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About Kevin Kecskes

Dr. Kecskes is Associate Professor of Public Administration in the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government at Portland State University. His primary teaching areas are global leadership and ethics in the Masters of Public Administration (MPA) program where he serves as the lead faculty advisor for the Global Leadership and Management specialization. He also regularly teaches on community engagement and leadership in the undergraduate civic leadership program, which he co-founded. Prior to joining the faculty, Dr. Kecskes provided university-wide leadership in various positions at PSU including Associate Vice Provost for Engagement and Director for Community-University Partnerships. 

From 1997-2002, Dr. Kecskes was the Program Director of the Western Region Campus Compact Consortium at Western Washington University. He has consulted on community-engaged teaching and research with multiple colleges, universities and public and nonprofit community partners over the past 25 years. Since the 1980s, Dr. Kecskes has maintained an active global research and consulting agenda, primarily in Latin America, Asia and in the Middle East. 

Dr. Kecskes has degrees from Boston College, Harvard University, and Portland State University where he has formally studied biology, philosophy, education, and public administration and policy. 


Present Associate Professor, Portland State University Public Administration
Fellow, Portland State University Institute for Sustainable Solutions

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