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Political Science

Dr. Kurt Cline


Director, Masters of Public Administration Program

Ph.D. Colorado State University

Office: McKee Fisk 210

Phone: 559-278-2865


Areas of expertise: Public administration; public policy; American politics and government; state and local government.

Dr. Kurt Cline is currently Director of the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program.  He teaches courses in public administration at both the undergraduate and graduate level.  These topics include:  public personnel, public budgeting, public management, organizational behavior, and program evaluation. 

He received his PhD in Political Science from Colorado State University in 2003.  Dr. Cline’s areas of during his doctoral study were American politics; Public policy and administration; and Environmental politics and policy.  His research interests include both intergovernmental relations and environmental policy.  Previous research has examined the level of cooperation in the intergovernmental management of environmental policy.  Dr. Cline’s current research studies factors impacting the design of air quality policy in California’s Central Valley.

Dr. Cline's CV.