The mission of the Department of Public Administration is to strengthen the knowledge and skills necessary for professional and ethical public and nonprofit management through our scholarship in teaching, research and service. We seek to be the preferred program of choice and nationally recognized, providing the highest quality education for careers in public and nonprofit management based on a contemporary curriculum, innovative instruction, scholarly and applied research and community service. As part of the School of Public and Global Affairs (SPGA), we are committed to strengthening the knowledge and skills that enhance the management and leadership capacity of individuals pursuing public service careers.
Kurt Thurmaier, Presidential Engagement Professor and Chair
Department of Public Administration
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Jeanna Ballard, Assistant to the Chair