School of Public Affairs

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A Passion for Education Reform

I am passionate about educational reform and aspire to lead a large agency where I can influence educational discourse and policy. SPA’s MPA is helping me develop my leadership skills and pursue my profession of purpose.

Faculty

Early Childcare Policy Explainer

SPA Assistant Professor Taryn Morrissey's work centers on examining and improving public policies for vulnerable children. Ongoing research examines the social determinants of food insecurity and obesity, and the impacts of neighborhood poverty and family instability on children's development. She is one of the authors of the book, Cradle to Kindergarten: A New Plan to Combat Inequality.

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17 books published by SPA faculty in 2015-16

100 published academic journal articles written by SPA faculty in 2015-16

5,000 plus SPA media mentions in 2015-16

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Research

New Book Highlights Stories Behind Most Significant Legal Rulings in Europe

A new book written by SPA Professor Bill Davies and AU Law Professor Fernanda Nicola highlights some of the most significant EU rulings ever made.

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International

Improving democracy through participation in constitution-making

SIS and SPA professors collaborate on a new book that explores how the process of writing a new constitution impacts a nation’s level of democracy.

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Rivals for Power

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AU School of Public Affairs in the Media

  • Kimberly Cowell-Meyers, SPA assistant professor, wrote in a Washington Post op-ed that the U.K. election may have a destabilizing effect on Northern Ireland.

  • Chris Edelson, SPA assistant professor, appeared on VOA News to discuss former FBI Director James Comey's Capitol Hill testimony.

  • Paul Bledsoe, adjunct professorial lecturer in SPA's Center for Environmental Policy, spoke to The Economist about the United States' exit from the Paris Climate Agreement.