Public Administration and Urban Studies

Enhancing the quality of public service through civic education, training and research.

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Contact information

Public Administration and Urban Studies
John Green, Interim Department Chair
Olin Hall 201 - See on campus map

Akron, Ohio 44325-7904
Phone: 330-972-7616
Fax: 330-972-8841

2016 Summer Schedule of Classes

For those interested in taking fall courses offered by the Department of Public Administration & Urban Studies please take a look at the following course list:

Graduate Course List

If you are interested in taking any number of the courses listed, please contact Dr. Raymond Cox for more information:

Raymond Cox
Phone: 330-972-8891
Email: Dr. Raymond Cox

Welcome to the Department of
Public Administration and Urban Studies

Our Goals: 

  • Prepare students to understand the context of urban public service
  • Develop the critical and strategic thinking skills of students
  • Impart the practical and technical skills necessary to improve public service in a dynamic urban society
  • Develop faculty research agendas in support of urban public service
  • Encourage community service and engagement on the part of faculty and students
  • Offer a cross-disciplinary study of urban public service
  • Link theory and practice in our curriculum, our classrooms, and our research
  • Develop students into leaders who strive to improve public service
  • Ensure a diverse and inclusive student body
  • Reject standardized “outputs” or making students like one another
  • Impart an understanding of responsibility and responsiveness in, and of, the moral and ethical grounding of public service.