Dr. Kapucu is Pegasus Professor of Public Administration and Policy and former Director of the School of Public Administration at the University of Central Florida (UCF). He is also the founding director of the Center for Public and Nonprofit Management (CPNM) at UCF. He has joint faculty appointment with the School of Politics, Security, and International Affairs and the Center for Resilient, Intelligent and Sustainable Energy Systems (RISES).
Dr. Kapucu’s work has been published in highly ranked journals such as Public Administration Review, Public Management Review, Administration & Society, Journal of Public Administration Theory and Research, The American Review of Public Administration, and Disasters among others.
Prior to joining UCF, Dr. Kapucu received his Ph.D. in Public and International Affairs from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) of the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 2003. Prior to that, he earned a Master of Public Policy and Management degree from Heinz College's School of Public Policy and Management, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1997.