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Dr. Jean Accius, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer for the online MPAP program, was recently selected by the National Academy of Social Insurance as one of the new generation of social insurance leaders in the country.

Associate Professor Anna Amirkhanyan participates in a podcast on her recent article for Public Administration Review, "Managing in the Regulatory Thicket: Regulation Legitimacy and Expertise."

Sylvia Mathews Burwell, who was most recently the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under former President Barack Obama, has been named the 15th President of American University in Washington, DC.

Our faculty experts weigh in on what to expect in 2017 for public administration and public policy.

A new study published by the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) on August 2, 2016, outlines the implications of civic unrest for educational policy and practice. The research – conducted by Seth Gershenson, assistant professor at American University’s School of Public Affairs, and Michael S. Hayes, assistant professor at Rutgers University, Camden – shows how disruptive outside events can be to student learning.

School of Public Affairs Scholar in Residence Albert C. Hyde released an eighth edition of Classics of Public Administration.

Associate Dean of American University's School of Public Affairs, Vicky Wilkins, shares the need for a vigorous research agenda to shape the federal workforce for years to come.

At a recent forum, several of American University's School of Public Affairs faculty experts discussed the impact of behavioral economics/sciences on policy, government programs, and the potential applications for an incoming Presidential administration.

American University's School of Public Affairs was ranked in the top 20 of more than 270 schools of its kind by U.S. News & World Report's latest Graduate Schools Rankings.

Assistant Professor Khaldoun AbouAssi was appointed to the board of directors of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA).

Professorial Lecturer Constance Lindsay is now the second faculty member from AU's School of Public Affairs (SPA) to be chosen to join the Thomas B. Fordham Institute's Emerging Education Policy Scholar (EEPS) program.

Distinguished Professor David Rosenbloom will be serving as a visiting professor at Renmin University of China (RUC) in Beijing as part of China's Thousand Talents program.

American University’s School of Public Affairs online MPAP was ranked No. 6 for Top Online Master’s Degrees in Public Administration by Top Management Degrees.

Mayor Muriel Bowser was inaugurated in January 2015 and is the second woman to be elected mayor in Washington, D.C. She is an alumni of American University’s School of Public Affairs and recently took the time to speak with American University Magazine’s Mike Unger.

American University’s School of Public Affairs has once again received top rankings by U.S. News & World Report, this year at No.12 for Best Graduate School. American University was also ranked No. 71 among national universities, up from No. 75 last year.

AU's School of Public Affairs was ranked 1st in D.C., 3rd in the U.S. and 5th worldwide for institutional impact on research in the field of public administration.

Former Vice President Dick Cheney visited AU to speak at a Kennedy Political Union (KPU) event.

Instructor Elizabeth Eilender discusses what's different about teaching online courses.