Clinical Assistant Professor; Director of Program Development and Engagement
University of Illinois at Chicago
2111 AEH, MC 278
Stephen Kleinschmit, Ph.D. is the Director of Program Development and Engagement and Clinical Assistant Professor in the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Department of Public Administration. Prior to joining UIC, he was an assistant professor at Western Michigan University’s School of Public Affairs and Administration. He holds a Ph.D. in public administration from North Carolina State University, as well as an M.S. in technology systems and a dual B.S. in urban planning and geography from East Carolina University. His practitioner experience includes employment as an urban planner, GIS analyst and development planning consultant. He is also a former Army reservist, having spent six years as field artillery crewmember.
Dr. Kleinschmit is best known to many in the field of public administration as the founder and president of the Midwest Public Affairs Conference (MPAC), ASPA's Midwest regional conference affiliate. Established in 2013, MPAC has held annual events in Fort Wayne, Milwaukee, Columbus, Omaha, and Chicago. He serves on the ASPA Publications Committee, is a member of the editorial review board of Public Integrity, and is a co-founder of the Journal of Public and Nonprofit Affairs. He is a member of the ASPA Greater Chicago Chapter, has served both on the boards of ASPA’s Indiana and Michigan Capital Area chapters, and is a member of the Sections on Public Administration Education and Science and Technology in Government.