M.P.A. Newsletter - August 2020


Dr. Thurmaier Shares the State of the Department


I expect that you are each engrossed in managing your organizations as we muddle through the Covid-19 pandemic. While we are in the same situation, I want to share with you that the state of the Department of Public Administration at Northern Illinois University is robust and energetic. First and most important, the faculty and staff of the department are dedicated to making sure that students continue to receive the high quality education expected from NIU’s M.P.A. program. Read more ⇨

Welcome Associate Professor Thomas Skuzinski

Professor Thomas Skuzinski

The Department of Public Administration is thrilled to welcome Associate Professor Thomas Skuzinski to our faculty. Thomas holds both doctoral and master's degrees in urban and regional planning from University of Michigan, and a Juris Doctor degree from Michigan State University College of Law. Prior to joining NIU, Dr. Skuzinski was an Assistant Professor in the School of Public and International Affairs at Virginia Tech, where he also served as Director of the Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree and Associate Director of Education with the Virginia Center for Housing Research. Read more ⇨

Register Today for the M.P.A. Topgolf Event


Join your fellow alumni and friends for a night of food, fellowship and fun at Topgolf Schaumburg. No need to be a golfer! The evening will feature dinner, golf, a raffle and silent auction! Register today ⇨


The NIU M.P.A. 2019 Annual Report is now available online


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