Dr. Naim Kapucu

Naim Kapucu
Naim Kapucu, Ph.D.

I am Professor of Public Policy and Administration at the School of Public Administration at the University of Central Florida (UCF). I am also the founding director (2008-2011) of the Center for Public and Nonprofit management (CPNM).

I received my Ph.D. in Public and International Affairs from the Graduate Scholl of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) of the University of Pittsburgh (PITT) in 2003. Prior to my Ph.D. I earned Master of Public Management degree from H. John III School of Public Policy and Management (Heinz School) of Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in 1997.

Specialties: Dealing with terrorist threats and incidents; Managing natural and man-made disasters; Planning for emergencies and to reduce risk; Coordinating intergovernmental and multi-organizational operations; Building administrative and technical capacities in public and nonprofit organizations

Research Interests: Collaborative Public Management, Network Leadership and Governance, Emergency and Crisis Management, Network Analysis, Decision Making in Complex Environments, Capacity Building, and Organizational Learning and Design

Teachings: Emergency and Crisis Management, Nonprofit Administration, Research Methods in Public Administration, Analytic Techniques for Public Administration, Collaborative Public Management, Comparative Public Policy and Management