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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.



Congratulations to Site Winning Teams of #NBSim2020 Competition

The site winning teams of the February 29 and March 7 competitions will advance to the Global Super Judge Round, where one team will be selected as the 2020 NASPAA-Batten Student simulation Competition winner. Stay tuned! 


NASPAA’s Fall Conference WILL Go on!

The 2020 NASPAA Annual Conference theme is "Building the New Civic Square." NASPAA is pleased to be co-locating this year with the Section on Public Administration Education of ASPA’s Teaching Public Administration Conference (TPAC). Deadline for panel proposals extended to Friday, May 1, 2020. View proposal submission details


Online Resources for MPA/MPP Programs During Covid-19

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Recent JPAE Articles

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Journal Article Research

Why gender and research productivity matters in academia: Exploring evidence from NASPAA-accredited schools

Gina Scutelnicu
Hillary J. Knepper
Rebecca Tekula
Journal of Public Affairs Education
Journal Article Gender

The invisible challenges: Gender differences among public administration faculty

Beth M. Rauhaus
Isla A. Schuchs Carr
Journal of Public Affairs Education
Journal Article Nonprofit

Nonprofit graduate education: Who gets the degree and why?

Amanda Stewart
Kerry Kuenzi
Marlene Walk
Journal of Public Affairs Education