R Clayton Wukich
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 Title: Associate Professor & MPA Dir
 Dept: Urban Studies
 Office: UR 349
 Phone: 216-687-6941
 Email: r.wukich@csuohio.edu
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. UR 349, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
*Public Management, Organizational Theory, Innovation, and Behavior, Collaborative Governance, Interlocal Cooperation, Network Management, Social Networks, Digital Government, Public Safety, and Emergency Management
 
Education:
Ph.D., Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh
M.A., University of Pittsburgh
B.A., Slippery Rock University
 
Brief Bio:
*Taught and directed MPA program at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas

*Taught at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut

*Worked first as a graduate researcher and later as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Disaster Management, conducting field research and analysis on multiple grant projects

*Applied public sector experience
 
Honors and Awards:
*Golden Apple Teaching Award, 2019

*Faculty Merit Recognition Award for Teaching, 2020
 
Research Interests:
*Studies organizational theory, innovation, and behavior, and his research explores the role of information technology in enabling various forms of participation and collaboration

*Researches curriculum development to improve student learning outcomes and contribute to theories of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)

*Relevant fields of practice include emergency management and public safety
 
Teaching Areas:
*Organizational Theory, Innovation, and Behavior; Leadership; Local Government Management; Urban Policy; Public Safety Management; Emergency Management
 
Professional Experience:
*Former volunteer firefighter with practitioner training from the Allegheny County Fire Academy and the American Red Cross

*Worked in politics and government on a presidential campaign, a congressional race, and in the Pennsylvania Governor's Office

*Other applied experience
 
Research Grants:
*Co-Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation (NSF), RAPID: Emergency Evacuations and  Risk Communication during the 2013 Colorado Flood, Funding period: March 2014 to February 2015, $40,000.