Program Information

College Information

The College of Business and Public Management employs over 150 faculty, offering nine undergraduate degrees, 16 undergraduate minors and seven graduate programs organized into seven departments. In addition to the West Chester Campus, we offer courses and support programs at two additional locations: West Chester University’s Center City campus in Philadelphia and Delaware County Community College.  

Our School of Business is accredited by AACSB International, the global accrediting body for schools of business, and the Master of Public Administration is accredited by NASPAA. The college is also committed to incorporating social responsibility into its curriculum and is a signatory school of Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME). 

In the College of Business and Public Management, we consider student success to be our success and we are dedicated to providing our students with the educational resources they will need to thrive. We really appreciate your interest in our college and encourage you to contact us if you would like more information about our programs.


Course Delivery and Distance Education

The DPA program is delivered 100% online. WCU utilizes the Desire2Learn (D2L) learning management system (LMS) and all DPA courses are administered through this platform. Instructional methods for online courses include asynchronous and synchronous lectures and/or discussion groups, pre-recorded video tutorials, web-based instructional tools (e.g., YouTube video clips, animations, required website, library resources, etc.), and collaborative group work. These pedagogical methods are designed to provide accessible instruction and meaningful interaction and participation opportunities. To prepare and successfully complete online courses, students should consider: appropriate online communication and “netiquette” and technology expectations and requirements (provided in all distance education course syllabi).


Dean's Office Staff

Name Position Email Phone Number
Dr. Evan Leach  Dean, CBPM 610-436-2305
Dr. Lisa M. Calvano Associate Dean 610-436-2649
Cindy Cheyney Assistant Dean  
Laurie Christie Administrative Assistant to the Dean

Danah Allen Communication and Digital Media Manager

Julie Ferris Administrative Assistant


Kathy Koval Director of Business Programs   


Administrative Staff

Name Administrative Position Office # Phone Email
Lillian Miller Associate Director BPMC 556 610-436-2018
Heather MacQueen Administrative Assistant BPMC 506 610-436-2343



Name Academic Position Office # Phone Email
R. Lorraine Bernotsky, Ph.D. Executive Vice President & Provost, Professor Philips 008 610-436-3405
Kristen Crossney, Ph.D.  Professor, DPA Director BPMC 549 610-430-5838
Mark Davis, Ph.D.  Assistant Professor BPMC 552 610-436-2017
Angela Kline, Ph.D.  Assistant Professor BPMC 554 610-436-2650
Amanda Olejarski, Ph.D.  Associate Professor, PPA Chair, MPA Director BPMC 546 610-436-2448
Jeffery L. Osgood, Jr., Ph.D.  Deputy Provost, Professor Philips 610-738-0492
Jeremy N. Phillips, Ph.D. Associate Professor BPMC 557 610-436-2016
Allison H. Turner, Ph.D.  Professor, TLAC Faculty Associate BPMC 555 610-436-2286
Michelle Wade, Ph. D.  Associate Professor BPMC 550 610-436-2031
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