Recent JPAE Articles

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

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 

William Hatcher - Augusta University

International and Engagement Editor:

Kendra Stewart - College of Charleston

Case Studies Editor: 

Stephen Kleinschmit - University of Illinois- Chicago

Book Review Editor: 

Jessica Terman - George Mason University 

Social Media Editor: 

Alicia Schatteman - Northern Illinois University

Assistant Editor: 

Winn Decker - North Carolina State University

Journal of Public Affairs Education Midyear Report - 2018 Journal of Public Affairs Education Annual Report - 2018

How to Access JPAE Online 

Simply go to: to view, download, and print the articles which interest you. 


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."