Recent JPAE Articles

Journal Article Simulations

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

Journal of Public Affairs Education

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 Department of Public Administration at NC State University and the Department of Political Science at Augusta University, the quarterly journal features peer-reviewed scholarly articles on pedagogical, curricular, and accreditation issues pertaining to public affairs education, commentaries, symposia, and book reviews.  

JPAE is the official journal of the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA).  The journal is dedicated to advancing the scholarship of public administration education.  Public affairs is a field of practice, and as practitioners and scholars, we need to engage continually in discussions that seek to strengthen instruction.  JPAE fulfills a vital role in our field by serving as the top research journal for this dialogue on pedagogy.  Thus, the mission of the journal is to be a forum for scholarly discussions on teaching the public affairs programs. The journal welcomes manuscripts that report research on pedagogy in public affairs programs; the administration of public affairs programs; issues facing instructors in the classroom; trends in the field of public administration; case studies that illustrate public administration principles in practice; and other vital topics.



Bruce D. McDonald, III - North Carolina State University, USA

William Hatcher - Augusta University, USA

International and Engagement Editor:

Kendra Stewart - College of Charleston, USA

Case Studies Editor:

Sean McCandless - University of Illinois Springfield, USA  

Book Review Editors:

Rachel Emas - Rutgers University, USA Stephanie Dolamore - Gallaudet University, USA

Social Media Editor:

Megan E. Hatch - Cleveland State University, USA

Assistant Editor:

Michaela Abbott -  North Carolina State University, USA


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How faculty, students, and staff in NASPAA member programs access JPAE

JPAE access will remain free for all faculty, students, and staff in NASPAA member programs. Make sure you are logged onto your library's network, search for the Journal of Public Affairs Education, and you will have automatic access. The Taylor & Francis system will recognize your university's IP address as being a NASPAA member (so you should therefore log into your school's network in order to access future JPAE issues.) If you have any access issues, please see your university librarian.

Please note: there are now two options for JPAE access by NASPAA member schools: electronic access is available for free to all NASPAA member school faculty, staff and students. University libraries and perhaps the schools themselves may want to SEPARATELY obtain a HARD copy subscription to the journal. The cost of hard copies in NOT covered in the JPAE access agreement for all NASPAA members, and must be paid for separately."