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School of Public Affairs Faculty Share Their Predictions for 2017

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

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Civil Unrest Leads to Student Achievement Decline

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.

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SPA’s Hyde Releases New Edition of Classics of Public Administration

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

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6 Ways Research Can Empower the Federal Workforce

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.

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Behavioral Science: Insights for Public Administration

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.

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School of Public Affairs Places High in National Rankings

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.

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ARNOVA Appoints SPA Assistant Professor to Board of Directors

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

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SPA Professorial Lecturer Joins Emerging Education Policy Scholar Program

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.

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Renmin University of China to Welcome SPA Distinguished Professor

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.

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SPA’s Online MPAP Program Ranked Among Top Ten in the Nation

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.

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