The overarching purpose of the School of Public and International Affairs is to fuse research with teaching. In the process, through internships and other experiential learning, we are preparing the next generation of problem solvers.
Curiosity, Commitment Define Couple’s Marriage — and Their Philanthropy
Enthusiastic to share what they’ve learned with others, Charlie and Marty Coe have thrived as educators – Charlie as a public administration professor at NC State and Marty as a high school world history instructor. Now retired, the couple wants to ensure that other scholars have the appropriate resources to continue creating and sharing knowledge.
Collaborative Research Project Aims to Improve Child Welfare in NC
Researchers from public administration, psychology, social work and sociology have partnered to study the state’s Community Child Protection Teams (CCPTs). North Carolina statute mandates CCPTs in each of North Carolina’s 100 counties. CCPTs look for community-based solutions to child abuse and neglect. The NC State research group, through focus groups, interviews and surveys, is studying how effectively CCPTs function in North Carolina and whether alternative models should be considered.
A Passion for Service, Activism
Fall 2016 graduate Jonique Lyles said a degree in political science was the perfect avenue to explore her passion for service, activism and helping communities grow and develop. As an undergraduate, she found her niche working with campus groups such as the Christian Mentoring Association, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Student Government, and the African American Cultural Center as an AYA Ambassador.
Moms More Likely Than Dads to Favor Diverse, Neighborhood Schools
In the first empirical study on gender and school assignment, NC State researchers find that mothers are more likely than fathers to favor both school diversity and so-called neighborhood schools. The study also finds that mothers are more likely to be concerned about challenges, dangers and uncertainty related to school assignments.
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Mar 10, 2017
Public Administration Graduate Secretary Mac McGee Retires After 17 Years
During a networking event on February 9th at H-Street Kitchen, the School of Public and International Affairs took special time out to recognize and celebrate Mac McGee, who retired as graduate secretary from the public administration department. Faculty, alumni, and students attended the event to thank Mac for his service to NC State.
Feb 16, 2017
SPIA Welcomes New Faculty Member Dr. Jessica Liao
The School of Public and International Affairs welcomes its newest faculty member, Dr. Jessica Liao! Professor Liao previously taught at George Washington University and was a visiting fellow at Monash […]