MPA Faculty

Diane Brown

Phone: (707) 664-2731
Email: diane.brown@sonoma.edu
MPA, Sonoma State University, is the Coordinator of the MPA program and teaches graduate courses in nonprofit governance and legal issues, planning, resource development/fundraising, nonprofit dynamics, and the comprehensive exam tutorial.

Donald Dixon

Phone: (707) 664-2179
Email: sra@sonic.net
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, teaches graduate courses in planning, implementation, evaluation, public policy, and research methods. He teaches prerequisite courses in state and local government, California politics, and urban politics.

David McCuan

Phone: (707) 664-3309
Email: david.mccuan@sonoma.edu
Ph.D., University of California, Riverside, teaches graduate courses in the administrative state, public policy, and personnel. He teaches prerequisite courses in federalism and intergovernmental relations, as well as state and local government.

Andy Merrifield

Phone: (707) 664-3946
Email: andy.merrifield@sonoma.edu
Ph.D., University of California, Davis, teaches budgeting, public policy, ethics, and organizational theory. He teaches prerequisite courses in federalism, intergovernmental relations, and state and local government.

Catherine Nelson

Phone: (707) 664-3963
Email: catherine.nelson@sonoma.edu
Ph.D., University of California, Davis, teaches graduate courses in ethics and personnel.

David Ziblatt

Phone: (707) 664-2179
Email: davidziblatt@gmail.com
Ph.D., University of Oregon, teaches graduate courses in the administrative state, organizational theory, and public policy. He teaches prerequisite courses in interest groups and political parties.

Practitioners with expertise in public and nonprofit management teach courses in the Public and Nonprofit Concentrations.