SPA students, alumni and faculty present at ASPA in Seattle!


Nicole Boryczka

Fourteen current students, faculty and alumni from the ASU School of Public Affairs presented their research at the annual American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) conference. The conference, which ran from March 18th through March 22nd in Seattle, Washington, welcomed academic researchers as well as current practitioners in the public sector to meet, discuss research, and learn new best practices. Student presenters included Chul Hyun Park (pictured), Hyunjung Ji and Tanya Kelley. Previous SPA Ph.D. graduates who also presented or co-wrote presented works included Kandyce Fernandez, Patsy Kraeger, Charlene Roach, Robbie Robichau, Meghna Sabharwal and Jing Wang. In addition, five faculty members also presented their findings. US News & World Report recently ranked ASU’s Master of Public Administration degree program #13 nationally among schools in our discipline. Research productivity is an important component of how programs are ranked. Congratulations to all our faculty and student presenters!