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Arizona State University’s School of Public Affairs has climbed to No. 2 in the U.S. and No. 4 globally for research on public administration, according to the 2020 Shanghai University Academic...Read more

Meghna Sabharwal, who received her PhD in public administration from ASU’s School of Public Affairs (SPA) in 2008, was recently promoted from associate professor to full professor at the...Read more

Evgenia Gorina, who received her PhD in public administration and policy in 2013 from ASU’s School of Public Affairs (SPA), was recently promoted from assistant professor to associate professor at...Read more

Oscar Hernandez’s efforts to help meet the educational needs of undocumented students earned recognition from ASU when he was named a 2017-2018 Spirit of Service Scholar, an honor bestowed...Read more

Donald Siegel , Foundation Professor of Public Policy and Management and director of the School of Public Affairs (SPA), has been elected dean of the Fellows of the Academy of Management (AOM)....Read more

Belinda Escalante is the youth transition director for Opportunities for Youth (OFY). She received master’s degrees from ASU’s School of Social Work (SSW, policy, administration and community...Read more

A specialist in Christian ethics from the Union Theological Seminary in New York City will join the ASU faculty in August as the first holder of a visiting professorship in religion and public...Read more

Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2020 graduates .

Marisa Von Holten’s Arizona State University journey took some unexpected...Read more

Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2020 graduates .

Anna Salas believes her life experiences led her to public service....Read more

Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2020 graduates .

Some people take online quizzes to find out what movie star they most...Read more

A political scientist specializing in public administration and public policy will be joining the School of Public Affairs (SPA) faculty in January 2021.

Susan Miller comes to ASU from the...Read more

Throughout the more than half century since he received his bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University, Geoffrey Gonsher dedicated his life to public service in a career of unsurpassed...Read more

Two graduating students in the doctoral program at ASU’s School of Public Affairs (SPA) each have accepted a faculty position at a major U.S. research university, SPA Director Donald Siegel...Read more

Four Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions graduate programs rose in U.S. News and World Report’s 2021 rankings , according to an announcement this week. The college's School of...Read more

Professor Daniel Schugurensky, co-director of the Participatory Governance Initiative in the ASU School of Public Affairs, was invited to address the Center for Studies in Government and Public...Read more

By Mark J. Scarp

Citing it as the best in the Southwest, Intelligent.com has ranked ASU’s Master’s in Public Policy (MPP) degree program seventh best in the nation, based on its excellence...Read more

Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego talked about her job — that it’s very rewarding but involves dealing with criticism — and encouraged students to sign up for city internships in a recent impromptu talk...Read more

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2019 commencement .

Ashley Funneman was a case manager and crisis intervention specialist working in a...Read more

Thousands of scientists are hard at work across the country, but their innovations don’t always make it out of their labs. A professor at Arizona State University has been tapped to co-chair a...Read more

For the second time in three years, a doctoral candidate from Arizona State University’s School of Public Affairs has been named an Emerging Scholar of the Network of Schools of Public Policy,...Read more

Mary K. Feeney, professor and Lincoln Professor of Ethics in ASU’s School of Public Affairs, has been selected by the National Academy of Public Administration for inclusion in its 2019 Class of...Read more

Frank Smith III arrived at Arizona State University knowing what he planned to be when he grew up.

“I joke with my friends that I wanted to be the next Ryan Seacrest,” says Smith, a Mesa,...Read more

Anniversaries are ways to mark milestones and reflect on the years and accomplishments that occur between them. A 50th anniversary is a particularly momentous occasion,...Read more

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement .

Joanna Williams didn’t travel lightly on her...Read more

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement .

Aly Perkins’ academic transcript bears the look of a...Read more

Easing the problem of homelessness will require communities to build more affordable housing, and that will require creating a new narrative with people who oppose it, according to two Arizona...Read more

Floods, fires, earthquakes and hurricanes. An Arizona State University graduate program sending professionals into the teeth of disasters was ranked the top in the nation this week by U.S. News...Read more

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. Read about more graduates .

When Hurricane Irma slammed the...Read more

A professor in the ASU School of Public Affairs will take over editing the field’s most prestigious journal in January. Mary Feeney will be the new editor of the Journal of Public Administration...Read more

Two professors in the ASU School of Public Affairs are now co-editors of the prestigious Journal of Policy Analysis and Management or JPAM, a flagship, peer-reviewed scholarly journal in the...Read more

Graduates of Arizona State University's Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions fared well in the November general election. One was elected to the U.S. Senate, two to statewide...Read more

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has awarded a three-year, $150,000 research and evaluation grant to Chris Hayter, an assistant professor in the Arizona State University School of Public...Read more

For veterans, their time in the military is often a significant part of their lives, and nobody is going to understand that service more than another veteran.

A longtime respite-care...Read more

Many people use Yelp to find a good place to eat or a trusted mechanic, but in a new study researchers delved deep into the popular online review site to better understand American child care from...Read more

Kathleen Merrigan, former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture and a leader in sustainable food systems, is the first executive director of the Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems at...Read more

Craig Calhoun, the world-renowned social scientist and former director and president of the London School of Economics and Political Science, has joined Arizona State University as University...Read more

Benigno Canze smiles and extends his hand as a woman approaches his table at a welcome reception held June 22 at the Maricopa County Security Building ballroom in downtown Phoenix.

Dressed...Read more

College was never a certainty for Frank Smith III, a first-generation college student and former foster youth.

“It was never something that was talked about...Read more

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2018 commencement .

Jimmy Arwood is no stranger to the Downtown...Read more

John Field is one of the first School of Public Affairs students to take the 4+1 program to complete a Bachelor's and Master's in 5 years.Read more

A team of five students, including one from Arizona State University, tied for second place in the 2018 NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition — the largest student public policy simulation...Read more

Assistant professor Akheil Singla goes on the record with WalletHub.com.Read more

U.S. News and World Report ranked Arizona State University’s graduate degree programs within the College of Public Service and Community Solutions among some of the best in the nation.

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This month, the Participatory Governance Initiative, part of the School of Public Affairs, brought together 250 attendees from over 15 countries for the Innovations in Participatory Democracy...Read more

The task? Stop an infectious disease from spreading throughout a four-country fictitious world. And do so in limited time with teammates you’ve just met. Welcome to the 2018 NASPAA-Batten Student...Read more

Christopher Frias will attend the Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) junior summer institute fellowship at Carnegie Mellon University this summer.Read more
Government managers from around the country came to ASU in January for a unique leadership training experience.Read more
ASU Regents' Professor's research is diverse array — sports, science, values.Read more

Arizona State University welcomed the first cohort of its new executive master of public administration program last week, bringing together a diverse group of emerging public service leaders....Read more

After graduating with master’s degree in public policy this fall, Megan Drazek begins work as an auditor at the Arizona Office of the Auditor General in January. For Drazek, Arizona State...Read more

The 350 graduates who participated in Arizona State University's College of Public Service and Community Solutions Convocation received more than recognition for their degrees Tuesday night at...Read more

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2017 commencement. See more graduates here .

Tierra McDonald grew up in a family immersed...Read more

Students collaborate with students in other disciplines on real-world projectsRead more

Frank Smith III, an Arizona State University senior majoring in political science and public policy, is one of 43 students nationwide who have been awarded the Marshall Scholarship to pursue...Read more

The Environmental Protection Agency is partnering with Arizona State University’s Sustainable Purchasing Research Initiative , or SPRI, on a website designed to help organizations interested in...Read more

Regents’ Professors are the elite of the academic world. To be awarded the distinction, scholars must be full professors, with outstanding achievements in their fields, who are nationally and...Read more

A team approach to scientific research can lead to groundbreaking results. It can also end with colleagues never working together again.

A new book by ASU Public Affairs Professor Barry...Read more

Jobs will change but people are in control, Johnson tells State of Our State ConferenceRead more

Joanna Lucio has been named associate dean of academic affairs for the Arizona State University College of Public Service and Community Solutions. Lucio is an associate professor in the School of...Read more

It started with a headline: “We asked six political scientists if Bernie Sanders would have a shot at the general election.”

Samara Klar, a political scientist who studies electoral...Read more

The Volcker Alliance unveiled their new report: "Truth and Integrity in State Budgeting" at a press conference on November 2.

Dan Hunting of ASU's Morrison Institute...Read more

Frustrating. Exhausting. Rewarding. Those were the range of emotions Scott Somers experienced during his 21 days as a member of a Phoenix rescue team dispatched by the Federal Emergency Management...Read more

Arizona State University opened its first permanent location in China this week as part of a partnership to offer degrees in tourism.

ASU now has a building on the campus of Hainan...Read more

Ramona Denby-Brinson is a professor and associate dean of research for the College of Public Service and Community Solutions. She’s leading an effort to expand research efforts within the college...Read more

Becca McCarthy entered the Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge because she wanted to gain more experience with policy outside of her classes. She got that and more.

“It was an incredibly eye-...Read more

Salvador Ortega is an ASU Online student with Arizona State University's College of Public Service and Community Solutions who lives in Franklin, Tennessee. But that didn’t stop him from joining...Read more

Federica Fusi will give a 10-minute presentation on her work to deans and school directors who could potentially hire her after graduation.Read more

American Cities and the Politics of Party Conventions is available from SUNY Press.Read more

Donald Siegel is the new director of the School of Public Affairs in the College of Public Service and Community Solutions at Arizona State University. He replaces Karen Mossberger, who remains a...Read more

Karen Mossberger plans to write a couple of books and resume research projects that had been put on hold while she served as director...Read more

A former ambassador to NATO, he will work with both sides of urgent, deadly conflictRead more

Arizona State University’s School of Public Affairs has been ranked no. 5 in the U.S. and no.13 in the world for research in public administration, according to the recently released...Read more

Researchers launch campaign to publicize best practices in 'green purchases'Read more
The ASU School of Public Affairs sponsored five MPA candidates to attend the 2nd annual event.Read more
MPA graduate Jiaqi Li traveled to D.C. for the national meeting.Read more
Congratulations on our faculty promotions, retirements and welcome to our new faculty.Read more

Aristotle Jefferson Aquinde always dreamed of being the first one in his family to earn a college degree, but had serious doubts about his goal. Then he started to work for Starbucks. He enrolled...Read more

The School of Public Affairs is proud to announce the publication of Dr. Ethan B. Kapstein's new book. He is the Senior Director for Research and Decision Analysis at ASU’s McCain Institute and...Read more

Arizona State University researchers are working to enhance the public value outcomes of conservation science research. Leah Gerber, a professor in the School of Life Sciences , will work with...Read more

Dorian Sanchez Ruiz is graduating with a master's in public administration.Read more

If there’s a checklist for a career in public service, Blaise Caudill has all the boxes marked with three asterisks next to his name.

Caudill is an exemplary graduate student with a 4.0...Read more

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement. See more graduates here .

If there’s a checklist for...Read more

Master of Public Administration student Kristen Ayers was nominated for an Outstanding Achievement and Contribution Student Award, given annually by the ASU Commission on the Status of Women (CSW...Read more

News and accomplishments from the School of Public AffairsRead more

Azfar Nisar, a 2016 graduate of the School’s doctoral program, has been awarded the prestigious Best Dissertation Award from the Public and Nonprofit Division of the Academy of...Read more

Kelsey Wilson plans to make her mark in education. Not as a teacher, but as an advocate. She’s well on her way.

The ASU Spirit of Service Scholar is active on campus. She serves on the...Read more

At the intersection of two bachelor’s degrees in political science and journalism plus a Master of Public Policy, an Arizona State University alumna pursued a career path in the public affairs and...Read more

At the intersection of two bachelor’s degrees in political science and journalism plus a Master of Public Policy, an Arizona State University alumna pursued a career path in the public affairs and...Read more

Arizona State University's School of Public Affairs is helping the city of Phoenix improve its impact on the environment by suggesting ways to make better eco-friendly purchasing decisions....Read more

The School of Public Affairs is helping the city of Phoenix improve its impact on the environment by suggesting ways to make better eco-friendly purchasing decisions.

A half-dozen...Read more

Imagine New York without cabs or Beijing without bikes. Imagine city neighborhoods without roads or buses. Now imagine ordering a T-shirt online and having it delivered via flying drone.

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A collaboration between two students in the School of Public Affairs won the best paper award at the College of Public Service and Community Solutions Second Doctoral Conference.

Federica...Read more

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2016 commencement. See more graduates here .

Dominic Santiago Luna says that the greatest lesson his parents taught him was to...Read more

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2016 commencement. See more graduates here .

Dominic Santiago Luna says that the greatest lesson...Read more

In 2015, the Volcker Alliance conducted an evaluation of three state’s budgeting practices. Now that work is going nationwide and Arizona State University’s Center for Urban Innovation is one of...Read more

In 2015, the Volcker Alliance conducted an evaluation of three state’s budgeting practices. Now that work is going nationwide and Arizona State University’s Center for Urban Innovation is one of...Read more

The Fall semester was full of accomplishments and highlights for our faculty and students. Here's a glimpse at what we're celebrating this semester.Read more

Dominic Papa, representing The Institute for Digital Progress, the nonprofit smart city solutions partner to the City of Phoenix at this international conference, highlighted the exciting smart...Read more

The city of Phoenix recently paid $14,000 to renew its membership in the Local Government Research Collaborative, which unites research, innovation and solutions to help solve local government...Read more

The No. 1 ranked university for innovation by U.S. News and World Report is now offering an Executive Master of Public Administration degree that features a Washington, D.C. component. It’s...Read more

Betrayal and Conquer, An American Story of Courage and Resilience

Monday December 5, 2015

12:00 pm

UCENT 480A

411 North Central Avenue

The School of Public...Read more

The No. 1 ranked university for innovation by U.S. News and World Report is now offering an Executive Master of Public Administration degree that features a Washington, D.C. component. It’s...Read more

From research on local government to global carbon emissions, ASU’s School of Public Affairs was well represented by faculty and students at the 38th annual fall research conference of the...Read more

The ASU School of Public Affairs congratulates our school director and a board member of our Alliance for Innovation partnership on their recent election as new fellows of the National Academy of...Read more

Brooke Wheeler (‘16) was an intern with the Maricopa County Treasurer’s Office as part of the Maricopa County Leadership and Education Advancing Public Service program where she designed and implemented a records management program that resulted in a savings.Read more
This is the first of a three-part series examining the work that ASU is doing in the realm of water as a resource in the arid West. We’ll explore solutions, but first we look at the current situation and how we got here.Read more

The Federal Aviation Administration released new rules regulating commercial drone use last week. Though many of these rules don't apply to the general drone hobbyist, they show a way forward for...Read more

As an Arizona native with nostalgic ties to Arizona State University, alumna Jovanna Anzaldua has a long family history at the university. She remembers exploring the campus as a child when her...Read more

The same month that Andrew Hanus finished serving six years in the U.S. Air Force, he began his undergraduate degree program at Arizona State University. By the following year, the 26-year-old was...Read more

Kevin Desouza, Foundation Professor in the School of Public Affairs shares findings from the #IdeasToRetire project: that government is stymied by outmoded ideas and can do better.Read more

Arizona State University alumnus Andrew F. Ortiz is a recipient of the prestigious 2016 Ellis Island Medal of Honor . The Ellis Island Medals of Honor are awarded to individuals who assist the...Read more

First Friday attracts thousands of people to Roosevelt Row in downtown Phoenix each month. Many people come for the art, atmosphere, music and food. ASU students Morgan Maxwell and Omar...Read more

Forbes magazine named Anna Maria Chavez one of the world’s 50 greatest leaders for 2016 for transforming the world and inspiring others to do the same. The CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA shares...Read more

Mahalia Newmark says the strong women in her life inspired a paper that won the Vine Deloria Jr. Student Paper Competition at the Western Social Sciences Association Conference in April.

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Helping others is a quality that resonates in Imelda Ojeda.

That’s why she chose to pursue dual master’s degrees in public administration and social work in Arizona State University's...Read more

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.Read more

EDITORS NOTE: The purpose behind this story is to highlight innovative teaching methods that make a difference in the classroom. The instructor of this course, Erik Johnston, was given the 2015...Read more

Arizona State University’s education and public affairs graduate programs broke into the top 15 and joined the university’s law school and fine arts program in jumping to higher spots in the...Read more

On Saturday, February 27, the School of Public Affairs served as the Southwestern host for the 2016 NASPAA Student Simulation Competition . This is the second year that NASPAA has organized and...Read more

Beginning in mid-June, Arizona State University will host 50 of Africa’s brightest emerging leaders for six-week academic and leadership institutes sponsored by the U.S. Department of State....Read more

Shawn Novak is an associate clinical professor in the School of Public Affairs, part of the College of Public Service and Community Solutions at Arizona State University. In this podcast, Shawn...Read more

Join the nation’s premier graduate program in urban management leadership—a selective fellowship combining an MPA with a two-year management internship. Applications due Feb. 22.

Some of...Read more

As the application deadline for the Arizona State University School of Public Affairs Marvin Andrews Fellowship in Urban Management approaches, current Fellow Craig Dudek reflected on what the Fellowship has meant to him.Read more

Remember for whom you work when you enter a career in public service. That was the theme of a talk given by former Senator Jon Kyl to students on Arizona State University’s Downtown Phoenix campus...Read more

Arizona’s newest lawmaker is a social work and community advocate from Tempe and a graduate of the College of Public Service and Community Solutions. Celest Plumlee was appointed by the Maricopa...Read more

A participatory democracy is different than a representative democracy in that citizens are directly involved in the political decisions and policies that affect them.

“It really shows how...Read more

More than 250 graduates will walk across the stage this fall as part of Arizona State University's College of Public Service and Community Solutions fall convocation. Among them are four women who...Read more

On December 3 ten ASU students completed semester long internships with various Maricopa County, Arizona governmental agencies as part of the MCLEAPS Internship Program (Maricopa County Leadership...Read more

With involvement in a variety of areas, Leonor Camarena exemplifies the interdisciplinary spirit of ASU.

As part of her Barrett thesis, Camarena addressed issues of inequality in the ROTC...Read more

On December 3-5, 2015 the Participatory Governance Initiative of Arizona State University (ASU) hosted the 4th International Conference "By the People": Participatory democracy, civic...Read more

Catch up on the latest research and community engagement news from the School of Public Affairs fall 2015 magazine.Read more

David Swindell, associate professor and director of the Center for Urban Innovation, was awarded the NASPAA Public Service Matters Spotlight Award at the annual conference last week. The award...Read more

The School of Public Affairs is honored to be a regional host for NASPAA’s Second Annual Student Simulation Competition. On Saturday, February 27 graduate students from NASPAA schools across the...Read more

ASU’s School of Public Affairs is part of a unique partnership that blends research and innovative practice for local government management.

The School of Public Affairs and its Center for...Read more

David Swindell is part of a team of 50 researchers from 15 institutions led by ASU professors to investigate how cities can endure and bounce back from storms like Joaquin, Sandy and Katrina.Read more

Arizona State University students Andrew Sypher and Zachary McCutcheon traveled to Harvard University last week as part of a national effort fostering youth political engagement. They joined...Read more

Couple endow directorship for first program to integrate civilian and military leadership training for service-oriented undergraduates

Arizona State University President...Read more

As the climate in the Southwest becomes hotter and drier, water will become an ever more precious resource, demanded by people with competing interests.

Ranchers and farmers could see...Read more

It’s the first day of classes at Arizona State University. You are a first-year professor. Your goal: to be that valued instructor who meets each individual’s needs.

No small challenge for...Read more

“You are a part of the solution.”

That was the message from College of Public Service and Community Solutions dean Jonathan Koppell who welcomed new freshmen to the college at a ceremony...Read more

Twenty-five young community leaders from Africa recently spent six weeks in Arizona for intensive hands-on education and leadership training with the ASU College of Public Service and Community...Read more

The greater Phoenix-metro area and its government will soon become a lot more technologically advanced, and Arizona State University alumnus Dominic Papa is helping to usher in this tech...Read more

FiveThirtyEight , an award-winning political news blog, published an article highlighting anaylsis by Chris Herbst, an associate professor in the School of Public Affairs. The analysis challeges...Read more

Ed Pastor grabs a white board marker and begins to write on a conference room wall. For the majority of his 23 years in Congress, Pastor maintained an office on the first floor of the nine story...Read more

The rapid growth of technology will impact our lives in meaningful ways. At the same time it poses a challenge for state and local governments that are charged with establishing rules and...Read more

In the not-too-distant future, it will become commonplace to see a car drive by with no one at the wheel. Or perhaps no one inside at all.

Self-driving cars are coming, and reports are...Read more

A cohort of more than 50 professionals from the Department of Child Safety recently received their Certified Public Manager credential through a program offered by Arizona State University’s Bob...Read more

You’ve heard the stereotype of ticket scalpers – that they’re lone wolves waiting to prey on people with overpriced access to the events we want to see.

Pretty accurate, right?

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Google revealed its first self-driving car at the company’s California headquarters earlier this year. Autonomous vehicles are expected to become the prevailing mode of transportation by 2035. But...Read more

Google revealed its first self-driving car at the company’s California headquarters earlier this year. Autonomous vehicles are expected to become the prevailing mode of transportation by 2035. But...Read more

The only diploma hanging on the wall in Barry Bozeman’s office is from Palm Beach Junior College.

“My goal was to be a baseball player and the better teams tended to be at community...Read more

Five students exemplify a commitment to public service and innovative thinking, finding solutions for the challenges in our community. They join more than 850 students graduating from the...Read more

When Frank Smith got into trouble growing up, he was made to pay a peculiar penance.

“My stepdad would sit me in front of the TV and make me watch the news,” said Smith, now a junior at...Read more

ASU student Will Novak has a plan to beautify the 181 miles of canals that run through Phoenix.

The project recently received an ASU Innovation Challenge grant, which awarded him $2,000...Read more

An innovative partnership between Arizona State University and the Heard Museum in Phoenix is giving Native American students the opportunity to gain professional experience before they graduate...Read more

Last year, students at Phoenix Union Bioscience High School got an unusual opportunity. Believing that one of the best ways to learn democracy is by doing it, Principal Quintin Boyce offered a...Read more

Last year, students at Phoenix Union Bioscience High School got an unusual opportunity. Believing that one of the best ways to learn democracy is by doing it, Principal Quintin Boyce offered a...Read more

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, driving under the influence of marijuana and other drugs is on the rise in the United States, as well as the number of fatal...Read more

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, driving under the influence of marijuana and other drugs is on the rise in the United States, as well as the number of fatal...Read more

The upcoming ASU Annual Public Finance Conference, March 12-13 in downtown Phoenix, will bring together experts from around the country to explore innovations in public finance. Attendees have the...Read more

The upcoming ASU Annual Public Finance Conference, March 12-13 in downtown Phoenix, will bring together experts from around the country to explore innovations in public finance. Attendees have the...Read more

Chris Herbst spent countless hours tracking down, reading and analyzing thousands of pages of government documents as part of his research on a World War II program that provided quality, low-cost...Read more

Chris Herbst spent countless hours tracking down, reading and analyzing thousands of pages of government documents as part of his research on a World War II program that provided quality, low-cost...Read more

Susan Clark-Johnson, former executive director of Morrison Institute for Public Policy, a professor of journalism at Arizona State University and a longtime journalist who capped her storied...Read more

Susan Clark-Johnson, former executive director of Morrison Institute for Public Policy, a professor of journalism at Arizona State University and a longtime journalist who capped her storied...Read more

Finding new and innovative ways to deliver public services is a challenge for many city and county managers, especially if it involves partnering with another government, nonprofit or company....Read more

Finding new and innovative ways to deliver public services is a challenge for many city and county managers, especially if it involves partnering with another government, nonprofit or company....Read more

Recovery does not equal resiliency. This was one of the key takeaways from the Alliance for Innovation’s 2014 BIG Ideas conference, a gathering of more than 100 thought leaders from the public and...Read more

Recovery does not equal resiliency. This was one of the key takeaways from the Alliance for Innovation’s 2014 BIG Ideas conference, a gathering of more than 100 thought leaders from the public and...Read more

The research of Arizona State University public affairs professor Christ Herbst was featured by the White House during its summit on early childhood education Dec. 10.

Herbst has written...Read more

The research of Arizona State University public affairs professor Christ Herbst was featured by the White House during its summit on early childhood education Dec. 10.

Herbst has written...Read more

Four outstanding graduates of Arizona State University’s College of Public Programs are on a mission to effect change across the spectrum of public service.

Read on to learn more about...Read more

Four outstanding graduates of Arizona State University’s College of Public Programs are on a mission to effect change across the spectrum of public service.

Read on to learn more about...Read more

Mary Feeney enjoys teaching undergraduate students about nonprofits. After all, the tax exempt organizations are an important part of American society. Nonprofits raise awareness about social...Read more

Mary Feeney enjoys teaching undergraduate students about nonprofits. After all, the tax exempt organizations are an important part of American society. Nonprofits raise awareness about social...Read more

Jordan Bates, doctoral student in applied mathematics and research associate at the Center for Policy Informatics at Arizona State University, was part of the winning team at September’s Hacks 4...Read more

Jordan Bates, doctoral student in applied mathematics and research associate at the Center for Policy Informatics at Arizona State University, was part of the winning team at September’s Hacks 4...Read more

The Kyl Center for Water Policy at Arizona State University’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy was officially launched Nov. 14, made possible by a $1 million gift from the Morrison family,...Read more

The Kyl Center for Water Policy at Arizona State University’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy was officially launched Nov. 14, made possible by a $1 million gift from the Morrison family,...Read more

Maria Harper-Marinick and Sharon Megdal were named Morrison Institute Distinguished Fellows at the State of Our State Conference and Luncheon, Friday, Nov. 7.

“We are so pleased both...Read more

Maria Harper-Marinick and Sharon Megdal were named Morrison Institute Distinguished Fellows at the State of Our State Conference and Luncheon, Friday, Nov. 7.

“We are so pleased both...Read more

Despite the defeat of two recent ballot measures and continued heavy spending by the food industry to avoid required labeling of genetically modified foods, activists continue the push forward....Read more

Despite the defeat of two recent ballot measures and continued heavy spending by the food industry to avoid required labeling of genetically modified foods, activists continue the push forward....Read more

In his 2013 State of the Union address, President Obama said that through a collaborative effort among the United States and its allies, the ability to end extreme poverty within the next two...Read more

In his 2013 State of the Union address, President Obama said that through a collaborative effort among the United States and its allies, the ability to end extreme poverty within the next two...Read more

Arizona State University has received a $750,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to establish the American Experience Initiative – a multi-platform collaborative model for cross-cultural...Read more

Arizona State University has received a $750,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to establish the American Experience Initiative – a multi-platform collaborative model for cross-cultural...Read more

Researchers in the College of Public Programs’ Center for Policy Informatics (CPI) have been awarded two $10,000 seed grants by Arizona State University’s Office of the Vice President for...Read more

Researchers in the College of Public Programs’ Center for Policy Informatics (CPI) have been awarded two $10,000 seed grants by Arizona State University’s Office of the Vice President for...Read more

As massive military action in the war on terror takes a turn toward retrenchment, threats to national and global security are not dissipating. This puts a challenge to policymakers: Is it possible...Read more

As massive military action in the war on terror takes a turn toward retrenchment, threats to national and global security are not dissipating. This puts a challenge to policymakers: Is it possible...Read more

Results from a study of a Smart Communities grant show what happens when a concentrated effort is made to educate residents of low and moderate-income communities about the power of the Internet...Read more

Results from a study of a Smart Communities grant show what happens when a concentrated effort is made to educate residents of low and moderate-income communities about the power of the Internet...Read more

Heat killed 139 people in Arizona in 2013. The best way to reduce that number is to be prepared. A new report, The Trend in Morbidity and Mortality from Exposure to Excessive Natural Heat in...Read more

Heat killed 139 people in Arizona in 2013. The best way to reduce that number is to be prepared. A new report, The Trend in Morbidity and Mortality from Exposure to Excessive Natural Heat in...Read more

Armed with undergraduate degrees in molecular biosciences and biotechnology, political science and international studies from Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University, Nisarg Patel...Read more

Armed with undergraduate degrees in molecular biosciences and biotechnology, political science and international studies from Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University, Nisarg Patel...Read more

The promise of technology-driven, “smart” cities offers a genuine opportunity to improve the livability of the world’s cities, but the challenge of financing infrastructure updates can be daunting...Read more

The promise of technology-driven, “smart” cities offers a genuine opportunity to improve the livability of the world’s cities, but the challenge of financing infrastructure updates can be daunting...Read more

The evolution of the U.S.-China relationship requires a deeper understanding between the two nations – particularly a greater awareness of histories and cultures. That’s something Arizona State...Read more

The evolution of the U.S.-China relationship requires a deeper understanding between the two nations – particularly a greater awareness of histories and cultures. That’s something Arizona State...Read more

Modern cell phones automatically track their battery temperatures – providing a data source with potential as vast as the number of cell phone users. Cell phone batteries become warmer when the...Read more

Modern cell phones automatically track their battery temperatures – providing a data source with potential as vast as the number of cell phone users. Cell phone batteries become warmer when the...Read more

Almost 20 years ago, Julie* underwent a radical transformation away from the life she had known since she was 17. That was when she followed her mother down a path of drug addiction and...Read more

Almost 20 years ago, Julie* underwent a radical transformation away from the life she had known since she was 17. That was when she followed her mother down a path of drug addiction and...Read more

Editor's Note: This story is part of an ongoing series about student excellence at the university. To read more about some of ASU's outstanding students, click here .

As...Read more

Technology is transforming how cities and towns communicate with their citizens, potentially making government more accountable and increasing people’s knowledge about local issues. It also is...Read more

A wave of renowned scholars recently joined an already world-class faculty at the ASU School of Public Affairs and are poised to build on its national reputation in teaching and research, and its...Read more

ASU's School of Public Affairs has selected Karen Mossberger as its new director, bringing with her a national reputation as a scholar focused on the use of technology to enhance local government...Read more

Those who write about American history have either ignored American Indians or presented a narrow, one-sided view of their history that shows a lack of understanding, according to Donald L. Fixico...Read more

Nearly 100 current and future professionals in the field of municipal finance and development gathered on March 22 for the 2013 ASU Municipal Finance Challenge, hosted by Arizona State University’...Read more

Kathryn Mohrman, co-director of the Center for American Culture at Sichuan University in China, was honored on March 18 with the 2013 Julia J. Henderson International Award. The recognition comes...Read more

The challenging economic environment over the last several years has caused many municipal projects to fail or be canceled. Still, notable successes have been achieved when knowledgeable public...Read more

In a global economy that is largely driven by forging successful cross-cultural partnerships, working toward mutual understanding and friendship among nations is critical. New support from the...Read more

When professionals in the public sector want to engage in unique and meaningful development opportunities, they look to Bob Ramsey Executive Education . In particular, seminars offered through the...Read more

Despite endless criticism since its founding in 1998, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) remains responsible for ensuring the global Internet's operational stability...Read more

Jonathan Koppell, dean of ASU’s College of Public Programs and director of its School of Public Affairs, was formally inducted as a National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) Fellow on Nov....Read more

Arizona State University’s School of Public Affairs has launched a graduate certificate in participatory governance, the first of its kind. The program is aimed at students interested in designing...Read more

ASU’s School of Public Affairs and Center for Policy Informatics recently capped off a national policy proposal competition in response to the White House’s Startup America Policy Challenge with...Read more

The U.S. News and World Report recently highlighted the best graduate programs in the nation and the ASU School of Public Affairs once again ranked in the top tier. The school that historically...Read more

Editor's Note: Arizona State University baseball will take on the University of California, Berkeley, in three games March 23 - 25 in Tempe. Women’s softball will play Arizona...Read more

The new rankings are out and Arizona State University's graduate programs once again rank among the best schools in the nation, according to the U.S. News and World Report "2013 Best Graduate...Read more

ASU’s School of Public Affairs is teaming up with The White House on a national initiative to accelerate high-growth entrepreneurship and ignite future job creation.

ASU is leading a...Read more

Jonathan Koppell, director of Arizona State University’s School of Public Affairs and holder of the Lattie and Elva Coor Presidential Chair, has been named dean of ASU’s College of Public Programs...Read more

The School of Public Affairs has announced the opening of the Coor Leadership Collection in coordination with the Lattie & Elva Coor Presidential Chair.

The Coor Leadership Collection...Read more

ASU's School of Public Affairs in the College of Public Programs is kicking off its first forum in the 2011-12 Coor Leadership Series.

The Forum, Financing Sustainability, will be held...Read more

The ASU School of Public Affairs is hosting a Financial Markets Boot Camp to build the financial governance capacity and economic sophistication of local and state public servants in their...Read more

A new study by researchers from Arizona State University, North Carolina State University and University of Wisconsin highlights a major flaw in attempting to use a single survey question to...Read more

Arizona’s electorate – regardless of political party registration – is dissatisfied with state government and its leadership, according to results of a recent Morrison Institute-Knowledge Networks...Read more

The College of Public Programs is pleased to welcome Jonathan Koppell from the Yale School of Management as the new director of the School of Public Affairs. At Yale he directed the Millstein...Read more

Nanotechnology involves manipulating the unimaginably small. A nanometer is about 5 carbon atoms in a row, or the distance your fingernail grows in one second. Matter behaves fundamentally...Read more

ASU’s School of Public Affairs now offers Arizona’s first professional undergraduate degree program in public service and public policy.

The Bachelor of Science in Public...Read more

As the global nanotechnology industry continues to produce cutting-edge consumer products, the scientific community is leaving a key part of the U.S. public behind when sharing knowledge of this...Read more

Modern cell phones automatically track their battery temperatures – providing a data source with potential as vast as the number of cell phone users. Cell phone batteries become warmer when the...Read more

Arizona’s electorate – regardless of political party registration – is dissatisfied with state government and its leadership, according to results of a recent Morrison Institute-Knowledge Networks...Read more

Researchers in the College of Public Programs’ Center for Policy Informatics (CPI) have been awarded two $10,000 seed grants by Arizona State University’s Office of the Vice President for...Read more

Mary Feeney enjoys teaching undergraduate students about nonprofits. After all, the tax exempt organizations are an important part of American society. Nonprofits raise awareness about social...Read more

The new rankings are out and Arizona State University's graduate programs once again rank among the best schools in the nation, according to the U.S. News and World Report "2013 Best Graduate...Read more

The upcoming ASU Annual Public Finance Conference, March 12-13 in downtown Phoenix, will bring together experts from around the country to explore innovations in public finance. Attendees have the...Read more

When professionals in the public sector want to engage in unique and meaningful development opportunities, they look to Bob Ramsey Executive Education . In particular, seminars offered through the...Read more

Google revealed its first self-driving car at the company’s California headquarters earlier this year. Autonomous vehicles are expected to become the prevailing mode of transportation by 2035. But...Read more

A wave of renowned scholars recently joined an already world-class faculty at the ASU School of Public Affairs and are poised to build on its national reputation in teaching and research, and its...Read more

As the global nanotechnology industry continues to produce cutting-edge consumer products, the scientific community is leaving a key part of the U.S. public behind when sharing knowledge of this...Read more

Armed with undergraduate degrees in molecular biosciences and biotechnology, political science and international studies from Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University, Nisarg Patel...Read more

Despite the defeat of two recent ballot measures and continued heavy spending by the food industry to avoid required labeling of genetically modified foods, activists continue the push forward....Read more

ASU's School of Public Affairs in the College of Public Programs is kicking off its first forum in the 2011-12 Coor Leadership Series.

The Forum, Financing Sustainability, will be held...Read more

Recovery does not equal resiliency. This was one of the key takeaways from the Alliance for Innovation’s 2014 BIG Ideas conference, a gathering of more than 100 thought leaders from the public and...Read more

ASU’s School of Public Affairs and Center for Policy Informatics recently capped off a national policy proposal competition in response to the White House’s Startup America Policy Challenge with...Read more

ASU student Will Novak has a plan to beautify the 181 miles of canals that run through Phoenix.

The project recently received an ASU Innovation Challenge grant, which awarded him $2,000...Read more

Kathryn Mohrman, co-director of the Center for American Culture at Sichuan University in China, was honored on March 18 with the 2013 Julia J. Henderson International Award. The recognition comes...Read more

Almost 20 years ago, Julie* underwent a radical transformation away from the life she had known since she was 17. That was when she followed her mother down a path of drug addiction and...Read more

The College of Public Programs is pleased to welcome Jonathan Koppell from the Yale School of Management as the new director of the School of Public Affairs. At Yale he directed the Millstein...Read more

As massive military action in the war on terror takes a turn toward retrenchment, threats to national and global security are not dissipating. This puts a challenge to policymakers: Is it possible...Read more

Jordan Bates, doctoral student in applied mathematics and research associate at the Center for Policy Informatics at Arizona State University, was part of the winning team at September’s Hacks 4...Read more

ASU’s School of Public Affairs is teaming up with The White House on a national initiative to accelerate high-growth entrepreneurship and ignite future job creation.

ASU is leading a...Read more

Susan Clark-Johnson, former executive director of Morrison Institute for Public Policy, a professor of journalism at Arizona State University and a longtime journalist who capped her storied...Read more

Despite endless criticism since its founding in 1998, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) remains responsible for ensuring the global Internet's operational stability...Read more

You’ve heard the stereotype of ticket scalpers – that they’re lone wolves waiting to prey on people with overpriced access to the events we want to see.

Pretty accurate, right?

...Read more

ASU's School of Public Affairs has selected Karen Mossberger as its new director, bringing with her a national reputation as a scholar focused on the use of technology to enhance local government...Read more

Ed Pastor grabs a white board marker and begins to write on a conference room wall. For the majority of his 23 years in Congress, Pastor maintained an office on the first floor of the nine story...Read more

The promise of technology-driven, “smart” cities offers a genuine opportunity to improve the livability of the world’s cities, but the challenge of financing infrastructure updates can be daunting...Read more

As the climate in the Southwest becomes hotter and drier, water will become an ever more precious resource, demanded by people with competing interests.

Ranchers and farmers could see...Read more

In his 2013 State of the Union address, President Obama said that through a collaborative effort among the United States and its allies, the ability to end extreme poverty within the next two...Read more

The ASU School of Public Affairs is hosting a Financial Markets Boot Camp to build the financial governance capacity and economic sophistication of local and state public servants in their...Read more

The research of Arizona State University public affairs professor Christ Herbst was featured by the White House during its summit on early childhood education Dec. 10.

Herbst has written...Read more

The U.S. News and World Report recently highlighted the best graduate programs in the nation and the ASU School of Public Affairs once again ranked in the top tier. The school that historically...Read more

Last year, students at Phoenix Union Bioscience High School got an unusual opportunity. Believing that one of the best ways to learn democracy is by doing it, Principal Quintin Boyce offered a...Read more

The challenging economic environment over the last several years has caused many municipal projects to fail or be canceled. Still, notable successes have been achieved when knowledgeable public...Read more

Editor's Note: This story is part of an ongoing series about student excellence at the university. To read more about some of ASU's outstanding students, click here .

As...Read more

Nanotechnology involves manipulating the unimaginably small. A nanometer is about 5 carbon atoms in a row, or the distance your fingernail grows in one second. Matter behaves fundamentally...Read more

Results from a study of a Smart Communities grant show what happens when a concentrated effort is made to educate residents of low and moderate-income communities about the power of the Internet...Read more

The Kyl Center for Water Policy at Arizona State University’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy was officially launched Nov. 14, made possible by a $1 million gift from the Morrison family,...Read more

Jonathan Koppell, director of Arizona State University’s School of Public Affairs and holder of the Lattie and Elva Coor Presidential Chair, has been named dean of ASU’s College of Public Programs...Read more

Chris Herbst spent countless hours tracking down, reading and analyzing thousands of pages of government documents as part of his research on a World War II program that provided quality, low-cost...Read more

Jonathan Koppell, dean of ASU’s College of Public Programs and director of its School of Public Affairs, was formally inducted as a National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) Fellow on Nov....Read more

The only diploma hanging on the wall in Barry Bozeman’s office is from Palm Beach Junior College.

“My goal was to be a baseball player and the better teams tended to be at community...Read more

Those who write about American history have either ignored American Indians or presented a narrow, one-sided view of their history that shows a lack of understanding, according to Donald L. Fixico...Read more

The greater Phoenix-metro area and its government will soon become a lot more technologically advanced, and Arizona State University alumnus Dominic Papa is helping to usher in this tech...Read more

The evolution of the U.S.-China relationship requires a deeper understanding between the two nations – particularly a greater awareness of histories and cultures. That’s something Arizona State...Read more

A new study by researchers from Arizona State University, North Carolina State University and University of Wisconsin highlights a major flaw in attempting to use a single survey question to...Read more

Arizona State University has received a $750,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to establish the American Experience Initiative – a multi-platform collaborative model for cross-cultural...Read more

Four outstanding graduates of Arizona State University’s College of Public Programs are on a mission to effect change across the spectrum of public service.

Read on to learn more about...Read more

Editor's Note: Arizona State University baseball will take on the University of California, Berkeley, in three games March 23 - 25 in Tempe. Women’s softball will play Arizona...Read more

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, driving under the influence of marijuana and other drugs is on the rise in the United States, as well as the number of fatal...Read more

In a global economy that is largely driven by forging successful cross-cultural partnerships, working toward mutual understanding and friendship among nations is critical. New support from the...Read more

In the not-too-distant future, it will become commonplace to see a car drive by with no one at the wheel. Or perhaps no one inside at all.

Self-driving cars are coming, and reports are...Read more

Technology is transforming how cities and towns communicate with their citizens, potentially making government more accountable and increasing people’s knowledge about local issues. It also is...Read more

ASU’s School of Public Affairs now offers Arizona’s first professional undergraduate degree program in public service and public policy.

The Bachelor of Science in Public...Read more

Heat killed 139 people in Arizona in 2013. The best way to reduce that number is to be prepared. A new report, The Trend in Morbidity and Mortality from Exposure to Excessive Natural Heat in...Read more

Maria Harper-Marinick and Sharon Megdal were named Morrison Institute Distinguished Fellows at the State of Our State Conference and Luncheon, Friday, Nov. 7.

“We are so pleased both...Read more

The School of Public Affairs has announced the opening of the Coor Leadership Collection in coordination with the Lattie & Elva Coor Presidential Chair.

The Coor Leadership Collection...Read more

Finding new and innovative ways to deliver public services is a challenge for many city and county managers, especially if it involves partnering with another government, nonprofit or company....Read more

Arizona State University’s School of Public Affairs has launched a graduate certificate in participatory governance, the first of its kind. The program is aimed at students interested in designing...Read more

Arizona State University students Andrew Sypher and Zachary McCutcheon traveled to Harvard University last week as part of a national effort fostering youth political engagement. They joined...Read more

Five students exemplify a commitment to public service and innovative thinking, finding solutions for the challenges in our community. They join more than 850 students graduating from the...Read more

Nearly 100 current and future professionals in the field of municipal finance and development gathered on March 22 for the 2013 ASU Municipal Finance Challenge, hosted by Arizona State University’...Read more