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About Rick S Kurtz

Rick S. Kurtz joined Shawnee State University as President in 2015. Prior to this he was employed with Ferris State University, Central Michigan University and the National Park Service. He has served in roles as the Master of Public Administration Program Director, Political Science Department Chair, Dean and Associate Dean. Kurtz teaches courses on public administration, organizational management, state and local government and environmental politics and policy. Current research focuses on marine pollution, oil spill mitigation, and oil and gas transportation system safety.


Present Professor & President, Shawnee State University

Curriculum Vitae

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Contact Information

940 Second Street
Portsmouth, Ohio 45662


Oil and Gas Transportation Oversight - Land and Water (7)

Gateway Communities and Public Lands (6)

U.S. Coastal Oil Pollution Policy (4)

Energy and Sustainability (1)