Public Administration and Urban Studies

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

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

2015 Summer Schedule of Classes

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

Graduate Course List

Undergraduate Course List

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

Dr. Namkyung Oh
Phone: 330-972-6307

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.