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Dr. Carole Huberman

Associate Dean/Assistant Professor

Dr. Carole Huberman

"I believe that higher education provides every individual with a pathway to income and social equity. Education is the great socio-economic equalizer."

Degrees Held:

  • Certificate in Evaluation and Institutional Research – University of Wisconsin, 2019
  • PhD – Union Institute & University, 2008
  • MPA – University of Pennsylvania, 1997
  • MST – Temple University, 1992
  • BBA with Concentration in Accounting – Temple University, 1986

Career Highlights:

  • Certified public accountant licensed in Pennsylvania, 1989
  • Certified fraud examiner, 2004
  • Certified forensic accountant, 2007
  • SHRM- SCP, 2017
  • 1999- Fellow- Pennsylvania Educational Leadership Institute- first class of Fellows
  • 2010- Bright Light Award for Innovation in Government- Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
  • 1992- Beta Gamma Sigma Award- Graduate Honors
  • 1986- Beta Gamma Sigma Award- Undergraduate Honors
  • 1989-2011- Held senior executive positions at two Pennsylvania row office departments-Pennsylvania Department of Auditor; Pennsylvania Department of Treasury

In which online degree programs do you teach?

Bachelor of Public Administration

Master of Public Administration

Which classes do you teach online?

PUB 499: Public Administration Capstone Project, PUB 609: Seminar in Public Financial Administration

What do you want students to take away from your courses?

I want students to understand the course materials and case studies discussed so they can implement the concepts in their workplace

Why did you start teaching?

I started teaching so that I could effectively aid nontraditional learners in their higher education journey. I believe that higher education provides every individual with a pathway to income and social equity. Education is the great socio-economic

What advice would you give to students considering an online public administration programs?

I suggest that students read the professors' bios to ascertain whether the professors practiced in the field. In the Public Administration program, we have many practicing academics; individuals who worked at senior levels of government and nonprofit organizations and teach courses relative to their fields of expertise.

What qualities make someone particularly successful in public administration?

A Public Administration degree is an applied degree. As such, it very important that professors convey to students how program theory aids current practice.

What do you think is the biggest challenge that people in public administration face today?

The biggest challenge in the profession today is creating a culture of energetic and committed learners in the online accelerated environment.

When did you start teaching?

I started teaching so that I could effectively aid nontraditional learners in their higher education journey. I believe that higher education provides every individual with a pathway to income and social equity. Education is the great socio-economic equalizer.

What is the one book you think everyone should read?

Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

Tell us something interesting about yourself that your students might not know about you.

When I studied accounting at Temple University, I became interested in acting. So, I registered for acting courses, in addition to my business courses. After I graduated, I continued to study with the Philadelphia Acting Company. I learned about the different roles that make a theater production successful. I really liked producing plays and musicals; subsequently, I went on to produce four plays and one musical. I had aspirations of working in New York and on Broadway. So, studying a discipline such as accounting can aid to producing plays on Broadway. I believe that a higher education degree can lead somewhere special; make it an inspiring journey.

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