Dr. P-F

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Dr. Pool-Funai serves as:

  • Assistant Professor of Political Science & Public Administration
  • Director, Master of Public Administration Program
Other activities, past & present:
  • HSS representative, SUU Faculty Senate
  • Board member, Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics & Public Service
  • Former columnist, PA Times
  • Former editor, Critical Issues in Justice and Politics journal
  • Interim Associate Dean, College of Humanities & Social Sciences (2017-18)

I have interdisciplinary interests in experiential learning, virtual currency, tax policy, philanthropy, and too many other topics than time permits to pursue.


I earned a BA in Communication from Stephen F. Austin State University (TX), a master's in Public Policy & Administration from Baylor University (TX), and a Doctor of Public Administration (DPA) degree from Valdosta State University (GA). My dissertation was titled, "Virtual Fundraising: Policy, Technology and Philanthropy."

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