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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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Recent News and Upcoming Events

  • Jane Palmer

    Jane Palmer to Advise on National Study

    Jane Palmer, professiorial lecturer, will take part in a 42-month national study to assess the rate of violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women.
    July 15, 2014

  • Dean Barbara Romzek

    SPA Dean Barbara Romzek to Receive Gaus Award

    Romzek, an expert in public management and accountability, was chosen for “a lifetime of exemplary scholarship in the joint tradition of political science and public administration.”
    July 7, 2014

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