About the CPMRA










Contact CPMRA by email:
CPMRA @ MiamiOH.edu


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MAILING ADDRESS:
349 E. High Street
Room 218, MSC1102A
Miami University





Professional Staff

 
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Dr. Philip A. Russo, Jr.
Director,
Professor
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Dr. Mark Morris
Sr. Project Manager,
Clinical Faculty
Sawsan

Dr. Sawsan Abutabenjeh
Post-Doctoral Scholar

(2014-15)
     
haney

Dr. Patrick Haney
Faculty Research Associate,
Professor & Chair (POL)
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Dr. Bryan Marshall
Faculty Research Associate,
Professor & Asst. Chair (POL)
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Dr. Amanda Gillespie
Faculty Research Associate
Thomas W. Smith Scholar
     
Phil Russo - Director

Background - Department of Political Science Profile
Dr. Russo has been a Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center since 1985. He conducts research and teaches courses in local government management, public personnel management, survey research, and public policy analysis. Dr. Russo also served at the Chair of the City of Oxford's Civil Service Commission.

Memberships

American Society for Public Administration (ASPA)
International City/County Management Association (ICMA)
The International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR)

Education

Ph.D., University of Massachusetts
M.P.A., University of Hartford
B.A., Providence College

 

Mark Morris - Clinical Faculty

Background - Department of Political Science Profile
Mark holds a Clinical Faculty position and has responsibilities in both the CPMRA and the Department of Political Science. He has worked on a variety of CPMRA projects in the areas of executive searches for local governments, personnel policies and procedures, program evaluation, records retention, survey research, and website development. His teaching responsibilities are primarily in courses within the Public Administration major. Mark served two terms (2006-13) as an elected member of the Fairfield City School District's Board of Education and served five years as the FCSD representative to the City of Fairfield's Planning Commission (2010-14).

Experience
Clinical Faculty, Department of Political Science & CPMRA (2013-present)
Sr. Project Manager, CPMRA (2002-present)
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science (2011-2013)
Adjunct Instructor, Department of Political Science (2002-2011)
Project Manager, CPMRA (1999-2002)
Research Associate, CPMRA (1997)
Consumer Credit/Risk Management, Citibank (1983-1993)

Memberships
American Society for Public Administration (ASPA)

Education

Ph.D., Miami University
M.A., San Francisco State University
B.A., Michigan State University

Community Involvement

Board of Education, Fairfield City School District (2006-2013: President 2006, 2007, & 2008)
Board of Education, Butler Tech (2009)
Citizens for Fairfield Schools (2004 & 2011)
Planning Commission, City of Fairfield (2010-2014)

 

Sawsan Abutabenjeh - Post-Doctoral Scholar

Background - Department of Political Science Profile
Sawsan joins the Center in 2014 as a post-doctoral scholar from Old Dominion University. She has responsibilities teaching in the Department of Political Science and working on projects at the CPMRA and with the Ohio Public Leaders Fellowship program.

Education
Ph.D., Old Dominion University
M.B.A., The Hashemite University
B.S., The Hashemite University

 

Pat Haney - Faculty Research Associate

Professor & Chair
Department of Political Science Profile


Education
Ph.D., Indiana University
B.A., The Ohio State University

 

Bryan Marshall - Faculty Research Associate

Professor, Assistant Chair & Chief Departmental Advisor
Department of Political Science Profile


Education

Ph.D., Michigan State University
M.A., Michigan State University
M.A., University of Toledo
B.A., University of Toledo


Amanda Gillespie - Faculty Research Associate

Thomas W. Smith Postdoctoral Scholar
Department of Political Science Profile

Education
Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University
M.A., University of Florida
B.A., Bethune-Cookman University


 
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