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Jerrell Coggburn


School of Public and International Affairs

Caldwell Hall 209B


JERRELL D. COGGBURN is professor of public administration, MPA director, and PhD director in the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) at NC State University. His main research interests are in public human resources management and public management. His research has been recognized with the 2022 Jonathan West Outstanding Scholar Award, given by the American Society for Public Administration’s (ASPA) Section on Personnel Administration and Labor Relations (SPALR), 2018 Jesse Burkhead Award for the best article published in Public Budgeting & Finance (Diebold & Coggburn, 2018), 2010 Best Article Award from the American Review of Public Administration (Coggburn et al., 2010), and 1997 William E. and Frederick C. Mosher Award for the best Public Administration Review article written by an academic (Jacoby, Schneider & Coggburn, 1997). Coggburn serves on the editorial boards of the Public Administration Review, Review of Public Personnel Administration, Public Personnel Management, and Public Integrity. He is a commissioner (2022-2025) on the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration’s (NASPAA) Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation (COPRA). Coggburn is past chair (2007-11; 2012-2019) and director of graduate programs (2007-2009; 2013-2019) of SPIA’s Department of Public Administration. From 1999-2007, he was a faculty member at The University of Texas at San Antonio where he served as MPA director (2001-2004) and department chair (2004-2007). Coggburn received the B.A. degree in political science from Oklahoma State University and the MPA and Ph.D. degrees from the University of South Carolina.

Courses Taught:

PA 510 PA Institutions and Values

PA 514 Management Systems

PA 517 MPA Capstone

PA 598 Strategic Planning

PA 714 PA Research Methods & Traditions

PA 810 PA Research Ethics and Professional Socialization

PA 885 Doctoral Supervised Teaching