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Master of Public Administration (MPA) Online Program Faculty

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Learn From the Experts

All Villanova MPA courses are taught by Villanova University’s highly respected graduate program faculty. These noted experts have helped set the standards for public administration by holding positions that contribute to the public good and by educating future leaders.

Villanova’s accomplished faculty have earned their degrees from some of the most prestigious universities in the country, and have done extensive research in various fields, allowing them to impart a wealth of knowledge to each student. The professors are widely published, and have been recognized with numerous honors and awards.


Richard M. Jacobs, OSA, PhD

Dr. Jacobs has been with the Department of Public Administration since 1991 and is an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco. Dr. Jacobs' previous experiences include working as the A...

Lauren Miltenberger, PhD

Dr. Miltenberger is a skilled, effective decision-maker in public administration and management, with research primarily focusing on the intersection between nonprofits and government in the modern...

Catherine Wilson, PhD

Dr. Wilson has done extensive field research and taught on a variety of topics, from American government and immigration politics, to religion and politics and non-profit management. Her studies ha...

Danielle Johnson, MPA

Danielle Johnson, MPA, is an assistant Professor of Public Administration. Ms.Johnson holds a BS in Economics from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; she earned her M.P.A. at Villanova...

Christine Kelleher Palus, PhD

Dr. Palus has over 25 publications to her credit in many of the top Public Administration and Political Science journals, including Public Administration Review, The Journal of Public Administratio...

Craig Wheeland, PhD

Dr. Wheeland focuses his research on city management, collaborative problem-solving approaches and leadership by elected officials in both city and suburban governments. His many professional honor...

Theodore Arapis, PhD

Dr. Arapis is an assistant professor of public administration at Villanova University and is a sought after presenter on topics related to his research in state and local financial management, budg...

Stefan Perun, PhD

Dr. Perun is an Assistant Professor of Public Administration at Villanova University. He earned his PhD at Seton Hall University, his MA at Villanova University, and a BS in Business Admi...

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