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Sheldon Gen is an associate professor in the School of Public Affairs and Civic Engagement, with primary teaching responsibilities in the MPA program. He studies public engagement in policy making processes, and focuses on environmental and education policy issues. These interests stem from his prior employment and consultancies with many public and nonprofit organizations in the areas of education, environment, transportation, and development. He holds a BS (Cal Poly) and license in civil engineering, a MPA (USC, with honors), and a PhD (Georgia Tech, with honors) in public policy. He is also an alumnus of the Presidential Management Fellowship (US Environmental Protection Agency) and the Peace Corps (Kenya).
Dr. Gen has been an active part of the EdD faculty since its first class of students in 2007. In this program he has taught courses on education policy (EDDL 940), organizational accountability (EDDL 941), and quantitative analysis (EDDL 931). Outside the EdD program, he also teaches courses in public administration, public policy, environmental policy, policy analysis, program evaluation, research methods, survey research, and data analysis. Dr. Gen has served on dozens of dissertation committees, and particularly enjoys working with students whose research intersects education with public policy, public administration, or environment.