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Dr. S. Nicole. Diggs is an Assistant Professor at California State University East Bay in the Department of Public Affairs and Administration and currently serves as the MPA Program Coordinator. She received her PhD in Public Administration from Florida Atlantic University (2015) and a Master’s in Public Administration from Old Dominion University (2010) where she concentrated on Urban Research and Planning. While attending Old Dominion University, she discovered her interest in the multi-faceted dimension of impoverished communities. This interest has guided her to volunteer with grass-root organizations with a commitment to community development initiatives. She has built playgrounds for underprivileged children in low-income communities; provided human services support to homeless families and helped build affordable homes for low-income families. She also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from North Carolina Central University (2003).
Her research interests are directed primarily towards social justice issues in a variety of interrelated areas to include environmental justice, housing policy, planning, health policy and health disparities. She has an active publication record, including articles in national peer reviewed journals and the leading newsletter in the field of Public Administration. She has a strong commitment to educate and encourage future public administrators furthering their education in graduate studies.
Graduate Courses: Health Care Policy Analysis; Ethics and Administrative Responsibility; Human Organizations and Social Realities; Health Care Quality and Improvement; Organizational Theory and Behavior in Health Care; Research Methods (Qualitative), Managing Public Organizations, Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Care and U.S. Health Care Systems
Undergraduate Courses: Communication Skills in Public Administration (Fall 2014, Spring 2015); Administrative Process and Ethics (Spring 2014, Summer 2014); Managing People in the Public Sector (Fall 2013); Organizational Behavior and Administrative Communication (Fall 2012, Spring 2013); Managing for Excellence in the Public and Non-Profit sectors (Spring 2012, Summer 2012)
Toni E. Fogarty, Ph.D. Professor for the Department of Public Administration. Dr. Fogarty previously held faculty positions at San Jose State University, University of San Francisco, and Golden Gate University, where she taught courses in healthcare administration and organizational development. Dr. Fogarty has a wide range of research interests, including assessment and quality control of urinary incontinence care in long-term nursing facilities, use of chemical and physical restraints for residents with dementia long-term nursing facilities, issues in providing care for patients with HIV/AIDS in nursing facilities, and the cost implications of implementing the clinical guidelines for prevention and early treatment of pressure ulcers. Recently, she has turned her attention to risk management, business continuity planning, and the use of instructional technology, especially in the virtual classroom. She has been widely published in a number of prestigious journals such as Health Services Research, The Gerontologist, Quality Review Bulletin, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, and AIDS Patient Care. In addition, she has presented papers, conducted workshops, and delivered invited lectures at a number of professional conferences. Dr. Fogarty has served as a reviewer for the Urinary Incontinence Guidelines Panel with the Agency for Health Care Policy Research, for the American Journal on Mental Retardation, and for Healthcare Administration Press, a division of the Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Dr. Fogarty received her doctoral degree in 1995 from the Group in Health Services and Policy Analysis with an emphasis in Organization Behavior and Theory at the University of California, Berkeley (UCB). She was also awarded a MPH in Health Policy and Administration from the School of Public Health at UCB in 1990 and received a MA in Experimental Psychology from Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) in 1988. While at UCB, she was appointed as a Pre-Doctoral Research Training Fellow in the economics of aging with the National Institute on Aging and was also awarded a Public Health Traineeship from the School of Public Health.
Dr. Fogarty has participated in a number of federally-funded research projects with the Northern California Alzheimer’s Disease Center, the Institute for Business and Economic Research, the Western Consortium for Public Health, and the Behavior Therapy Research Center. In addition, Dr. Fogarty has participated in research projects at the Nonprofit Risk Management Center and the National PACE Association.
Michael Y. Moon, Associate Professor, received his Ph.D. in Psychology from Columbia University, an M.B.A degree from the Yale University School of Management, and a certificate in Organizational Development & Consultation from the William Alanson White Institute of Psychoanalysis in New York City. He has held teaching appointments at Barnard College, Columbia University, University of Connecticut, St. Peter's College, Paier College of Art, and the University of Phoenix Online.
Dr. Moon has over 15 years of non-profit and private sector work experience, including marketing management positions in Internet, financial services, and health insurance companies. While at the Yale School of Management, where his academic emphases were in Organizational Behavior and Marketing, Dr. Moon consulted with local non-profit organizations on matters such as human resources, board development, and services marketing. He has also worked as an employee and board member of a youth orchestra and as the manager of a large multi-family apartment property.
Dr. Moon's research interests include: intersubjective and narrative dimensions of organizational change; linkages between human resource practices and an organization's ability to effectively serve its constituents; organizational life as context to individual employees' personal and career development; the management of knowledge, learning processes, and distribution of ideas in dynamic and turbulent organizations; and leadership, authority, and social defenses.
Dr. Moon also consults with leadership in organizations as well as with other employees on change in their organizations and on work-life balance issues.
Dr. Moon teaches courses in organizational behavior and change, human resources management, and public administration theory and practice.
Ogwo Jombo (Jay) Umeh, Professor and Department Chair, completed his Ph.D. in the Department of Political Science at Texas Tech University. Dr. Umeh's research interests are comparative and development management, democratic governance, information technology management and organization management issues. These interests have led to such recent publications as "The Role of Local Governments in Democratization: The Case of Nigeria? (a chapter in Establishing Democratic Rule: The Reemergence of Post-Authoritarian Systems) and "A Comparative Approach to the Assessment of Decentralization Programs on Public Policy Implementation in Developing Countries" (a chapter in Policy Analysis Concepts and Methods: An Institutional and Implementation Focus). Professor Umeh has published articles in various professional journals including, Information Resources Management Journal, Indian Journal of Public Administration, International Review of Administrative Sciences, National Social Science Journal, Journal of International Information Management, and Africa Today. He has presented research papers at many professional conferences.
Jay Umeh has served as an evaluation consultant for the Alameda County Male Action Network (AC-MAN), a project of the California State Department of Health Services, Office of Family Planning (OFP); the East Oakland Youth Development Center's Community Health Improvement Project (CHIP), one of several projects funded by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation; and currently Faculty Coordinator for the Community Connections: Hosting Professionals from Russia and Other NIS Republics in Entrepreneurship and Local Government (this is a project funded by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs), and Co-Director, Community Outreach Partnership Center (COPC), a collaboration of CSUH and the South Hayward Neighborhood Collaborative. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Bay Area Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration.
He teaches courses in the areas of research methods, quantitative analysis, program evaluation, comparative policy development, information management, organization theory, and public policy.