Who We Are

Stuart Henry

Stuart Henry, Ph.D.

Director
PSFA 101D
(619) 594-4355
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Stuart Henry, B.A. Ph.D. is Professor of Criminal Justice and Director of the School of Public Affairs at San Diego State University. His areas of interest include Criminological Theory, Deviant Behavior, Law and Society and Occupational Crime.


Nancy Flitcraft

Nancy Flitcraft, M.A., Educational Leadership/Student Affairs

Academic Coordinator
PSFA 101
(619) 594-6084
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Nancy is the Academic Coordinator for the School of Public Affairs at San Diego State University. She is a member of NASPA, the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, and a member of NACADA, the National Academic Advising Association. She is a proud alumna of SDSU. In 2002 she earned a Bachelors degree in Public Administration with distinction in the major and in 2010 she earned a Master of Arts in Education with an emphasis in Postsecondary Educational Leadership and a specialization in Student Affairs.


Julie O'Connor

Julie O’Connor

Administrative Coordinator
PSFA 101
(619) 594-6225
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Julie is the Administrative Coordinator for the School of Public Affairs.



Patricia Frosio

Patricia Frosio

The Jack McGrory Internship Coordinator
PSFA 164
(619) 594-5576
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Patricia Frosio, who served as an Adjunct Faculty member in San Diego State University’s School of Public Affairs from 2001-2008, is currently assigned as the School’s Internship Coordinator.

Patricia has served in leadership roles in government and non-profit administration in San Diego for nearly 20 years. Most recently, Patricia worked for the California State Senate overseeing district operations in San Diego and Orange Counties as well as serving as a policy advisor for education and government reform initiatives.

Patricia has served in management positions at two local non-profit agencies promoting the independence and well-being of seniors in San Diego (2006-2009). She was a Senior Advisor to Jerry Sanders during his first campaign for Mayor and during his transition into the Mayor’s Office (2005-2006). She researched and developed policy positions for all major issues affecting the City of San Diego.

As the Public Administrator/Public Guardian for the County of San Diego (2002-2005), Patricia led a staff of over 40 employees in investigating and administering approximately 500 decedent estates each year. She also served as the legally appointed conservator for several hundred elderly and disabled persons and managed hundreds of millions of dollars of estate assets. She served in a leadership role on the Board of Directors of the California Association of Public Administrators/Public Guardians/Public Conservators.

During her work as Chief of Staff for two Chief Administrative Officers at the County of San Diego (1998-2002), Patricia coordinated implementation of the Board of Supervisors’ directives and managed executive-level operations for the 17,000-employee organization. During this time, she designed and led the County’s Managed Competition and Reengineering Initiative – which continues to be recognized as a national model for improving public services today. She has spoken to national audiences on the subjects of privatization of government services, process reengineering and managed competition.

During the 1990’s, Patricia was a Senior Policy Advisor for members of the San Diego Board of Supervisors and San Diego City Council specializing in criminal justice, finance/budgeting and land use.

In addition to her work at SDSU, Patricia has served as a Core Adjunct Professor at National University’s School of Professional Studies since 2003 and has provided instruction in the areas of public policy, government finance and budgeting, public personnel administration, organizational behavior, non-profit/government partnerships and government/community relations.

Patricia has served as a leader in many professional organizations including six years as President of the San Diego Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration, which assists government and non-profits professionals achieve excellence in public service. For four years Patricia was President/CEO of San Diego County Crime Stoppers where she led the organization to achieve fiscal solvency and improved relations with law enforcement and the media. She currently volunteers for several organizations helping seniors and persons with disabilities.

Patricia is a San Diego native and is a proud graduate of San Diego State University earning her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Public Administration.