Milena I. Neshkova is an associate professor of Public Administration and the Director of the Ph.D. Program in Public Affairs at Florida International University. Dr. Neshkova earned her Ph.D. from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University in 2008. She also holds MPA from Indiana University and MA in Journalism from Sofia University. She is a recipient of competitive grants from the National Science Foundation, Kauffman Foundation, and European Union Centers of Excellence. Her work has appeared in Public Administration Review, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Policy Studies Journal, Governance, American Review of Public Administration, Journal of European Public Policy.
Prior to coming to the U.S., she had a successful journalistic career at a leading Bulgarian newspaper. Her editorial work during the time of transition and democratization in Bulgaria introduced her to the very practical aspects of public policy and administration and became the basis of her academic work. Dr. Neshkova has taught courses in public management, policy analysis, budgeting and financial management, as well as research design and statistical methods at doctoral, master and undergraduate levels. Her instructional expertise has been recognized with an award for excellence in teaching.