Researchers

Research ·

Timely Study by SPA Researchers Provides Roadmap for Equitable Lead Pipe Replacement

Results could inform infrastructure legislation to replace lead pipes.
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Destiny Singh.

Alumni ·

SPA Professor Secures Release of Prisoner After 27 Years Under D.C.’s Second Look Act

Singh helps lead the Second Look Project, a nonprofit that represents prisoners with extreme sentences.
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Alumnus Justin Bibb is sworn in as mayor of Cleveland.

Alumni ·

Committed to Cleveland

Justin Bibb, SPA/BA ’09, is sworn in as the Forest City’s 58th mayor.
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Seth Gershenson

Education ·

Mind the Teacher: The Podcast for Stakeholders in Public Education

SPA professor’s five-part podcast series examines impacts of teacher stress and evidence-based solutions
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Jim Thurber with Barack Obama

Achievements ·

After 47 Years, SPA Legend James Thurber Says Goodbye

Distinguished Professor of Government Retires after Almost Five Decades
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Amdrew Ballard

Research ·

Passing Policy or Courting Votes?: A Look at the Priorities of Members of Congress

SPA professor explores how party support influences legislative behavior.
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Carlos Mark Vera (center) poses at a Pay Our Interns event.

Alumni ·

An Unexpected Path to Becoming a Changemaker

Carlos Mark Vera, SPA/BA ’20, says his “riches to rags” story helped him find his place in politics, activism, and AU.
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Ty'on Jones.

Education ·

SPA Student Applies MPAP Competencies to Address Personal Housing Crisis

When his new River East condominium proved unlivable, SPA student Ty’on Jones organized his neighbors and advocated with developers, city government, and financers.
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Laurel Wolf (left), Antonio Muron (right)

Achievements ·

AU Attracts More Coverdell Fellows Than Any Other Institution

Ten SPA Students Benefit from Peace Corps Coverdell Fellow Program
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Janice Iwama

Research ·

Do Background Checks Reduce Gun Violence?

SPA Professor Examines Early Outcomes of the Massachusetts Gun Control Legislation
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