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MPA Faculty Bios

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MPA Core Faculty

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.

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.

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.

MPA Adjunct Faculty

BEDARD, Stephen
Instructor, College of Charleston
Charleston Gaillard Center CEO and President
MBA, University of Georgia.
Area of expertise: Financial Administration.

BUDDS, Jim
Instructor, College of Charleston
MPA, University of South Carolina
Areas of expertise: Municipal government and local economic development

CHANDLER, Karen A
Director of the Arts Management ProgramCollege of Charleston
Ph.D., New York University.
Areas of expertise: Arts Management, Ethnography & Race and Ethnicity

DEMOURA, Eric
Instructor, College of Charleston
Town of Mount Pleasant Administrator
MPA, Clemson University.
Areas of expertise: Financial Administration and Municipal Government.

DESJEANS, Mary
Senior Instructor, College of Charleston
Ph.D., Duke University
Areas of expertise: Leadership and decision making