Dr. Dominika Bukalova

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Assistant Professor

School of Public Affairs

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Dominika Bukalova is an assistant professor of public administration. Her research interests include local governance, public sector leadership, and leader development. Dominika’s research includes studies examining collaborative leadership, self-development and selfawareness in leader development, and public meeting participation and access. Prior to joining the faculty, Dominika worked for over 11 years at the City of San Diego, where she served as chief of staff and director of policy in the offices of two council presidents, and in other policy and advisory roles. A certified leadership coach, Dominika has worked with private and public sector clients to provide strategic planning and leadership development services, which informs her approach to research, teaching, and student mentoring. Dominika earned her Ph.D. in leadership studies at the University of San Diego. She is a graduate of San Diego State University (M.A. in Political Science) and The George Washington University (B.A. in International Affairs and Political Science). Dominika is a first-generation college graduate and is grateful for her experience living in the Czech Republic, Oregon, District of Columbia, Indiana, and California. She lives in San Diego with her partner, Patrick.

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