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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Jan 31, 2018
Student of the Month: Olivia Zalecki
Meet Olivia Zalecki, a junior double majoring in Chinese and International Politics and our student of the month. She is a Caldwell Fellow, founder and president of Adopted Students Union at NC State, and has studied abroad in China and England. She aspires to work in government in the area of international relations.
Jan 11, 2018
Online Leadership in the Public Sector Program Moves Up in National Rankings
NC State's Leadership in the Public Sector program jumped 32 spots in U.S. News and World Report's national ranking of online degree programs.