Biography

Dr. Naim Kapucu is Pegasus Professor at the University of Central Florida (UCF) and was the director of the School of Public Administration at UCF between August 2015 – August 2020. He is the founding director of the Center for Public and Nonprofit Management (CPNM) at UCF (2008-2011). He is also joint faculty at the School of Politics, Security, and International Affairs and the Center for Resilient, Intelligent and Sustainable Energy Systems (RISES). Dr. Kapucu received Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Applied Public Policy, Democratic Resilience award jointly hosted by Flinders University and Carnegie Mellon University Australia in 2021.

Dr. Kapucu received his Ph.D. in Public and International Affairs from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) of the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 2003. Prior to that, he earned a Master of Public Policy and Management degree from Heinz College’s School of Public Policy and Management, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1997.

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