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Rockefeller College Welcomes New Faculty

Rockefeller College is delighted to welcome two new faculty members to the Department of Public Administration and Policy. 

Elizabeth A. M. Searing, PhD

Elizabeth A. M. Searing joins Rockefeller College as an assistant professor of public administration and policy. Her research focus is in nonprofit and social enterprise ecology; She has taught classes on nonprofits, financial management, program evaluation, and microeconomics. She serves as a member of the Executive Committee for the Nonprofit Policy, Practice & Partnerships Section of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) and the Steering Committee for the Social Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Section of The Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA).  She is also a founding member of the International Comparative Social Enterprise Models Project. Dr. Searing earned her PhD in Public Policy from the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University.

Edmund Stazyk, PhD
Edmund Stazyk comes to Rockefeller as an assistant professor of public administration and policy. Dr. Stazyk earned his PhD in Public Administration from the University of Kansas. His research focuses on the application of organization theory and behavior to public management, public administration theory, and human resource management. Dr. Stazyk is a fellow of the Center for Organizational Research and Design at Arizona State University. He currently sits on the boards of the International Research Society for Public Management and the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. Before joining Rockefeller College, Dr. Stazyk served as a planning commissioner and public service district board member in West Virginia.