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Meet Verna Smith, new COPRA member!

Verna Smith, Ph.D. Director, Master’s Programmes Victoria University of Wellington Verna Smith is Director of the Master’s Programmes and Senior Lecturer in Public Policy for the School of Government at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. She has qualifications…

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Meet Shawn Flanigan, new COPRA member!

Shawn Flanigan, Ph.D. Professor, School of Public Affairs San Diego State University Shawn Flanigan is a Professor of Public Affairs. She received her Ph.D. in Public Administration and Policy from the University at Albany, after receiving her Master of Public…

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RECAP: NASPAA Site Visitor Training at Virginia Commonwealth University

The Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) hosted NASPAA for a Site Visitor Training on August 3, 2018. This partnership was initiated by Dr. Susan Gooden, Interim Dean of the Wilder School and former…

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COPRA Seeks Consultants!

COPRA is pleased to announce a RFP to design and present a day-long educational seminar focused on strategic program management and pedagogy in public service education at the INPAE conference in Guadalajara, Mexico in May 2018. The goal of the seminar is…

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2015-16 Annual Accreditation Data Report Released!

COPRA is pleased to release its sixth Annual Accreditation Data Report! The 2015-16 Report provides increased insight into the public affairs field, and the faculty, students, and alumni of our accredited programs. Thank you to each NASPAA-accredited program for providing the data…

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Meet Dana Harsell, new COPRA member!

Dana Michael Harsell, Ph.D. Associate Professor and MPA Director University of North Dakota Dana Michael Harsell is an Associate Professor and Director of the Master in Public Administration Program in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at the University…

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Meet Josefina Brunicelli, new COPRA member!

Josefina Brunicelli Profesor de Planta Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración Josefina Bruni Celli is Ph.D Public Administration, New York University (2001); MBA with concentration in Public Services and Public Enterprises, IESA (1988); B.A, Political Science Yale University (1983). As full…

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Meet Kathrene Hansen Kin, new COPRA member!

Kathrene Hansen Kin Executive Director Greater Los Angeles Federal Executive Board President Kennedy established Federal Executive Boards (FEBs) in 1961 to strengthen the management and administration of Federal activities and improve intergovernmental coordination at the local level.  There are 28…

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Meet Bill Rivenbark, new COPRA member!

  William C. Rivenbark Professor of Public Administration and Government MPA Program Director The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill   Bill Rivenbark joined the School of Government (then the Institute of Government) in 1999. Prior to that, he…

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Meet Peter Ngwafu, New COPRA member!

Peter Ngwafu, PhD Director, Master of Public Administration Program Professor of Public Administration History, Political Science & Public Administration Albany State University   Peter Ajongwa Ngwafu, is a Professor of Public Administration and Director of the Master of Public Administration…

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