School of Public and International Affairs
director, Master of Public Administration program
Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University
M.P.A., Old Dominion University
B.A., Christopher Newport University
Heather Wyatt-Nichol's C.V. (.pdf)
Public service provides a variety of opportunities for individuals to address questions of social equity, express loyalty to a country, advocate a valued interest or pursue specific programs through participation in policy-making. I believe that individuals are attracted to public service because they want to make a difference, and the students enrolled in the School of Public Affairs here at the University of Baltimore reinforce this belief.
While I have private-sector work experience, it is my work in the nonprofit and public sectors that has been most rewarding. I have taught courses in American Government, Ethics and Politics, Introduction to Public Administration, Planning and Evaluation, Public Administration Research Methods, Public Human Resources Management, and Public Organizations and Management. My research interests include diversity management, ethics, family friendly-workplace policies, organizational behavior and social equity.
On a personal note, I am a first-generation college graduate, daughter of a steelworker, wife of a very patient man and mother of a rambunctious toddler.