MPA Faculty

Practitioner-Based Faculty

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

MPA Director

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

MEC 2019 Speaker

Dr. Steve Mullins

Attorney, Lytle, Soule & Curlee

During his career, Mullins was particularly active as a courtroom litigator as lead trial counsel handling a diverse criminal and civil practice. His litigation skill was recognized by the Department of Justice when he was chosen by the United States Department of Justice on multiple occasions to be a part of specially formed trial teams to handle complex litigation matters across the United States. Since 1991, Mullins has regularly instructed as an Adjunct Professor for the University of Oklahoma, College of Law. He was recognized as a “Top Manager” in the federal government and has spoken on a variety of leadership and management subjects as a frequent lecturer at the U.S. Department of Justice National Advocacy Center. Mullins is currently Of Counsel with the Oklahoma City firm of Lytle Soule & Curlee.

JD - University of Oklahoma School of Law

Bachelor of Science in Education (Chemistry and Physics) University of Oklahoma

Areas of Representation: Administrative Law; Litigation; Employment Law; Commercial Law; General Civil Litigation; Federal and State Governmental Law; Indian Law; Civil Fraud Defense; False Claims Act Defense; and Medical Law

Dr. Bill Powers

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. 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

Randall University Chancelor

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


Dr. Michael Bateman

Doctor of Biblical Studies, Andersonville Seminary
Master of Management Science, Southern Nazarene University
Bachelor of Management Human Relations, Southern Nazarene University

Fields of expertise: Nonprofit management and the Christian world-view


Professor Todd Jenson

Chief Financial Office, Randall University
Previously Assistant City Manager, 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