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​We educate people to be effective public service leaders in the global community guided by the values of St. Vincent de Paul.

The School of Public Service promotes effective management of nonprofit organizations and government agencies, and fosters the development of sound public policies affecting the delivery of social services. Programs of instruction, research, and community involvement prepare adult learners to pursue administrative careers in a broad range of public service organizations. Following the tradition of St. Vincent de Paul, the School of Public Service devotes special attention to policies and practices that promote social equity through the delivery of affordable, quality services to those in greatest need. 

While the knowledge and skills required to manage organizations in the public sector are becoming indistinguishable from the best practices used in the private and nonprofit sectors, the ultimate goals of these organizations provide a sharp distinction. The School of Public Service keeps this distinction firmly in view in its course offerings. Degree and certificate programs are interdisciplinary, drawing primarily upon the knowledge bases of sociology, economics, political science, law and the human-service professions. The curriculum carefully balances theoretical and applied approaches to contemporary challenges of administration and policy analysis. 

The school emphasizes ethical leadership in all aspects of its curriculum but especially by offering short-term, executive-style, study-abroad experiences for working professionals. Faculty encourage all students to take advantage of more than a dozen courses to developed and developing countries. Consistent with its mission, the School of Public Service purposefully strives to build an academic community that is racially, ethnically, religiously, and otherwise diverse. Part-time and full-time students are equally welcome.

​Faculty

Euan Hague, PhD
Director, Professor (Geography)
Syracuse University

Steve Abbey, MBA
Part-time Lecturer
University of Chicago

Jody R. Adler, JD
Part-time Lecturer
DePaul University

Patricia M. Bombard, BVM, DMin
Part-time Lecturer
Chicago Theological Seminary 

Caitlyn Brennan, MS
Part-time Lecturer
DePaul University

Finola Brennan, DM
Part-time Lecturer
Case Western Reserve University

Alexander Brown, PhD
Part-time Lecturer
The Institute for Clinical Social Work

Suellen Burns, MS
Part-time Lecturer
DePaul University

William Calzaretta, PhD
Professor Emeritus
Northwestern University

Caryn Chaden, PhD
Associate Professor (English)
University of Virginia

Cheron V. Corbett, MCR
Part-time Lecturer
University of Memphis

Michael Diamond, PhD
Senior Professional Lecturer
Northwestern University

Lisa Dietlin, MA
Part-time Lecturer
St. Mary's University 

Sarah Duda, MUPP
Part-time Lecturer
University of Illinois at Chicago

Andrea Durbin, MA
Part-time Lecturer
University of Chicago

Ronald Fernandes, PhD
Part-time Lecturer
Carnegie Mellon University 

Michael A. Frigo, MS, CPA
Part-time Lecturer
DePaul University

Brian Gilomen, JD
Part-time Lecturer
Illinois Institute of Technology

Thomas Henkey, MA, CEM
Part-time Lecturer
American Military University

Adrienne Holloway, PhD
Part-time Lecturer
Northern Illinois University

Juanita Irizarry, MPA
Part-time Lecturer
Harvard University

Nicholas Kachiroubas, PhD
Senior Professional Lecturer
Cardinal Stritch University

Joseph Kearney, JD
Part-time Lecturer
The John Marshall Law School

Kathryn A. Kelly, JD
Part-time Lecturer
DePaul University

Samantha Loo, MS
Part-time Lecturer
DePaul University 

Martin Luby, PhD
Part-time Lecturer
Indiana University 

Rosemary McDonnell, MS
Part-time Lecturer
DePaul University 

J. Patrick Murphy, PhD
Professor Emeritus
​Stanford University

John Newman, PhD
Part-time Lecturer
Emory University

Jamie S. Nolan, MBA
Part-time Lecturer
DeVry University

Raphael Ogom, PhD
Associate Professor
Carleton University

Vincent R. Parisi, MEM
Part-time Lecturer
Duke University 

Ramya Ramanath, PhD
Associate Professor
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Ken Rose, PhD
Professional Lecturer
University of Illinois at Chicago

Joseph P. Schwieterman, PhD
Professor
University of Chicago 

C. Scott Smith, PhD, AICP
Part-time Lecturer
University of California-Irvine

Robert Stokes, PhD
Associate Professor 
Rutgers University

Melinda Wright, MS
Part-time Lecturer
DePaul University