Associate Professor of the Practice
Director of the City and County Governance Program
Paul Hofmann joined the Bush School Department of Public Service and Administration as an Associate Professor of the Practice for the fall semester of 2022. Hofmann earned a BA in Political Science in 1981, and an MPA in 1983, both from Texas A&M. An internship with the City of Austin City Manager’s Office in 1983 became a fifteen-year career with the City of Austin, including twelve years with the Austin Public Works Department where Paul led a team responsible for planning and implementing the city-wide capital program. Upon leaving the City of Austin in 1998, Paul enjoyed serving as the city manager or city administrator for the Texas cities of Alvin, Kerrville, Castroville, Bellaire, and Bastrop, and as Assistant City Manager for the City of Sugar Land.
Assistant Professor of Practice
Brian S. Nakamura joined Department of Public Service and Administration as Assistant Professor of the Practice in September 2019. He earned his B.A. in Economics from California State University in 1992, and a Master of Public Administration and Doctorate in Public Administration from the University of Southern California in 1995 and 2002, respectively. Nakamura previously taught for the Departments of Political Science, Fay Jones School of Architecture, and Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas. He held other academic appointments at the University of California-Riverside School of Public Policy, and was an adjunct professor in the Master of Public Administration Program at California Baptist University. He also served as a mentor and adjunct faculty member at the University of Southern California’s School of Public Policy.
Ann O’M. Bowman
Professor and Hazel Davis and Robert Kennedy Endowed Chair in Government and Public Service
Dr. Ann Bowman holds the Hazel Davis and Robert Kennedy Endowed Chair in Government and Public Service. Dr. Bowman joined the Bush School faculty in 2008, coming from the University of South Carolina, where she was the James F. and Maude B. Byrnes Professor of Government. She received her Doctorate in Political Science from the University of Florida. She specializes in state and local politics and management, intergovernmental relations, and public policy, especially the substantive areas of environment, economic development, and land use. She is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and is a Past President of the Southern Political Science Association.
Associate Professor and Director of the Graduate Certificate in Public Management
Dr. Robert Greer is an associate professor in the PSAA department and is Director of the Certificate in Public Management. Dr. Greer’s research interests are in state and local government financial management, specifically in the areas of debt management, municipal securities, and infrastructure finance. His recent publications focus on issues of governance structure and their relationship to infrastructure finance and debt management. Current projects continue this work by considering complex networks of special districts and the connection between their fiscal capacity and performance. Greer earned both his MPP and PhD from the Martin School of Public Policy and Administration, University of Kentucky, and has a BA in economics and business administration from Trinity University and an MPA from University of North Texas.