Chenaz B. Seelarbokus joined the MPA Program at KSU in 2008. Chenaz is an experienced public administrator, having served for more than five years as Assistant Secretary in the Government of Mauritius, her home country. Chenaz is also a trained environmental scientist, and has worked for a year at the Environmental Studies Laboratory of the University of Mauritius.
Chenaz teaches courses in nonprofit governance, philanthropy, public administration, policy analysis, and international environmental policy. Chenaz also teaches directed studies in international environmental negotiations, international environmental cooperation, and the influence of culture and religion on philanthropy. Chenaz’s current research interests include nonprofit-government relations in the context of the developing world, nonprofit lobbying, corporate social responsibility, and international environmental cooperation, especially participation in international environmental agreements.
Chenaz holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Georgia State University (GSU), Atlanta. She also holds an M.S. in Environmental Management and Planning from the Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge; an M.A. in Political Science from GSU; an MPA from the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, GSU; and a B.S. (Hons.) in Pure Science (Joint Degree in Environmental Studies and Chemistry) from the University of Mauritius, Mauritius. Chenaz was also a participant in the International Postgraduate Diploma Course in Environmental Management held at the Dresden University of Technology, Dresden, Germany, and sponsored by UNEP, UNDP, and the Federal Republic of Germany, as well as an intern at the Carter Center, Inc., Atlanta, where she served in the Democracy Program.