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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 23, No. 1


Teaching Our Students about Evidence
Marieka Klawitter 

Public Administration in the Age of Trump
David Schultz


I Can’t Believe I Haven’t Been Asked This Question Before: Bringing “Why Government?” and
“Which Government?” to the Classroom

Michael Thom

Beyond the Case Method in Public Affairs Education: Unexpected Benefits of Student-Written Cases
Maite Careaga, Nadia Rubaii, & Santiago Leyva 

In Proximity to Professionalism: A Regional Analysis of Master of Public Administration
Programs and Local Government Management

Christian L . Janousek

Core Competencies in Master of Public Administration Programs: Perspectives from Local
Government Managers

Brittany Haupt, Naim Kapucu, & Qian Hu

On-Campus Versus Hybrid Courses in a Master of Public Administration Program
Karl Nollenberger 

Rubrics as a Foundation for Assessing Student Competencies: One Public Administration
Program’s Creative Exercise

Billie Sandberg & Kevin Kecskes 


Review of What Is Philanthropy?
Ashley E . Nickels



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


Alexis Howell, Editorial Assistant
Julie Van Pelt,
Copy Editor
Val Escher,
Freestyle Communications

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Publisher: NASPAA

NASPAA, the global standard in public service education, is a membership organization of over 300 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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