Master of Public Administration

John Brennan, Ph.D.


Associate Professor of Public Administration

Faculty Advisor - Public Policy Analysis and Urban & Regional Planning & Policy Concentrations


Cleveland State University, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Ph.D. - Urban Studies and Public Affairs, Specializations: Economic Development and Public Administration

Miami University, M.A. - Geography, Specialization: Urban Planning and Market Analysis

University of Akron, B.A. Magna Cum Laude - History, Minor: Geology

Research Topics

  • Regional economic development
  • History of American public administration
  • Urban policy and planning



  • American National Government
  • Contemporary Political Issues
  • Introduction to Public Policy Analysis
  • Public Administration
  • Internship in Public and International Affairs


  • Statistics for Public Managers and Policy Analysts
  • MIS and Computer Applications
  • Policy Analysis
  • Applied Management Tools
  • Sustainable Cities
  • Introduction to Local Government Administration
  • Public Economics and Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Government Planning and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Regional Economic Development Policy
  • Energy Policy
  • Capstone in Public Administration
  • Directed Independent Studies (Housing Analysis,Town Planning,Cost Benefit Analysis,GIS)

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)