Certified Public Manager Program

CPM Program Staff and Collaborators

Director Dr. Joseph Losco is responsible for oversight of all Bowen Center programs, including the Indiana Certified Public Manager® Program. CPM Coordinator Charles “Chip” Taylor is responsible for CPM curriculum development and day-to-day operation of the program. He is also the lead facilitator for the Phase II CPM sessions and a co-facilitator for the Phase I sessions. Joe and Chip both have extensive experience in public management, professional development, and human resource administration.

Joseph Losco is a Professor of Political Science at Ball State University. He has been at BSU since 1983. He received a Ph.D. at Temple University. Professor Losco teaches primarily in the areas of political theory and American government. His research and publication interests have focused on political theory, public policy, and American government. He has also produced numerous educational videos in American government. Dr. Losco took over as Director of the Bowen Center for Public Affairs in July 2015.

Charles Taylor teaches core courses in public personnel administration and public financial administration in the Master of Public Administration program at Ball State University. Prior to coming to Ball State in 2008, he spent five years at Clemson University where he was part of a team that consulted with local governments on a variety of issues. In addition to his academic experience, he worked 15 years in Missouri local government as an engineer and manager.

Our Collaborators at the HPG Network

We are fortunate to be collaborating with Kate Love-Jacobson and Ryan Chasey of the HPG Network. Kate is the lead facilitator for the Phase I CPM sessions. Both Kate and Ryan have collaborated with us in the development of the Phase I CPM curriculum. In doing so, they have drawn on their own extensive public sector management experience.

Kate Love-Jacobson is an Associate with the HPG Network, where she assists local governments in their strategic performance planning efforts. She has 24 years of experience in local government, including serving as Professional Development and Quality Enhancement Manager for the City of Fort Wayne, where she was responsible for creating the city’s professional development program. She is a member of the Association of Training and Development and the Society for Human Resource Management.

Ryan Chasey is President of the HPG Network, where he leads the not-for-profit organization dedicated to the improvement of local government performance. Ryan has worked in government and government-related finance and policy making since 2002. He previously served as the Quality Director/ Public Finance Officer for the City of Fort Wayne, where he was responsible for overseeing the city’s performance management program.