One of the unique benefits of the MPA program at Randall is that our faculty are all practitioners, with vast experience in the fields of service about which they are teaching. Learn more about them below.
Dr. Paulette Jones
Experience in public administration with government and non-profit organizations, and news reporting including government reporting. Published in the (national) Journal of Public Affairs Education and national presenter at NASPAA. Director of the Management & Ethics Conference at Randall.
EdD, Oklahoma State University
MA in Political Science, University of Central Oklahoma
BFA, University of Oklahoma
Fields of expertise: Research, Management and Media
Dr. Bill Powers
Senior Advisor on Business Continuity & Emergency Preparedness, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Washington D.C.
Has served as Chief of Staff for the NPPD Office of Risk Management and Analysis managing day-to-day activities including personnel, resource, policy, and interagency strategy formulation. Provided key legislative input and guidance on public policy matters related to DHS implementation of a comprehensive National Security Strategy to secure the United States from terrorist attacks and response to natural disasters.
PhD and MPA, Bellevue University
Fields of expertise: Leadership and Security
Dr. Jan Simmons
Dr. Jan Simmons has established the Infopoverty Institute (2004) at the University of Oklahoma, College of Continuing Education. She has co-founded and directed the Center for the Study of Small/Rural Schools (1991) and the National Conference Logistics Center (1996) (now ConferencePros) at the University of Oklahoma (OU).
Simmons has negotiated and administered more than $23M in federal and state grants, is co-editor of three books, author of peer-reviewed publications and presentations, and serves as peer reviewer for several publications and for federal grants.
Ph.D. in Adult and Higher Education Administration
M.Ed., Adult and Higher Education Administration
B.S., Secondary Math Education
Dr. Shirley Roddy
Dr. Shirley Roddy as served for 30 years in the area of education. She served as the liaison for the Oklahoma Student Loan Authority to the private and public colleges and universities of the State of Oklahoma for eight years, before leaving to establish the Adult Program at Mid-America Christian University. She developed the program into the College of Adult and Graduate Studies and served as the Dean for 18 years, before taking the position of the University’s Dean of Academic Scholarship and Study Abroad. During her tenure as dean of the College of Adult and Graduate Studies she developed the program from one undergraduate program to 16 undergraduate and graduate programs.
Ph.D. in Adult and Higher Education Administration, University of Oklahoma
M.A. in Human Relations, University of Oklahoma
B.A. in Liberal Studies, University of Oklahoma
Dr. Timothy Eaton
President of Randall University
Affiliated with non-profit private college, Randall since 1989. President of Randall, 2004 to present; Postdoctoral studies at Harvard, 2009; Guest Lecturer at University of Oklahoma; Published: Path to the Professorate, 2009; The Reliability and Validity Study Report to the U.S. Department of Education, 2009, 2004 and 1999.
Ph.D. and MEd, University of Oklahoma
Th.B., Randall University
Fields of expertise: Administration, Research and Quantitative Analysis
Professor Todd Jenson
Assistant City Manager, City of Moore
Previously Director of Parks and Recreation with the City of Moore.
MPA, University of Oklahoma
BA in Political Science, University of Oklahoma
Fields of expertise: Budget and Finance, and Economics
Professor Nate Kern
OG& E Bankruptcy Agent; Customer Reports Agent; Active Credit Agent
MPA, University of Oklahoma
BA in Film and Video Studies with History Minor, University of Oklahoma
Courses: Introduction to Public Administration