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Master of Public Administration

Phone

  • Information: 796-6402
  • Toll Free: 800 478-9069

Email

Fax

  • Fax: 796-6549
  • Toll Free Fax: 877-465-6549

Address

Novatney Bldg
11066 Auke Lake Way (NOV 1)
Juneau, AK 99801

Kathy DiLorenzo

Associate Professor of Public Administration

Phone: 796-6418Second Phone: 1-800-478-9069

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Business & Public Administration

Novatney Bldg, Rm 133, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Education

Doctor of Arts in Political Science–2007
Idaho State University MPA –2004
Idaho State University BS Political Science – 2001 

Biography

Kathy DiLorenzo grew up in the Western states of Nevada, California, Washington, and Idaho, and is particularly interested in western and rural issues. She is currently completing her Doctor of Arts in Political Science with an emphasis in Public Administration and Public Law from Idaho State University. She completed her Masters of Public Administration in 2004. While completing her education Kathy worked as the primary quantitative analyst for Partners for Prosperity, non-profit organization that acquired a substantial grant to study and eradicate poverty in the 16-county region of Southeastern Idaho. Her areas of research include the bureaucracy, constitutional and public law, poverty, minority and at-risk populations.

Ljubomir "LJ" Medenica

MPA Program Coordinator, Assistant Professor of Public Administration

Phone: 796-6303Second Phone: 1-800-478-9069

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Business & Public Administration

Novatney Bldg, Rm 129, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Education

Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.), California Coast University, and M.B.A., and B.Sc. (Electrical Engineering), University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia. (Academic Equivalency Evaluated and Verified in the US)

Courses Taught

Master of Public Administration Program, Assistant Professor 2016-Present (tenure-track)

  • PADM 604 – Research Methods in Administration
  • PADM 610 – Organization Theory and Behavior
  • PADM 622 – Human Resources and Organizational Development
  • PADM 625 – Economics and Public Finance
  • PADM 628 – Public Financial Management
  • PADM 661 – Social Entrepreneurship
  • PADM 662 – Governing Nonprofit Organizations and the Board of Directors
  • PADM 663 – Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations

Business Department, Adjunct Faculty 2010-2013, Assistant Professor 2013-2016

  • BA 166 – Small Business Management;
  • BA 201 – Management and Supervision;
  • BA 232 – Organizational Management;
  • BA 260 – Marketing Practices;
  • BA 360 – Business Organizations (and Corporate Governance);
  • BA 462 – Capstone – Strategic Management;
  • BA 465 – Strategic Marketing and Management for Non-Profit;
  • BA 487 – International Business;
  • BA 490 – The Political and Social Environment of Business;
  • BA 498 – Business Research;
  • BA 655 – Strategic Management (Mid-Capstone);
  • BA 690 – Business Administration Capstone.

ECPD – European Center for Peace and Development

  • International MBA Course – Corporate Governance - Instructor

Biography

Dr. Ljubomir (“LJ”) Medenica is an assistant professor and the Program Coordinator in Master of Public Administration Program at the University of Alaska Southeast. Dr. Medenica has over 10 years of experience in teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in Business and Public Administration.

Dr. Medenica also has over 20 years of experience as a practitioner in national and international engagements, working as a management consultant with Deloitte Consulting and some other consulting firms in Europe and the USA. He held various leadership end executive positions in both business and public sectors. Additionally, Dr. Medenica was in charge of designing and implementing the United Nation Development Program’s (UNDP) capacity building project for the Government of Montenegro, governing numerous international leadership and team-building workshops. He also taught MBA courses (Corporate Governance) with the European Center for Peace and Development. Among other jobs in the public sector, Dr. Medenica was Director of Organizational and Professional Development at Western Washington University.

With its strong practitioner orientation, Dr. Medenica is passionately contributing to Master of Public Administration program learning goals and outcomes, teaching organizational development, strategic human resources, and change management, public financial management, economics and public policy, and various courses focused on nonprofit administration. His specialty is infusing business and entrepreneurial perspectives and practices in developing effective public governance and management.

Other

Awards

  • UAS - Adjunct Faculty Excellence Award for 2011-2012 Academic Year.
  • Outstanding Research Award, The Institute of Business and Finance Research, Global Conference on Business and Finance, January 2016

Work Experience

  • Western Washington University (WWU), Bellingham, Washington – Director of Organizational and Professional Development (2013);
  • United Nation Development Program (UNDP) – Chief Technical Advisor, Lead Management Consultant, Corporate Trainer; Montenegro (2010-2013);
  • RHS Smith Dist. (Conoco-Phillips), Director of Business Development, Washington, 2002-2009;
  • LeMaster and Daniels, PLLC, Senior Management Consultant, Washington, 2000-2001;
  • LJ Medenica Consulting, LLC, Founder and Owner; (1996-Present).

Early Career:

  • Deloitte& Touche Consulting, Central/Eastern Europe, Belgrade; Director, Strategy Consulting;
  • Economic Institute, Belgrade, Director, Consulting Services;
  • International Engineering Projects – Project Manager (various companies and countries).

Jim Powell

Assistant Professor of Public Administration

Phone: 907-209-5676

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Business & Public Administration

Novatney Bldg, Rm 111, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

http://www.uas.alaska.edu/arts_sciences/bpa/mpa/index.html

Education

University of Alaska Fairbanks, PhD, Natural Resource Policy and Sustainability Science – 2012

University of Alaska Southeast, MPA – 1995

Rochester Institute of Technology, Eisenhower College, BA, 1978

Biography

Jim has spent most of his life in Alaska with over three decades working on environmental and natural resource policy and management, and local governance issues. His public service includes nine years on the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly with 3 years as Deputy Mayor. His dissertation research and current research interests are community and institutional adaptive capacity in response to climate change, sustainability, and local decision-making.  He currently teaches natural resource policy, local sustainability, public administration, and local governance courses. Jim balances his teaching with serving on several state and local nonprofit boards.  He also lectures and consults on sustainability planning.  He is a member of the International Association for Society and Natural Resources, and Ecological Society of America.

Cathy LeCompte

Adjunct Faculty of Public Administration

Phone: 786-4084Second Phone: 1-800-478-9069

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Business & Public Administration

Juneau Campus

Biography

Cathy LeCompte moved to Alaska in 1999 and started at the University of Alaska in 2000 as Assistant Professor of Business and administrator at the University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan campus. In July 2010, she assumed the role of Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at the University of Alaska Anchorage Community and Technical College. Cathy is an experienced online faculty member and skilled administrative leader who came through a CTE pathway; holds an AAS in Small Business Management, BS in Business Administration and a Master degree in Not for Profit Leadership with over 25 years serving in leadership roles in nonprofit and public sector organizations including state government and higher education. Her prior careers include nonprofit fund development executive, health club and restaurant manager, fitness instructor and head barista, small business owner and consultant. She is the current President for the Alaska Association for Career and Technical Education.

Peggy Weaver

Adjunct Faculty of Public Administration

Phone: (907) 586-1312Second Phone: 1-800-478-9069

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Business & Public Administration

Juneau Campus

Biography

Ms. Weaver came to the PADM program as a practitioner of labor relations in the public sector.  As a former union representative and labor educator, Ms. Weaver brings an extensive background in human resource management, labor negotiations, dispute resolution, and contract enforcement. She also has a background in Alaska state service, most recently as a state fraud investigator, and holds a Master of Legal and Ethical Studies, as well as Bachelor of Arts degrees in sociology and in labor studies

 
 

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