Announcing the 2018 SPAA Award Winners

On behalf of the Dean, Faculty, and Staff of the School of Public Affairs and Administration we are pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 SPAA Awards!

The inaugural awards recognize our graduates, alumni, faculty, and staff who embody the values of SPAA and a commitment to public service.

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New SPAA Course Provides Historical Context to Plight of Newark Public Schools

By Jade McClain

At the center stage of debates around local vs. state control and charter vs. public schools sits Newark’s educational system. It’s a system whose challenges... read more

SPAA Service Learning Internship Session Serves as Community Builder

In April 2018, more than 30 students displayed the work they’ve done at their internships for the “Service Learning Internship Seminar II” course at the School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA).

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SPAA Student Claudia Saavedra (BA'18) Promotes College Access With 'Flair'

What started as Claudia Saavedra’s (SPAA ’18) desire to increase college access for students has evolved into a momentum-building social venture for low-income and... read more

Join us: Alumni Gatherings with Dean Menifield – April 2018

Join Dr. Charles E. Menifield, the new dean of Rutgers SPAA, as he presents the school's updated strategic plan and discusses opportunities for alumni involvement in SPAA.
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SPAA Professors Suzanne Piotrowski and Gregory Porumbescu Actively Promote Public Sector Transparency and Governance Through Center

Established in 2012, the Transparency and Governance Center (TGC) in the School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) examines public sector... read more

Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration and Texas A&M Launch First Behavioral Public Administration Open Access Journal

The Center for Experimental and Behavioral Public Administration at Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA), in partnership with the Project for Equity, Representation, and Governance at Texas A&M University, has launched the Journal of Behavioral Public... read more

The Personal Impact of Scholarship: SPAA Student (BA’18) Mohamed Abdelghany’s Story #RUGivingDay

My journey to Rutgers University–Newark was two years in the making. When a broken leg derailed my plans to attend college on a full athletic scholarship, and no “plan B” to afford higher education, I was forced to assess... read more

Board of Governors Distinguished Professor Norma Riccucci's Newest Book Analyzes Unpredictable Shifts in Public Policies

Board of Governors Distinguished Professor Norma Riccucci presents a current take on the fluidity of public policy in her new book, “Policy Drift: Shared Powers and the Making of U.S. Law and Policy” (NYU Press, 2018). ... read more

Rutgers SPAA Center for Applied Appreciative Inquiry Accepting Applicants for Appreciative Inquiry Certificate

The Center for Applied Appreciative Inquiry at Rutgers SPAA is accepting applicants for its Appreciative Inquiry for Strengths-based Leadership and Innovation in the Public and Nonprofit Sectors Certificate Program.

The program teaches participants about conducting an appreciative inquiry – the practice of... read more


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