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We R Arts and Sciences: Asiha Grigsby

Asiha Grigsby"I was initially drawn to the prestigious name of Rutgers, and ended up falling in love with the small, intimate Camden campus and the collaborative style of the international public service and development program," Says Asiha Grigsby, a recent graduate of the MPA program. Read more ...

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Dr. Brandi Blessett’s Role as Program Valuator for ReNew Camden Highlighted in Courier-Post

Assistant Professor Brandi Blessett’s work as a program valuator for ReNew Camden was highlighted in a Courier-Post article. Dr. Blessett highlighted the key role of ReNew Camden in helping convicts transfer back to society. She highlighted the need for such a program, arguing: “It’s a tough task for someone to do on their own, especially those who … Read more …
Posted at 1:40 p.m. Oct. 20, 2015, in Faculty News, News

Dr. Michael Hayes Featured on NBC10 to Discuss Affordable Care Act Ruling

Assistant Professor Michael Hayes was interviewed on NBC10 to discuss the impact of the Supreme Court ruling upholding a key provision of the Affordable Care Act. See the full interview here. 
Posted at 1:36 p.m. Oct. 20, 2015, in Faculty News, News

DPPA Graduate certificates granted to the first cohort of students

Rutgers University-Camden department of Public Policy and Administration granted graduate certificates to the first cohort of students.  The program, an 18 hour certificate in community development, takes place at the Centro Para Puerto Rico in San Juan in a hybrid format over a 12 month period of time.Diálogo periódico digital de la Universidad de Puerto … Read more …
Posted at 10:52 a.m. June 16, 2015, in News, Student News

2015 Pi Alpha Alpha Induction

Graduates and their guests joined DPPA faculty and staff for the annual Graduation Reception and Celebration held May 19, 2015 in the Campus Center.  Picture here are the 2015 Pi Alpha Alpha inductees, the National Honor Society in Public Affairs and Administration.  These students demonstrated significant academic achievement while completing the MPA degree.  Congratulations!!​
Posted at 10:44 a.m. June 5, 2015, in News, Student News

Rutgers–Camden Ph.D. Student Serves as Guest Editor for Journal of Public Affairs Education

Community development is traditionally a subfield of social work, sociology, and urban planning curricula.“However, it is also a relatively small but extremely important subfield in public policy, public affairs, and public administration,” explains Nickels, a Ph.D. candidate in Rutgers University–Camden’s public affairs-community development program. To draw attention to the important role of community development in public … Read more …
Posted at 2:01 p.m. May 28, 2015, in News, Student News

Rutgers DPPA graduate students participated in the Urban Affairs Association annual meeting in Miami

A delegation of 17 faculty and students from Rutgers-Camden attended the Urban Affairs Association annual meeting in Miami, FL, April 8 – April 11. Adam Okulicz-Kozaryn, Assistant Professor – Racial Diversity and Happiness: Add Health Panel evidence Ashley E. Nickels, PhD Candidate – Detroit Snob: An Intersectional Activist’s View of the City Brandi Blessett, Assistant Professor – The … Read more …
Posted at 12:24 p.m. April 14, 2015, in Faculty News, Student News