Dr. John Duffy teaches graduate courses in the fields of public policy and public administration at the University of Alaska, Anchorage and the National University of Mongolia. John also provides continuing education and training seminars for government agencies and non-profit organizations. John holds professional accreditations with the American Institute of Certified Planners, International City/County Managers Association and is a Certified Practitioner of Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.

New Courses


PADM 608

Organizational Theory, Design and Development

PADM 628

Public Financial Management

PADM 638

Public Policy Analysis

PADM 671

Leadership Communication Skills

PADM 671

Managerial Survival Skills

PADM 688

Program Evaluation (and Performance Measurement)

NRM 616

Ecological Background for Resilience and Adaptation

NRM 630

Resource Management Planning

NRM 647

Global to Local Sustainability

PAUD 703

Global Governance

PAUD 800

Public Policy

PAUD 803

Contemporary Issues in Public Administration

Student comments…

“I just wanted to say thank you so, so much for your kindness and support this semester! You are why I am still in the program. And just so you know, others agree with me.”

“This is an excellent, and practical course. It is well designed, well thought out, and offered many opportunities to apply the material we were learning. I am so very grateful to have taken the course from Dr. Duffy. I appreciated all of his thoughtful feedback.”

I can confidently say that I have learned more in this course than other courses I have taken in the past semesters. Professor Duffy has a lot of knowledge in program evaluation and leads students towards the right path in discussions. I am glad I took this course with him.”

International Professional Experience                                                           

Open Society Forum, Mongolia                                          Spring, 2017 – Current Providing technical assistance in following subject areas: economic and community development, policy and program evaluation, public hearing procedures, organizational performance and performance measurement.

National University of Mongolia                                             Fall, 2017 – Current Providing leadership training to senior staff of various provinces and local governments and national agencies of Mongolia in areas of management, policy development, high-performance organizations, leadership, capital improvements development and performance measurement.

Okakarara Constituency, Namibia                            November-December, 2012 Provided technical assistance to the Okakarara Constituency, Namibia. Subject areas included: bush encroachment, water, sanitation, food security, and community radio

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