Dr. Shawn Flanigan

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Professor *MPA nucleus faculty member

School of Public Affairs
Office: AH 4106

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Shawn Flanigan is a Professor in the School of Public Affairs, where she teaches courses on public policy and nonprofit organizations, among others. She is committed to high quality public affairs education and has served as Chair of NASPAA’s Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation and as an accreditation site visitor. Professor Flanigan’s research focuses on how vulnerable populations go about finding the assistance they need, and how individuals and organizations provide that assistance. Her research centers on the ways in which the needs of low-income populations, minorities, and other marginalized groups (such as migrants) are addressed by non-state organizations, as well as the state. Professor Flanigan has conducted field research and education/training in southern Africa, south Asia, Europe, North America, the Pacific Islands, and the SWANA (MENA) region. In addition to working for state health and human services agencies in New Mexico and New York, she has provided technical assistance and/or policy recommendations to NGOs and nonprofit organizations, local government agencies in California, the National Intelligence Council, the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of State, and the White House Office on Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, among others. Dr. Flanigan received her Ph.D. in Public Administration and Policy from the University at Albany-State University of New York. She completed her B.A. in Latin American Studies and her Master of Public Administration at the University of New Mexico. You can see her most recent research at www.shawntflanigan.com.

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