Cepuran, Joseph | University of Michigan-Dearborn Archives
Joseph Cepuran, associate professor of public administration in the School of Education [was] named associate professor emeritus [in 2007].
Cepuran joined the UM-Dearborn faculty in 1974 as assistant professor and was promoted to associate professor in 1978. He previously taught at the Institute of Governmental Affairs at the University of Wisconsin from 1972 to 1974.
Active in the field of welfare policy and tax reform, Cepuran has worked with urban governments in Florida, Virginia, Iowa and Michigan. He has been a long-term member of the Michigan Public Management Institute, serving the Institute in a number of capacities.
Within the American Society of Public Administration, he has been president and vice president of the Detroit chapter, a member of the executive council and served on numerous committees.
At UM-Dearborn, Cepuran directed the Master of Public Administration Program from 1977 to 1983, from 1992 to 1995 and from 1998 to 2006. He served on the campus Budget Priorities Committee, the Budget Committee and graduate Committee, as well as serving two terms on the School of Education Executive Committee.
[In 2007], Cepuran was named Faculty Member of the Year by the campus’s Alumni Society in a [spring] ceremony.
Cepuran earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Omaha in 1961, a master’s degree at Florida State University in 1962 and a doctoral degree at the University of Iowa in 1973. [Reporter August 13, 2007]