Public Policy and Administration Master of Public Policy Administration (M.P.P.A.)


Susan Opp – Professor

Dr. Susan Opp focuses her work on bridging the divide between the University and the public sector. Over the course of her career, she has worked with numerous public sector partners, including the City of Fort Collins, Larimer County, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Department of Health and Human Services.

Martín Carcasson – Professor

Dr. Martín Carcasson is the founder and director of the CSU Center for Public Deliberation (CPD). The CPD serves as an impartial resource for the community dedicated to enhancing local democracy in Northern Colorado through improved public communication, community problem solving, and collaborative decision-making.

Wade Troxell - Associate Professor

Dr. Wade Troxell has been the mayor of Fort Collins since 2015. As mayor, he is committed to an innovative approach to a sustainable future impacting the digital economy, energy, water, mobility, and environmental leadership. Mayor Troxell is also a faculty member in the Walter Scott Jr. College of Engineering at CSU.

Youngsung Kim - Assistant Professor

Dr. Youngsung Kim is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Administration at Colorado State University. His research focuses on public budgeting and finance, education finance, and local government management. He is particularly interested in understanding the accountable and efficient ways to allocate and manage financial resources for public organizations. His articles have appeared in Public Budgeting and Finance, Local Government Studies, and State and Local Government Review. Learn more about Youngsung Kim.

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