Lorenda A. Naylor
School of Public and International Affairs
director, B.A. in Policy, Politics and International Affairs program
Ph.D., American University
M.P.H., University of Kansas
B.S., M.P.A., Kansas State University
Lorenda A. Naylor's C.V.
Dr. Naylor is an associate professor in the School of Public and International Affairs and the program director for the undergraduate degree in Politics, Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) program. She trains public servants to make a difference in their communities, cities, and country.
Dr. Naylor is on the U.S. Fulbright Scholar Specialist roster and is an international scholar. She has traveled to six continents and over 20 countries. She is a social equity researcher and utilizes a multi-disciplinary framework in her research and teaching. Her research focuses on ensuring democratic values equality, justice, and representation are reflected in public policy outcomes. She has written on the following subjects: affirmative action, diversity, equity, and pedagogy. Her most recent book, Social Equity and LGBTQ Rights: Dismantling Discrimination and Expanding Civil Rights (2021) is the recipient of the 2021 American Society for Public Administration, Section on LGBT Advocacy Alliance.
Dr. Naylor was nominated as a National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) fellow (2021) and has distinguished herself as one of the top ten scholars in public administration pedagogy. She has over 30 publications and delivered over 65 presentations. Her work has been published in Public Integrity, Review of Public Personnel Administration, Journal of Public Affairs Education, Journal of Health and Human Services, Journal of Maternal Child Health, Clinical Therapeutics, Journal on Leadership and Development, and the Journal on Comparative Asian Development.
She earned her Ph.D. in Public Administration from American University, Washington, D.C., Master of Public Health degree from the University of Kansas, Medical School, Kansas City, KS, and Master of Public Administration and Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS.