New B.A. in Public Service Courses for Spring 2017

Photo of TA and studentFour new courses will be offered in the Bachelor of Arts in Public Service program during the spring 2017 semester:

  • Program Design, Evaluation, and Decision-Making
  • Collaboration Across Sectors
  • Ethics in Public Service
  • Public Service in Emergency Management and Homeland Security

Below are details on each course and the instructor:

PUAD 3002 – Program Design, Evaluation and Decision-Making
Effective public service program outcomes are systematically managed, monitored, and evaluated. Learn the analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills required for program design, implementation, evaluation, and evidence based decision-making.
Section E01 | Online
Instructor: Sheila Huss | Sheila.Huss@ucdenver.edu
Sheila Huss is a senior instructor of Criminology and Criminal Justice in the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado Denver. Sheila received her Ph.D. in Public Affairs from the University of Colorado Denver. She has taught numerous courses, including Environmental Crime and Justice; Criminological Theory; Research Methods; Introduction to Criminal Justice; and Race, Social Structure, and Crime. Her research primarily focuses on environmental justice and theory. In 2010, Sheila received the International Technical Rescue Symposium Best Conference Paper Award, and in 2014, her dissertation received honorable mention for best dissertation in the School of Public Affairs at CU Denver.

PUAD 3005 – Collaboration Across Sectors
Organizations across sectors respond to complex problems with innovative and flexible responses through networks. Managing within and across organizations is essential to effective performance in a networked system. Explore collaborative governance across sectors — nonprofit, for-profit, and public — with analyses and applications.
Section E01 | Online
Instructor: Wendy Bolyard | wendy.bolyard@ucdenver.edu
Wendy Bolyard has been serving in higher education administration for more than 20 years. Dr. Bolyard has worked at five universities, a Fortune 500 company, a small non-profit organization, and she sat on the Non-Profit Advisory Board at the University of Central Florida. Dr. Bolyard has been teaching for the past ten years. She received her Ph.D. in Public Affairs from the University of Central Florida. In addition, she holds a B.S.J. and M.A. from West Virginia University. Dr. Bolyard recently founded K-20 Consulting, an organization that works with universities to develop best practices in recruiting and admissions, model business processes, and create financial aid leveraging strategies. She also works with organizations on strategic planning and optimization of technology infrastructure to support automation of routine tasks and report on performance. Dr. Bolyard has consulted with numerous institutions on performance management and constituent relationship management and she recently served on the Board of Directors for the Autism Society of Colorado.

PUAD 4001 – Ethics in Public Service
Understand ethics in public service, explore ethical concerns in public affairs, and confront ethical challenges in government and nonprofit organizations. Through theoretical and case study readings and applied projects, students analyze ethical issues and proposed responses.
Section E01 | Online
Instructor: Denise Scheberle | Denise.Scheberle@ucdenver.edu
Denise Scheberle joined the SPA faculty as a clinical professor in 2012, after twenty years at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, where she was the Herbert Fisk Johnson Professor in Environmental Studies and professor and chair of the Department of Public and Environmental Affairs. In 2012, she received the American Political Science Association’s Distinguished Teaching Award. She is also the recipient of the University of Wisconsin Regents Teaching Excellence Award, the Founders Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the Founders Award for Excellence in Community Service. She recently served as Vice President and Commissioner of the Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District, President of the Public Policy section of the APSA, as well as on committees for the International Joint Commission and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, looking at water issues involving the Great Lakes and the Lower Fox River. She is the author of over a dozen articles, two books on environmental federalism and policy implementation, and is currently working on a book on environmental policy stories. Her teaching and research interests are in the fields of environmental policy and management, public administration and service, and federalism and intergovernmental relations.

PUAD 4010 – Public Service in Emergency Management and Homeland Security
Introduces emergency management and homeland security including: management of hazards, emergencies, disasters, and the networks of government and nonprofit organizations providing services. Focuses on principles of emergency management and homeland security at state and local jurisdictional levels.
Section E01 | Online
Instructor: Sheila Huss | Sheila.Huss@ucdenver.edu
Sheila Huss is a senior instructor of Criminology and Criminal Justice in the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado Denver. Sheila received her Ph.D. in Public Affairs from the University of Colorado Denver. She has taught numerous courses, including Environmental Crime and Justice; Criminological Theory; Research Methods; Introduction to Criminal Justice; and Race, Social Structure, and Crime. Her research primarily focuses on environmental justice and theory. In 2010, Sheila received the International Technical Rescue Symposium Best Conference Paper Award, and in 2014, her dissertation received honorable mention for best dissertation in the School of Public Affairs at CU Denver.



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