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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. 3


Alternative Facts and Public Affairs
David Schultz


Directing Public Affairs Programs

Lori A. Brainard, Guest Editor


Navigating the Multiple Roles of the MPA Director: Perspectives and Lessons

Thomas J. Vicino

Are We Having Fun Yet? Exploring the Motivations, Challenges, and Rewards of MPA and MPP Program Directors in the United States
Jerri Killian & Mary Wenning

The Challenges and Rewards of Service: Job Satisfaction among Public Affairs Program Directors
Lori A. Brainard & Donna Lind Infeld

Gender and the Role of Directors of Public Administration and Policy Programs
Bonnie Stabile, Jessica Terman, & Catherine Kuerbitz

Beyond the Usual Complaints: The Front-Line Challenges and Opportunities of Small MPA Programs
Michelle Pautz & Grant Neeley

The Capacity and Constraints of Small MPA Programs: A Survey of Program Directors
William Hatcher, Wesley L. Meares, & Victoria Gordon

Gender Differences in the Leadership Styles of MPA Directors
Meghna Sabharwal, Helisse Levine, & Maria J. D’Agostino


Paying It Forward: The Role of Student Philanthropy Course Activities on Civic Outcomes
Jodi Benenson & Erika Moldow

Information Technology Strategy and Management Curricula in Public Administration Education in Latin America
Gabriel Purón-Cid


Review of A Presidential Civil Service: FDR’s Liaison Office for Personnel Management
by Mordecai Lee

Michael W. Popejoy



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Building on a rich tradition of education for public service and on its location in the nation’s capital, just a few blocks west of the White House, the George Washington University offers a superior education for students wishing to pursue public affairs-oriented academic programs. George Washington University serves as the host institution of Lori A. Brainard, our guest editor for our symposium on Directing Public Affairs Programs.

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


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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