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Philip Jos

Professor and MPA Director

Address: 26 Coming Street, Room 202
Office Hours: Spring 2018:
Phone: 843.953.6697

Philip H. Jos joined the Department of Political Science in 1986 and served as Department Chair from 2008- June 2012.  He also served as the Interim MPA Director from 1999-2002 and again from Fall 2007-Summer 2008.  Dr. Jos teaches undergraduate courses on ethics and politics and introductory political philosphy and graduate courses in public service organizations and administrative accountability and ethics.

Dr. Jos has published works on political corruption, whistleblowing, professional ethics, administrative responsibility, and public administration theory.  Articles have appeared in Public Administration Review, the American Review of Public Administration, the Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics, the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, and others. His most recent published work, co-authored with Mark E. Tompkins, examines the limitations of the ascendant “customer service” model for public organizations and creates a typology of public service roles and responsibilities.

Dr. Jos received his BA and MA in Government from Western Kentucky University and his PhD from the University of South Carolina.   


Ph.D., University of South Carolina
M.A., B.A., Western Kentucky
Field of Specialization: Public Policy; Public Administration