MPA Capstone Presentations & Reception, Thursday, December 5, 2013, 6-8pm, CIS Building Room 1008 & Lobby, UNCW
UNCW/PIA Graduation Commencement, Saturday, December 14, 2013, UNCW
New Student Orientation, Monday, December 16, 2013, 4-6pm, Leutze 110, UNCW
2013 Graduate Student Mentor
MPA Professor Tom Barth receives the 2013 Graduate Student Mentor Award. Once a year, according to the Graduate School website, it "honors an outstanding faculty mentor who places high value on and excels in mentoring graduate students. Nominees must be tenured graduate faculty who hold the rank of associate or full professor and are employed by UNCW in a full-time capacity." Congratulations, Tom. Keep up the good work. The program and our students value your contributions.
Paige Tan's article “Yudhoyono’s Legacy: Between Politics and Principle” was published in Current History, September 2013.
New MPA Faculty!
Welcome aboard our newest MPA faculty members, Jennifer Biddle, Ph.D. and Christopher Prentice, Ph.D. (pictured above). Beginning in fall semester 2013, they will join the Public & International Affairs faculty as Assistant Professors of Public Administration.
Jennifer "Jenny" Biddle joins us from American University where she served as a post-doctoral fellow conducting research on collaborative environmental governance. Her areas of interest include: environmental policy, collaborative environmental governance, freshwater ecology, and rain garden design and installation. Professor Biddle will advise students concentrating on environmental management and coastal planning and policy.
Christopher "Chris" Prentice recently graduated from NC State University with a Ph.D. in Public Administration with a specific focus on nonprofit organizations. His teaching and research interests include: civil society organizations in the Middle East, charter school funding, and nonprofit financial management. Professor Prentice will be the faculty advisor to students taking the nonprofit concentration.
Join us in wishing Laurie Paarlberg, Ph.D. best wishes in her new endeavors! She will be leaving UNCW as she has accepted a position with Texas A & M University. We will miss you greatly.
Congratulations to John Brennan who has had his article, “The Radical Right, the National Municipal League Smear File, and the Controversy over Metropolitan Government in the United States during the Postwar Years” accepted for publication in Public Voices.
Welcome Aboard! Jeffrey L. Brudney, Ph.D. joins the UNCW MPA faculty as the Betty and Dan Cameron Family Distinguished Professor of Innovation in the Nonprofit Sector. Read all about him.