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Faculty Bios

Christopher Koliba, Ph.D.
Christopher J. Koliba is the Director of the Master of Public Administration Degree Program and an Assistant Professor in the Community Development and Applied Economics Department at the University of Vermont . He possesses a Ph.D. and a Master of Public Administration degree from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. His research interests include organizational learning and development, governance systems and networks, cross sector collaborations, action research methods, civic education, and educational policy.

Clare Ginger, Ph.D.
Clare Ginger, Ph.D. is associate professor in the Rubenstein School of the Environment and Natural Resources. Her research interests focus on public policy and planning processes with applications to environmental issues. She holds a Ph.D. in Urban, Technological and Environmental Planning from the University of Michigan as well as an MS in Natural Resources. She also earned an MSL, Studies in Law, at Vermont Law School. Recent research grants and cooperative agreements include: “Pathways to Change in Environmental Organizations: Linking Population and Environment” funded by the National Science Foundation’s Innovation and Organization Change Program

Michael Gurdon, Ph.D.
Michael Gurdon received his Ph.D. in industrial relations from Cornell. He has been at UVM since 1980. He is currently professor of management and associate dean for graduate programs within the Business School. He is also a past president of the Faculty Senate. He teaches organizational behavior and international management, and his research has focused on employee ownership and organizational governance, and more recently on the commercialization of university-based invention.

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