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Executive Seminar Program Faculty and Staff

Each seminar session is based on individual speakers and panels who are connected to the case study. The faculty assembles the relevant experts and perspectives to provide the full picture of the case study. These presenters are assembled by the Program Manager and the Academic Lead.

Mike Crouse, Program Manager

Executive Seminar Program

After his retirement from federal service, Mike took over as ESP program director for the 2008-2009 seminar. Mike has worked for several federal agencies during his 36-year career as a field biologist, researcher and most recently as an assistant Northwest regional administrator with the National Marine Fisheries Service. He has also served on the program's board of directors for several years. Mike has a B.S. degree in biology and a M.S. degree in fisheries biology from Oregon State University.

Dr. Craig ShinnCraig Shinn, Professor of Public Administration and Academic Lead, Executive Seminar Program 

Dr. Craig W. Shinn (B.S., University of Maine; M.P.A., Lewis & Clark College; Ph.D., University of Washington) is the Director of the Public Administration & Policy Doctoral Program and he coordinates environmental and natural resource programs in the Hatfield School of Government. He was a Research Program Leader in the Forest Research Division of Crown Zellerback Corporation for eight years before beginning an academic career.  After five years working in sustainable natural research development with international non-government organization, Dr. Shinn began teaching first at Seattle University and Portland State University. In 1992, he joined the faculty at Lewis and Clark College as an Assistant Professor of Public Administration with responsibility for environmental and natural resource programs.  When the program was transferred to PSU in 1996, Dr. Shinn chose to join the faculty in the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government in the College of Urban and Public Affairs.