This course presents the foundations of social equity in public administration and criminal justice and targets several skills students can learn and use to improve social equity outcomes, particularly social equity analyses and performance measurement.
PUAD 6600 – Special Topics: Public Administration
Section 001 | In-Person
Winterim (Intensive): Jan. 2-6 and Jan. 9-13, 1-5 p.m.
Instructors: Sean McCandless and Samantha Larson
Sean McCandless (email) works for the School of Public Affairs as an academic resources coordinator and adjunct faculty member, and is also a Ph.D. candidate at SPA. He has taught a variety of courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels, including public administration, public policy, political science, and English writing. Sean’s research interests revolve around social equity, public service, administrative ethics, and the intersections between constitutional law and public administration. He is published in Administrative Theory & Praxis, Public Administration Review, the Social Science Journal, the Wiley-Blackwell Handbook on the Psychology of Violence, and a soon-to-be-released volume on social equity. He is also an ASPA Founders Fellow and Super Founders Fellow, ASPA International Young Scholar, and Board Member at Large for the Executive Board of the Democracy and Social Justice Panel of the American Society for Public Administration.
Samantha Larson (email) is a Ph.D. candidate and research assistant in the School of Public Affairs. She has published and presented at national and international conferences, and her recent honors include the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) Founders’ Fellowship and the Society on Women in Public Administration Scholarship. Sam also has more than 10 years of practical public service and nonprofit management experience. She is currently a Research Analyst for the Department of Labor’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Grant Program and serves as the Vice Chair of the City of Lakewood’s Advisory Commission for an Inclusive Community (ACIC).