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Anna A. Filipova, Ph.D.

Department Chair & MPA Coordinator

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 Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D. in Public Administration, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • Master of Arts in Leadership in Public Administration, Saginaw Valley State University, Saginaw, Michigan
  • Master of Arts in English Philology, St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria

Awards and Honors

  • 2017-2018 Wisconsin Teaching Scholar; UW System Office of Professional and Instructional Development
  • 2016 Edward M. Penson Distinguished Teaching Award; UW Oshkosh
  • 2014 Edward M. Penson Faculty Award; UW Oshkosh
  • 2012-2013 Wisconsin Teaching Fellow; UW System Office of Professional and Instructional Development
  • 2010 Outstanding Reviewer Award; Academy of Management
  • 2008 Phi Kappa Phi; WMU Phi Kappa Phi Chapter, The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
  • 2005 Pi Alpha Alpha; WMU Pi Alpha Alpha Chapter, The Global Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration
  • 2004 National Science Foundation Research Ethics Fellow; Western Michigan University

Academic Appointments

  • Professor, with UW Oshkosh Public Administration Department since 2009
  • Assistant Professor, WMU School of Public Affairs and Administration, 2007-2009
  • Assistant Professor, Air Force Academy, Bulgaria, 1994-2000

Administrative Appointments

  • Chair of Department of Public Administration, June 1, 2018-June 2021; June 1, 2015-June 2018
  • MPA Program Coordinator, June 1, 2018-June 2021; June 1, 2015-June 2018

Community Service

  • Chair of the Board of Directors of Evergreen Village, Inc., Evergreen Retirement Community, Oshkosh since 2015. Member of the Board, 2010-2015
  • Member of the Basic Needs Giving Partnership Grants Team, Oshkosh Area Community Foundation since 2015
  • Member of the Oshkosh Funding Consortium Committee, City of Oshkosh and Oshkosh Area United Way since 2011
  • Member of the Allocations and Community Investment Committee, Oshkosh Area United Way since 2009
  • Member of the Health and Education Grants Panels, Oshkosh Area United Way since 2013
Ani with Local Gov Leaders
Dr. Filipova with Local Government Leaders at the ELGL Event Sept. 13, 2018

Courses Taught

Core MPA
  • MPA 715 Leadership and Ethics
  • MPA 723 Organizational Theory and Practice
  • MPA 742 Human Resources Management in the Public Sector
  • MPA 790 Field Project
  • MPA 792 Thesis 
Elective MPA
  • MPA 729 Health Care Organization and Management
  • MPA 750 Strategic Planning in Health Care Organizations
  • MPA 762 Health Care Administration Law
  • MPA 773 Health Care Policy
  • MPA 750 Strategic Planning in Public and Nonprofit Organizations
  • MPA 796 Independent Study 
Undergraduate PA
  • PUB ADM 221 Introduction to Public Administration
  • PUB ADM 362 Public Personnel 
  • PUB ADM 364 Administrative Leadership and Behavior 

Research Areas

  • Ethical Work Climates in Healthcare Organizations 
  • Bullying/Negative Acts in Healthcare Organizations 
  • Authentic Leadership and Organizational/Supervisory Support in Healthcare Organizations 
  • Health Information Technology & Exchange
  • Job Satisfaction, Commitment, Stress, Burnout & Turnover Intention of Health Professionals
  • Recruitment and Retention of Health Professionals
  • Direct-to-Consumer Drug Advertising & Provider-Patient Relationships, Quality of Care & Efficiency of Care
  • Leadership and Ethics Education Teaching Techniques
  • Student Motivation and Engagement in the MPA Classroom

Additional Information 

  • Physical Address: Clow Faculty Building, 838 High Avenue, Oshkosh, WI 54901
  • Office: F420
  • Phone: (920) 424-0037
  • Fax: (920) 424-2319
  • Email:

All are welcome in my office!


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