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Announcing New SPAA Faculty Members Starting Fall 2020

Rutgers SPAA welcomes two new faculty members for Fall 2020, both starting on Sept. 1



  • Dr. Leonor Camarena Joins Rutgers SPAA Faculty as Assistant Professor
    Dr. Camarena comes to SPAA having completed her PhD from Arizona State University where her research explored issues involving women and diversity, as well as representation and leadership, in public and nonprofit organizations. She has also researched how technology is both effective and ineffective in organizational behavior components. Her work has appeared in peer-reviewed publications such as Review of Public Personnel AdministrationLocal Government Studies, and American Journal of Engineering Education.
  • Dr. Basil Smikle Jr. Joins Rutgers SPAA Faculty as Assistant Teaching Professor
    A political strategist and political advisor for more than 20 years, Dr. Smikle joins SPAA having completed his PhD in politics and education from Columbia University in 2019, where his research examined the politics of charter school growth and sustainability in Harlem, NY.