Marcia Godwin, Ph.D.



 Dr. Marcia Godwin, Associate Professor of Public Administration, University of La VerneDr. Godwin has extensive experience in local government administration in Southern California.She teaches advanced data analysis courses in the Doctor of Public Administration program and a variety of courses in the Master of Public Administration Program.Dr. Godwin earned a Ph.D. in political science from Claremont Graduate University and holds master’s degrees in both public administration and public policy.

Teaching and research interests include local government fiscal sustainability and ethics, local government innovation, and development of the next generation of public managers. She has also authored several analyses of California congressional and senatorial campaigns for the The Roads to Congressseries, conducted research on gun control and gun rights interest groups, and co-authored work on gender and politics. Professional experience includes full-time positions with the Cities of Chino and Rancho Cucamonga in California along with consultant work in the areas of integrated waste management, emergency preparedness, and grants administration. Dr. Godwin also has experience with developing environmental programs, volunteer management, budgeting, contract and grant management, and collaborative public networks. She is active with a number of non-profit and professional organizations, along with serving as director/chair of the University of La Verne’s Institutional Review Board.


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