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Vaughn M. Upshaw

Lecturer in Public Administration and Government
919.966.9982

Vaughn Upshaw joined the School of Government in 2004 as a lecturer in government and public administration. She teaches leadership and governance to public officials and facilitates meetings for local governments on topics such as manager evaluations, clarifying expectations, strategic planning, and managing citizen advisory committees. She created and serves as editor of the Board Builder Series of publications which offer practical advice on how to effectively lead and govern.

Prior to joining the School, she served as director of the Public Health Leadership Doctoral Program in the UNC School of Public Health, and helped establish and direct the Association for North Carolina Boards of Health (ANCBH) and the National Association of Local Boards of Health (NALBOH). In 2012, she received a Fulbright Specialist Award to create a leadership curriculum for senior health system managers at Moi University in Kenya. Upshaw earned a BA from Ohio Wesleyan University, an MPH and DPH from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and an EdD from North Carolina State University.

Fields of Expertise
Board Development
Boards of County Commissioners (Non-Legal)
Citizen Participation and Civic Involvement
Collaboration in Groups
Elected Officials (Non-Legal)
Essentials of County and Municipal Government Programs
Form of Government
Governing Boards (Management)
Group Facilitation
Leadership Development
Municipal Council (Non-Legal)
Organizational Change and Development
Public Administration
Strategic Planning and Visioning
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