Instructional Academic Staff

Karl Nollenberger, Ph.D.

Associate Professor Emeritus 

Academic Degrees:
– Ph.D. in Public Administration, University of Illinois, Chicago
– Master of Public Administration, University of Colorado, Denver
– Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Iowa, Iowa City

More about Karl Nollenberger, Ph.D.
Awards and Honors
  • 2013-2014 Wisconsin Teaching Fellow; UW System OPID.
  • Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration.
Academic Appointments
  • University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Public Administration Department, 2008-2017.
  • Academic Director of MPA Program, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2004-2008.  
Courses Taught
Core MPA
  • MPA 711 Introduction to Public Administration
  • MPA 721 Public Policy Analysis
  • MPA 715 Leadership and Ethics
  • MPA 734 Applied Economics for Public Administration
  • MPA 780 Capstone Seminar
  • MPA 790 Field Project


Elective MPA

  • MPA 727 Municipal Management
  • MPA 738 Intergovernmental Management
  • MPA 760 Administrative Law
  • MPA 755 Managing Economic Development


Additional Information

Paul France, Ph.D.

Academic Degrees:
– Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership, Northcentral University, Scottsdale, Arizona
– Master of Arts, the Center for Homeland Defense and Security, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California
– Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, Wisconsin

More about Paul France, Ph.D.
Other Education
  • Counter-Terrorism Studies Executive Certificate Program at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, Israel
  • Graduate Certificate in Integrated Marketing Communication, University of California, Berkley, California


Courses Taught
Undergraduate PA
  • PUB ADM 307 Administrative Law and Procedure



Additional Information

John Fitzpatrick, MPA

Assistant City Manager/Director of Administrative Services for the City of Oshkosh

Academic Degrees:
– Master of Public Administration, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
– Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of Wisconsin Platteville, Wisconsin
– Associate of Arts in Public and Environmental Administration, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, Wisconsin

More about John Fitzpatrick, MPA
Awards and Honors
  • Partner in Tourism Awards(2010; 2008), Oshkosh Convention & Visitors Bureau, Oshkosh
  • Acanthus Award (2009), City of Oshkosh
  • Pacesetter Award (2008), National Public Employer Labor Relations Association
  • Exceptional Performance Awards (1998; 1999), Wisconsin Department of Transportation 
  • Performance Recognition Award (1994), University of Wisconsin Platteville
Courses Taught
Undergraduate PA
  • PUB ADM 102 Contemporary Public Issues
  • PUB ADM 221 Introduction to Public Administration


Additional Information


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