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The field of public service is comprised of individuals who help,
educate, protect, and improve people’s lives and communities. Teachers, law enforcement professionals,
firefighters, human services professionals, or nonprofit and government professionals
play significant roles in public service. Public- and civil-service positions share the great responsibility of
building and sustaining our communities and supporting the people who live
In recognition of public service professionals and the field, the Center for Public Service is presenting “The Many Faces of Public Service” theme
featuring articles and stories written by College of Public Service faculty. Faculty members have contributed stories
about their personal experiences in public service and insights in public
service related issues. The College of
Public Service’s faculty includes many working professionals who truly
understand the public service field and the role of public service in the lives
of people, government, and communities.
We invite you explore the many faces of public service this
month and learn from our featured faculty member’s experiences and insights in
the public service field. Read the
articles below to learn more about the field of public service through College
of Public Service faculty members.
As a Cook County assistant state’s attorney for the past
10 years, I have had the fortune to have a wide array of experiences and
opportunities throughout my career.
Criminals are having a
field day in many communities. One of the reasons is that both large and small
police departments across the United States are having a difficult time filling
their open positions for police officers.
I have been in the fire and emergency medical services (EMS) for over 20 years. In that time, I have seen an amazing amount of change in both the industry and in the nation.
Faculty member Michelle Fischer has been teaching in Department of Human Services with Kaplan University since 2004. Read about her journey into the adoption field and her experience owning an adoption agency.
As far back as I can recall I knew I wanted to make a difference, so choosing to work in the human service field was both a logical and natural fit.
April was National Child Abuse Prevention Month. All over the country, people wore blue ribbons to raise awareness of the impact child maltreatment has on our society. In 1982, Congress enacted the first National Child Abuse Prevention week in June.
Dr. Marie Wallace has been a professor at Kaplan University for 8 years. She currently teaches Child and Adolescent Development in our School of Education, and contributed two articles for this month’s celebration of African American History Month.
Education is by far one of
the most important public service areas. Each day, millions of children are
educated and cared for by dedicated teachers, support personnel, and
administrators. A solid education sets children up for successful and
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