R Clayton Wukich
 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, Social Networks, Public Service in the Digital Age, and Emergency Management
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:
*Examines local government officials and their outward-facing responsibilities-specifically regarding how and to what effect they leverage social media to (a) enable public participation, (b) coproduce public goods and services, and (c) coordinate with other organizations

*Researches curriculum development to improve student learning outcomes and contribute to theories of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)
Teaching Areas:
*Organizational Theory, Innovation, and Behavior; Ethics in Government & Nonprofit Organizations; Local Government Administration; Management Systems; Public Service in the Digital Age; Emergency Management; Policy Design and Implementation; Research Methods including Social Network Analysis and Qualitative Methods
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.