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About Dr. Naim Kapucu

I am a faculty member in the Department of Public Administration at the University of Central Florida (UCF). I am also the founding director of the Center for Public and Nonprofit Management (CPNM) at UCF. I received my Ph.D. in Public and International Affairs from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs of the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 2003. Prior to that, I earned a Master of Public Policy and Management degree from H. John III School of Public Policy and Management, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1997.
My main research interests are collaborative public management, homeland security and crisis management, decision-making in complex environment, and organizational learning and design.
My work has been published in Public Administration Review (PAR), Administration & Society, Journal of Public Administration Theory and Research (J-PART), the American Review of Public Administration (ARPA), Public Administration, International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, and Disasters: The Journal of Disaster Studies, Policy, and Management.
I teach public and nonprofit management, collaborative public management, emergency and crisis management, and analytic techniques for public administration courses. I taught at the University of Pittsburgh (PA), Penn State University (PA), and Robert Morris University (PA) before coming to UCF in 2003.


Present Associate Professor of Public Administration, University of Central Florida
Present Book Review Editor, American Review of Public Administration (ARPA)
Present Director, Center for Public & Nonprofit Management, University of Central Florida

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Department of Public Administration
College of Health and Public Affairs
University of Central Florida
HPA II Suite 238M, Orlando, FL 32816-1395
Phone: 407-823-6096
Fax: 407-823-5651