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Dr. Maurice Mongkuo


Maurice Y. Mongkuo
Professor of Public Administration

Office Location: 210 Lyon Science
Phone: 910-672-2001
Facsimile: 910-672-1090



BA (Distinction)   Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio
MPIA                   University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Ph.D.                  University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania



Dr. Maurice Y. Mongkuo is a Professor of Public Administration in the Department of Government and History, and former Chair of the Faculty Senate at Fayetteville State University.  Dr. Maurice Mongkuo joined the faculty of the Department of Government and History in 2006 from Jackson State University. He obtained his BA degree with distinction from Kenyon College, Ohio, and Master and Ph.D. degrees in Public and International Affairs with specialization in public policy research and analysis from the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  
Dr. Mongkuo is the author two books and over fifty refereed journal articles, monographs, and public policy research reports.  He has also served as principal investigator/research director on numerous funded research grant projects.  His research and consultancy focus on sustainable economic and social development reforms, sustainable democracy, HIV/AIDS prevention, public-private partnerships in developing countries, disparity in government contracting, community and economic development financing, and race preference and affirmative action policies and programs. In recent years, my research has focused on developing and validating the antecedents and consequences of HIV prevention behavior measurement and structural models for Historically Black Colleges and Universities.  He is the recipient of numerous awards including the an Outstanding Leadership award by Fayetteville State University Faculty Senate, "Best Paper Award" for one of his published worked on HIV prevention behavior by the International Organization for Social Science and Behavioral Research (IOSSBR).  
Dr. Mongkuo teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in research methods, quantitative and qualitative analyses, public policy analysis, policy and program evaluation, American government, principle of public administration, constitutional and administrative law, public budgeting and finance, public leadership and management, organization theory and management, public personnel management, public policy formulation and implementation.  
He has also served as the Director of Development and Programs for the Pinellas County Urban League in St. Petersburg, Florida where he sustained over $5 million grant funding for, and supervised the implementation of, 17 social service programs.   He was the founder and CEO of a private research firm specializing in conducting public policy research, as well as consultant and public policy advisor for several government and international organizations on a broad range of policy areas including affirmative action and race preference programs, agricultural research and markets, privatization, HIV prevention, minority health disparities, economic development, and public budgeting and finance.   He has served and continues to serve as chair or member of several departmental, college, and university-wide committees, editorial and advisory boards of refereed journals, and professional organizations. Besides English, Professor Mongkuo speaks French, Pidgin English, and Bagam.
Teaching Courses


(Undergraduate and Graduate Levels)

 ·   Public Policy Analysis

·    Quantitative Analysis

·    Research Methods

·    Principles of American Government

·    Public Policy and Program Planning and Evaluation

·    Public Budgeting and Finance

·    State and Local Government

·    Public Financial Planning and Management

·    Public Personnel Administration

·    Public Policy Formulation and Implementation

·    Public Leadership and Management

·    Organization theory and Public Management

·    Principles of Public Administration

·    Constitution and Administrative Law

·    Public Policy Design

·    State and Local Government Budgeting

·    International Public Administration

·    Urban Policy and Politics

Research Interests

·    Sustainable economic and social development reforms

·    HIV/AIDS prevention

·    African Americans health disparities

·    Public-private partnerships

·    Disparity in government contracting

·    Privatization

·    Community and economic development financing

·    Political and civic engagement

·    Race preference and affirmative action policies and programs

•    Validation of measurement instruments

Selected Publications



·    Privatization and Sustainable Economic Growth and Human Development in Developing Countries: A Case Study from Tanzania (co-author with Richard J. Mushi). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. 2011 (9 chapters)

·    Race Preference Programs and the United States Supreme Court Strict Scrutiny Standard of Review: A Predicate Study of the City of St. Petersburg Florida Contracting Process. Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press. 2005 (9 chapters)


·    Sabine Quantrell, Maurice Y. Mongkuo, The effect of alcohol consumption on risky sexual behavior among Historically Black College students. (In progress).

·    Maurice Y. Mongkuo, Melissa L. Lyon, Identifying the antecedents of political engagement behavior among young adult students, Journal of Political Science and Public Affairs. 2014 (Under Review).

·    Mongkuo, Maurice and Lyon, Melissa L., "The impact of political social motivation, trust in government, external political efficacy, internal political efficacy and personal motivation on political engagement behavior among young adult college students". Government and History Faculty Working Papers. Paper 17. (2014)

·    Maurice Y. Mongkuo, Nicole Lucas, Kelli Walsh, Chris Ike.  "Assessing the influence of past exposure to violence, Knowledge and personal motivation on HIV prevention behavior among Historically Black College students." British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research, Vol. 4(1): 572-589 (2014).

·    Maurice Y. Mongkuo, Nicole Lucas, Kelli Walsh. "Initial Validation of Collegiate Learning Performance Diagnostic Instrument for Historically Black Colleges and Universities." British Journal of Education, Society, and Behavioral Research, Vol. 3(3): 282-299 (2013).

·    Mongkuo, Maurice, "The Impact of Exposure to Violent Living Condition, Knowledge, and Personal Motivation on HIV Prevention Behavior Among Historically Black College Students" (2013). Government and History Faculty Working Papers. Paper 16. (2013).

·    Nicole Lucas, Maurice Y. Mongkuo, Angela Taylor. Testing the factorial invariance of the HIV Prevention Behavior Scale across lower class and upper class Historically Black College students". IOSR Journal of Pharmacy Vol. 2(4) pp. 59-66 (July 2012)

·    Maurice Y. Mongkuo, Rollinda Thomas, Nicole Lucas, Angela Taylor. "Development and Validation of HIV Prevention Scale for Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Journal of AIDS and HIV Research, Vol. 4(6), pp. 165-174 (June 2012)

·    Maurice Y. Mongkuo, Nicole Lucas, Angela Taylor. "The effects of motivation and knowledge on HIV prevention behavior among historically black college students: An application of the Information-Motivation-Behavioral Skills Model". Greener Journal of Medical Sciences, Volume 2(2), pp. 001-007 (February 2012).

·    Maurice Mongkuo, Samuel Heasti, Rollinda Thomas, Nicole Lucas, Dawn Wilson. "Faculty Challenges on a Diverse HBCU Campus" The Faculty Communicator, pp. 22-27 (Spring/Summer 2011).

·    Maurice Y. Mongkuo, Richard J. Mushi, & Rollinda Thomas "Perception and Socio-cognitive Determinants of HIV/AIDS among Students attending a Historically Black College and University in the United States of America", Journal of AIDS and HIV Research, Volume 2(2), pp.032-047 (March 2010).

·    Maurice Y. Mongkuo & Richard J. Mushi, "Significance of Bidding in Statistical Test of Discrimination in Government Contracting Under the Strict Scrutiny Standard of Review", National Association of African American Studies Conference Monograph Series, pp. 1043-1055 (November 2009).

·    Maurice Y. Mongkuo & Richard J. Mushi, "Perception of HIV/AIDS among Students Attending a Selected Historically Black College and University."  National Association of African American Studies Conference Monograph Series, pp. 804-836 (November 2009).

•    Mongkuo, Maurice and Okhomina, Donatus, "CLA Project". Collegiate Learning Assessment Instructors' Reports. FSU Digital Commons.  (2009)

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