Naim Kapucu

Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Applied Public Policy

Dr. Naim Kapucu is Pegasus professor of public administration and policy and former director of the School of Public Administration at the University of Central Florida. He is also joint faculty with the School of Politics, Security, and International Affairs and the Center for Resilient, Intelligent and Sustainable Energy Systems. He is elected fellow of National Academy of Public Administration. Dr. Kapucu received his Ph.D. in Public and International Affairs from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs of the University of Pittsburgh 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 of Carnegie Mellon University in 1997.

His main research interests are emergency and crisis management, network governance, leadership, and social inquiry and public policy. Currently he examines urban resilience to disasters by applying a network governance framework to interdependent infrastructure systems. His Fulbright project examines how the resilience of interdependent urban systems can be enhanced through multilevel and multisector stakeholder collaboration and mobilization of community resources.

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