Hubbell Named IPS Director

Written by Laura Paskin
May 27, 2014

Professor Larry Hubbell, PHD, has been named director of the Institute of Public Service (IPS), effective July 1, 2014. Hubbell will oversee undergraduate degree programs in public affairs and nonprofit leadership as well as the Master of Nonprofit Leadership and Master of Public Administration.

In announcing the appointment, College of Arts and Sciences Dean David Powers said, “Dr. Hubbell meets the highest standards for academic excellence combined with extensive experience in the government sector. Under his direction, the Institute will continue to prepare students to meet the growing need for leaders in public service to our communities.”

Hubbell comes to Seattle University from the University of Wyoming where he directed the Master of Public Administration program and taught in the Political Science Department. His extensive research and scholarship focus on organizational development, public personnel management, administrative theory, and problems facing emerging democracies. He has taught throughout the world, including in Panama, Sierra Leone, Indonesia, and South Africa. Prior to joining academia, Hubbell spent 11 years as a federal program and budget analyst and worked directly for political appointees of the Carter, Reagan, and Bush administrations. He received his PhD from Virginia Polytechnic and State University.

The College of Arts and Sciences, the largest college in Seattle University, offers 41 undergraduate major degrees, 36 minors, and 6 master’s degrees.