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If you are interested in making a difference and helping to shape the future, SPA's Department of Public Administration and Policy is the department for you. Our faculty bring a wide array of perspectives to their teaching and research, and their work addresses some of the most pressing issues of the day. DPAP graduates take their education to make their marks in government, academia, consulting and private enterprise, as well as in the nonprofit sphere.

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    October 6, 2014

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    Meet American University’s 23 new tenured and tenure track faculty members.
    September 17, 2014

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