School of Public Administration

Amy Wohlert, Interim 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

Assistant Professors
Shane Day, Ph.D., Indiana University
Chih-Wei Hsieh, Ph.D., Florida State University
Kun Huang, Ph.D., University of Arizona
Agustin Leon-Moreta, Ph.D., Florida State University
Stephanie Smith, Ph.D., Syracuse University

Affiliated Faculty
Ric Richardson, M.A., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Professor of Community and Regional Planning
Richard Santos, Ph.D., Michigan State University; Professor of Economics

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.


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.

Application Deadlines

Domestic Students
Fall semester: April 1st
Spring semester: October 1st

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

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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