TPAC 2019

2019 Teaching Public Administration Conference

September 19-20, 2019

Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis

The 2019 Teaching Public Administration Conference was held in collaboration with the Midwest Public Affairs Conference (MPAC). Continuing in our support for scholarship on teaching public administration and the practical implications for the field, this year’s program consists of a series of workshops and individual paper presentations that contribute to enhancing the forum for knowledge building, strengthening public leadership and fostering innovation in the design and delivery of our courses in both face-to-face and online class environments.

Lois M. Warner, Ph.D. TPAC Chair

“It has been a pleasure collaborating with Dr. Michael Ford of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh to coordinate TPAC’s Program. We appreciate his work and the high level of cooperation from our host university. ”

Dr. Mary E. Guy: Keynote Address

Dr. Mary Guy is a professor of public administration at the University of Colorado Denver. She is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, past president of the American Society for Public Administration and winner of the 2018 Dwight Waldo Award.  View a copy of her keynote address : Administering Americana: Governance Amidst Ironies, Inconsistencies, and Illogic. (Link)

Download a copy of the MPAC/TPAC Conference Program (Link)

Download a copy of the TPAC Photos (Link)

Conference Presentations


  • Exploring the Development of SPAE Doctoral Student Workshops, John E. Dunning, University of Virginia (SCPS) (Link)



  • Conducting and Publishing High Quality Teaching and Learning Research, Alexander C. Heckman, Franklin University (Link)


  • Student Engagement in the 21st Century Asynchronous Classroom: Making your online classroom come alive! Linda-Marie Sundstrom, California Baptist University and Stephen Brown, California Baptist University (Link)
  • How to Use the Analytical Mechanisms In Online Public Administration Courses to Inform Learner Support, Lois M. Warner, Rutgers University (Link)


  • Addressing Ethical Lapses: What Teaching Administration Ethics Requires, Richard M. Jacobs, Villanova University (Link)


Components of Effective PA Programs

  • Components of Modalities: Concurrent Use of ON-Campus, Online Synchronous, and Online Asynchronous Teaching Modalities in Public Affairs Education. David C. Powell, California State University, Long Beach (Link)
  • Enhancing In-Class Participation Through Technology in a Public Affairs Context, Matthew Record, San Jose State University (Link)
  • Scholars’ Influence on their Institutions: Reputation, Prestige and Rankings, Adam M. Williams, University of Illinois, Springfield (Pending)

Managing Public Resources

  • Balancing the Budget: How to Get the Most Out of the Debt Fixer Simulation, Pamela T. Dunning, Troy University (Link)
  • Tackling Real World Power Imbalances in the Classroom; Experimental Learning to Support Tenants Facing Eviction in Baltimore. Stephanie Dolamore, Gallaudet University (Link)
  • Inequalities in American Unincorporated Territories, Manuel Roman-Basora, University of Illinois, Springfield and J. Travis Bland, University of Illinois, Springfield (Pending)


  • Teaching Public Administration Ethics: A 20 Year Retrospective, Richard M. Jacobs, Villanova University (Link)
  • Developing Ethical Competence throughout MPA Curriculum: Lessons from MPA Students in a Standalone Ethics Course, Stefan A Perun, Villanova University (Link)
  • ASPA Code of Ethics as a Framework for Teaching Ethics in Public Affairs an Administration: A conceptual Content Analysis of MPA Ethics Course Syllabi, Stephan A King, Regent University. Elijah Agyapong, Regent University, Gary Roberts, Regent University (Link)