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SPA's doctoral students are equipped with the skills to have immediate impact.

With expertise spanning public management, global health governance, regulatory policy and more, our PhD candidates bring the knowledge and action necessary to make great impact in the fields of public administration and public policy. Each of them are dedicated to pushing the boundaries of scholarship to new heights, educating the next generation of public affairs leaders, and researching the significant issues of the day.

Public Administration PhD Students

Catherine Bampoky

Catherine Bampoky is a PhD student in the Department of Public Administration and Policy. Her interests include global health governance and health policy-making in developing countries, specifically

  cb4960a@american.edu

Meghan Doughty

Meghan Doughty is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Public Administration at the School of Public Affairs at American University and a former Research Assistant at the National Institute of Ju

  md9077a@american.edu

Michael Hatch

Michael Hatch is a doctoral student in the Department of Public Administration and Policy. His research interests concern health and social policy, particularly the intersection of food insecurity an

Chengcheng Liu

Chengcheng (Aviva) Liu is a PhD candidate in the Department of Public Administration and Policy at American University. Aviva has published two comparative studies focusing on US and Chinese governmen

  aviva.liu@american.edu

James Wright

James Wright II is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Public Administration and Policy at American University. His research explores how race, gender and social equity intersects with public admini

  jw5069a@american.edu

Rebecca Yurman Professorial Lecturer SPA - Public Admin and Policy

Rebecca Yurman is a PhD candidate in the Department of Public Administration and Policy. Her research interests include regulatory policy, contract management and other issues in public management, fe

  ry4395a@american.edu