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Public Administration Faculty

Our faculty are a unique blend of researchers, educators and professionals who are proven experts in their fields. 

Randall Davis, Associate Professor

Dr. Davis joined the faculty at SIU following two years of teaching at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. His research explores the environmental and psychological mechanisms that contribute to individual and organizational performance in the public sector. Dr. Davis has conducted research on several topics related to public management including organizational goal and role ambiguity, bureaucratic red tape, and public service motivation.

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Randall Davis

Faner Hall 3126
Office: 618-453-5608
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James Grant, Associate Professor of Practice

Professor Grant joined the Public Administration faculty in 2010 after a forty-year career in a variety of roles in nonprofit administration. His broad, hands-on experience which includes service as a board member, board chair, editorial director, public affairs officer, fundraising officer, and chief executive officer prepared him to teach the nonprofit courses in the Public Administration program. He maintains an active role as a volunteer leader in and well as consultant for nonprofit organizations.

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James Grant

Faner Hall 3077
Office: 618-536-2371

LaShonda Stewart, Associate Dean and Professor

Professor LaShonda M. Stewart received her Ph.D. from Mississippi State University in May 2008. Her general research area focuses on local governments’ financial management practices, state’s rainy-day funds, global budgeting, participatory budgeting, and health information technology. She is, however, most recognized for her research on local governments’ unreserved fund balances with research appearing in Public Budgeting and Finance, Public Finance and Management, Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management, and Administration & Society. In her current research, she seeks to develop a model to explain how local governments accumulate savings. She teaches courses in public administration which includes public budgeting, financial management, research methods for public administrators and statistics. She also serves as Director of the Chancellor’s Scholars Program.

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LaShonda Stewart

Faner Hall 3136
Office: 618-453-5695
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