Public Administration

Interested in a career in government or the nonprofit arena? The UMA Public Administration faculty has many decades of experience getting students ready for new or enhanced careers, and they are supplemented by an outstanding group of Maine public officials who offer courses in their areas of expertise. Our graduates have positions in a great variety of public & nonprofit organizations that make a significant contribution to the quality of life in Maine.

Degrees Offered: B.S. and A.S.
Available statewide over the internet



Full-Time Faculty Teaching Required Courses in the Public Administration Program

Daylin Butler
Program Coordinator
Professor of Business and Public Administration
Ph. D. The University of Michigan
Courses Taught:
            American Government
            Human Resource Management
            Research Methods
            Public Program Evaluation

Joseph Szakas
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
Professor of Computer Information Systems
Ph. D. The Ohio State University
Courses Taught:
            Computers and Culture

Brenda McAleer
Dean of the College of Professional Studies
Professor of Business Administration
Ph. D. Walden University
Courses Taught:
            Organizational Behavior

Powers McGuire
Professor of Business and Governmental Sciences
J.D., LL.M. Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago – Kent College of Law
Courses Taught:
            Labor-Management Relations

Ron Norton
Professor of Economics
Ph. D. Boston College
Courses Taught:

Thomas Giordano
Associate Professor of Accounting
M.B.A. Hofstra
Courses Taught:
            Accounting for Public and Not-For-Profit Organizations
            Public Budgeting and Financial Administration

Frank Bean
Associate Professor of Business Administration
M.B.A. University of Southern Maine
Courses Taught:

Diane Boone
Associate Professor of Business Administration
D.B.A. Argosy University
Courses Taught:

Carey Clark
Assistant Professor of Nursing
D.N.P. California Institute of Integral Studies
Courses Taught:
            The American Health Care System


Part-Time Faculty Teaching Required Courses in the Public Administration Program

Daniel Wathen
Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of Maine
Adjunct Professor of Law and Public Administration
LL.B. University of Maine Law School
LL.M. University of Virginia Law School
Courses Taught:
            Constitutional Law

Dawn Gallagher
Former Commissioner of the Maine Department of Environmental Protection
Adjunct Professor of Law and Public Administration
J.D. University of Maine Law School
Courses Taught:
            State and Local Government
            Administrative Law

William Bridgeo
City Manager of Augusta, Maine
Adjunct Professor of Public Administration
M.P.A. University of Hartford
Courses Taught:
            Municipal Administration