Dr. Nollenberger Completed the Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars Program
- Dr. Nollenberger was awarded a certificate for successful completion of the 2013-2014 Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars program. Congratulations!
MPA Faculty Present at the Teaching Public Administration Conference in UK
- The MPA faculty, Drs. King, Filipova, and Nollenberger, delivered presentations at the 2014 Annual PAC (UK) Conference in collaboration with Teaching Public Administration Conference (USA) at the Foresight Centre, University of Liverpool in United Kingdom. The conference theme was: "Public Leadership in an Age of Austerity: Contestability and Conflict?
An MPA Alumna was Hired as Director of Development
- The Paine Art Center and Gardens has hired the MPA alumna, Kathryn Nichols as Director of Development. Ms. Nichols recently served as the Director of the Bethel Foundation, which raises and manages fund for Lutheran Homes of Oshkosh. Congratulations!
An MPA Student Has Been Selected as a Finalist for the Presidential Management Fellowship Class of 2014
- John Good, who is graduating from the MPA program in the Summer of 2014, was selected as a Finalist for the Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) (www.pmf.gov). Bearing the Presidential moniker, the PMF Program is a flagship leadership development program at the entry level for advanced degree candidates. It was created more than three decades ago by Executive Order and has gone through many changes over the years. Out of nearly 7,000 graduate students who applied to the fellowship, only 1,200 were selected as Semi-Finalists. These Semi-Finalists were then brought out to Washington D.C. in January of 2014 to complete a 5-hour in person assessment. Out of the 1,200 Semi-Finalists, approximately 600 were chosen as Finalists to the Presidential Management Fellowship Class of 2014. John Good was notified of his selection as a Finalist in April 2014. From this point, Mr. Good must secure a 2-year fellowship with a Federal agency. Congratulations!
Dr. Ford's New Publication
- Dr. Ford's article entitled, "Changes in School Enrollment Patterns After the First-Time Release of School- Level Test Scores in Milwaukee’s School Voucher Program: A First Look," was published in Education and Urban Society.
12 MPA Students Received Diplomas
- 12 MPA students received their diplomas on May 17, 2014, during the UWO Commencement Ceremony. We wish them the best in their professional and personal life!
4 MPA Graduates Received the 2014 Graduate Student Honors Recognition Award
- Four MPA graduates (John Good, Carrie Kahn, Lee Laraby-Lim, and Cheri Stoffel) received the 2014 Graduate Student Honors Recognition Award for outstanding academic achievement in the MPA program.
An MPA Student Winner of the 2014 Government Finance Professional Development Scholarship
May 16, 2014
- The MPA student, John Jacobs, is the winner of the Government Finance Officer's Association (GFOA) 2014 Government Finance Professional Development Scholarship competition. He will accept the $6000 award during the GFOA's Annual Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 18-21, 2014. Congratulations!
An MPA Alumnus among Cheboygan County's Top Young Professionals
- The MPA alumnus, Kurt Zempel, Sheboygan Police Department, was recognized as the 2014 Top Young Professionals of Sheboygan County. Read more... Congratulations!
Dr. Filipova Selected as a 2014-2016 Leadership Wisconsin Fellow
- Dr. Filipova was selected as a Fellow for the 16th group of the prestigious, internationally respected Leadership Wisconsin program. Leadership Wisconsin is the only statewide, leadership development program in Wisconsin. In 2003 it was recognized by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation as one of the exemplary leadership development programs in the nation. She and her program fellows had their first orientation meeting in Wausau, WI on May 2nd and 3rd.
2014 Stephen Hintz Award Recipient
An MPA Candidate Presented at the Annual UW Oshkosh Celebration of Scholarship
April 25, 2014
The MPA candidate, Cheri Stoffel, presented, "An Assessment of University Students Binge Eating and its Impact on Work and School Productivity", at the annual UW Oshkosh Celebration of Scholarship held on Thursday, April 24, 2014. The presentation was part of the 2013-2014 Student-Faculty Collaborative Research Grant from the UW Oshkosh Office of Grants and Faculty Development.
Dr. Nollenberger Presented at the UW System OPID 2014 Spring Conference
April 19, 2014
Dr. Nollenberger presented, "Comparing Online and On Campus Alternatives in a Master's Program", at the Spring 2014 OPID Conference: Mindful Teaching, Heidel House Resort, Green Lake, WI, April 17, 2014.
Dr. Filipova's Recent Publication and Faculty Development Grant
April 17, 2014
Dr. Filipova's article entitled, "Factors Influencing the Satisfaction of Rural Physician Assistants: A Cross-Sectional Study" has been recently published by the peer-reviewed Journal of Allied Health.
She also won the 2014-2015 Faculty Development Research Grant (FDR 824) from the UW Oshkosh Office of Grants and Faculty Development. The research grant would support her survey research on issues related to health professional-patient relationships, quality of care, efficiency of care, services utilization, and cost of care.
Dr. Ford's Recent Conference Presentations
April 15, 2014
- Assistant Professor Michael Ford has recently had research presented at three academic conferences. In March, he presented his paper, “Goal Conflict in a Politically Active State Education Agency: Evidence from Milwaukee Voucher School Administrators,” at the Annual Conference of the American Society of Public Administration.
- In addition, two works co-authored with UW-Milwaukee Professor Douglas Ihrke, "Do School Board Best Practices Improve Student Performance? Testing the Key Work of School Boards in Wisconsin," and "Determinants of Conflict on Wisconsin Schools Boards," were presented at the 72nd Midwest Political Science Association Political Science Conference and 44th Annual Urban Affairs Association Conference respectively.
An MPA Student to Serve on the Chancellor Search and Screen Committee
April 6, 2014
- On March 31st Reginald Parson has been appointed by University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross to serve as one of two student representatives to identify the 11th Chancellor in the 140-year history of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. The role of the student representative will be to solicit feedback from various student constituencies at UW Oshkosh and to represent the 13,000 + students during this search and screen process which will continue for at least 6 months or until a Chancellor has been named.
An MPA Student Hosted the 19th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner
January 22, 2014
The MPA student, Reginald Parson, served as Master of Ceremonies at the 19th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration held at UW-Oshkosh in Reeve Union on January 20, 2014. This event celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The message delivered was to continue to the forward progression regarding social justice and racial equality not just for a certain few but all of us. Community leaders such as State Representative Gordon Hintz, City Manager Mark Rohloff and university officials were in attendance for this event.
An MPA Alumnus was Admitted in the Doctor of Pharmacy Program
January 15, 2014
The MPA alumnus, Xiaoang Kevin Xing, was admitted in the Doctor of Pharmacy Program at Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy. Kevin pursuit the health agency administration emphasis in the MPA program. Congratulations!
Congratulations to our Fall 2013 MPA Graduates!
December 14, 2013
MPA faculty are pleased to congratulate our 11 MPA Graduates who received their diplomas at the UWO Commencement Ceremony, December 14, 2013. Two MPA students also graduated on August 2, 2013. We are proud with our graduates' achievements, and wish all of them success in their future professional and personal life!
Student/Faculty Collaborative Research Proposals are Due Feb. 11, 2014
December 6, 2013
MPA students, if you are expecting to conduct your field project or thesis in Spring 2015, this is a wonderful opportunity for you. The $3000 student award + $500 for data collection expenses (optional) will help you collect data in Fall 2014, and finish the project in Spring 2015. It also would boost your resume! Most importantly, you will have an opportunity to work closely with an MPA faculty who will serve as a mentor and guide you throughout the research process. Contact your professor sooner if you plan to take advantage of this opportunity! For more information visit the following website.
A Great Community Service Opportunity for MPA Students
December 5, 2013
The MPA Department is seeking to hire an MPA student who is committed to coordinate the Oshkosh Citizen Survey process conducted by the MPA 721 Public Policy Analysis Class in Spring 2014 semester. The student is expected to perform the following job duties: serve as a liaison between the City Manager of Oshkosh and the class in preparation of the survey; facilitate the mailing of the survey to citizen of Oshkosh; record survey responses into a data base; conduct preliminary statistical analysis of the results under faculty supervision; and conduct the review of the narrative and analysis by the policy analysis class. The duration of the project is 14 weeks-Spring semester with a starting date 1/31/2014. The student will be compensated an hourly pay rate of $14.25. Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to serve your community while learning directly from faculty and being a leader in the classroom! Contact Dr. Nollenberger or Jenny Davies for more details!
An MPA Student Facilitates Undergraduate Class Discussion on Stereotypes
November 25, 2013
The MPA student, Reginal Parson, was a guest facilitator in Dr. Norlisha Crawford's AAS 100: Introduction to African American Studies for the period 9:40 am-11:10 am. The class discussed the movie New Jack City, which is about drugs and crime in inner city New York. Reginald guided student discussion around African-American stereotypes.
An MPA Student was Selected in the Who's Who among Students in the American Universities and Colleges
November 19, 2013
The MPA student, Nana Coleman, was one of the 8 graduating students from UW Oshkosh who was selected for the Who's Who among Students in the American Universities and College award. It's a nationally recognized honor. Congratulations!
Dr. Ford Spoke at the Henry W. Maier State of Milwaukee Summit
November 17, 2013
Dr. Michael Ford, on November 14th, spoke at the Henry W. Maier State of Milwaukee Summit at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He presented his original research, titled “From Bold Experiment in Privatization to Status Quo: The Policy Evolution of America’s first Urban School Voucher Program.” The panel, “Life After Vouchers: Expansion, Accountability & Outcomes,” also included Dr. Lora Warner of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and Dr. Deven Carlson of the University of Oklahoma.
City of Evansville Selects PA Faculty to Conduct Community Survey
November 13, 2013
Drs. Karl Nollenberger and Michael Ford were recently commissioned to design, administer, analyze, and present a survey of community opinion in Evansville, WI. The Evansville Plan Commission chose Drs. Nollenberger and Ford for the project via a competitive bidding process. The goals of the survey are to inform an update of the Evansville Smart Growth Plan, and provide actionable citizen feedback to city department heads on the perceptions of city services. The project will be completed in the spring of 2014.
Dr. Ford Delivers Presentation at the 2013 Wisconsin Association of School Boards Legislative Advocacy Conference
November 11, 2013
On Saturday, November 9th, Dr. Michael Ford spoke to over 100 Wisconsin school board members at the 2013 Wisconsin Association of School Boards Legislative Advocacy Conference in Stevens Point. His presentation focused on the current and likely future local fiscal implications of recent state education policy changes.
Dr. Filipova is Part of the Metrics Team for the Weight of the Fox Valley Project
November 5, 2013
Dr. Filipova was invited to be a member of the metrics team for the Weight of the Fox Valley Project. This is a collaborative community project that focuses on addressing obesity in the Fox Valley region. The team consists of healthcare professionals, government representatives, research experts, data analysts, and others. It is charged with determining the type of data to be collected, the sources of data, and other methodological issues, and serving as advisors to action teams that would be formed in the future.
An MPA Student Participates in an Interpressional Healthcare Case Competition
October 4, 2013
The MPA student, Phylicia Lee, is part of a team that has been accepted to participate in the Interprofessional Healthcare Case Competition. The team, consisting of four graduate students from the College of Nursing and College of Letters and Science, will be representing the Northeastern Area Health Education Center region. The competition will run from October 7th through December 4th with the competition dates of January 9th and 10th, 2014 at the Kalahari Resort in the Wisconsin Dells! Learn more... We wish Phylicia and her team success!
An MPA Student Honored at Opening Day 2013 Ceremony
September 3, 2013
The MPA Student, Michael Parks, Technology Manager in the UWO College of Nursing, was recognized for his contributions to the College at the annual Opening Day 2013 Ceremony, September 3. He received the University's Outstanding Performance Award that recognizes exemplary members of the classified staff whose activities, accomplishments and service are most deserving of acknowledgement. Learn more under Service Awards.
An MPA Student Wins Emerging Leader Scholarship
August 19, 2013
The MPA Student, Nana Adjoa Coleman, was the only student from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh to win the 2012-2013 Emerging Leader Scholarship issued by the National Society of Leadership and Success (see all winners here). This scholarship is intended to recognize and reward demonstrated leadership ability and accomplishment. Congratulations!
Dr. Filipova's Recent Article was Published
July 26, 2013
Dr. Filipova's recent article entitled, "Electronic Health Records Use and Barriers and Benefits to Use in Skilled Nursing Facilities was published in the journal of Computers, Informatics, Nursing.
An MPA Student is the New Intern at the City of Waukesha
July 22, 2013
The MPA student, Peter Curtin, has recently accepted a competitive intern position under the Waukesha city administrator. As an intern, he will provide research and analysis reports to the Council and committees on various policy issues; perform comparative and benchmark analysis of all City services; and assist Human Resources in updating job descriptions for the compensation study. The internship is supported by a $2,000 WCMA Scholar Internship Grant for the which the city applied in 2013. Congratulations, Peter!
Three MPA Graduates Benefit the Sheboygan Police Department and their Community
June 16, 2013
Three police officers and recent MPA graduates, Lts. Doug Teunissen, Scott Mittelstadt and Sgt. Kurt Zempel, completed projects that benefited the Sheboygan Police Department and their community.
The United States Senator Ron Johnson to Speak to MPA Students
June 7, 2013
The United States Senator Ron Johnson will be addressing the Intergovernmental Management class at 1:45 pm in Sage 2215, on Saturday, June 8. All are welcome to come and listen!
Dr. King Presented at the 36th Annual Teaching Public Administration Conference
June 4, 2013
- Dr. King presented a research paper entitled, "Easy as Falling off a Log: How MPA Students Use Metaphors to Manage Employees" at the 36th Annual Teaching Public Administration Conference in San Francisco, CA, June 3-5, 2013.
An MPA Student Starts a New Job at the Department of Workforce Development
May 17, 2013
The MPA student, Betsey Kenyon, was appointed an Advanced Program and Policy Analyst at the State of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development. Ms. Kenyon was pleased to share her success story: "I had been working in a mid-level position when I made the decision to continue my education. I started the MPA with UW-Oshkosh and was able to improve my skills and abilities. After completing over half of the required courses, I was able to attain a position with the Department of Workforce Development as an Advanced Program and Policy Analyst. The MPA Program provided me with the opportunity to build my knowledge with public presentations and researching methods which assisted me with advancing my career. In my current position, I will be charged with the tasks of providing facilitation between Bureau Directors, placed in the role of Project Manager, and conducting presentations to supervisory and managerial personnel. The MPA Program prepared me for this position, and provided me with the opportunity to enhance my skills. The MPA Program prepared me for career advancement with the knowledgeable faculty and content of the classes." Congratulations, Betsey!
Congratulations to our Spring 2013 MPA Graduates!
May 11, 2013
We are pleased to congratulate our 19 MPA graduates who received their diplomas at the UWO Commencement Ceremony, May 11, 2013. Two MPA students will also graduate on August 2, 2013. We are proud with our graduates' achievements, and wish all of them success in their future professional and personal life!
Three MPA Students Recieve Awards at the UWO Honors & Awards Ceremony
April 26, 2013
- The MPA student, Nana Coleman (L), has been awarded with the 2013 Association of University Women Graduate Scholarship for Women. The MPA students, Matthew Kuether (L) and Kurt Daniel Zempel (R), have been awarded with the 2013 Stephen Hintz Award. Congratulations, Nana, Matthew, and Kurt! We are very proud with your achievements!
An MPA Student Graduates from the Leadership Oshkosh Program
April 25, 2013
The MPA student, Joseph LeMire, has graduated from the Leadership Oshkosh program. "Leadership Oshkosh is designed to bring together a diverse group of individuals who share a basic interest in and commitment to the Oshkosh community." Read more here. The 2013 Leadership Oshkosh Graduation will be held on May 23, 2013.
Dr. Filipova Presented at the UW System OPID 2013 Spring Conference in Madison
April 19, 2013
Dr. Filipova was proud to present some of her students' work (at the bottom)
Dr. Filipova presented at the UW System Office of Professional and Instructional Development (OPID) 2013 Spring Conference, "The Value of Inquiry into Student Learning in the 21st Century," Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor's Club, Madison, WI, April 18-19, 2013.
An MPA Student Oversees a Grant-Awarded Project
April 15, 2013
UW Oshkosh received $4,000 from the Federal Bureau of Traffic Safety for Wisconsin Booze and Belts Mobilization for a timeframe of 1/24/13-12/31/13. The MPA student, Joseph LeMire (UW Oshkosh Police Chief), is the project director. The Booze and Belts mobilization is part of a statewide effort to reduce the number of preventable traffic deaths to Zero In Wisconsin.
Dr. Nollenberger Presented at the 71st MPSA Conference in Chicago
April 13, 2013
- Dr. Nollenberger presented a research paper entitled, "Wisconsin Forms of Local Government: Relationship to Socioeconomic, Partisanship & Election, Decision-Making, and Internal Factors" at the 71st Midwest Political Science Association in Chicago, IL, April 11-14, 2013.
An MPA Student Talked about Empowerment of Women
March 28, 2013
The MPA student, Nana Coleman, was a panel member for the discussion, "Empowerment of Women in all Walks of Life." The presentation focused on perspectives of professional women's views on employment, education, health and housing. The event was held in Reeve Union 307, on March 27.
An MPA Student and Dr. Filipova Won the Graduate Student-Faculty Collaborative Research Grant
March 15, 2013
- The MPA student, Cheri Stoffel (in collaboration with Dr. Anna Filipova) has won the 2013-2014 Graduate Student and Faculty Collaborative Research grant. The grant will help Cheri's graduate thesis project. This is the first time that a grant of this type has been awarded to a graduate student and faculty from the public administration department. Other competing departments were ones from biology, psychology, and English. We are all very proud with this accomplishment! We hope that more MPA students would consider conducting collaborative research with their faculty!
The MPA Program Accelerates Alumni Careers: An Interview with Dr. King
February 26, 2013
- Dr. King was interviewed about the MPA program and its success in advancing alumni careers. The interview was published in UWO ENGAGE. To see the full aticle, please follow this link.
An MPA Student Chris Hardy is the New Administrator of the Village of Winneconne
January 28, 2013
The MPA student Chris Hardy is the new Administrator of the Village of Winneconne. He will start his new service on February 9, 2013. Congratulations, Chris!
22 MPA Students Became ICMA Members
Twenty-two MPA students have signed up to be members of ICMA through the student chapter in 2013. The membership is paid by the Department of Public Administration.
Dr. Nollenberger was Appointed in the 2013-2014 Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars Program
January 16, 2013
- Dr. Nollenberger was appointed as a member of the 2013-14 Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars Program in December 2012. Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars are selectd for their outstanding teaching from among the University of Wisconsin System faculty and academic staff. Congratulations to Dr. Nollenberger on his excellent teaching record, as well as on his appointment to next year's class of Fellows and Scholars!
Dr. King and Students in MPA 742 Developed an Exit Interview Survey
December 16, 2012
- Students in Dr. Karen King's MPA 742 (Human Resources Management in the Public Sector) worked collaboratively over the fall, 2012, semester to develop a exit interview form for MPA graduating students to take as they finish their degrees. Using the MPA programs goals and previous current student and alumni survey findings, students created a comprehensive survey that can be taken in paper copy or online. Along with other formative and summary data about the program, the information that is collected from the exit interviews will be reviewed annually by MPA faculty to guide them in making decisions on how the program canbetter serve its students.
Dr. Filipova Presented at a Scientific Conference in San Diego, CA
November 19, 2012
Dr. Filipova presented a research paper on "Electronic Health Records Adoption and Use in Skilled Nursing Faiclities" at the Gerontological Society of America's 65th Annual Scientific Meeting in San Diego, CA, Nov. 14-18, 2012.
Faculty Represented the MPA Program at the UWO GradSchool Fest
November 15, 2012
MPA Faculty assisted by the MPA graduate assistant, Matthew Streckenbach, provided helpful information about the MPA program to interested candidates. The open house event was held Nov. 15 at Reeve Memorial Union Ballroom from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.
Dr. Filipova Attended the LeadingAge Conference in Denver, Colorado
October 26, 2012
Dr. Filipova attended a five-day conference, "LeadingAge Annual Meeting & Exposition" in the Colorado Convention Center, Oct. 20-25, 2012, Denver, CO. Her participation was sponsored by the Evergreen Retirment Community, Inc. She delivered a formal presentation to the Village Board of Directors of Evergreen Retirement Community and shared her knowledge with students in the Health Care Management course.
Dr. Nollenberger and MPA Students Conducted Community-Based Research
August 26, 2012
- Dr. Nollenberger and his MPA 721 Public Policy Analysis students have been conducting Citizen Surveys for the City of Oshkosh for the past four years. Read more...The survey explores the opinions of Oshkosh residents on their budget priorities and the quality of city services. The class provides this service at no cost to the City government and it is highly appreciated by the City officials. The survey has been used by the City to help determine the allocation of funds to the services most highly valued that citizens feel need improvements. Citizen Survey 2012 results are available on the City of Oshkosh website.
A PA Minor Student Shared Her WCMA Scholar Internship Experiences
August 21, 2012
- The PA Minor student, Elizabeth Garrow has completed her summer internship with the Town of Grand Chute. The internship has influenced her administrative skills and desire to continue pursuing her studies in public administration. Read more...
An MPA Student Starts a New Job at the State of WI-DOA
July 6, 2012
- The MPA student Emily McFarland has recently started a new job with the State of Wisconsin Department of Administration in the Bureau of Home Energy Plus, Energy Services Division, Policy Section. Congratulations, Emily!
Dr. Filipova is a Member of the Program Committee of the 36th Annual Teaching Public Administration Conference
July 2, 2012
- Dr. Filipova is a member of the Program Committee organizing the 36th Annual Teaching Public Administration Conference. She is responsible for participating in the development of conference theme and topics; scheduling and conference program; peer review of proposals, and so forth. More information about the conference is avaiable here.
Dr. Filipova was Appointed in the 2012-2013 Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars Program
June 16, 2012
- Dr. Filipova was appointed as a member of the 2012-2013 Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars Program in December 2011. Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars are selected for their outstanding teaching from among the University of Wisconsin System faculty and academic staff. She attended the Office of Professional and Instructional Development (OPID) Faculty College at Richland Center (May 29-June 1, 2012) and the Summer Institute (June 11-June 15, 2012) in Madison. She would also attend training sessions in January 14 and 15, 2013 in Madison and deliver a research presentation during the OPID conference in April 17-19 in Madison. Her involvement in the program will be until June 15, 2013. See WTFSP's facebook website.
Dr. Filipova Presented at the 35th Annual Teaching Public Administration Conference
May 24, 2012
- Dr. Filipova delivered a presentation entitled, "Thought Self-Leadership Teaching: Is There Power in Constructive Thinking" at the 35th Annual National Teaching Public Administration Conference, South Padre Island, Texas, University of Texas at Brownsville, May 21-23, 2012.
Dr. Filipova Delivered a Presentation at the COLS Dean's Symposium
February 22, 2012
- Dr. Filipova's presentation focused on the current level of automation for 21 clinical and operational functions, the types of automated clinical decision support and health information exchange and integration capabilities, the types of automated systems to capture and query information relevant to health care quality, as well as the perceived barriers and benefits of electronic health records adoption and use in Wisconsin licensed nursing homes.
Dr. Nollenberger Spoke During a Public Forum at UW-La Crosse
February 15, 2012
- Dr. Nollenberger speaks during a public forum at UW-La Crosse exploring the pros and cons of city. Read more...Switch from Mayor to Administrator Could Lessen Confrontation
Jenny Davies: The Star Award for June 2011
December 16, 2011
Jennifer Davies, academic department associate in the Department of Public Affairs, has been named recipient of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh June 2011 STAR Award. Read more...Congratulations, Jenny!