Sharon Wrobel

Dr. Sharon Wrobel

Associate Professor Chair

236 Browning Hall
Office Hours
By Appointment

Courses Taught

  • PADM 7601: Research Methods
  • PADM 7661: Contemporary Perspectives in Public Administration
  • PADM 6401: Comparative Public Administration

Areas of Expertise

  • Public Policy
  • Research Methods
  • Program Evaluation


Sharon Wrobel joined the faculty of the Division of Public and Nonprofit Administration in 2010 and currently serves the Department Chair. She comes to us from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, where she was an assistant professor. She has also held appointments from Georgia Southern University and Western Illinois University. Her teaching areas include human resources and public personnel management, public policy, education policy, research methods, policy analysis, and program evaluation.

Her research interests include education policy, equity and finance, program evaluation, and policy analysis. Her work has been published in a number of journals, including Public Performance & Management Review and Public Administration Review. Her evaluation work includes educational program evaluation with the Texas Schools Project, Illinois Institute of Rural Affairs, Little Rock School District and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Head Start / Early Head Start. Dr. Wrobel has also served as a consultant for a number of public and nonprofit agencies, particularly in the areas of assessment, evaluation, and board development.