School of Public Administration

Uday Desai, Director
The School of Public Administration
Social Science Building, Office 3022
MSC05 3100
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
(505) 277-1092

Uday Desai, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Santa Falcone, Ph.D., Syracuse University
Bruce J. Perlman, Ph.D., Claremont Graduate School
Mario A. Rivera, Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
Roli Varma, Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Associate Professors
Constantine Hadjilambrinos, Ph.D., University of Delaware*
*on leave of absence

Assistant Professors
Chih-Wei Hsieh, Ph.D., FLorida State University
Kun Huang, Ph.D., University of Arizona
Gao Liu, Ph.D., University of Kentucky
Stephanie Smith, Ph.D., Syracuse University

Affiliated Faculty
Suzanne Ortega, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University; University Provost and Professor of Sociology
Ric Richardson, M.A., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Professor of Community and Regional Planning
Richard Santos, Ph.D., Michigan State University; Professor of Economics
Robert Schwartz, J.D., Harvard Law School; Professor of Law

Emeriti Professors
F. Lee Brown, Ph.D., Purdue University
Alan Reed, Ph.D., University of Texas
T. Zane Reeves, Ph.D., University of Southern California
Leonard Stitleman, Ph.D., University of Colorado

Public Administration Admission Committee
The faculty serves as the Admission Committee for the School of Public Administration.

Application Deadlines
Fall semester: April 1st
Spring semester: October 1st

International Deadlines
Fall semester: March 1st
Spring semester: August 1st


The mission of the School of Public Administration is to advance knowledge in support of professional education for public service, through the integration of interdisciplinary research, teaching, and service in order to address the management challenges of an increasingly complex and diverse global environment.

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Office of the Registrar

MSC 11 6325
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Phone: (505) 277-8900
Fax: (505) 277-6809