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Contents 04 • Welcome to NASPAA2020! 05 • Keynote Speakers 07 • Schedule at a Glance 08 • Pathable 10 • Conference Sponsors 12 • Virtual Exhibit Hall 14 • Simulation Competitions 16 • TPAC + NASPAA 17 • Voinovich Challenge 18 • Award Recipients
A special welcome to our newest Lecturer andDirector of Philanthropic Initiatives and Capacity Building, Angela Seaworth. The Bush School Center for Nonprofits & Philanthropy’s Faculty
22 • Coming in 2021! 24 • 2020 Leadership
28 • NASPAA Accreditation 35 • Wednesday Workshops 39 • Thursday: Live 44 • Thursday: On-Demand + Live Q&A 60 • Friday: Live 65 • Friday: On-Demand + Live Q & A 78 • Supporter Ads
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Kenneth Taylor Assistant Professor of the Practice and Director of Outreach and Professional Development
ElieHengQu Assistant Professor
Robbie Robichau Assistant Professor
Angela Seaworth Lecturer, Director of Philanthropic Initiatives and Capacity Building NEW
MaryHilderbrand Associate Professor andDirector of International Programs
the Center for Nonprofits & Philanthropy
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Welcome to NASPAA2020!
KEESHA GASKINS-NATHAN, di rec tor for the Democ rat i c Prac t i ce– Uni ted States program at the Rockefel ler Brother s Fund Ms. Gaskins-Nathan is dedicated to advancing measures and ideas that improve democratic systems and engage democratic culture in the United States to support full and fair democratic and economic opportunity for all residents. Ms. Gaskins-Nathan is a long-time organizer, lobbyist, and trial attorney. Prior to joining the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, she was senior counsel with the Brennan Center for Justice, serving as the director of the Redistricting and Representation program. Her portfolio included redistricting reform, voting rights, and el ections, with a focus on voter suppression issues. Ms. Gaskins-Nathan is a frequent lecturer and writer on issues related to women and politics, movement building, and democratic reform. She is the author of
numerous articles and publications related to voter suppression, voting rights, and redistricting. Ms. Gaskins-Nathan served as executive director for the League of Women Voters Minnesota and the executive director for the Minnesota Women’s Political Caucus. She worked for several years as a civil trial attorney, and also served as a special assistant appellate public defender for the State of Minnesota. Following law school, Ms. Gaskins-Nathan served as a shared judicial clerk for the Honorable Alan Page and the Honorable Joan Ericksen at the Minnesota Supreme Court. She was also a 2008 Feminist Leadership Fellow with the University of Minnesota, Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs - Center on Women and Public Policy. She is a frequent commentator on voting rights and redistricting reform and regularly appears on numerous news and public affairs programming, including past appearances on PBS’s NewsHour, MSNBC, and Bill Moyers. Opening Plenary: Thurs. 11:00 – 11:45am EDT
Robert C. Orr, NASPAA President, Dean, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland Trevor Brown, NASPAA Conference Chair, Dean, John Glenn College of Public Affairs, The Ohio State University #NASPAA2020 has a lot to offer. It won't be a Zoom snooze!
CHRISTOPHER J.L. MURRAY, MD, DPhi l , Ins t i tute Di rec tor of the Ins t i tute for Heal th Met r i cs and Evaluat ion ( IHME) , Professor and Chai r of Heal th Met r i cs Sc iences at the Uni ver s i ty of Washington Professor Murray’s career has focused on improving health for everyone worldwide by improving health evidence. A physician and health economist, his work has led to the development of a range of new methods and empirical studies to strengthen health measurement, analyze the performance of public health and medical caresystems, and assess the cost-effectiveness of health technologies. IHME provides rigorous and comparable measurement of the world’s most important health problems and evaluates the strategies used to address them. Before founding IHME, Murray served as Executive Director, Evidence and Information for Policy Cluster at the World Health Organization, Director, Harvard
PANELS: Put the sessions on your calendar in Pathable (the conference platform) and tune in for hard-hitting conversations, discussing voice in the civic square of 2020 America and the world, and on speaking truth to power in pandemic management and policy. WEDNESDAY WORKSHOPS: Sign up in Pathable and join a workshop of interest for hands-on learning! SIMULATION EDUCATION: You have sent students to the NASPAA simulation competitions—now it’s your turn to play and compete.
LIVE HAPPY HOURS: Bump into your colleagues and friends for informal conversations, and go into breakout rooms for individual chats. VIRTUAL EXHIBIT HALL: Navigate the virtual exhibit hall map, and pop into live chats to learn about your colleagues' programs. COMMITTEE AND SECTION MEETINGS: Connect with NASPAA colleagues who have common interests—and they're open to anyone! These will be scheduled throughtout the month.
Initiative for Global Health and Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, and Richard Saltonstall Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard School of Public Health. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and 2018 co-recipient of the John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award. Friday Plenary: Fri. 12:50 – 1:35pm EDT
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Schedule at a Glance
LIVE! n-demand + live Q & A TWO WAYS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE #NASPAA2020 VIRTUAL CONFERENCE: View these select panels
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Watch these select panels on your own time beginning October 5 in Pathable. Then join us to participate in a live Q & A session with the panelists at the indicated time.
2020 s o c i a l med i a pa r t ne r :
10am – 7pm EDT WORKSHOPS
Wednesday October 14
11am – 2:30pm EDT LIVE PANELS
@AU_SPA @naspaa #NASPAA2020
Fo l l ow u s on Tw i t t e r f o r l i v e upda t e s
Thursday October 15
2:30 – 4:30pm EDT EXHIBIT HALL
9 – 9:50am & 2:45 – 5:05pm EDT ON-DEMAND PANELS + LIVE Q&A
11am – 3:15pm EDT LIVE PANELS
Friday Plenary: Fri. 12:50 – 1:35pm EDT
Friday October 16
2:30 – 4:30pm EDT EXHIBIT HALL
9 – 10:30am & 3:30 – 5:50pm EDT ON-DEMAND PANELS + LIVE Q&A
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Conference Sponsors PLATINUM Civic Square Inclusion and Voice American University, School of Public Affairs Baruch College, City University of New York, Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs Carnegie Mellon University, Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy
SILVER Global Ci t izens Cleveland State University, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs Duke University, Sanford School of Public Policy George Mason University, Schar School of Policy and Government The George Washington University, Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration Georgetown University, McCourt School of Public Policy John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, MPA Program / Department of Public Management Old Dominion University, School of Public Service Oregon State University, School of Public Policy The Ohio State University, John Glenn College of Public Affairs Rutgers University–Newark, School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Government - Master of Public Administration
Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Public Policy Indiana University, O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs New York University, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service Ohio University, Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs University of Houston, Hobby School of Public Affairs University of Maryland, School of Public Policy
University of Arizona, School of Government & Public Policy University of Colorado Denver, School of Public Affairs University of Connecticut, Department of Public Policy University of Illinois Springfield, College of Public Affairs and Administration University of Nebraska Omaha, School of Public Administration
University of Minnesota, Humphrey School of Public Affairs University of Missouri, Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs University of North Texas, College of Health and Public Service, Department of Public Administration
GOLD Civic Engagement Suppor ters Brandeis University, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management University at Albany, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy The University of Chicago, Harris Public Policy University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs Northeastern University, School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs Penn State, University Park, School of Public Policy LIVE SESSIONS Publ ic Discourse Champions Panels: Penn State, University Park, School of Public Policy
University of Oregon, School of Planning, Public Policy and Management University of Southern California (USC), Sol Price School of Public Policy Virginia Commonwealth University, L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs
Texas A&M University, Bush School of Government and Public Service West Chester University, Department of Public Policy & Administration
CONFERENCE GAME Communi ty -Bui lding Sponsor Baruch College, City University of New York, Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs NASPAA AWARDS Celebrat ing Publ ic Ser vice Educat ion Excel lence Sponsor Virginia Commonwealth University, L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs
Northeastern University, School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs Keynote: Carnegie Mellon University, Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy
NASPAA DIGITAL FLIP-BOOK Sustainabi l i ty Suppor ter Texas A&M University, Bush School of Government and Public Service
IF YOU COULD JUST KEEP CALM AND PLAY THE NASPAA CHALLENGE…
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Earn points, make it onto the leaderboard, and compete for prizes.
Virtual Exhibit Hall THURSDAY AND FRIDAY 2:30 – 4:30pm EDT CLICK ON A BOOTH IN THE MAP TO POP INTO A LIVE VIDEO CHAT. CHAT WITH EXHIBITORS IN REAL TIME! EXHIBITORS American University, School of Public Affairs Baruch College, City University of New York, Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs Brandeis University, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management Carnegie Mellon University, Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy
Penn State, University Park, School of Public Policy Public Policy & International Affairs Program (PPIA) Section on Public Administration Education (SPAE), of American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) University at Albany, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy The University of Chicago, Harris Public Policy University of Houston, Hobby School of Public Affairs University of Maryland, School of Public Policy University of Minnesota, Humphrey School of Public Affairs University of Missouri, Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs University of North Texas, College of Health and Public Service, Department of Public Administration University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
Oct 14, 2020
Center for Leadership Simulation & Gaming, Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, University of Virginia Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Public Policy Indiana University, O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs New York University, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service Northeastern University, School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs Ohio University, Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs
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THREE Chances to Compete at #NASPAA2020! YOUR STUDENTS HAVE COMPETED IN NASPAA-BATTEN SIMULATION COMPETITIONS. NOW IT’S YOUR TURN! ALL REGISTERED ATTENDEES ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE.
Host Nations: A Refugee Simulation Competition + Q&A Wed. Oct. 14, 5:30 – 7:00pm EDT
Tackle mass migration from a policy perspective with Host Nations, a simulation by the Center for Leadership Simulation andGaming at UVA. In this session, participants will play the simulation as if in a classroom setting, after which we’ll discuss how it can be used to teach leadership, negotiation, and migration policy. This simulation was developed for the 2019 NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition.
The Pandemic Game: A Global Health Crisis Simulation Competition + Q&A Thurs. Oct. 15, 5:30 – 7:00pm EDT
Think you can stop the spread of a virulent disease? Put your public health policy skills to the test with the Pandemic Game, an original simulation exercise by the Center for Leadership Simulation and Gaming at UVA. Participants in this session will play the simulation and discuss how instructors have successfully used it in the classroom to teach negotiation, leadership, crisis management, and decision-making. This simulation was developed for the 2018 NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition.
Learn how to enact the simulation.
Discuss how to adapt for classroom use.
Play for a prize!
MEET THE FACILITATORS: Adam Roux Acting Manager, Center for Leadership Simulation & Gaming, University of Virginia Ruby Nwaebube Virtual Classroom Coordinator, Center for Leadership Simulation & Gaming, University of Virginia Supriya Golas Director, Simulation Education, NASPAA
Metropolitan: A Sustainable Transit Simulation Competition + Q&A Fri. Oct. 16 9:00 – 10:30am EDT
Built for the 2020 NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition, Metropolitan puts players in charge of a city government and tasks them with transitioning to more sustainable city. Players have conflicting goals and will have to make trade-offs to be successful, all the while learning about transit and urban planning policy in an immersive environment. It’s a leadership exercise with policy depth!
TPAC + NASPAA
JOIN US FOR THE LIVE ROUND FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1 1 - 1 1:40 A.M. Winner of the $10,000 award announced!
George V. Voinovich Public Innovation Challenge 4 th ANNUAL
WELCOME TO TPAC! The Board of the Section on Public Administration Education (SPAE) of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), and the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) thank you for joining us for the 2020 Annual Teaching Public Administration Conference (TPAC)! We are delighted this year to hold the conference, ‘co-locating’ with NASPAA. Collaborating with NASPAA during recent months has been an exciting endeavor as we took on the challenges of the virtual space, which became a necessity during the pandemic. This has not reduced our members’ enthusiasm, and while welcoming you, I truly believe that this will be a memorable experience. The purpose of the conference and the mission of SPAE are joined toward “providing a forum for information exchange among members in regard to innovative curricula and pedagogical approaches.” TPAC began in 1978 and we believe that it continues to fulfill an essential role by ensuring that teaching receives the recognition, attention, and nurturing that is necessary toward empowering the disciplines and institutions that comprise the public sector. This year, in association with NASPAA, TPAC continues the tradition started 43 years ago, of providing several interactive forums for dedicated faculty to share strategies and discuss ideas for offering our students excellent learning experiences while developing the competencies needed to achieve meaningful work, as they graduate into careers in public service. TPAC 2020 includes developmental workshops on Wednesday, first, on case study use in the public administration classroom; and then on work-life balance, produced for the benefit of doctoral students. On Thursday and Friday there will be a series of panel sessions by SPAE members focusing, for example, on participation in the civic square and civic-centered education, ethics, the humanities as a teaching resource, skills and gaps in public affairs education, undergraduate and graduate education, and diversifying faculty, among others. Do enjoy the conference and the wonderful opportunity that it provides for us to reconnect and support each other as educators. Sincerely,
Learning from Responses to COVID-19: Improving Preparedness, Recovery, and Resilience in Washington State
COVID-19 Executive Orders Project
Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis Paul H. O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs Peter Stanley Federman, Assistant Professor University of Miami Cali Curley, Assistant Professor
Washington State University William D. Ruckelshaus Center Michael Kern, Center Director
Pathways for Empowering Community Resilience
Georgia State University Andrew Young School of Policy Studies
Cornell University Rebecca Brenner, lecturer and teaching faculty Danielle Eiseman, visiting lecturer
Christopher Wyczalkowski, Visiting Assistant Professor
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Lois M. Warner Chair for Section on Public Administration Education
Assistant Teaching Professor Rutgers University – Newark
VOINOVICH SCHOOL OF LEADERSHIP AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS
2020 Award Recipients for Outstanding Achievement
Social Equity GERALD R. FORD SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Social Justice Curriculum
in Publ ic Service !
ANTHONY STARKE University of Colorado Denver, School of Public Af fairs
SEULKI LEE, New York University, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service "Accountability Challenges in Collaborative Governance"
Leslie A. Whittington Excellence in Teaching STEPHEN PAGE, University of Washington, Evans School of Public Policy & Governance
Pi Alpha Alpha Chapter Advisor Award of Excellence
Diversity ANDREW YOUNG SCHOOL OF POLICY STUDIES, GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY
AGATHA CARABALLO, Florida International University, Steven J. Green School of International & Public Af fairs
William Duncombe Excellence in Doctoral Education NORMA RICCUCCI, Rutgers University – Newark, School of Public Af fairs and Administration
Staats Emerging Scholar
BENJAMIN GLASNER, University of Washington, Evans School of Public Policy & Governance
Staats Emerging Scholar
YALI PANG, Virginia Commonwealth University, L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Af fairs
Pi Alpha Alpha National Voter Registration Day Mini-Grant
Pi Alpha Alpha Chapter of Excellence SCHOOL OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA Pi Alpha Alpha Masters Manuscript MELINDA JENSEN, Rutgers University – Newark, School of Public Af fairs and Administration "The Inequitable Burden of Care: Measuring the Effects of Informal Eldercare on Women’s Employment in the United States"
Pi Alpha Alpha Master's Manuscript SHADDI ZEID, Virginia Commonwealth University, L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Af fairs "Sea Level Rise and Climate Change in Virginia"
DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS, SAVANNAH STATE UNIVERSITY
CARRIE MATHES, Orange County Florida Government, University of Central Florida, School of Public Administration, Class of 2014 Congratulations Alumni Spotlight Honoree!
Pi Alpha Alpha Doctoral Manuscript BEN GLASNER, University of Washington, Evans School of Public Policy & Governance
2020 JPAE Outstanding Article
DWIGHT DENISON, University of Kentucky, The Martin School of Public Policy & Administration SAERIM KIM, Columbus State University, Philosophy and Public Administration “Linking Practice and Classroom: Nonprofit Financial Management Curricula in MPA and MPP Programs”
"The Minimum Wage, Self-Employment, and the Online Gig Economy"
Pi Alpha Alpha National Voter Registration Day Mini-Grant DEPARTMENT OF MANAGEMENT, MARKETING & PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, BOWIE STATE UNIVERSITY Pi Alpha Alpha National Voter Registration Day Mini-Grant DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION & POLICY, UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA
2020 Outstanding JPAE Reviewer ERIN BORRY, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Political Science & Public Administration
Thank you to the "NASPAA AWARDS Celebrating Public Service Education Excellence" Sponsor at #NASPAA2020
NASPAA-Batten 2021 Student Simulation Competition Coming to a virtual site near you!
So we're in the midst of a global pandemic. What's next?! You'll find out in the latest simulation:
Interested in building your own SIMULATIONS? NASPAA is partnering with Forio to conduct a
"Build your own simulations" webinar in December 2020. Faculty now have the opportunity to create customized simulations using their own data and using simple programs such as Microsoft Excel! You can deploy these simulations in the classroom to enhance student learning.
Stay tuned for more details!
NASPAA Leadership EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 2020 Robert C. Orr
Palmira N. Rios-Gonzalez NASPAA IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras Campus
Laura Bloomberg NASPAA VICE PRESIDENT University of Minnesota
NASPAA PRESIDENT University of Maryland, College Park
EXECUTIVE COUNCIL 2020 David Abrahams Bowie State University Roland Anglin Cleveland State University RaJade M. Berry-James, PhD North Carolina State University MENG Bo Tsinghua University, China Scott Fritzen University of Oklahoma Sherry Glied
Jocelyn Johnston American University Philip G. Joyce University of Maryland, College Park Donald F. Kettl The University of Texas at Austin Christopher Koliba The University of Vermont Lutz F. Krebs Maastricht University, Netherlands Pablo Sanabria Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
Don’t miss incoming President Laura Bloomberg’s inaugural speech at the annual business meeting!
New York University Catherine Horiuchi
Michael A. Shires Pepperdine University
University of San Francisco Kaye Husbands Fealing Georgia Institute of Technology
Conference Committee Trevor Brown, CHAIR The Ohio State University
Roger Hartley University of Baltimore Christopher Koliba The University of Vermont Tina Nabatchi Syracuse University Ogochukwu I. Nzewi University of Fort Hare, South Africa Pablo Sanabria Universidad de los Andes, Colombia Edmund C. Stazyk University at Albany, SUNY
Robert C. Orr, NASPAA PRESIDENT University of Maryland, College Park
Mohamad G. Alkadry University of Connecticut Roland Anglin Cleveland State University Brandi Blessett University of Cincinnati Madinah F. Hamidullah Rutgers University, Newark
Congratulations Laura Bloomberg Dean, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
NASPAA Governance COMMITTEE CHAIRS Annual Conference Trevor Brown, The Ohio State University Data Kaye Husbands Fealing, Georgia Institute of Technology Diversity & Social Equity Brandi Blessett, University of Cincinnati Blue Wooldridge, Virginia Commonwealth University Executive MPA Henry Brady, University of California, Berkeley Finance Mark Robbins, University of Connecticut Marketing the MPA/MPP George Dougherty, University of Pittsburgh
Pi Alpha Alpha Honor Society Amanda Olejarski, West Chester University Policy Issues William Resh, University of Southern California Research & Data Science Akhlaque Haque, University of Alabama at Birmingham SDG Working Group Xufeng Zhu, Tsinghua University, China Paul Smoke, New York University Undergraduate Education Madinah Hamidullah, Rutgers University - Newark Non-Profit Management Education Lisa Dicke, University of North Texas Urban-Serving Universities Doug Noonan, Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis Small Programs Sara Rinfret, University of Montana Healthcare Education Keon-Hyung Lee, Florida State University Local Government Management Education Craig Maher, University of Nebraska at Omaha Kurt Thurmaier, Northern Illinois University
Incoming NASPAA President, 2020-2021
Budget & Financial Management Meagan Jordan, Old Dominion University Comprehensive Schools John Bartle, University of Nebraska at Omaha Roger Hartley, The University of Baltimore Election Administration & Leadership Thessalia Merivaki, Mississippi State University Doug Chapin, University of Minnesot a Emergency Management and Homeland Security Mitchell Brown, Auburn University Abdul-Akeen Sadiq, University of Central Florida
A Community Committed to Changing the World The Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the
University of Minnesota ranks among the country’s top 10 professional public policy and planning schools, widely recognized for its success in advancing the common good through a comprehensive, world-class program. The School offers six distinctive master’s degrees, a doctoral degree, and six certificate programs that match students’ passion with the knowledge, skills, and experience needed to solve real-world challenges.
JPAE EDITORS- IN-CHIEF
William S. Hatcher, Augusta University Bruce McDonald, North Carolina State University
HUMPHREY SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
301 19th Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55455
Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation (COPRA)
Shawn Flanigan, CHAIR San Diego State University Domonic A. Bearfield
Rutgers University, Newark Sandra Garcia Jaramillo Universidad de los Andes, Colombia Dana M. Harsell University of North Dakota Roger Hartley University of Baltimore Elaine Yi Lu John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY Judith Millesen
College of Charleston Julie C. Olberding Northern Kentucky University Ellen L. Shiau California State University, Los Angeles Verna Smith Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand Daniel Smith University of Delaware Keith Snider Naval Postgraduate School Loretta Tillery Prince George's County, Office of the County Executive Jerry Z. Zhao University of Minnesota
Accredited Programs: 2019–2020 Cohort
The Global Standard in Public Service Education
Auburn University Master of Public Administration Bowie State University Master of Public Administration Columbia University Master of Public Administration
Suffolk University Master of Public Administration Texas A&M International University Master of Public Administration Texas Southern University Master of Public Administration The University of New Mexico Master of Public Administration The University of South Dakota Master of Public Administration The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Master of Public Administration The University of Texas at Arlington Master of Public Administration
Columbia University Master of International Affairs DePaul University Master of Public Administration Doha Institute for Graduate Studies Master of Public Policy Florida State University Master of Public Administration Hunter College CUNY Master of Science in Urban Policy and Leadership Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Master of Public Affairs Indiana University Northwest Master of Public Affairs Indiana University South Bend Campus Master of Public Affairs Portland State University Executive Master of Public Administration Portland State University Master of Public Administration Portland State University Master of Public Administration: Health Administration Rutgers University New Brunswick Master of Public Policy
n = 202
n = 202
n = 200
n = 152 accredited programs
n = 139 accredited U.S. programs
The University of Utah Master of Public Administration University of Missouri-Kansas City Master of Public Administration University of North Florida Master of Public Administration University of San Francisco Master of Public Administration University of South Carolina Master of Public Administration University of Southern California Master of Public Administration
n = 199 accredited programs
* 12% of total graduates are excluded due to unknown status.
Wayne State University Master of Public Administration
n = 199 accredited programs
SITE VISITORS Mounah Abdel-Samad San Diego State University Mohamad Alkadry University of Connecticut Susan Appe University at Albany, SUNY Sandra Archibald University of Washington Neena Banerjee Valdosta State University John Bartle University of Nebraska at Omaha Greg Bielawski Ret. Gloria Billingsley Jackson State University Steven Bobes Miami Dade County, Florida Norton Bonaparte City of Sanford, Florida
Anna Ni California State University, San Bernardino Shannon Orr Bowling Green State Darlene Pierre-Louis Consultant 4 Charities Michelle Piskulich Oakland University Pat Piskulich Oakland University Chris Plein West Virginia University Bill Powers University of Maryland, Chester Robinson Texas A&M University Al Roder City of Independence, Iowa Aaron Rollins University of Louisville Nadia Rubaii University of Binghamton Christine Rush Mississippi State University Bill Simonsen University of Connecticut Miriam Singer Jewish Community Services of South Florida Bill Solomon Miami Dade County, Florida Jessica Sowa University of Baltimore College Park Sara Rinfret University of Montana
Kendra Stewart College of Charleston Lori Taylor Texas A&M University Michele Tobin U.S. General Services
Chandra Commuri California State University, Bakersfield Chelsea Crittle Central Mississippi Planning & Development District Cris Donovan Racker Centers Carol Ebdon University of Nebraska at Omaha Fred Eidson Colorado Federal Executive Board Henry Elonge Clark Atlanta University Andrew Ewoh Texas Southern University Jayce Farmer University of Nevada, Las Vegas Bill Gates Naval Postgraduate School Beth Gazley Indiana University, Bloomington John Gilleylen Jackson State University Carol Granfield Human Resources Services, Inc. Hai (David) Guo Florida International University Michael Gustafson State of Kentucky (Ret.) Ding Haijiao Hefei University of Technology
Alex Henderson Marist College Wendy Ho Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits
Michael Howell-Moroney The University of Memphis Otilia Iancu Savannah State University Ed Jennings University of Kentucky Jocelyn Johnston American University Naim Kapucu University of Central Florida Jerri Killian Wright State University Thomas Longoria Texas State University Wendy Mahoney MS Coalition Against Domestic Violence Jack Manahan Ret. Angie McGuire Rutgers University, Camden John McNutt University of Delaware Jack Meek University of La Verne Charles Menifield Rutgers University, Newark Anthony Molina Kent State University Christal Murray FEB - LA/ Los Angeles Air Force Base
Administration Debbie Trent Independent Consultant Shannon Vaughan Western Kentucky University Dora Vertenten University of Southern California Betty Vu Cleveland State University Celia Watt State University of New York, The College at Brockport Bart Weschler University of Missouri- Columbia Phin Xaypangna Mecklenburg County, Virginia Eric Zeemering University of Georgia Kurt Zorn Indiana University
Curtis Branscome Stone Mountain Park Jonathan Breul IBM and Georgetown University Edward Brigham U.S. Office of Management and Budget (Ret.) Trevor Brown Ohio State University Angelyque Campbell Federal Reserve Board David Campbell Binghamton University
Accreditation Institute Wed. 10:00am – 4:00pm EDT
Cyberinfrastructure Workshop: Exploring and Analyzing Large Administrative Data Wed. 11:00am – 1:00pm EDT This session is full. Join the waitlist in Pathable. Although local public agencies collect mandatory data they are not standardized and used in limited ways for decision-making. This workshop will focus on how to standardize and analyze the administrative data using cyberinfrastructure and data science tools. We will exemplify with 311 calls, which are local non-emergency service requests. We especially invite senior Ph.D. students and junior faculty in general, and those from minority-serving programs in particular. We will cap the workshop to fifteen attendees. Python or R skills are desirable, but not a must. The workshop is facilitated through NSF Grant # 1924154. NOTE: The NASPAA conference registration costs can be reimbursed for participants through the NSF grant (up to the early bird rate of $99.00). Sukumar Ganapati, Florida International University convener Shaoming Cheng, Florida International University Giri Narasimhan, Florida International University Farzana Yusuf, Florida International University
DAY 1 October 14 LIVE!
Based around an interactive, flipped classroom, the 2020 Institute will use a combination of video modules and experiential and skills-based learning to touch on each of the 7 NASPAA Accreditation Standards, including maintaining your mission and sustainable assessment, as well as program best practices. The philosophy of the training is focused around the elements of managing a program effectively: mission-driven, outcomes-oriented, evidence-based. Anyone interested can also train to become a NASPAA Site Visitor! COPRA encourages individuals from recently accredited programs not in immediate upcoming cohorts to train as site visitors. 10 – 10:50am: Holistic Strategic Management 11 – 11:50am: Program Evaluation Noon – 12:50pm: Student Learning Assessment 1 – 2pm: Lunch (on your own) 2 – 2:30pm: Questions! Ask Us Anything 2:40 – 4pm: The Accreditation Review Process 4 – 4:50pm: Holistic Strategic Management NOTE: We will repeat the first morning session (10:00 – 10:50am content) again from 4:00 – 4:50pm EDT for our west coast members. Jade Berry-James, North Carolina State University Calvin C. Johnson, Bowie State University and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
WORKSHOPS You can still sign-up! Add these sessions to your agenda in Pathable. (All sessions open unless otherwise noted.)
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Doctoral Programs Workshop Wed. 11:00am – 1:00pm EDT The doctoral workshop is led by the chair of NASPAA’s Doctoral Education Committee. In 2015 the committee opted to hold a doctoral workshop in lieu of a standalone conference, this option proved successful and we will be offering it again this year. If you are involved in doctoral education, you should consider attending. The workshop will cover information for new doctoral directors, current trends in doctoral education, inclusivity, and recruitment/retention of diverse populations.
Teaching about Systemic Discrimination & Racial Justice through a Comparative Policy Lens: NASPAA & ICPA Forum Wed. 12:00 – 1:00pm EDT A Pre-Conference Conversation. Join a conversation on incorporating a comparative lens into our discussions of racial justice. This 1-hour conversation on will kick off the 3rd annual joint NASPAA-ICPA Forum workshop on comparative pedagogy. Come to get new ideas for your classes, share your experiences with others, and learn about opportunities to submit paper proposals for a February workshop that will result in a $500 award for the best comparative pedagogy paper on this pressing topic. Nadia Rubaii, Binghamton University convener Mohamad G. Alkadry, University of Connecticut Susan Appe, University at Albany, SUNY Brandi Blessett, University of Cincinnati Vanessa Lopez-Littleton, California State University- Monterey Bay Sean McCandless, University of Illinois at Springfield
NASPAA NEXT: A Leadership Development Institute for Publ ic Affairs Education (invitation only) Wed. 1:00 – 4:00pm EDT
Case Study Workshop Enhanced Learning: Innovations and Approaches to Use Case Studies in the Publ ic Administration Classroom Wed. 1:15 – 3:15pm EDT This workshop is designed to explore different approaches to enhancing learning about public administration topics through the use of case studies. The workshop is designed with two parts: part one will explore five broad ways that case studies can be connected to various topics of public administration; and part two will include dividing participants into three breakout sessions that explore one specific case study in detail between the panelists and audience members. Stephanie Dolamore, Gallaudet University convener Lori Brainard, George Washington University Del Bharath, Savannah State University Sean McCandless, University of Illinois at Springfield Patricia Mitchell, Appalachian State University Ashley Nickels, Kent State University
NASPAA is excited to announce the fifth class of NASPAA NEXT at the 2020 NASPAA Virtual Conference. The three-hour workshop, will provide emerging leaders in their departments or programs with practical tools that will enable them to become more engaged and dynamic members of their campuses and communities. The theme for this year's workshop is Building the Civic Square: Centering Racial Equity. Susan Gooden, Virginia Commonwealth University Nakeina Douglas-Glenn, Virginia Commonwealth University Elsie Harper-Anderson, Virginia Commonwealth University Shajuana Isom-Payne, Virginia Commonwealth University Robyn McDougle, Virginia Commonwealth University Sarah Raskin, Virginia Commonwealth University Mary Snowden-Lorence, New York University
DAY 2 October 15 LIVE!
Workshop— Work-life Balance Wed. 3:30 – 5:30pm EDT This workshop, intended for doctoral students and junior faculty, will provide an opportunity to review and discuss the latest research and recommendations pertaining to work-life balance in graduate education and junior faculty public affairs programs. This workshop is based on the research conducted for the Journal of Public Affairs Education (JPAE) Symposium on Work-life Balance. The first presentation and discussion will be based on “Work-life balance and well-being of graduate students” published on-line 24 June 2020. The second presentation and discussion will be based on “Examining junior faculty work-life balance in public affairs programs in the United States,” published on-line 20 July 2020. The workshop will conclude with a review of the NASPAA PhD Pathways initiative. The expected learning outcomes are to gain clarity, a sense of direction and motivation to achieve balance in these demanding environments. John E. Dunning, University of Virginia convener Juita-Elena (Wie) Yusuf, Old Dominion University Marina Saitgalina, Old Dominion University David W. Chapman, Old Dominion University Lauren Azevedo, Penn State Harrisburg Wanzhu Shi, Texas A&M International University Pamela S. Medina, California State University San Bernardino Matt T. Bagwell, Tarleton State University
THURSDAY SESSIONS Live sessions are open to all conference attendees (unless otherwise noted). Click to add to your agenda in Pathable!
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Opening Plenary Thurs. 11:00 – 11:45am EDT
Core Competencies in Undergraduate Education: Ski l ls for
Promoting Equity and Inclusion through Education: Priorities, Chal lenges, Lessons Learned and Best Practices for Giving Voice to Women, Minorities & Others Who’ve Historical ly Been Marginal ized Thurs. noon – 12:40pm EDT Institutions of higher education have a critical role to play in fostering equity and inclusion, equal voice and influence. Colleges and universities have the opportunity to broaden access, influence and well-being through the communities they create, and the skills and knowledge they impart. This panel will feature a conversation among deans about efforts they and their institutions are using on their campuses and in their classrooms to increase the focus on the need for inclusion and broad participation. The conversation will focus on work underway, and highlight lessons from past efforts, building on two years of discussions among deans nationwide. Carla Koppell, Georgetown University convener
Coping with COVID Cutbacks: Deans and Directors Perspectives Thurs. 12:55 – 1:35pm EDT The knowledge base of cutback management is a framework that can be applied to the budgetary situation facing schools of public affairs. Five deans and directors from a wide spectrum of schools discuss the budget challenges they are facing, how they are responding, and lessons for cutback management. John R. Bartle, University of Nebraska at Omaha convener Charles E. Menifield, Rutgers University, Newark Edella Schlager, The University of Arizona Judith Kelley, Duke University Juliet A. Musso, University of Southern California Robert W. Smith, University of Illinois at Springfield
Welcome to NASPAA2020! Remarks from leadership and hear from our keynote speaker, Keesha Gaskins-Nathan, director for the Democratic Practice–United States program at the Rockefeller Brother's Fund!
the Civic Square Thurs. noon – 12:40pm EDT
For future professionals with undergraduate degrees in public affairs and related fields, what knowledge and skills best promote well-informed and inclusive decision making on public issues? Undergraduate programs need to find balances between theory and practice, among techniques of evidence-based analysis, between ethics and pragmatism, between the liberal arts and professional education, and between undergraduate and graduate curricula. This panel will review data about core competencies, discuss competencies from a diverse range of programs, and lead a discussion among panelists and attendees in an effort to contribute to the understanding of the critical competencies necessary for undergraduate public affairs programs. Jennifer Littlefield, University of Maryland, College Park convener Denise Thompson, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY Elizabeth Nisbet, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY Richard Barke, Georgia Institute of Technology Wendy Bolyard, University of Colorado Denver
Alison Cullen, University of Washington Karen L. McGuinness, Princeton University Laura Bloomberg, University of Minnesota Suzanne Cooper, Harvard University
The Field of Public Service Education: What Should We Be Teaching? Thurs. 12:55 – 1:35pm EDT This panel provides educators with an opportunity to discuss the new civic education from an end- user perspective: What do public servants assess they need to know to perform their public service effectively? Professor Lewis will present the results of the 2020 Survey on the Future of Government Service, highlighting federal government employees' self-assessment. Discussion among the panelists will focus on their personal experience to illuminate how the experience and opinions of those in government inform the design of programs and curricula and position graduates to solve and manage the most complex problems facing the public. Maggie Mello, The Volcker Alliance convener Dustin Brown, US Office of Management and Budget Jackie Speedy, Carnegie Mellon University David Lewis, Vanderbilt University
NASPAA's Commitment to Sustainability,
Teaching Public Administration Ethics to Build a
Inclusivity, Civic Engagement, and Globalization in Public Service Programs: Learn How to Earn your Badge Thurs. 1:50 – 2:30pm EDT NASPAA's Executive Council has indicated it would like to see programs make strides in the future in four key areas: Sustainability, Inclusivity, Civic Engagement, and Globalization. To incentivize programs and to recognize those who have made a commitment in these areas, the NASPAA data committee has developed a NASPAA-driven recognition system to highlight and market our members in these areas. This panel will discuss the work of the NASPAA Data Committee to identify measures and indicators, the results of the initial pilot of programs and the roll out of the badging indicators. There will be a panelist from each of the four pilot schools. Stacy Drudy, NASPAA convener
New Civic Square: Lessons and Contested Issues Past and Present Thurs. 1:50 – 2:30pm EDT The changing landscapes of public administration, higher education, and accreditation standards present numerous challenges for ethics educators. This panel will explore the lessons and contested issues both past and present concerning how the content of ethics is to be conveyed effectively so that public administration ethics will contribute to the building of a new civic square. Richard M. Jacobs, Villanova University convener James Svara, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Jonathan P. West, University of Miami Carole L. Jurkiewicz, University of Colorado - Colorado Springs
Michael A. Shires, Pepperdine University Representative, University of Washington/Washington
State University – Ruckelshaus Center Representative, Pepperdine University Representative, University at Albany, SUNY Representative, Oakland University
Covid-19 Pandemic and its Impact on
International Cooperative Programs and Joint Degrees Thurs. 9:00 – 9:20am EDT
DAY 2 October 15
Public Affairs Education: A Comparative Perspective from Bangladesh, India and the USA Thurs. 9:00 – 9:20am EDT
n-demand THURSDAY SESSIONS Watch the On-Demand Sessions available beginning October 5 in Pathable. Then join us to participate in a live Q & A session with the panelists at the indicated time. + live Q & A
What does it take to build successful programs across institutional and international boundaries? Globalism and its impacts on the mission of public servants has not diminished. Some schools are responding to this by providing international cross institution experiences for their students, others partner with other schools to deliver a common curriculum to students from two institutions who get joint degrees together. This panel includes leaders of several successful programs delivering varieties of these kinds of experiences. Their presentations will reveal what motivated them to pursue the arrangements, what the barriers were to doing so, and the experiences of students, faculty and staff participating in them. Mark D. Robbins, University of Connecticut convener Kaifeng Yang, Renmin University of China Meixing Yi, Sichuan University, China Xiang Gao, Zhejiang University, China Yijia Jing, Fudan University, China Liang Ma, Renmin University of China, China Shaoming Cheng, Florida International University Yungui Shi, Sichuan University, China Pengju Zhang, Rutgers University, Newark Hai (David) Guo, Florida International University
The unprecedented magnitude of the pandemic Covid-19 across the world resulted in forced global lockdown. The mandated social distancing disrupted social and economic lives and impacted every sector including higher education. Universities across the world were forced to shut down their in-person business on short notice. This panel will discuss the impact of lockdown on public affairs education within the context of Bangladesh, India and the USA. The panel will analyze the challenges and strengths universities faced as they deal through this extreme crisis with uncertainty, while fulfilling their mission to provide quality education to their students. Triparna Vasavada, Penn State Harrisburg convener M.Mahfuzul Haque, North South University, Bangladesh Sony Pellisery, National Law School of India University, Bangalore, India
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