UNC President Margaret Spellings to Deliver 2017 Deil S. Wright Lecture

UNC President Margaret Spellings will deliver the 2017 Deil S. Wright Lecture at the School of Government on March 31 at 3:00 p.m. She has served as the U.S. Secretary of Education and was Chief Domestic Policy Advisor for President George W. Bush. The Wright lecture is free and open to the public. The lecture is held in conjunction with the the celebration of the Master of Public Admiistration program's 50th anniversary.


New Research Methods Textbook by Maureen Berner Available

The new, sixth edition of faculty member Maureen Berner’s popular textbook, Research Methods for Public Administration, is now available from Routledge.

David Ammons Headlines National Performance Management Conference

Faculty member David Ammons will serve as keynote speaker at the national Public Performance Measurement and Reporting Conference on September 22, 2016. His address is titled, "So, Who Will ACTUALLY Do Performance Management in Your Government?" The conference is hosted by Rutgers University-Newark.

Willow Jacobson Analyzes Human Resource Management During the Great Recession

Faculty member Willow Jacobson with co-author Jessica Sowa published an article in State and Local Government Review on workforce-related challenges municipal governments faced during the great recession and human resource-related innovations that were developed to respond. 

Michele Hoyman Connects Social Capital and Economic Development in New Journal Article

Faculty member Michele Hoyman, together with MPA alum Jamie McCall ’06, published an article in Economic Development Quarterly on the connection between social capital and economic development in U.S. counties. Read here

Carolina MPA 50th Anniversary Alumni Celebration

Save the date for the Carolina MPA 50th Anniversary Alumni Celebation on March 31, 2017 in Chapel Hill. We'll have a great half-day that will include an educational event, the Deil S. Wright Lecture, networking time with students, and a celebratory anniversary dinner! Details are being finalized now.

Carolina MPA Program Ranked Among Best Graduate Schools in the Country

Once again, the Carolina MPA program has ranked among the top 25 programs in the country according to US News and World Report’s 2017 Best Graduate School Rankings. The program's ranking in the public affairs category improved in some of its areas of expertise including city management (5th), public management administration (16th), and public finance and budgeting (17th). The program is also ranked 15th in the area of environmental policy and management.  

Public Service: A Family Affair

Allison Hawkins is a first-year MPA student with a passion for public service. Her father, Transylvania County Commissioner Mike Hawkins, says his committment to service began with the birth of his daughter. They've learned a lot from each other.

Faculty Member Kim Nelson Appointed to Public Administration Review Editorial Board

Faculty member Kimberly Nelson has been appointed to the editorial board for Public Administration Review, a journal dedicated to the theory and practice in public administration. She will serve for a three-year term.

Faculty Member Maureen Berner Blogs About Food Insecurity for Harvard Law and Policy Review

In a blog post for the Harvard Law and Policy Review, faculty member Maureen Berner proposes innovative ideas for reframing food insecurity as an economic development issue. Read more

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