MPA Graduate Program Faculty


Graduate Program Director
Ross C. Alexander
Dr. Alexander is an adjunct instructor in the Dahlkemper School of Business. He earned a BA at Beloit College, the MPA at Arizona State University and the PhD at Northern Illinois University.

Jeffrey H. Bloodworth
Dr. Bloodworth is Associate Professor of History and Chair of the Department of History & Archaeology at Gannon. He earned a BA and MA in History from Missouri State University and the PhD in Modern US Political History from Ohio University. He also earned certificates in contemporary history from the Contemporary History Institute (at Ohio University) and the University of Copenhagen.

Eric A. Brownlee
Dr. Brownlee is Assistant Professor and the Director of the Sport Management and Marketing program at Gannon University. Dr. Brownlee serves as the thesis supervisor for the MPA and MBA programs. He earned a BS and MS from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania and the PhD at the University of Louisville.

Eric Grulke
Dr. Grulke is an adjunct instructor in the Dahlkemper School of Business. He earned an MS from City University, an MA and the PhD from Washington State University.

Michael J. Messina
Dr. Messina is Professor of Marketing and Director of the MBA and MPA programs at Gannon University. He earned the BSBA at John Carroll University, the MBA at Youngstown University, and the PhD at Kent State University.

Gery T. Nietupski
Atty. Nietupski is an adjunct instructor in the Dahlkemper School of Business. He earned a BSBA at John Carroll University and the JD from Duquesne University.

To learn more about the faculty of the Gannon University Master of Public Administration, request more information or call 877-497-5854 to speak with an admissions advisor.