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Rutgers SPAA and NASPAA release third edition of the Teaching Resources Guide for Public Affairs and Administration

NASPAA's Teaching Resources Guide for Public Affairs and Administration, Third Edition, developed by the School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) at Rutgers University-Newark, brings together a broad array of teaching and learning resources in public policy, public affairs and administration and makes each available... read more

SPAA Assistant Professor Gregory Porumbescu: Will Trump and the FCC heal or worsen America’s digital divide?

By SPAA Assistant Professor Gregory Porumbescu/ Republished from The Coversation 

Many of the ... read more

SPAA Center Uses Psychology and Experimentation in New Approach to Public Administration

by Jade McClain

What role does political affiliation play in shaping citizens’ judgments of performance information about the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)? In what ways might public servants treat citizens differently based on biases associated with race, gender, or ethnicity?

These are the questions being answered... read more

Debate Team Makes Pit Stop at Essex County Correctional Facility

In late April, the Rutgers University-Newark (RU-N) Debate Team faced off in a debate over felon voting rights at the Essex County Correctional Facility (ECCF) in Newark, New Jersey. The debate was one of several programs established by ECCF’s Social Services Department, which provides educational and social services to its inmate... read more

SPAA Assistant Professor Lindsey McDougle: Why Environmental Groups Need More Volunteers of Color

By SPAA Assistant Professor Lindsey McDougle/ Republished from The Conversation 

Earth Day comes right before National Volunteer Week, an annual celebration of North American volunteerism in late April. This... read more

SPAA Alumna Finishes First Year at Howard University School of Law

In 2011, Gabriela Sevilla (BA ’15) enrolled at the School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) because she wanted to help her community.

As a Newark, New Jersey, resident, Sevilla was drawn to SPAA as a local school that emphasized community engagement, nonprofit management, and service internships where students could... read more

RU-N Debate Team Honored for National Championship Wins

In celebration of the Rutgers University–Newark (RU-N) Debate Team's 2017 national championships, the team was honored in a whirlwind of May celebrations. On May 3, Newark Mayor Ras... read more

SPAA Visiting Associate Professor James D. Ward Named National Forum for Black Public Administrators' Educator of the Year

Dr. James D. Ward, Visiting Associate Professor at Rutgers University’s School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA), was given the National Forum for Black Public Administrators' Educator of the Year Award on Saturday, April 22, 2017 in Little Rock, AR. 

The award is bestowed upon an African American educator who is... read more

Kristi Donaldson, PhD named NCLC-SPAA Post-Doctoral Associate in Education Research and Policy

On June 1, Dr. Kristi Donaldson will join the Newark City of Learning Collaborative (NCLC) and the School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) as a Post-Doctoral Associate in Education Research and Policy. Donaldson received her PhD in Sociology with a graduate minor in Gender Studies from the University of Notre Dame in May.... read more

Rutgers University–Newark Scholarship Dinner Spotlights SPAA Scholars

The School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) was well represented at Rutgers University–Newark’s 2017 Scholarship Recognition Dinner on April 5. The dinner is an annual event hosted by RU-N’s Chancellor’s Office that connects RU-N students with privately funded scholarships to... read more

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