Preparing Leaders

GSPIA provides the educational requirements and advanced studies to help students gain entry into careers throughout the U.S. and around the world. View a list of careers of GSPIA alumni.

Selected Senior Alumni

Positions Held by Selected Senior Alumni of the GSPIA Doctoral Program

Academic Positions

United States

James Sullivan ‘65, Vice Chancellor for Administration, University of California-Davis; Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance, University of California-Riverside   

Richard Ludwig ’65, Professor, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Washington

Jamil Jreisat ‘68, Professor and Chair of Public Administration, Department of Government and International Affairs, University of Central Florida

Philip Kronenberg ’69, Professor of Public Administration and Policy, Virginia Tech

Adam Herbert ’71, President, Indiana University-Bloomington; previously Chancellor of the State University System of Florida; President of NASPAA (’89-90)

Ralph Thayer ’72, Professor of Public Administration, University of New Orleans
Charles L. Sampson ’74, Associate Dean, Harry S. Truman School of Public Affairs, University of Missouri

Walter McCoy ’75, founding Dean, Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs, Texas Southern University

Dipak Gupta ‘77, Fred J. Hansen Professor of Peace Studies, San Diego State University

Raymond Studer ’82, Professor of Architecture and Planning, University of Colorado

Kevin Kearns ’83, Professor of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh; Director of the Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership

Mary Timney ’84, Chair, Department of Political Science and Administration, Pace University

Charles E. Pirtle, ’85, Dean of Faculty Affairs and Research Professor in Geopolitics, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University 

Anthony Cahill ’87, Director and Professor, Division of Disability and Health Policy, University of New Mexico; Chair of the New Mexico Governor’s Commission on Disability

David Y. Miller ’88, Associate Professor of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh; Director of the GSPIA Innovation Clinic

Andrea Hegedus ’91, Administrative Director, University of Michigan Addiction Research Center

 International

Sri-Edi Swasono ’69, Professor of Economics, University of Jakarta

Suck-Hong Oh ‘69, Professor of Public Administration, Seoul National University; President of the Korean Association for Public Administration (’87)

Ambrose King ’70, Vice Chancellor, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Mohammed Al-Tawail ’74, Director General, Institute of Public Administration, Riyad, Saudi Arabia

Kim Khong ’75, Associate Director, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya

Young-Whan Hahn ‘75, Professor of Public Administration, Chung-Ang University; President of the Korean Association for Public Administration (’88)

Mauel Corpus ’76, President, Cagayan State University, Philippines

Hsiao-Hung Chen ’77, Dean and Professor, School of Social Sciences, National
Chengchi University, Taiwan

Sofian Effendi ’78, Rector, Gadjah Mada University (UGM), Indonesia; founding Director of UGM’s Graduate School of Public Policy and Administration; Chair, National Civil Service Commission; Assistant Minister of State for Science and Technology

Al-Agab Al-Taraifi ’78, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Swaziland

Theophilus Wereko ’79, Director General, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration

Haruna Dlakwa ’84, Chair, Department of Political Science and Administration, University of Maidguiri, Nigeria

Hyunku Kim ‘86, Professor of Public Administration, Sungkyunkwan University; President of the Korean Association for Public Administration (’05)

Yun-Won Hwang ‘87, Professor of Public Administration, Chung-Ang University;
President of the Korean Association for Public Administration (’04)

Keun Namkoong ‘89, Professor of Public Administration and Public Policy, Seoul National University of Technology; President of the Korean Association for Public Administration (’08)

Hseik-wen Soong ’95, Director and Professor, Institute of Strategy and International Affairs, National Chung-Cheng University, Taiwan

Government

United States

Stephen Rhinesmith ’72, Coordinator (with rank of Ambassador) of U.S.-Soviet Exchange Initiatives under President Reagan

Walter Plosila ’73, Director of the Pennsylvania Governor’s Office of Policy Planning

Ralph Swisher ’73, Program Manager at FEMA

Deborah Bienstock ’83, Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State

Paul Herman ‘84, Special Projects Officer, U.S. Department of Defense

International

Jean-Baptiste Sumarlin ’69, Minister of Finance, Indonesia

Ates Abdulkadir ’71, Minister of Tourism, Turkey; Member of the National Assembly; Vice President of the Socialist Group, Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

Soliman Demir ’75, Senior Investment Advisor, Kuwait Investment Authority

George Simwinga ’77, Director of Training, African Centre for Monetary Studies, Senegal

Soumana Sako ’81, Prime Minister and Finance Minister of Mali; Executive Director of the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) based in Zimbabwe

Mustopadijaya Ar ’84, Chief, BAPPENAS (National Development Planning Agency), Government of Indonesia

Mohammed Odah ’86, Director, National Investment Bank, Cairo, Egypt

Andung A. Nitimihardja ’86, Ambassador of Indonesia to Mexico, Honduras and Costa Rica.

Mu’Azu Babangida Aliyu ’89, Governor of Niger - the largest state in Nigeria

Ali Alkazemi ’93, Director of the Cultural Office for the Consulate General of Kuwait in Los Angeles

International Organizations

Neylan Akra Bali ’65, Director of the Security Council Affairs Division, United Nations

David Freedman ’71, Senior Economist, International Labor Office, ILO-United Nations, Geneva

John Renninger ’75, Director of the Asia/Pacific Division, Department of Political Affairs, United Nations

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