Eric Hartunian

Doctoral Candidate
Primary office:
4060 Wescoe Hall

Eric Hartunian was born in Mission Viejo, California. He earned his B.A. in Economics from Louisiana State University, an M.A. in Management from Webster University, and an M.S. in Defense Analysis from the Naval Postgraduate School. Eric is a career Army officer with over 20 years of service, currently participating in the Army’s Advanced Strategic Plans and Policy fellowship. Prior to this assignment, Eric served as an instructor at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. He has also deployed to Afghanistan as the Chief of Plans for Regional Command East, and to Iraq, as an advisor to Iraqi security forces. Eric’s research interests include management networks and accountability.

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Three faculty have won W.T. Kemper Fellowships for Teaching Excellence
Rosemary O’Leary is KU’s Edwin O. Stene Distinguished Professor of Public Administration
Four MPA graduates have been elected president of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA)
Founder of the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory (JPART)
Four faculty are National Academy of Public Administration Fellows
Bob Kipp, vice president of Hallmark Cards, was a 2012 recipient of the CLAS Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award
Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. secretary of health and human services, was a 2009 recipient of the CLAS Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award
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