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4th Annual Voinovich Public Innovation Challenge

Faculty or professional staff: Got a great idea related to COVID-19 response or recovery?

Compete in the 4th Annual Sen. George Voinovich Public Innovation Challenge for a chance to present your idea at 2020 NASPAA Virtual Conference and $10,000 award to launch or continue growing your innovation. The Voinovich Public Innovation Challenge is an annual event that highlights exciting new strategies for enhancing student education, addressing unmet needs, advancing knowledge, and/or improving programmatic efficiency or effectiveness. This year, we're focusing on COVID-19 and the related economic crisis.  Learn more

Election Administration Flyer

2020 Virtual Election Administration Meeting

August 14, 2020. Register Today!

Preparing students to vote during Covid19 and much more! NASPAA in conjunction with the Students Learn Students Vote Coalition are hosting a Virtual Election Administration meeting on August 14, 2020. Registration is open now. More details


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October 14, 2020

NASPAA is excited to announce the fifth class of NASPAA NEXT is now accepting nominations. NASPAA NEXT will be a part of the NASPAA’s 2020 Virtual Annual Conference on Wednesday, October 14. The three-hour workshop (1pm to 4pm Eastern Daylight Time), will provide emerging leaders in their departments or programs with practical tools that will enable them to become more engaged and dynamic members of their campuses and communities. Participation in NASPAA NEXT is by invitation only, and invitations are based on recommendations from deans and other senior faculty, professional reputation and scholarly research, as well as participation in NASPAA activities.  Learn more


NASPAA’s Fall Conference Goes Virtual!


In light of the COVID-19 global public health crisis, the 2020 NASPAA Annual Conference will be held as a VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE this year to ensure the safety and accessibility of the NASPAA community. Although, we are not able to gather in-person in Chicago this year, we are excited to be able to learn and connect virtually in a new, innovative, and sustainable way! Learn more  

Online Resources for MPA/MPP Programs During Covid-19

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Pandemic Simulation Webinar

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Recent JPAE Articles

Stay up to date on the research 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
Journal Article Doctoral

An analysis of gender differences in public administration doctoral dissertation research

Jung Ah (Claire) Yun
Lindsey M. McDougle
Madinah F. Hamidullah
Journal of Public Affairs Education
JPAE- Guest Editorial Curriculum

Financial condition analysis: A key tool in the MPA curriculum

Carol Ebdon
Craig S. Maher
John R. Bartle
Journal of Public Affairs Education