Online Programs

Sonja Walti

Assistant Professor and Director of Online Programs

Professor Walti is an international scholar in public policy. Her fields of specialization include comparative public policy and public administration, policy analysis, comparative federalism, and environmental policy.

She has conducted research related to land use planning, environmental policy, energy policy, nuclear waste management, fiscal policy, urban drug policy, and public-private partnerships from both a domestic and comparative perspective. Her work has been published in several pre-eminent international journals. She currently serves as the Chair of the International Political Science Association’s Research Committee RC28-Comparative Federalism and Multilevel Governance, and has contributed to a number of mandates for several international government organizations. Professor Walti has continuing affiliations with the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, where she served as a Professor of Public Policy and Administration before joining AU’s Department of Public Administration and Policy. Professor Walti teaches Public Administration and the Policy Process, Foundations of Policy Analysis, Policy Process, and the Policy Practicum in our MPP, MPA, and online MPAP programs. She also serves as the School of Public Affairs’ Director of Online Programs.

Professor Walti has a BA in Political Science from the University of Geneva, Switzerland; an MA in Political Science, University of Geneva, Switzerland; and a PhD in Public Administration, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

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