Faculty & Staff
Public Administration, MPA
Areas of Expertise
Human services, utility deregulation, public finance, and public/private cooperation
Sandra M. Emerson (Ph.D. & MPA, USC) is a professor in the political science department at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. In addition to having taught courses in public policy and public administration at CPP, the University of La Verne, and the University of Southern California, she has worked in this arena in both private and public sectors. She has been a program administrator for Medicare Part B, a consultant with Southern California Edison, and a budget and program analyst with the City of Norfolk, Virginia.
PhD and MPA, University of Southern California
BA and MPA, Temple University
Structures, functions, principles, and processes of American governmental administration. Attention to importance and growth of government administration and to the principles and processes of establishing, directing, and evaluating governmental programs.
Quantitative methodologies to define, execute, monitor, manage policy, program, projects. Emphasis on problem-solving, actual applications to organizational issues and ethical use of information and analysis in serving diverse community interests.
Dong, W., Emerson, S. and Sawyerr, O (2016) "Evaluating the Impact of an Engineering Innovation, Manufacturing, and Commercialization Program." Frontiers in Education Conference (paper), April 25, 2016.
Emerson, S. and Wang, J. 2016. "Re-examination of the ethical responsibility of public administrators in a Republic." American Society of Public Administration Conference, March 2016, Seattle, WA.
Emerson, S. 2016. “Ethical Responsibility and Health Care Policy.” Western Social Science Association Conference, April 15, 2016.