Profile for Shilpa Viswanath

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Specialty area(s)

Gender, Diversity and Social Equity in the Public Sector. 

Comparative Public Administration.

Qualitative Research Design. 

Brief biography

Dr. Viswanath is an Assistant Professor of Public Administration at University of Wisconsin - La Crosse and Faculty Affiliate at University of Wisconsin - Madison's Center for South Asia.

She was born and raised in the city of Bangalore in southern India. And, has lived in the UK and USA since, 2006. 

Current courses at UWL

Social Welfare Policy (PUB 399), Introduction to Public Administration (PUB 210), Women in Politics (POL 205)


Ph.D. in Public Administration: Rutgers University, NJ

M.Sc. in Development Economics: London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

M.A. in Economics: University of Pune, India

B.A. in Economics and Psychology: Mount Carmel College, Bangalore University, India

Teaching history

School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers University - Newark (2014-2019)

Instructor for Online MPA - Introduction to Public Administration, BA - Introduction to Public Administration

Teaching Assistant for MPA Applied Statistics, MPA Capstone Project, MPA Managing Public Organizations, MPA Introduction to Public Administration

Professional history

2020-present Board Member, Section for International and Comparative Administration, ASPA

2020-present Executive Board Member, South Asian Section for Public Administration, ASPA

2018-present Executive Board Member, Section for Women in Public Administration, ASPA