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Lance J. Noe, MPA

Associate Professor of Practice in Public Administration, Department Chair, and Director of the Center for Professional Studies

Lance Noe joined Drake University in 2000 serving in both administrative and faculty roles. In addition to teaching courses within the Master of Public Administration degree program, Lance in 2001/2002 led the curriculum development effort for the nationally accredited Iowa Certified Public Manager® program. He continues to serve as the lead instructor and administrator for this professional designation. Lance also works with other Drake faculty and staff to develop curriculum and provide leadership for the Mandela Washington Fellowship - a U.S. Department of State program which each summer brings 700 leaders from nations in sub-Saharan Africa to study at select U.S. universities including Drake. Lance's areas of teaching, consulting, research, and publications are focused on public and nonprofit administration. A recent contribution to the field of public administration education is as co-author of the text "The Craft of Public Administration (12th edition)" published in 2002/2003. Education experiences include degrees and/or significant post-graduate coursework/research at Iowa State University, Drake University, and Florida Atlantic University.

Contact Information

Phone: 515-271-2008
Address: 2847 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Office: Aliber Hall 210D


  • B.S., Agricultural Mechanization, Iowa State University
  • M.P.A., Drake University
  • Post-Graduate Study, Florida State University

Areas of Expertise

  • Public policy
  • Grant writing
  • Fundraising
  • State and local government
  • Conflict management
  • Negotiation
  • Leadership
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