Faculty

Program Director

Cali A Curley

Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Studies

cac561@miami.edu

(305) 284-6867
Cali Curley joins the University of Miami as an Assistant Professor from the O'Neill School at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. Cali earned her Ph.D. in Public Administration and Policy from Florida State University in 2014. Her primary research emphasis is on local government policy design and adoption, specifically...

Core Faculty

Marcia A Beck

Lecturer

m.beck3@miami.edu

(305) 284-1663
Dr. Marcia A. Beck (Ph.D. University of Notre Dame) specializes in organizational dynamics and management in the MPA Program and in Russian politics and administration in UM’s undergraduate program.  She developed the MPA Program’s online core course, Organizational Dynamics and Management, and has taught the online...

Jennifer Marie Connolly

Assoc. Professor

jmc185@miami.edu

(305) 284-2401
Jennifer M. Connolly is a public management scholar with a focus on local governance. Her research is motivated by a desire to understand how local governments can best serve the interests of their residents through their management structure, their policies, and the services they provide. Dr. Connolly’s research centers on three broad...

Cali A Curley

Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Studies

cac561@miami.edu

(305) 284-6867
Cali Curley joins the University of Miami as an Assistant Professor from the O'Neill School at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. Cali earned her Ph.D. in Public Administration and Policy from Florida State University in 2014. Her primary research emphasis is on local government policy design and adoption, specifically...

Arthur Marshall Simon

Senior Lecturer

asimon@miami.edu

(305) 284-4013
Arthur M. Simon holds business and law degrees from the University of Miami, a master’s degree from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a Ph.D. in public administration from Florida State University.  His resume includes professional experience as an officer in the United States Marine Corps, an appellate attorney in Miami, a...

Michael Touchton

Assoc. Professor
Global Health Associate Faculty Lead - UMIA

mxt725@miami.edu

Dr. Touchton studies the political economy of development and underdevelopment in a comparative setting. His areas of interest include how countries attract investment and promote economic growth, how they reduce poverty and promote human development, and how they redevelop following the departure of major industries. Much of his research occurs...

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