Your MPA Faculty
Price School faculty members are distinguished scholars who share a deep and abiding commitment to research and teaching. Their diverse disciplinary backgrounds and areas of research interest are far-reaching, giving you a comprehensive view of the public management field.
Beyond theoretical and applied research, many faculty members serve on the boards of major public and nonprofit organizations. In all their work, they contribute to both the store of knowledge in their respective disciplines and to the formation of the next generation of civic and community leaders.
Our Faculty at a Glance:
- Six full-time faculty members
- One elected Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration
- Ranked third at USC in terms of per capita research grants
- 100% hold terminal degrees in their field
Dr. Dora Kingsley Vertenten
Dora Kingsley Vertenten began her work with USC in 1996. She has been elected a lifetime Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and is the founder and CEO of Trenton West, a research consulting firm that has advised governors, attorneys general, other statewide constitutional office holders and more.
Meet the MPA Faculty
At the University of Southern California, we believe that a high-quality faculty is the foundation of a strong education. Learn more about our distinguished faculty members now.