MEET THE COUNCIL MEMBERS
Dr. Onyumbe Ben Lukongo
Dr. Donovan Segura
Dr. Min Su
Dr. Onyumbe Ben Lukongo is an Associate Professor of Public Administration at Nelson Mandela College of Government and Social Sciences, Southern University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. Dr. Lukongo has been investigating the political development issues and policy development issues of Africa including the effects of climate change on economic growth and the inception and the continuation of armed conflicts. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics with areas of expertise in Spatial Econometrics, GIS, and Remote Sensing applied in Social Sciences. Dr. Lukongo is knowledgeable of policy processes and has been involved in the high-level policy cycles for the State of Louisiana Senate. Dr. Lukongo teaches both doctoral and master courses including research methods, quantitative methods and economics. He has published in known academic journals and has reviewed social sciences research methods textbooks for SAGE Publications. Dr. Lukongo is a reviewer of academic journals and has been the journal article editor of SAGE OPEN. Recently, Dr. Lukongo created and published the loan accessibility index for the first time in the Consumer finance literature. He also a U.S. federal grant writer and a federal grant reviewer. Dr. Lukongo is an active member of ASPA and will lead the Research and Scholarship committee of ASPA Louisiana Chapter.
Dr. Donovan L. Segura, a Crowley native, three-time graduate of Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and higher education professional who is committed to being an effective change agent and a servant leader. Dr. Segura is a community advocate, inspirational speaker, eloquent communicator, paradigm shifter and political analyst who works religiously to leave an indelible imprint on every project he undertakes. The prominent, accomplished, energetic professional can often be seen working with students on the flagship campus.
Professionally, Dr. Segura is employed at Southern University and A&M College. Currently, he serves as the Dual Enrollment Liaison and as an Adjunct Professor in the Nelson Mandela College of Government and Social Sciences. His responsibilities include a service-quality that develops faculty, strategic planning, organizational effectiveness, administrative coaching, project management, data analysis and college marketing.
In addition to his administrative duties at the university he remains active in the community through the Beta Iota Lambda chapter of his fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha and as a Board Member for the non-profit organization, Serve Louisiana. He is a member of the Southern University Alumni Association and was selected as a member of the association’s Inaugural Cohort Top 40 Under 40 Alumni.
Dr. Min Su, is an Assistant Professor in the Public Administration Department at Louisiana State University. She received a Ph.D. in public policy from Georgia State University and Georgia Institute of Technology (joint doctoral program). At LSU, she teaches MPA core courses, including Public Budgeting Finance and Data Analytics. Her research focuses on the budgeting and finances of state and local governments as well as nonprofit organizations. Her work has appeared in edited books and peer-reviewed journals including Public Administration Review, the American Review of Public Administration, Public Budgeting and Finance, and others. Dr. Su has been an ASPA member since 2013. She was an ASPA Founders’ Fellow of 2014.
Annual Academic Conference Chair- Dr. Jarrett Landor, Co-Chair, Dr. Min Su
Membership & Recruitment Chair- Dr. Donovan Segura
Public Service Award Chair- Dr. Min Su, Dr. Donovan Segura
Research & Scholarship Chair- Dr. Onyumbe Enumbe Ben Lukongo
Middle/High School Partnership- Chair Needed
Social Media Committee Chair- Dr. Quentin Holmes
Fund Development- Chair, Richard Davis, Jr. Member- Mr. David Lehman
Public Service Recognition Week- Chair Needed