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

Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Center to Open at Rutgers University-Newark, A First in the Nation

By the Office of Communications at Rutgers University-Newark

(NEWARK, NJ, AUG. 16, 2017) – The Association of American Colleges and Universities selected Rutgers University-Newark to serve as one of the first Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers in America with nine additional TRHT campus centers to... read more

MPA Alumna Shaunna Murphy Finds Fulfillment Through Philanthropy

“I never wanted to get a degree I would never use,” said Shaunna Murphy (MPA’12).

Since her sophomore year as an undergraduate, Murphy found her niche in philanthropy. As a student, she spent alternative spring breaks in Louisiana, assisting with revitalization efforts in areas destroyed by Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita... read more

Doctoral Student Javier Fuenzalida Incorporates International Perspectives into Career

Before starting his PhD program at Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) in 2013, Javier Fuenzalida had never been to the United States.

“My wife, Andrea, and I moved from Chile to a totally different country,” he said. “It was our first time living abroad and it was for four years.” ... read more

SPAA Associate Professor Suzanne Piotrowski: Why governmental transparency will not work without strong leadership

By SPAA Associate Professor Suzanne Piotrowski / Republished from The Conversation

Walter Shaub, the former director of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, has warned that President Donald... read more

Assistant Teaching Professor Lois Warner Shows the Artistic Side of Public Administration

As a PhD student at the School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA), Dr. Lois Warner (Assistant Teaching Professor at SPAA) took a course titled “Arts & Culture of Public Service” with Dean Emeritus Marc Holzer, which emphasized the use of art to depict various aspects of the field of public administration. Thirteen years... read more

Congressman Donald Payne Jr. Surprises SPAA Students at Internship Class

“Service Learning Internship” courses at the School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) provide opportunities for undergraduate students to highlight the work they’ve done at their internships through poster presentations. With posters ranging from the minimalistic... read more

Certified Public Manager (CPM) Program Graduates Largest Class To Date

CPM photo gallery

The New Jersey Certified Public Manager (CPM) Program at Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) graduated its largest class to date on Aug. 11, 2017, when 123... 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


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