Derek Bixler

Derek Bixler
  • Graduate Program Coordinator
  • Public Affairs & Administration (PhD & MPA), Urban Planning

Contact Info

Snow Hall, Room 203
1460 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, KS 66045


Derek serves as a Graduate Coordinator for the School of Public Affairs and Administration, which including the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program, the Master of Urban Planning (MUP) program, and the Ph.D. in Public Administration program. Derek provides support to students and faculty regarding admissions, enrollment, petitions, degree progression, graduation, and university policies. This includes connecting students to resources, maintaining records, and helping manage the GTA/GRA/GA hiring process.

Derek attended the University of Oklahoma for his undergraduate degree, receiving a BA in Letters. He then attended graduate school at the University of Arkansas - Clinton School, receiving a Master of Public Service degree. Previously, he worked for a housing nonprofit that assists low-income tenants in Oklahoma.