Theresa J. Kaimanu, B.A., M.P.A., Ph.D.

Contact Information
Office: URBN 670 M
Telephone: 503.725.5155


Professor Kaimanu is Associate Professor of Public Administration. She came to Portland State University in 1988 after finishing her Interdisciplinary Ph.D. from the University of Washington (UW) with an emphasis on Public and Health Administration and Policy. She worked in University administration at the UW for five years while finishing her doctoral studies. Her teaching responsibilities include: health administration, health policy, health politics, minority health and culture, public administration, administrative theory and behavior, organization development, leadership for change and tribal administration. Her research interests include tribal management issues, bridging health disparities, health care workforce preparation and health reform.

Courses Taught

PA511 Public Administration, PA540 Administrative Theory and Behavior, PA570 Health Administration, PA571 Health Policy, PA572 Health Politics