SPAA Student's College Career Grounded in Debate

Nicole Nave burst into tears during her first debate as a high-school freshman because of the anxiety she felt while speaking. 

“When I first started debate, I was... read more

Rutgers University-Newark Debate Team Achieves Tournament Victory in Final Weeks of the Season

Cornell Policy Debate Tournament at Cornell University (February 10-12)

        Andres Moncult and Jaye Ross Win Championship!

  •  Moncult and Ross competed as the tournament’s top seed (ranked #1) and finished undefeated (6-0). The... read more

SPAA Roundtable Addresses Implications of the Trump Presidency

Less than an hour before Dr. Alan Sadovnik was scheduled to discuss the future of federal education policy under the Trump administration, Betsy DeVos was confirmed as the U.S. Secretary of Education.

Her confirmation was the latest in a rapidly fluctuating political cycle driven by a flurry of executive orders issued by the... read more

Spend A Week Abroad This Summer - Apply Now!

SPAA students have the opportunity to explore aspects of global public administration via study abroad opportunities.

Apply now for the 2017 course - "Special Topics: Study Abroad in Seoul, South Korea." Course includes one-week trip to Seoul, South Korea"
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SPAA Job Announcement: Open Rank Faculty Member in Public Affairs and Administration

SPAA is looking for candidates for a tenure or tenure-track faculty position to begin in fall 2017! 

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: public administration, nonprofit management, local government, urban affairs and policy, community development, public-private partnerships, privatization, and performance... read more

SPAA Center for Applied Appreciative Inquiry Certifies Second Cohort

In its second year, the Center for Applied Appreciative Inquiry (CAAI) at Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration has certified two individuals after their completion of the eight-month program. Four individuals participated in the first cohort of the certificate program.

On Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, Sallie Glickman... read more

SPAA Alumna, NJ Hospital Executive Earns Top Healthcare Management Credential

The following is from a news release issued by University Hospital, Newark, NJ

SPAA alumna Nancy O’Keefe Hamstra (FACHE, MPA), Chief Operating Officer at Newark’s University Hospital, recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), the... read more

Dr. Stephanie Newbold Discusses Her New Book on "The Constitutional School"

Dr. Stephanie Newbold, associate professor and MPA program director at Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) recently published her latest book, The Constitutional School of American Public Administration. The book – edited by Newbold and Dr. David H. Rosenbloom, distinguished professor of public... read more

Rutgers University-Newark Debate Team Claims Top Spot at Spring Kickoff Tournament

After ending the first half of debate season on a high note, the Rutgers University–Newark (RU-N) Debate Team, housed at Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA), continues to gain momentum with a stellar... read more

Charles E. Menifield Appointed Dean of the School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) at Rutgers University-Newark

Rutgers University has announced the appointment of Charles E. Menifield as Dean of the School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) at Rutgers University-Newark effective... read more


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