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I am an associate professor in the Martin School of Public Policy and Administration at the University of Kentucky. I also serve as Director of Graduate Studies for the Master of Public Administration (MPA) and Master of Public Policy (MPP) programs and as Director of International Programs.

A political scientist by training, my research and teaching are concerned with the conditions under which government agencies serve citizens well. My recent work has been focusing on managerial succession and citizen interactions with public services. Having grown up in Germany, lived in Spain, Wales, and Hong Kong, I maintain an international perspective in my work.

On this website, you can find my current vita, data and code for published articles, information about my courses, and information related to my advising of Master’s and Ph.D. students. Any questions? Please get in touch: nicolai.petrovsky [at] gmail.com