College of Public Affairs and Administration
Dr. Robert W. Smith, Dean
The faculty and staff of the College of Public Affairs and Administration serve UIS students through a tradition of excellence and emphasize the interdisciplinary, experiential, and professional natures of education in the public affairs fields. We serve the capital city, the state of Illinois, the nation, and the world instilling in our students a commitment to life-long educational learning, civic engagement, and public service. The faculty members of the College are innovators of the pedagogy and scholarship of public affairs. We are dedicated to excellent teaching, leading-edge scholarship, and public service, all of which further the public discourse, improve governmental processes, and enhance the quality of public policy outcomes.
The College offers educational opportunities for students at all levels, undergraduate through doctoral. We offer both degree and certificate programs in traditional classroom environments and through both fully-online and blended programs.