If you have the urge to lead and plan public issues such as management, transportation, security and safety and economic development, then an unelected position as a public administrator might be right for you. But, to work as a policy analyst, budget analyst, HR manager, executive director or other public administrator, you might seek a degree in this field. The following top 10 most influential public administration professors offer clues as to how public administration works, especially if you learn more about their previous work experiences and/or their current publications and books. (more…)

One of the biggest challenges of our modern world is how to use urban spaces to their best advantage. Public administrators and civil engineers have their work cut out for them. Urban planning requires thoughtful decisions about how to use city space, and how to create cityscapes that serve people, as well as serve function. If you are interested in public administration, and learning more about urban planning, you can watch these 50 YouTube videos that address urban planning: (more…)

Some of the most interesting jobs are related to public administration. You can influence the course of the country, and be a force for good. However, it helps to be informed and to know what is happening in the world of public policy. The Internet makes this relatively easy to accomplish, since it is possible to find and follow a wide variety of people with good insights. Here are 50 great Twitter accounts for public administrators:


A public administrator needs all the resources available at his or her fingertips, including information about organizations, research, online interaction, public outreach and contact information for local, regional, national and even international resources. You’ll find the best of all this information in our list of the top 50 public administration Web resources. (more…)

Because infographics are becoming a popular way to break down complex concepts and illustrate certain public policies, public administration officials increasingly recognize their importance. Indeed, the First Lady, Michelle Obama, offered a national project to create an infographic on the childhood obesity epidemic.

If you are looking for information about different issues facing the nation, an infographic can be just the thing. However, those working in public administration should realize that infographics can have biases and questionable reliability — so double check your sources! If you are interested in some great infographics, though, here are 17 great examples of public administration images: (more…)