Our Graduate Public Administration Faculty

Below are our full-time public administration faculty members:

Dr. Christy Smith

Christy Smith joined the University of New Haven faculty in 2014. She received her B.A. from the University of West Florida in 1997, and her M.P.A in 2003 and Ph.D. in 2014 from Florida State University.

Prior to joining the University of New Haven, Dr. Smith worked for the State of Florida, first as a policy and budget analyst in the Executive Office of the Governor under Governor Jeb Bush, then in the Florida House of Representatives under Speakers Rubio and Cretul. During Speaker Rubio’s administration, she worked with the Business Regulation Committee; during Speaker Cretul’s administration, she worked with the Higher Education Appropriations Committee. After four years working with the Florida Legislature, Dr. Smith joined the Florida Department of Children and Families, first as a budget analyst and then as a unit manager in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health program office. She also taught at Florida State University during this time.

Cynthia Conrad

Dr. Conrad holds a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Arlington, in Public Administration, specializing in public health, health economics, and public sector economics. She also holds a Master of Arts in Political Science from the University of Texas at Arlington, specializing in policy analysis. Dr. Conrad’s Bachelor of Arts degree comes from Southern Illinois University, also in Political Science, specializing in comparative government. Dr. Conrad has published several scholarly articles, both single and joint authored. Her teaching areas include research methods, public budgeting, and political economy.

Dr. Patricia A. Crouse

Dr. Patricia A. Crouse earned a Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut.

One of Dr. Crouse’s main areas of research interest is elections and electoral behavior, particularly the Electoral College. She recently had an article published in State and Local Government, an edited volume by Kevin B. Smith and Jayme L. Neiman, titled “The National Popular Vote Compact and States’ Rights.” This article will be expanded into a forthcoming book project.

Dr. Crouse teaches graduate level courses in the MPA program as well as introductory and upper division political science courses.

Below are our part-time adjunct public administration faculty members:

  • Lachezar (Lucky) Anguelov
  • Frank Connolly
  • Mitchell Goldblatt
  • James Hart
  • Jill Macauley
  • Pamela Mangini
  • Philip Schenck