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, 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:
*Public service and other relevant experiences include:

-- U.S. Navy Reservist
-- Afghanistan War Veteran
-- Aide in the Pennsylvania Governor's Office
-- Staffer on a Presidential Campaign

*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
Honors and Awards:
*Faculty Merit Recognition Award for Teaching, 2020

*Golden Apple Teaching Award, 2019

*Military Awards, include the Joint Service Commendation Medal (two awards), the Joint Service Achievement Medal, and various unit and campaign decorations, including the Afghanistan Campaign Medal
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; 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

*Former U.S. Navy Reservist who deployed to Afghanistan

*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.