Steven Ott

steve ottInterim Director
Master of Science in International Affairs and Global Enterprise

Steven Ott is Professor of Political Science/Public Administration and Director of the Institute of Public and International Affairs. He was Director of the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program from 1992 to 2000, Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Science from 2000 to 2009, and has been Director of the Institute of Public and International affairs since 2004.

Internationally, Ott is leading the University of Utah's partnership program with Zayed University, a national university of the United Arab Emirates with campuses in Dubai and Abu Dhabi in their creation and instruction of their Executive MPA program. He also has been a member of the U's leadership team on the partnership with Hainan Province China, including lecturing at Hainan University. In 2013, he chaired the site visit for Tsinghua University's (Beijing, PRC) application for accreditation of its MPA program by the U.S. accreditation body and is working toward accreditation of the National Institute for Development Administration's (Bangkok, Thailand) MPA program in 2015.

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