Title: Professor of Public Administration
Company: Fayetteville State University
Location: Apex, North Carolina, United States
Maurice Y. Mongkuo, Ph.D., Professor of Public Administration at Fayetteville State University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in public affairs education.
Dr. Mongkuo excelled in teaching undergraduate and graduate-level courses in policy analysis, research methods, program evaluation, public policy and administration, statistics, and public budgeting and finance for more than two decades, the last 15 of which he spent with Fayetteville State University in North Carolina from 2006 to 2021. He provided superior education as an associate professor and professor of public administration, with his chief areas of expertise including sustainable economic and social development reforms, HIV/AIDS prevention, community and economic development financing, political and civic engagement and race preference and affirmative action policies and programs.
After initially obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology/sociology from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio in 1981, Dr. Mongkuo followed with a Master of Public and International Affairs in 1983 and continued his education with a Doctor of Philosophy in public policy research and analysis from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh in 1989.
Dr. Mongkuo served as chief executive officer and research director with Policy Research Consulting Inc. in St. Petersburg, Florida from 1998 to 2001 and subsequently as director of development and programs with Pinellas County Urban League in St. Petersburg, Florida from 2001 to 2003. He entered the educational profession as a professor at Jackson University in Mississippi from 2003 to 2006.
Dr. Mongkuo published learned articles in many professional journals that included the Journal of Diseases, British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research, International Journal of Medical and Clinical Research, Journal of AIDS and HIV Research, and the British Journal of Education Society and Behavioral Research. He co-authored “Privatization and Sustainable Economic Growth and Human Development in Developing Countries: A Case Study from Tanzania” and “Race Preference Programs and the United States Supreme Court Strict Scrutiny Standard of Review: A Predicate Study of the City of St. Petersburg, Florida Contracting Process.”
Among Dr. Mongkuo’s honors was a Fulbright Scholarship to Siberia, Best Paper Award from the International Behavioral and Social Sciences Conference, Emeritus Service and Leadership Award in HIV Prevention and Excellence in Leadership and Service given by St. Paul State University and Best Paper for Presenting on HIV Prevention Among HBC Use Students from the International Organization of Social Sciences and Behavioral Research. His many memberships included the American Society for Public Administration, American Public Health Association, Association of Clinical Research, Society for Public Health Education, North Carolina Public Health Association and the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management.
Throughout Dr. Mongkuo’s career, he considered his career highlights to be his HIV research as well as receiving a Fulbright Scholarship to go to Siberia in 2019. He developed a great friendship with one of the chairs in Siberia and had the honor of teaching one of his classes.
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