Leadership and Management MPA Online

Managing Stress in Uncertain Times: From Short-term Coping to Longer-term Resilience

By Dr. Kelly Campbell Rawlings, Associate Professor (Teaching) When COVID-19 first appeared on our radars and began showing up in our communities, we braced for impact. States were locked down and everyone scrambled to respond to emergency conditions. Schools went online, employees worked from home, and we hunkered down for what we thought might be […]

Advocacy and Political Leadership City and County Management Public Policy

Professor Shui Yan Tang Featured in The National Interest

Professor Shui-Yan Tang authored a commentary article in The National Interest alongside Professor Brian An from The School of Public Policy at Georgia Tech comparing the governance systems of China and the United States and how their systems have shaped their emergency responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. The article highlights how the current pandemic exposes […]

Online Learning

Managing an Online Classroom in Times of Emotional Crises

By Dr. Matthew Wheeler, Adjunct Associate Professor All of our eyes are wide open, but what happens when the eyes are on you as the professor as students seek productive and safe places to share their emotions?  As a professor of online learning for nearly a decade, it has taken time to realize that our […]

Public Policy Public Service

Webinar: Public Leadership and Action in Times of Crisis

Interested to learn more about our alumni and their public service values?  Listen in as Jonathan Westendorf and Sean Hallman talk about their professional and volunteer experiences during the early months of COVID-19.  One a Fire Chief, the other a veteran, U.S. Navy employee and whiskey distillery owner both share what they learned at USC, […]

MPA Online Uncategorized

Dr. Dora Named Price Outstanding Faculty!

Please join us in congratulating our own, Dr. Dora Kingsley Vertenten, for recently receiving the Robert Biller Outstanding Faculty Award. A ceremony was held on June 2nd where Dr. Dora was honored and introduced by Dean Jack Knott and Vice Dean Juliet Musso. Fun fact: Robert Biller was a former Executive VP, Provost, and Dean […]