Assistant Professor of Public Administration (2008); A.D., University of Puerto Rico in Cayey; B.A., University of Puerto Rico in Rio Piedras; M.A., University of Puerto Rico in Rio Piedras; Ph.D., Purdue University.
Dr. Cruz specializes in Public Administration and Public Policy as well as in Quantitative Methods, Political Economy, Organizational Behavior, and Human Resources. Dr. Cruz has a M.A. in Public Administration specializing in Human Resources. Her teaching interests both at the graduate and undergraduate levels include Public Administration, Public Policy, Social Policy, Comparative Policy, Health Care Policy, Human Resource Management, Organizational Behavior, Aging Policy, Quantitative Methods, Qualitative Methods, Labor Relations, and Non-Profit Organizations.
Dr. Cruz has varied research interests, including Public Health Care Administration, Public Policy Implementation, Comparative Studies, Culture, Human Resources, and Non-profit Organizations, among others. Social policy regarding the elderly population in the United States and Puerto Rico remains a key research interest. Besides professional experience in both private and public sectors in Puerto Rico, Dr. Cruz has experience teaching Business courses in Puerto Rico and Spanish and Political Science at Purdue University.
She has earned various awards, including Frank Wilson Award given by the Purdue University Political Science Department, the Rosa E. Axtmayer Fellowship from the University of Puerto Rico, and the Rector's Honor Role at the University of Puerto Rico.
CHRISTOPHER P. DANIEL
Professor, School of Public Administration (1986); B.A., Earlham College; M.A., University of Florida; Ph.D., University of Florida.
Dr. Daniel teaches courses dealing with international development, human resource management, and challenges which Latino immigration poses to the public service. He coordinates the Master of Public Administration program and has served as President of the Kentucky Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration. Dr. Daniel has contributed articles to the Review of Public Personnel Administration, Public Administration Review, and other scholarly periodicals. He speaks Spanish, has taught American students in Mexico, and represents K.S.U. on the Board of the KIIS study abroad consortium.
GASHAW W. LAKE
Professor/Dean, College of Professional Studies (1986); B.A., Saginaw Valley State College; M.P.A., University of Oklahoma; Ph.D., University of Oklahoma.
Dr. Lake began his teaching career at Langston University in Oklahoma and joined Kentucky State University in 1986 as an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Administration. His teaching interests focus on Graduate courses in the School of Public Administration. His specialization is in Comparative Development Administration. He has served on the Faculty Senate, Presidential Search Committee, and various University committees.
Dr. Lake also serves on the Board of Directors for the Christian Coalition in Frankfort and Board of Directors for Franklin County Chapter of the Red Cross. Dr. Lake is the recipient of the 1998-99 Ethiopian Human Rights Award and is declared Grand Officer of the Imperial Order of the Ethiopian Lion for his outstanding work to improve the state of human rights and national unity of Ethiopia. It is the highest award given in Ethiopia. He is a 2003 nominee for the Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame.
Dr. Lake is a member of the American Society for Public Administration, the Kentucky Association of Blacks in Higher Education, and the Kentucky Association of Caribbean Studies.
ELGIE C. McFAYDEN, JR.
Assistant Professor of Public Administration (2003); Coordinator of the Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration program. B.A., M.P.A., Kentucky State University; Ph.D, Clark-Atlanta University.
Dr. McFayden is a tenured professor and currently serves on the graduate faculty in the College of Professional Studies. His experience includes teaching in the political science departments at Morris Brown College, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta Metropolitan College and Mississippi Valley State University. Dr. McFayden currently teaches budgeting, quantitative methods, research methods, economics, organization theory and human resource management. Dr. McFayden served as a research fellow at the Delta Research and Cultural Institute, worked as a democratic political consultant and served as an officer in the United States Army. Dr. McFayden has published numerous articles and his research interests include; American public policy, African American social, economic and political development, the U.S. Presidency and urban politics.
Associate Professor, Chair, School of Public Administration , Social Work, and Criminal Justice (1999); B.A., Chapman College; M.A. Pepperdine University; Ed.D. Memphis State University.
Dr. Roquemore taught full time in the School of Public Administration at KSU from 1978 until 1984. He returned to the School of Public Administration as an adjunct in 1990 and accepted a full time position in 1999. Dr. Roquemore teaches in the Public Administration’s Bachelor of Arts program, the Master of Arts program and the online program. Dr. Roquemore has over 24 years work experience in federal and state government organization and over 28 years of teaching experience at the college and university level.
Dr. Roquemore is a member of the American Society of Public Administration and The Public Administration Theory Network. He also serves on the Anderson Community Education council and Chairs, The Community Service Committee for Anderson’s Community of Promise program.