Faculty

Department Chair & MPA Coordinator

Anna A. Filipova, Ph.D.

Professor

Office: Clow Faculty Building, Room F420
Phone: (920) 424-0037
Fax: (920) 424-2319
Email: filipova@uwosh.edu

 

What I can help you with

I would be happy to address your questions about either of our programs: MPA program and graduate HCM Certificate program.

I also design and maintain the PA Department website. If you need more information or have any suggestions, please contact me!

More about me
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
 
 
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 750 Strategic Planning in Health Care Organizations
  • MPA 795 Internship
  • 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 

 

 
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Faculty

Samantha J. Larson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Office: Clow Faculty Building, Room F424
Phone: (920) 424-2213
Fax: (920) 424-2319
Email: larsonj@uwosh.edu

 

What I can help you with

I would be happy to address your questions about the MPA program with general public administration emphasis and nonprofit management and leadership and about any of the graduate classes that I teach.

More about me
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 Conference 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
  • Assistant Professor, with UW Oshkosh Public Administration Department since 2017

 

 
Community Service
  • Board Member, Oshkosh Food Coop, 2018-Present
  • Commissioner, City of Lakewood Advisory Commission for an Inclusive Community, 2013-2017
  • AmeriCorps Member, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program, 2012
  • Board Member, Women’s Network of the Red River Valley 2010-2011
 
 
Courses Taught
Core MPA
  • MPA 711 Introduction to Public Administration
  • MPA 721 Public Policy Analysis
  • MPA 734 Applied Economics for Public Administration
  • MPA 790 Field Project

 

Elective MPA

  • MPA 751 Program Evaluation
  • MPA 743: Grant Writing for Government and Nonprofit Organizations
  • MPA 797 Seminar in Current Topics: Grant Writing for Government and Nonprofit Organizations

 

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

 

 

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Michael R. Ford, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Office: Clow Faculty Building, Room F422
Phone: (920) 424-1580
Fax: (920) 424-2319
Email: fordm@uwosh.edu

 

What I can help you with

I would be happy to address your questions about the MPA program with general public administration emphasis and nonprofit management and leadership, and about any of the graduate and undergraduate classes that I teach. 

More about me
Academic Degrees 
  • Ph.D. in Urban Studies, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Master of Arts in Political Science, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
 
 
Awards and Honors
  • 2018 College of Letters and Science Community Engagement Award
  • 2016 American Society for Public Administration Founders’ Fellow
  • 2016 Thomas B. Fordham Institute Emerging Education Policy Scholar
  • 2011-2012 Urban Studies Graduate Teaching Fellow; University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.
 
 
Academic Appointments
  • Assistant Professor, with UW Oshkosh Public Administration Department since 2013
  • Associate Lecturer, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, 2011-2012

 

 
Community Service
  • Member of the City of Oshkosh Plan Commission, 2017-Present
  • Chair, Miller’s Bay Neighborhood Planning Committee, Oshkosh, 2014-Present
  • Director of Research, Wisconsin Policy Research Institute, 2011-2013
  • Vice President of Operations, School Choice Wisconsin, 2008-2011
  • Research Associate, School Choice Wisconsin, 2004-2008
  • Campaign Manager/Consultant, Jason Fields for Wisconsin 11th Assembly District, 2006; 2008
 
 
Courses Taught
Core MPA
  • MPA 732 Analytic Methods in Public Administration
  • MPA 752 Public Budgeting and Financial Management
  • MPA 780 Capstone Seminar
  • MPA 790 Field Project

 

Elective MPA

  • MPA 744 Nonprofit Management and Leadership
  • MPA 726 State and Local Government
  • MPA 730 Privatization and Public-Nonprofit Partnerships 
  • MPA 795 Internship
  • MPA 796 Independent Study
  • MPA 797 Seminar in Current Topics: Privatization

 

Undergraduate PA

  • PUB ADM 102 Contemporary Public Issues
  • PUB ADM 221 Introduction to Public Administration 
  • PUB ADM 307 Administrative Law and Procedure
  • PUB ADM 369 Government and Economy
  • PUB ADM 446 Independent Study

 

 
Research Areas
  • Education Finance Policy and Law
  • Board Governance (school boards and non-profit boards)
  • Education Reform (school choice plans, school governance, school accountability, teacher compensation)
  • State and Local Government
  • Legislative Fiscal Note Practices

 

 

Additional Information

 

 
My Office

 

 

Public Administration

Clow Faculty Building, Room F414
838 High Ave.
Oshkosh, WI 54901 

 

 

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Contact Us

Phone: (920) 424-3230
Email: rogge@uwosh.edu
Hours: 7:45a.m. - 4:30p.m.