The University of Baltimore has named Roger E. Hartley as the new dean of the College of Public Affairs, effective July 1.
Hartley comes to Baltimore from Western Carolina University, where he has directed the master of public affairs program since 2010, and served as a professor of political science and public affairs.
At Western Carolina, Hartley increased the number of students enrolled in the MPA program, improved their grades and test scores and strengthened fundraising, according to a UB news release. In 2012, Hartley received the graduate school’s “Graddy” award for best program director.
“We believe Roger Hartley is a rising star in his field and he will be a great addition to the UB and [University System of Maryland] community,” UB President Kurt L. Schmoke said in a statement. “He comes to us highly and enthusiastically recommended by our committee, which conducted a national search to fill the dean’s position.”
From 2008 to 2009, Hartley served as associate dean of the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona, where he served in various other positions since 2003.
Hartley received a bachelor’s degree in public affairs from Indiana University in 1991, a master’s in political science from the University of Georgia at Athens in 1993 and a doctorate in political science from the same institution in 1999.
UB’s College of Public Affairs includes the School of Criminal Justice, the School of Health and Human Services and the School of Public and International Affairs.
“I couldn’t be more excited to work with the College’s tremendous students, faculty, staff and alumni to fulfill its mission of advancing public service and social justice, grow its programs and support its high-quality teaching and research,” Hartley said in a statement.