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Affiliated Faculty

Master's in Public Administration

Affiliated Faculty

The MPA program draws a highly-credentialed network from leading institutions in public service. Our faculty, mentors, and advisors are affiliated with organizations like the American Civil Liberties Union, the New York Philharmonic, the Open Society Foundation, USAID, UN-Habitat and B Lab. In addition to bringing decades of experience in all aspects of public service, they possess rich academic accomplishments and hold degrees from universities like Oxford, Columbia, Yale, the Kennedy School at Harvard, and the London School of Economics.

Kevin Foster

Associate Professor, Department of Economics
R 5/103A
212 650-6201

Professor Foster conducts research in the areas of monetary and fiscal policy, financial management, and environmental entrepreneurship. He holds a Ph.D. from Yale University.

Arturo Garcia-Costas

Shepard Hall, room 1
212 650-5095

Professor Garcia-Costas works for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation as a strategic partnerships manager. Among his many responsibilities, he develops and implements educational/capacity-building activities related to environmental justice. He holds a J.D. from Stanford University. He teaches capstone for the Public Service Management program.

Dr. Diosdado G. Gica, EdD

Director of Learning and Literacy
Queens Library

Professor Gica teaches fundraising strategy in the MPA program. He has had many years of experience working as an educational leader for the public school system and non-profit organizations, where he provided broad oversight on all aspects of fiscal, programmatic and contractual compliance. Dio received his EdD in 2012 from Fordham University's Graduate School of Education. His dissertation was titled, "Language Policies' Impact on Immigrant Students' Lived Experiences in NYC Public Schools." Dr. Gica is a permanent NYS-certified Teacher of English with an MA in Language Arts and Literature and a graduate of the NYC Fellows Program.

Jean Krasno

Lecturer, Department of Political Science
NAC 6/146D
212 650-5244

Professor Krasno is a lecturer in the Department of Political Science at CCNY. She also holds the position of Director, Multilateralism and International Organization Initiative at the Colin Powell Center for Policy Studies. She also organized and edited the papers of former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan. She has taught courses on the UN, peacekeeping, and international organization. She was Executive Director of the Academic Council on the United Nations System from 1998 to 2003 when the organization was housed at Yale. She holds a Ph.D. from the CUNY Graduate Center.