PA Prof Michael Siciliano Receives UIC Teaching Recognition Award

Michael Siciliano

Public Administration Associate Professor Michael Siciliano received the 2020-21 Teaching Recognition Award at UIC. The TRP recognizes the teaching excellence of faculty after review of the faculty candidate’s statement, student feedback, peer reviews, course materials, mentoring of students, curriculum development, and implementation of impactful and innovative teaching approaches. According to Nancy Freitag, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, Professor Sicilano’s peers found his teaching portfolio to be impressive and the committee concluded that his teaching is an excellent example of the high quality of instruction that characterizes the best of UIC.

Siciliano teaches both graduate and undergraduate level courses in Public Administration. He also received the UIC Silver Circle Teaching Award in 2018. His research interests are interdisciplinary and center on the policymaking and administrative implications of human and inter-organizational networks. His work investigates the factors influencing network formation as well as the effect of social structure on individual and collective behavior, decision-making, and performance. Substantive fields of interest include education policy, disaster management, and science policy.