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Mark A. Glaser, Professor. E-mail

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Kenneth A. Kriz, Kansas Regents Distinguished Professor, E-mail "

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Nancy McCarthy Snyder, Associate Professor and Director. E-mail

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Arwiphawee Srithongrung, Associate Professor, E-mail

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Melissa A. Walker, Associate Professor . E-mail

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Samuel J. Yeager, Professor. E-mail

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Adjunct Faculty

Willliam P. Buchanan
County Manager, Sedgwick County Kansas M.P.A., Kent State University, 1968.

Robert Layton
City Manager, City of Wichita, Kansas, M.P.A., Syracuse University, 1979.

Joe J. Palacioz
Retired City Manager, Hutchinson, Kansas M.U.A., Wichita State University, 1976.

Norman D. Williams
Chief of Police, Wichita, Kansas M.P.A., Wichita State University, 2000.

(Forest) Tim Witsman
President, Wichita Independent Business Association, Ph.D., Purdue University, 1973.


Emeriti Faculty

Glenn W. Fisher, Professor Emeritus of Public Administration
Joined faculty in 1970; retired in 1993; internationally known economist and local property tax expert; Ph.D. in economics, University of Wisconsin, 1954; M.A., University of North Carolina, 1950; B.A., University of Iowa, 1948.  
George Platt, Associate Professor Emeritus of Public Administration 
Joined faculty in 1969; retired in 1997; specialist in urban planning; Ford Foundation consultant to local governments in Pakistan; Ph.D. in public administration, Syracuse University, 1962; M.A., 1955; B.A., South Dakota State University, 1953.
Joe P. Pisciotte, Professor Emeritus of Urban and Public Affairs
Joined faculty in 1977; retired in 2007; specialist in state and local government; Ph.D. in political science and public administration, University of Colorado, 1967; B.A., University of Hawaii, 1963
H. Edward Flentje, Professor Emeritus of Public Administration
Joined faculty in 1979; retired in 2014; specialist in state and local government; Ph.D. in political science, University of Kansas, 1970; M.A., George Washington University, 1965; B.S.E, Kansas State Teachers College, 1964.


Professional Staff

Corinne Bannon, Public Affairs Associate
Joined staff in 2012, provides assistance to the Center for Urban Studies;  Public Finance Center; KSGFOA; KACM, Area Managers;  M.P.A., Wichita State University, 2010; B.A. Tabor College, 2008.

Misty Bruckner, Associate Director Center for Urban Studies
Joined staff in 2006; provides assistance on special projects and support to the M.P.A. degree recruitment, placement, and alumni outreach activities; M.P.A., Wichita State University, 1995; B.A., Doane College, 1992.

Angela Buzard, Public Affairs Associate
Joined staff in 2007; directs the Environmental Finance Center establishing partnerships and services within EPA Region 7; M.P.A., Wichita State University, 2006; B.S., University of Kansas, 2004.

Deanna Carrithers, Business Manager
Joined staff in 2013, Business Manager for Hugo Wall School of Urban and Public Affairs; M.P.A. Wichita State University, 2007; B.A. Wichita State University, 2005.

Paula Downs, Project Director
Joined staff in 2012; Director, South Central Kansas Prosperity Plan, Regional Economic Area Partnership; M.P.A., Wichita State University, 2011; B.S. Wichita State University, 1989

Gayle Martin, Public Affairs Associate 
Joined staff in 2008; education director for City Clerks and Municipal Finance Officers Association of Kansas and the Kansas County Clerks’ and Elections Officials’ Association; coordinator, MiniMPA program;  M.S., University of Kansas, 1995; B.S., Kansas State University, 1974.

Jessica Morton, Assistant Project Manager
Joined staff in 2013, assistant project manager for South Central Kansas Prosperity Plan, Regional Economic Area Partnership, M.P.A, Wichita State University (planned) 2014; B.A. Sociology, Wichita State University, 2011.


Administrative Support Staff

Annette Murach,Student Services and Social Media Coordinator 
Joined staff in 2005; provides support for the M.P.A. degree program, Hugo Wall School, and activities provided by the Center for Urban Studies to the Government Finance Officers Association of Kansas. B.G.S. (Anthropology, History and Marketing), Wichita State University, 2000

Eriberto BieraAdministrative Assistant
Joined staff in 2013; provides support for Center for Urban Studies; B.F.A, University of Kansas, 2007; M.F.A Wichita State University, 2010.