Public Affairs Promotions, Retirements & New Faculty


spiro maroulis

Congratulations to Spiro Maroulis who has been promoted to Associate Professor and granted tenure. ASU Directory Profile








jerry miller

 We say goodbye to Gerald "Jerry" Miller who retired this past spring.  Thank you for contributions to SPA, the College of Public Service & Community Solutions and ASU. 










Chul Hyun Park, Assistant Professor

Congratulation to Dr. Chul Hyun Park! Dr. Park received his Ph.D. in public administration and policy (2016) and has accepted a tenure-track position with the Clinton School of Public Service, University of Arkansas.  






We welcome several new faculty for the 2017-2018 academic year:

don siegel

 Donald S. Siegel, Professor of Public Policy & Management

Professor Siegel joins the Public Affairs Faculty and will serve as School Director.  

From 2008-2016, he served as Dean of the School of Business at the University at Albany, SUNY.  He received his bachelor’s degree in economics and his master’s and doctoral degrees in business economics from Columbia University.  He then served as a Sloan Foundation post-doctoral fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research.  Don has also taught at SUNY-Stony Brook, the University of Nottingham, RPI, where was he was Chair of the Economics Department, and the University of California-Riverside, where he served as Associate Dean for Graduate Studies.  Dr. Siegel is an editor of the Journal of Management Studies, and the Journal of Technology Transfer, a former co-editor of Academy of Management Perspectives, an associate editor of the Journal of Productivity Analysis, a former associate editor of the Journal of Business Venturing and Academy of Management Learning and Education, and serves on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Perspectives, Academy of Management Review,  Academy of Management Learning & Education, Journal of Business Venturing, Corporate Governance: An International Review, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, and the British Journal of Management.  He has also co-edited 46 special issues of leading journals in economics and management.  In 2016, he was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Management.

Don has published 112 journal articles, 21 book chapters, and 12 books on issues relating to university technology transfer and entrepreneurship, the effects of corporate governance on performance, productivity analysis, the economic effects of gambling, and corporate and environmental social responsibility in such leading journals as the American Economic Review, Economic Journal, The Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Law and Economics, Journal of Financial Economics, Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Research Policy, Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Perspectives, Academy of Management Learning & Education, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management Studies, and Journal of Management.  His most recent books are Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Technological Change, the Oxford Handbook of Corporate Governance, the Oxford Handbook of Corporate Social Responsibility, and the Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Gambling, all published by Oxford University Press, and the Chicago Handbook of University Technology Transfer and Academic Entrepreneurship (University of Chicago Press).  His citation count, according to Google Scholar, is 31,872, with an h-index of 67. 

Dr. Siegel has received grants or fellowships from the Sloan Foundation, NSF, Kauffman Foundation, NBER, American Statistical Association, W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, and the U.S. Department of Labor.  His most recent NSF grant (with David Waldman of ASU) is the first study of the impact of “organizational justice” on university technology transfer/academic entrepreneurship.  Don has also served as a consultant or advisor to the UN, National Research Council (NRC), the Council on Competitiveness, the U.K., Italian, and Swedish governments, the Department of Justice, the Environmental Protection Agency, Chase Manhattan, Securities Industry Association, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs & Co, Deloitte and Touche, and the National Association of Manufacturers.  Professor Siegel was a member of the Advisory Committee to the Secretary of Commerce on “Measuring Innovation in the 21st Century Economy” and a member of Governor David Patterson’s Small Business Task Force.  He also served as chair of the NRC Committee on “Best Practice in National Innovation Programs for Flexible Electronics” and as an advisor to the NRC on the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program.  In 2011, Dr. Siegel testified before the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology regarding re-authorization of the SBIR program. He also served on the board of directors of New York State Industries for the Disabled and the Research Foundation of the State University of New York. ASU Directory Profile 

sean bowie

 Senator Sean Bowie, Professor of Practice

Sean graduated from Mountain Pointe High School in 2002. Sean then went on to ASU, receiving degrees in Political Science and History.

Since graduating from ASU, Sean has fought for good, sensible public policy at all levels of government-- from the local level all the way to Capitol Hill. Sean has worked with stakeholders and elected officials on a range of projects, including education reform, expanding access to health care and protecting Social Security. Through these endeavors, he has sought to make government more effective and responsive to the needs of a 21st-century economy.

After receiving his master’s degree in public Policy and management from Carnegie Mellon University in 2013, Sean worked as a management consultant, working with Fortune 500 companies from across the globe.

Sean previously worked for the Provost's office at his alma mater, Arizona State University.  He worked daily on issues including expanding need-based financial aid for working Arizona families, increasing resources for first-year students, and expanding online educational opportunities and increasing access for students.

With his unique combination of skills, experience, and education, along with his roots in our community, Sean is well qualified to represent our district in the state senate. ASU Directory Profile

angel molina

 Angel Molina Jr., Assistant Professor

Professor Molina holds a BBA in finance and an M.S. in economics from The University of Texas at El Paso. He completed his Ph.D. in political science at Texas A&M University in 2015 with an emphasis on public administration and public policy, along with race and ethnic politics. His research interests include the impacts of organizational behavior on policy outcomes in minority communities, the performance implications of minority access to organizational leadership, public values, education policy, immigration, Latino politics, and the salience of race and ethnicity for both public and private sector outcomes. His research has appeared in various journal including Regional Science Policy & Practice, and Politics, Groups, and Identities. Molina is collaborating with Barry Bozeman and others to develop new applications and extensions of public values theory, including work entitled Institutional Design for Public ValueASU Directory Profile 


jerry oliver

 Jerry A. Oliver, Professor of Practice

Professor Oliver joins us after a distinguished career in public service. He has served as an Assistant Chief of Police in his hometown of Phoenix, Arizona, the Director of Drug Policy in Memphis, Tennessee, Chief of Police in Pasadena, California, Richmond, Virginia, and Detroit, Michigan, our nation’s seventh largest police department. Additionally, Jerry served as the Special Policy Advisor for Matters of Public Safety to the Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard and as the Deputy Director of the Arizona State Department of Administration. Then in December 2006, Governor Napolitano appointed Jerry to the Director of the Department of Liquor License and Control. He presently is the principal in Ruckus Struckinson Consulting LLC and serves as the Policy Advisor to the Center for Alcohol Policy in Alexandria, Va. 

Jerry holds a master’s degree in public administration, emphasis on public finance and a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice from Arizona State University. He is an honorably discharged veteran of the United States Navy. ASU Directory Profile