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About Frances Edwards

Frances Edwards is a Professor in the Department of Political Science and Director of the Master of Public Administration program at San José State University.

Positions

Present MPA Director & Professor, San Jose State University Political Science
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Disciplines


Grants

2017 - 2018 National Academy of Sciences, Transportation Research Board
National Academy of Sciences
Role: P.I
$150,000
2016 - 2018 Eager Grant
National Science Foundation
Role: Co-P.I
Colleague(s): Liu, Park, Gao and Goodrich
$199,000
2017 Special Travel Grant for participation in ASPA National Conference
College of Social Sciences Dean’s Office
$1,200
2016 - 2017 Emergency Training
Mineta Transportation Institute
Role: P.I
$200,000
2016 - 2017 MTC Leadership Academy
Mineta Transportation Institute
Role: P.I
$100,000
2016 Special Travel Grant for participation in ASPA National Conference
College of Social Sciences Dean's Office
$1,000
2014 - 2016 Caltrans Plan Review/Update, Course Customization and Course Delivery
SJSU Foundation
$577,000
2015 Special Travel Grant for participation in ASPA National Conference
College of Social Sciences Dean’s Office
$1,000
2014 - 2015 National Academy of Sciences, Transportation Research Board
National Academy of Sciences
$100,000
2014 Special Travel Grant
College of Science Sciences Dean's Office
$1,000
2013 Special Travel Grant
College of Social Sciences Dean's Office
$900
2012 - 2013 Exercise Handbook for Transit and Transportation Agencies
Mineta Transportation Institute
$63,000
2012 - 2013 Seismic Sensor Systems for High Speed Rail
Mineta Transportation Institute
$49,980
2009 - 2010 Research Director for DHS COE Competitive Grant on COOP/COG II
Mineta Transportation Institute
$280,000
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2014 - Present Member, Bay Area Council, Cyber Security Committee
2006 - Present Member, National Academy of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration
1991 - Present Member, California Emergency Services Association
1984 - Present Member, American Society for Public Administration
2015 - 2018 Chair, ASPA Section on Emergency and Crisis Management
2011 - 2015 Member, Transportation Research Board
1999 - 2014 Member, Collaborative for Disaster Mitigation, SJSU
1999 - 2014 Member, Committee on Emergency Management and Homeland Security
2009 - 2011 Member, Urban Area Security Initiative
2004 - 2010 Board Member, Emergency Information Infrastructure Project
1998 - 2006 Board Member, California Earthquake Safety Foundation
1991 - 2006 Member, Santa Clara County Emergency Managers Association
1986 - 2006 Certified Emergency Manager, International Association of Emergency Managers
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Honors and Awards

  • 2010 - American Society for Public Administration, President’s Service Recognition Award
  • 2000 - California Emergency Services Association John Fetz Memorial Award
  • 1998 - California Emergency Services Association Gold Award
  • 1998 - California Emergency Services Association Platinum Award
  • 1991 - Southern California Emergency Services Association Outstanding Service
  • 1991 - Soroptimist International Woman of Distinction: Environment

Courses

  • POLS 100W: Writing in Political Science
  • POLS 001: American Government
  • PADM 298: Special Problems in Public Administration
  • PADM 297: Advanced Seminar in Public Management
  • PADM 295 Special Topics: Emergency Management
  • PADM 214 Public Management
  • PADM 213 Public Policy Analysis
  • PADM 210 Introduction to Public Administration

Education

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Ph.D., New York University
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M.U.P, New York University
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M.A., Drew University
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B.A., Drew University
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Contact Information

Frances.Edwards@sjsu.edu

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Refereed Articles (21)

Books (4)