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Read interesting and provocative new research in the latest issue of the Journal of Public Affairs Education (JPAE). To read an individual article (in PDF), click on its title, or access the entire issue (in PDF).

VOLUME 22, No. 1

The Art of the Review
Marieka Klawitter
JPAE co-editor reflects on the art of the review process for this journal.

Public Affairs Education for a New Generation
David Schultz
JPAE co-editor discusses the challenges of teaching a new generation of students for a world far different from the one we grew up in.

NASPAA Presidential Address
NASPAA’s Grand Coalition: Sustainability, Values, and Reach
C. Michelle Piskulich
The new NASPAA president describes her agenda and hopes for the coming year.

Predictors of Student Satisfaction in Public Administration Programs
Leonard Bright & Cole Blease Graham Jr.
The authors identify the factors influencing student success in our programs.

Rethinking Connection: Master of Public Administration Student Perceptions
of Transactional Presence

Lorenda A. Naylor, Laura A. Wilson-Gentry, & Blue Wooldridge
This study examines the role of race and gender as factors influencing student perceptions and satisfaction in on-line programs.

Using a Simulation-Based Learning Environment for Teaching and Learning About Complexity in Public Policy Decision Making
Minyoung Ku, Roderick H. MacDonald, Deborah L. Andersen, David F. Andersen, & Michael Deegan
A report on experiments using simulations and modeling to replicate complexity in public affairs decision making.

Advancing Global Cultural Competencies: International Service Learning Within NASPAA Member Programs
Susan Appe, Nadia Rubaii, & Kerry Stamp
An examination on how to combine service learning with study abroad programs.

Philanthropic Disruptions: Changing Nonprofit Education for an Engaged Society
Peter C. Weber & Gregory R. Witkowski
Exploration of the new environment of non-profit education in a world of civil activism.

New-Student Orientations: Supporting Success and Socialization in Graduate Programs
Abraham David Benavides & Laura Keyes
An exploration of how to enhance orientation programs to improve student success.

Immersive Policy Learning: An Interactive Course Experiment
Tanya M. Kelley & Erik W. Johnston
Results of a class experiment with unfair treatment and how it taught students what it is like to make decisions as administrators.

Review of: Understanding and Managing Public Organizations, Fifth Edition
Reviewed by Jennifer F. Wood
A review of the fifth edition of Hal Rainey’s class text.




About This Journal

The Journal of Public Affairs Education (JPAE) is dedicated to advancing teaching and learning in public affairs, which includes the fields of public policy analysis, public administration, and public management. Hosted by the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance of the University of Washington and published by NASPAA, the quarterly journal features peer-reviewed scholarly articles on pedagogical, curricular, and accreditation issues pertaining to public affairs education, commentaries and symposia and book reviews. 

David Schultz, Co-Editor, Hamline University
Marieka Klawitter,
Co-Editor, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Washington

Ashley Sonoff,
Editorial Assistant, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Washington
Connie Chaplan and Kyra Freestar,
Tandem Editing LLC
Val Escher,
Freestyle Communications

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Publisher: NASPAA

NASPAA, the global standard in public service education, is a membership organization of 280 graduate programs in public policy, public affairs and public administration located across the U.S. and around the globe. NASPAA’s mission is to ensure excellence in public service education and promote the ideal of public service, and it is the specialized accreditor of master degree programs in public affairs. NASPAA publishes JPAE in order to bring the best scholarship on teaching and quality directly into the hands of our membership and profession.




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