charleston
Ph. D., University of Oklahoma; M.A., B.A. University of Central Oklahoma
Areas of expertise: Public policymaking, environmental politics and policy, research methods.

STEWART, Kendra
Professor/Director of the Joseph P. Riley Center for Livable Communities, College of Charleston
Ph.D., M.P.A., University of South Carolina; B.A., University of Central Florida
Areas of expertise: Organizational behavior, Gender, Homeland Security, Non-profit management.