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Samantha J. Larson, Faculty



Assistant Professor

 Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D. in Public Affairs, University of Colorado-Denver, Denver, Colorado
  • Master of Science in Sociology, North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota
  • Bachelor of Arts in Social Science, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota

Awards and Honors

  • 2017 PATNet Fellow, Public Administration Theory Network
  • 2016 Pi Alpha Alpha; The Global Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration
  • 2015 Founders' Fellowship, American Society for Public Administration
  • 2015 CAP Fellowship, American Society for Public Administration & National Academy of Public Administration
  • 2011 Phi Kappa Phi; NDSU, The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
  • 2011 National Residence Hall Honorary, NDSU
  • Other awards (see vita)

Academic Appointments

  • At University of Wisconsin Oshkosh since 2017

Community Service

  • Commissioner, City of Lakewood Advisory Commission for an Inclusive Community, 2013-2017
  • AmeriCorps Member, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program, 2012
  • AmeriCorps Member, Montana Conservation Corps, 2008
  • Board Member, Women's Network of the Red River Valley 2010-2011
  • Program Volunteer, Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration Event 2006-2009

Courses Taught

Core MPA
  • MPA 711 Introduction to Public Administration
  • MPA 721 Public Policy Analysis
  • MPA 734 Applied Economics for Public Administration
Elective MPA
  • MPA 751 Program Evaluation
  • MPA 797 Seminar in Current Topics: Grant Writing for Government and Nonprofit Organizations

Research Areas

  • Social Equity
  • Performance Measurement
  • Local Government
  • Community Resilience

Additional Information 

Contact Information 

  • Office: F424
  • Phone: (920) 424-2213
  • Fax: (920) 424-2319
  • Email:

All are welcome in my office!

Sam Office
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