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We promote the ideal of public service globally. We want the best prepared students to enter public service, and we want the best faculty to teach and research in our field. Everything we do focuses on these goals.

NASPAA Career Professionals Conference 2023

Hosted by North Carolina Central University

Nov 30- Dec 1, 2023 Durham NC


Save the Date for the 2023 Admissions Professional Meeting!

2023 NASPAA Admissions Meeting

Hosted by University of Maryland

NASPAA's Admissions Professionals Meeting is a one-day annual gathering for member schools to discuss issues and trends pertaining to admissions, such as recruiting and financial aid.  Program directors from schools without dedicated admissions staff are welcome!

Call for proposals due on May 3, 2023 11:59 PM ET

Save the Date! NASPAA 2023 Annual Conference

October 11-13, 2023 Pittsburgh, PA

Save the date!  NASPAA's 2023 Annual Conference will be held at the Omni Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA October 11-13, 2023.  We look forward to seeing you there!

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Simulation efficacy and applicability: Reported learning from a virtual computer-based pandemic simulation on skill-based competencies among public affairs students

Christina Barsky
Dana Michael Harsell
Supriya Golas
Journal of Public Affairs Education
Journal Article Case Study

Founder or flounder: When board and founder relationship impact nonprofit performance

Del M. N. Bharath
Sue Carter Kahl
Journal of Public Affairs Education
Journal Article Cross-sectoral engagement

Bridging the academic-practitioner divide: Findings from a survey of public administration faculty and practitioners

Jessica Ancira
Nandhini Rangarajan
Patricia Shields
Journal of Public Affairs Education