Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Faculty and Staff

Hamann, Darla

Hamann, Darla

Assistant Professor of Political Science
Ph.D., Human Resources/Industrial Relations 2009, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
B.A., Economics/Social Sciences, St. Cloud State University

320-308-5541 | 305 Building 51
djhamann@stcloudstate.edu

Dr. Hamann teaches classes in Public Administration, Public Service Ethics, Human Resource Management, Organizational Behavior and Theory, Nonprofit Management, Leadership and other MPA courses. She conducts research in nonprofit and health care management, which has been published many academic journals including Psychological Bulletin, the Journal of Aging and Health, Review of Public Personnel Administrations, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, and Nonprofit Management and Leadership.

Schooley, Shawn E.

Schooley, Shawn E.

Assistant Professor of Political Science
Ph.D. Public Administration & Public Affairs 2008, Virginia Tech
MPA 2003, University of West Florida
Graduate Certificate, Organizational Development and Leadership, 2003, University of West Florida
B.A., Sociology, 2001, University of West Florida

320-308-4129 | 301 Building 51
sschooley@stcloudstate.edu

Dr. Schooley teaches classes in Public Administration, Local Government Administration, Ethics for Bureaucrats, Public & Nonprofit Organizational Theory, Administrative Leadership, and other core MPA courses. His primary research agenda focuses on local government managers increasing direct citizen participation.

Wagner, Steven C.

Wagner, Steven C.

Professor of Political Science, MPA Program Faculty Co-Director, SCSU Survey
Ph.D. Political Science, 1989, Northern Illinois University
MPA 1981, Northern Illinois University
B.A. Political Science, 1979, Illinois State University

320-308-5423 | 313 51 Building
swagner@stcloudstate.edu

Dr. Wagner teaches courses in Public Administration and American Government and Politics. His interests are public administration history, public administration and public service theories, program evaluation, survey research, community needs and service assessment, state and local government and politics, leadership, intergovernmental relations, budgeting, human resource management and critical thinking.

Yang, Shoua

Yang, Shoua

Associate Professor of Political Science
Ph.D. 2006, Northern Illinois University
MPA 1998, Cleveland State University
M.A., 1993, M.A. 1994, Ohio State University
B.A. 1991, St. Mary's University, Minnesota

320-308-2528 | 312 51 Building
syang@stcloudstate.edu
Dr. Yang teaches courses in public administration, American government and politics, comparative politics in Southeast Asia and ethnic politics. His research interests are in topics leading to international development management and leadership in less developed countries, public budgeting and Hmong leadership.

Program Assistant

Helm, Cindy Gresser

Helm, Cindy Gresser

Office Manager
B.S. Office Administration, St. Cloud State University

320-308-2162 | 328 51 Building
lghelm@stcloudstate.edu

Graduate Student Assistants

Fisher, Stephanie

Graduate Assistant
B.A., Management-Organizations and Human Resources, University of Minnesota-Morris

Stephanie is a local government concentration student. She has served several organizations including Country Manor, the city of Worthing, South Dakota, Sioux Falls Schools, Advance Services and Superior/West Industries in various human resources and budgeting/finance roles.