Alberta Griffin

Alberta Griffin
Faculty Specialist of Public Administration
Office: 
269-387-8937
Fax: 
(269) 387-8935
Location: 
222E Walwood Hall, Mail Stop 5440
Mailing address: 
School of Public Affairs and Administration
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5440 USA
Education: 
  • M.A., Family Life & Nutrition Education, Western Michigan University, 2012
  • B.S., Dietetics, Western Michigan University, 2002
Bio: 

Ms. Alberta Griffin is a faculty specialist in the School of Public Affairs and Administration at Western Michigan University. She holds a B.A. in dietetics and biology and an M.A. in family life education and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in interdisciplinary health science with a concentration in statistics at WMU. She has extensive track record of public service including most recently as the Coordinator of Kalamazoo County program on Women, Infant, and Children, Director of Food and Nutrition for Community Action, and consultant to the County and State Departments of Public Health. She has served as lead consultant on many projects focused on data integration and strategic planning with an emphasis on best practices in analyzing healthcare and nonprofit programs. She has received funding for her dissertation through the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and was awarded a Thurgood Marshall Fellowship to complete her Ph.D. at WMU. Griffin is also the President at AGS Data Analytics Consulting, LLC, a data science company, which she founded in 2012, to serve businesses and nonprofit organizations around southwest Michigan and Northern Indiana. Her teaching experience and interests include:

PADM 5830: Grant Writing

PADM 5990: Topics: Culture, Diversity, and Health Equity

PADM 6390: Managing Public Performance and Technology

PADM 6481: Planning in Nonprofit Organizations

PADM 6515: Administration and Delivery of Health Services

PADM 6532: Health Care Policy and Law

PADM 6555: Managerial Epidemiology