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About Stephen Percy

 Dr. Stephen L. Percy currently serves as the Dean of the College of Urban and Public Affairs and is a Professor in Political Science. Prior to joining PSU, Dr. Percy was a Dean of the College of Public Affairs and professor in the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Baltimore (UB). While at UB he championed efforts to create new graduate programs, grow undergraduate and graduate enrollments, launch new continuing education programs, and expand community-university partnerships focused on experiential learning for students, community revitalization, combating structural racism, and building the capacity within the faith-based community to pursue community building strategies.
In his prior position at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee—where he served as professor of political science, director of the Center for Urban Initiatives and Research, and acting dean of the new School of Public Health—he was actively involved in university-wide initiatives to promote university-community engagement. His work in community engagement—pursued through the Milwaukee Idea Initiative—is outlined in two books:  A Time for Boldness: A Story of Institutional Change and Creating a New Kind of University: Institutionalizing Community-University Engagement.
His research interests include public policy and policy implementation, urban politics, disability rights policy, and university-community engagement.


June 2014 Present Professor, Portland State University Political Science
June 2014 Present Dean, Portland State University College of Urban and Public Affairs
August 2011June 2014 Dean, University of Baltimore ‐ College of Public Affairs
August 2011May 2014 Professor, University of Baltimore ‐ Public and International Affairs
September 2009July 2011 Acting Dean, University of Wisconisn-Milwauke ‐ School of Public Health
August 1994July 2011 Professor, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee ‐ Political Science and Public Administration

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Journal Articles (9)

Selected Books (4)

Selected Book Chapters (4)