About the CPMRA

Contact CPMRA by email:
CPMRA @ MiamiOH.edu


349 E. High Street
Room 218, MSC1102A
Miami University

Professional Staff


Dr. Philip A. Russo, Jr.

Dr. Mark Morris
Sr. Project Manager,
Clinical Faculty

Dr. Sawsan Abutabenjeh
Post-Doctoral Scholar


Dr. Patrick Haney
Faculty Research Associate,
Professor & Chair (POL)

Dr. Bryan Marshall
Faculty Research Associate,
Professor & Asst. Chair (POL)

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.


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


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 continues to serve as the FCSD representative to the City of Fairfield's Planning Commission (2010-present).

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)

American Society for Public Administration (ASPA)


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

Community Involvement

Planning Commission, City of Fairfield (2010-present)
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)


Sawsan Abutabenjeh - Post-Doctoral Scholar

Background - 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.

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

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


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

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