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Dr. Joseph Ohren

Dr. Joseph Ohren joined Eastern Michigan University’s Political Science Department in 1985. Joe taught and mentored countless students during his time at EMU and played a leadership role in the Master of Public Administration program through all of these years. MPA and undergraduate students benefited from his connections to government and nonprofit organizations not only through internships and full-time positions but also through his applied research activities. Throughout his career, Joe dedicated himself to the education of future public servants and helped more than 60 local communities with goal setting, team building, strategic management, and performance management.

His professionalism, kindness, and supportive manner made him an ideal role model for students, and for future public servants, and made him a beloved member of the faculty. Although retired from teaching as of 2016, Joe intends to continue his community work through leadership workshops.