Public Affairs students will be able to:

  • Utilize the tools needed for community leadership, including the ability to work with diverse persons/people and appreciate different perspectives.
  • Understand the interface of public affairs theory, policy development, and its application to service for a more just and humane world.
  • Develop critical thinking, research skills, and effective writing to shape public policy development and analysis.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work with others to translate public need into public policy and planning.
  • Develop human and financial management skills.

Contact Us


Kevin Ward, PhD
Associate Professor and Director
Casey Building 209

Kimberly Gawlik, JD
Senior Administrative Assistant

Institute of Public Service

Casey Building 2W