Programme Faculty

The DPA curriculum is taught by faculty members from The University of Hong Kong as well as by prominent international scholars and distinguished practitioners.


Wai-Fung LAM (B.Soc.Sc. CUHK; Ph.D. Indiana), Professor, The University of Hong Kong

Expertise: public policy analysis, institutional analysis, public management, common-pool resources management, self-governance.

John P. BURNS Chair Professor, Dean of Social Sciences, The University of Hong Kong

Expertise: comparative politics and public administration, specializing in China including Hong Kong. His research interests focus on public sector human resource management, civil service reform, party-state relations, and public sector reform.


Joseph C.W CHAN (B.Soc.Sc. CUHK; M.Sc. London; D.Phil. Oxford), Professor, The University of Hong Kong
Expertise: confucian political philosophy, contemporary liberalism and perfectionism, ethics and public affairs, human rights, civil society.


Peter T.Y. CHEUNG (B.Soc.Sc. CUHK; M.A. Indiana; Ph.D. Washington), Associate Professor, The University of Hong Kong
Expertise: public policy in Hong Kong, cross-boundary cooperation between Hong Kong and South China, inter-governmental relations in China.


Alan N. LAI (BA., MPA, HKU), Professor of Practice, The University of Hong Kong
Expertise: public governance in Hong Kong.


Peter H.L. LAI (BA. HKU), Honorary Professor, The University of Hong Kong
Expertise: public governance in Hong Kong.


Eliza W.Y. LEE (B.Soc.Sc. CUHK; M.A., PhD Syracuse), Professor, The University of Hong Kong
Expertise: participative governance, civil society organisations, social policy development, public management, and gender issues.


Rosemary O’LEARY (J.D. Kansas; Ph.D. Syracuse), Edwin O. Stene Distinguished Professor of School of Public Affairs and Administration, The University of Kansas
Expertise: public management, environmental policy, collaborative management, dispute resolution, and Law.


James L. PERRY (B.A. Chicago; M.P.A., Ph.D. Syracuse), Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Chancellor's Professor, Indiana University, Bloomington
Expertise: public management, public service motivation, community and national service, and government reform.


Beryl A. RADIN (B.A. Antioch; M.A. Minnesota; Ph.D. Berkeley), Professor, Georgetown University
Expertise: public policy analysis, public accountability, public leadership


Larry SCHROEDER (B.A. Iowa; M.A. Northern Illinois; Ph.D. Wisconsin), Professor Emeritus of Public Administration and International Affairs, Syracuse University
Expertise: public finance, development studies, research methods


Ian THYNNE (B.A., Ph.D. Wellington), Visiting Professor, The University of Hong Kong
Expertise: public governance, public organization , administrative law, and organizational change.



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