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Laura Prokic
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Monday, Wednesday and Friday
12:30-1:20 214 MB
3:30-4:20 208E Viva Cell

Office hours Wednesday and Friday 1:30-3:20

Chair of Open Center of Excellence for Leadership and Governance.

My view: (Please briefly describe your view on the three concepts below)

I believe that education is an end in its own right.
Research is one of the most natural things humans can do. We are actually doing research all the time in our daily lives!
Nothing happens in a vacuum. Reach out. Make bridges.

Short Bio:

Laura Prokić holds a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology with minors in Psychology and Philosophy from Willamette University and a Master of Public Administration with a focus in Global Leadership and Management from Portland State University. Her research interests include youth political participation and leadership, democratization, civil society, and public administration reform in transitioning democracies. From 2013-2015 she served as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in The Gambia, where she trained teachers in new teaching methods and helped local youth address their development priorities. From 2016-2019 she worked with U.S. State Department youth leadership exchange programs, helping youth from across Africa, the Middle East, South America, Central/Eastern Europe, the South Pacific, and the U.S. learn the skills needed to become community and global leaders.


Lyons, Laura (2018). "The 'Necessary Evil': State and Non-State Sector Interactions in Cuba and Effects on Public Services," Hatfield Graduate Journal of Public Affairs: Vol. 3: Iss. 1, Article 3.