Mark L Nicol

Assistant Professor of Political Science
Department of Political Science
Arts & Behavioral Sciences
Academic and Student Affairs

SVSU Main Campus
Gilbertson Hall-North Wing 204


Professor Nicol is deeply interested in all topics related to public administration and public management, but is especially interested in those areas of the discipline on the quantitative end of the spectrum. His teaching interests include public budgeting and finance and program evaluation at the undergraduate and graduate level. In addition to his work with the Department of Political Science, Professor Nicol contributes to the Master of Public Administration program and the Michigan Certified Public Manager Program. 


Master of Arts
Saginaw Valley State University

Teaching Interests

Professor Nicol regularly teaches:

PS 225 Statistics (fall and winter)

PS 260 Understanding and Managing the Bureaucracy (fall of eevn numbered years)

PS 355 Public Budgeting and Finance (winter of even numbered years)

PS 365 Public Human Resource Management (winter of odd numbered years)

PS 475 Evaluation Research (fall of odd numbered years)

MPA 510 Introduction to Public Administration (fall)

LS 565 Organizational Finance (winter)

LS 625 Legislatures: Politics and Policy (winter)

LS 655 Program Evaluation (fall)


American Political Science Association

Midwest Political Science Association

American Society for Public Administration

National Certified Public Manager Consortium

Office Hours

  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM