mpa program coordinator

Dr. Gedeon Mudacumura


Dr. Gedeon Mudacumura is an Associate Professor of Public Administration at Cheyney University. He holds a BS in Public Policy, a Master and Ph.D. in Public Administration from the Pennsylvania State University.

Prior to joining Cheyney University, Dr. Mudacumura served as an adjunct faculty at Penn State University – Harrisburg campus while working for the Pennsylvania state Treasury Department first as a research & Development Analyst, and then as a Training Development Manager. Dr. Mudacumura has also worked for the government of Rwanda (central Africa) on various development projects sponsored by the World Bank and the United States Agency for International Development. His current research focuses on the impact of the current economic downturn on state and local government budgetary actions, and their combined influence on local economic development initiatives particularly in economically marginalized areas. Moreover, his research interest in international development explores the key factors that inhibit sustainable development in Sub-Saharan Africa.