Otilia Iancu

Otilia Iancu

Title: Associate Professor, Coordinator of Program of Master of Public Administration
Department: Political Science and Public Affairs, Graduate Studies
Office: Social Sciences Building Rm. 214
Phone: 912.358.3214
Fax: 912.358.3715
Email: iancuo@savannahstate.edu

Biography

Dr. Otilia Iancu is an Assistant Professor of Public Administration at Savannah State University. Her research interests include public policy diffusion, nonprofit management, and the use of social media in public administration. Iancu earned a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Kansas and a Ph.D. in Public Policy from the University of Arkansas. Iancu, a native of Romania, formerly served as the Head of International Relations and European Union Programs for the City of Iasi, Romania.

Research Interests

public policy diffusion, nonprofit management, the use of social media in public administration, the Roma minority, Eastern European politics

Education

PhD, Public Policy - University of Arkansas
MPA, Public Administration - University of Kansas

Awards & Honors

Name: Distinguished Dissertation Award
Organization: University of Arkansas
Date: 5/10/2010
Recipient of the Distinguished Dissertation Award for “Safe Haven Legislation: The Political Story Behind the Policy Diffusion.” Awarded by the University of Arkansas Public Policy Ph.D. Program, 2010.

Name: Northwest Arkansas Community College Award
Organization: Northwest Arkansas Community College
Date: 8/13/2007
Recognized by Northwest Arkansas Community College for outstanding volunteer work, seminar presentations, and teaching at NWACC’s College at the Crossing, Bella Vista, Arkansas during “Appreciation Event” held August 13, 2007.

Name: Diploma of Merit and Silver Medal of Honor for Best Achievement in, and Dedication to, Public Administration
Organization: The Mayor of Iaşi, Dr. Constantin Simirad
Date: 11/28/2003
Diploma of Merit and Silver Medal of Honor for Best Achievement in, and Dedication to, Public Administration. Presented by the Mayor of Iasi, Dr. Constantin Simirad, on November 28, 2003.

Name: The Woman of the Year 2002
Organization: Embassy of France in Bucharest, Romania
Date: 7/14/2002
Recipient of the title “The Woman of the Year 2002,” awarded on the occasion of 14th of July, the National Day of France, by the Embassy of France in Bucharest, Romania. Award in recognition of work on the “Hecuba Center for Mother and Child” project, 2002.

Name: The Gould Fellowship Award
Organization: ASPA’s Section on International and Comparative Administration
Date: 11/29/1999
Recipient of The Gould Fellowship awarded by ASPA’s Section on International and Comparative Administration, 1999.

Name: Ron Brown Fellowship
Organization: Fulbright Commission Romania/ U.S. Information Agency and International Research & Exchanges Board
Date: 8/21/1997
Awarded a Ron Brown Fellowship for Graduate Study at the University of Kansas, August 1997 - May 1999.

Publications

Title: Agenda Setting and Safe Haven Laws: The Convergence of Multiple Streams
Publication Date: 1/1/2009
Publisher: Georgia Political Science Association
Volume: 2009
Issue: 1
Page Number: 15
Type: Conference Proceeding
Authors: Otilia Iancu,

Title: Safe Haven Laws: Triggering Mechanisms and Public Policy Diffusion
Publication Date: 1/1/2008
Publisher: Georgia Political Science Association
Volume: 2008
Issue: 1
Page Number: 29
Type: Conference Proceeding
Authors: Otilia Iancu,