Faculty Profiles

Legal Studies, Public Administration and Sport Management department faculty contact and bio information


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Dr. Nancy B. Hastings

  • Position: Assistant Dean and Chair, Associate Professor; Interim Chair for the Department of Legal Studies, Public Administration and Sport Managment
  • Department: Instructional, Workforce and Applied Technology
  • Office Location:  Building 85, Room 123

Dr. Nancy B. Hastings, an Associate Professor, is Chair of the Department of Instructional, Workforce and Applied Technology.

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Dr. Matthew Ruckman

  • Position: Assistant Chair and Instructor
  • Department: Legal Studies, Public Administration and Sports Management
  • Office Location:  Building 85, Room 118

Dr. Matthew Ruckman is Assistant Chair of the Legal Studies, Public Administration, and Sport Management Department.

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Dr. Haris Alibašić

  • Position: Assistant Professor
  • Department: Legal Studies, Public Administration and Sports Management
  • Office Location:  Building 85, Room 159

Dr. Haris Alibašić is an Assistant Professor in the Public Administration Program, teaching Political Economy, Ethics, Budgeting, and administration courses and researching sustainability, climate resilience, corporate social responsibility, ethics and integrity, and local governments.

Azzaretto, John

Dr. John Azzaretto

  • Position: Professor in Public Administration
  • Department: Legal Studies, Public Administration and Sports Management
  • Office Location:  Online

Dr. John (Jack) Azzaretto is a Professor of Professional and Community Leadership whose research includes examination of social entrepreneurship.

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Dr. Valencia Davis

  • Position: Visiting Instructor
  • Department: Legal Studies, Public Administration and Sports Management
  • Office Location:  Building 85, Room 158

Dr. Valencia Davis is a visiting Legal Studies instructor. Previously working in Tallahassee, she served as a Career Staff Attorney for Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Jorge Labarga.

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Dr. William Haraway III

  • Position: Associate Professor in Public Administration
  • Department: Legal Studies, Public Administration and Sports Management
  • Office Location:  Building 80, Room 103

Dr. William Haraway III, an Associate Professor, also serves as coordinator of the Administrative Studies Doctoral program and as director of the Office of Professional Development and Conflict Resolution.

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Dr. Susan W. Harrell

  • Position: Associate Professor in Legal Studies
  • Department: Legal Studies, Public Administration and Sports Management
  • Office Location:  Building 85, Room 116

Susan W. Harrell, who has a Juris Doctorate degree from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, is an Associate Professor in the Legal Studies Program.

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Dr. Charlie Penrod

  • Position: Assistant Professor of Legal Studies
  • Department: Legal Studies, Public Administration and Sports Management
  • Office Location:  Building 85, Room 117

Charles “Charlie” Penrod, an Assistant Professor of Legal Studies, has conducted research on copyright law, unemployment law, business law and cybercrime, among other topics.

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Dr. Chenxiang “Charlie” Song

  • Position: Associate Professor and Program Coordinator, Sports Management
  • Department: Legal Studies, Public Administration and Sports Management
  • Office Location:  Building 85, Room 115

Dr. Chenxiang “Charlie” Song is an Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Sports Management Program at UWF’s Department of Health, Leisure, and Exercise Science.

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Dr. Harold M. (Hal) White

  • Position: University Professor of Ethics, Law & Policy and Senior Administrative Fellow
  • Department: Legal Studies, Public Administration and Sports Management
  • Office Location:  Building 77, Room 147

Harold M. (Hal) White, Jr. is Senior Administrative Fellow and University Professor of Ethics, Law & Policy. He served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of UWF from 2002 to 2010.

Adjunct Faculty

Legal Studies, Public Administration, and Sport Management department adjunct faculty contact and bio information.


  • Jessica Andrade

    • Position: Adjunct Faculty
    • Department: Legal Studies, Public Administration and Sports Management
    • jandrade@uwf.edu
    • Courses: Property Law
  • Ross Goodman

    • Position: Adjunct Faculty
    • Department: Legal Studies, Public Administration and Sports Management
    • rgoodman1@uwf.edu
    • Courses: Legal System/Ethics
  • Matthew Harrison

    • Position: Adjunct Faculty
    • Department: Legal Studies, Public Administration and Sports Management
    • mharrison@uwf.edu
    • Courses: Organizational Management and Leadership in Sport
  • Beth McNerney

    • Position: Adjunct Faculty
    • Department: Legal Studies, Public Administration and Sports Management
    • bmcnerney@uwf.edu
    • Courses: Sport Media
  • Tony Nguyen

    • Position: Adjunct Faculty
    • Department: Legal Studies, Public Administration and Sports Management
    • tnguyen@uwf.edu
    • Courses: Sociology of Sport
  • William Paulchek

    • Position: Adjunct Faculty
    • Department: Legal Studies, Public Administration and Sports Management
    • wpaulchek@uwf.edu
    • Courses: Acquisition Administration
  • Jason Richards

    • Position: Adjunct Faculty
    • Department: Legal Studies, Public Administration and Sports Management
    • jrichards@uwf.edu
    • Courses: Evidence
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