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Anna Clark, Ph.D., MPA

Assistant Professor of Public Administration

Dr. Anna Clark received her Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Dallas in 2016 and joined the Drake University faculty in fall 2017. Dr. Clark teaches courses in organizational theory, leadership, and various topics in public and nonprofit management. Her research focuses on how public employees make decisions, how organizational priorities (e.g., innovation, inclusiveness, engagement) encourage internal practices, and how managers’ behaviors affect both employee attitudes and agency outcomes. She has published in Public Administration Quarterly, Public Personnel Management, and the International Journal for Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing. As a public administration scholar, Dr. Clark is a member of the American Society for Public Administration and the Section for Women in Public Administration, as well as several honor societies: Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, and Pi Alpha Alpha, the national honor society for public administration.

Contact Information

Phone: 515-271-2871
Mailing Address:
    2507 University Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50311
Office: Aliber Hall


Ph.D., Public Affairs, University of Texas at Dallas

Master of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Dallas

B.A., Political Science, University of Denver

Areas of Expertise

  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Risk and Decision Making in the Public Sector
  • Organizational Theory
  • Public Management
March 9, 2018
Students in the Drake University College of Business and Public Administration met with faculty, staff, and community leaders last month to celebrate and support the role of women in leadership.