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"...public service is a stimulating, proud, and lively enterprise. It is not just a way of life, it is a way to live fully." — Lee H. Hamilton

Fundraising Focus Took Upturn During Downturn

Jun 14, 2018 — Dr. Young-Joo Lee, associate professor of public and nonprofit management, examined how some nonprofits' spending priorities changed before, during and after the recession that began in 2007. Read more »
Comets Team Up to Boost Women in Politics

Apr 05, 2018 — A UT Dallas student and a recent graduate joined forces to launch the Lone Star Parity Project, a nonpartisan online publication designed to encourage more women to run for office in Texas. Read more »
PNM Professor Targets Lyme Disease in New Campaign

Mar 01, 2018 — After her two daughters faced many misdiagnoses, Dr. Sarah Maxwell launched Texans & Ticks to raise awareness about the disease, and teamed up with a UT Dallas colleague on a new research project. Read more »
#MeToo Scandals at Nonprofits Likely to Grow

Feb 15, 2018 — Recent scandals at the Human Society and Red Cross have shown that U.S. nonprofits are not immune to the sexual harassment and abuse accusations brought to light by the #MeToo movement. According to faculty members in the Public and Nonprofit Management program at UT Dallas, this type of behavior is more widespread than we might think and often goes unpunished. Read more »
Former Badminton Pro Focuses on Serving Others

Jan 25, 2018 — Armed with a master's in public affairs from UT Dallas, former pro athlete Aditi Mutatkar wants to expand physical education in India's public schools. Read more »
EPPS Executive in Residence Earns Terrell Blodgett Academician Award

Jul 27, 2017 — Teodoro J. Benavides, executive in residence at UT Dallas, has been named the 2017 recipient of the Terrell Blodgett Academician Award for significant contribution to the formal education of students pursuing careers in local government. Read more »
Boren Fellow Returning to Mideast to Study Arabic

Jun 12, 2017 — Aysha Khan BS'15 will travel to Jordan in September to further her studies in Arabic during a yearlong Boren Fellowship. She spent the summer of 2015 in Oman as a recipient of a Critical Language Scholarship. Read more »
Alumni Connect at Annual Master's in Public Affairs Conference

Jun 05, 2017 — A master's in public affairs provided Army veteran Brandon Friedman with a professional path that led him to a role at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. He was among those recognized at the MPA alumni conference. Read more »
Public Affairs Senior Named Student Leader of the Year

May 01, 2017 — Brooke López, a public affairs senior in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences received the Student Leader of the Year Award for her leadership skills, impact on the campus community, and involvement in organizations and activities both on and off campus. Read more »
Analysis: Men Outnumber Women 2-1 Among Trump’s Top Aides

February 20, 2017 — According to a USA Today analysis, men outnumber women 2-1 among top President Trump's top aides. Dr. Meghna Sabharwal, associate professor of public and nonprofit management in EPPS, has researched presidential appointments and explains why it's important to have more gender balance. Read more »
Battaglio Takes Helm at Public Administration Review

December 16, 2016 — The American Society for Public Administration has selected Paul Battaglio of the University of Texas at Dallas and Jeremy Hall of the University of Central Florida as the next editors-in-chief of Public Administration Review (PAR), the leading professional journal in public administration research, theory and practice. Read more »
Measuring and Modeling Determinants of Fiscal Stress in US Municipalities

November 17, 2016 — Evgenia Gorina, Assistant Professor of the Public and Nonprofit Management Program, conducted a study of fiscal behaviors of close to 300 municipal governments in three states to find that general fund balances, debt, and revenue structures can be used to predict municipal fiscal distress before it hits crisis stage. This research was covered by the US News and World Report. Read more »
UT Dallas MPA Program Rises in U.S. News Rankings

March 22, 2016 — The Master of Public Affairs program in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences jumped 36 spots to number 68 in U.S. News & World Report's latest ranking of graduate schools, released last week. Each year, U.S. News ranks professional school programs in business, education, engineering, law and medicine. Read more »
Public and Nonprofit Management 2015 Newsletter

September 1, 2015 — Public and Nonprofit Management Program issues a Newsletter to share information about its graduate programs with students, faculty, and others interested in improving public and nonprofit service through advanced education. Read more »
UT Dallas MPA Ranked Among Top 50 in Nation

January 11, 2016 — The UT Dallas Masters in Public Affairs program has been ranked number 36 in the nation, according to Top Management Degrees. The ranking combines a number of measures for its rankings including two of the most influential higher education rankings, average graduate school tuition, and average career salary. Read more »
Professor Studies Immigration of PhD Grads

April 22, 2015 — Inspired by her own experiences, Dr. Meghna Sabharwal is studying why some foreign-born science and engineering PhD graduates stay here, while others return to their home countries. Read more »
Introducing Texas Connects

November 25, 2014 — Texas Connects is an online funding newsletter for the nonprofit and public sector provided by the Public Affairs and Sociology faculty at UT Dallas. Read more »
Study Rebuts Bad Reputation of 'No Child'

July 14, 2014 — The public perception that No Child Left Behind has increased burnout and lowered job satisfaction among teachers is unfounded, according to a study co-authored by Dr. James R. Harrington. Read more »
PA Prof Wins Best Article Award

October 13, 2014 — Meghna Sabharwal, assistant professor of public affairs at UT Dallas, won the best paper award for an article she co-authored with Iris Geva-May of Simon Frasier University in the Journal of Public Affairs Education (JPAE). Read more »
Public Affairs Students Serve as Consultants

May 7, 2014 — Students in classes taught by Dr. L. Douglas Kiel got experience working with governmental and nonprofit organizations. Kiel said it's his way of creating students' path to building networks. Read more »
UT Dallas Prof Recognized for Influential Research

March 24, 2014 — Dr. Young-Joo Lee, Assistant Professor of Public Affairs at UT Dallas, was honored by the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) and Public Administration Review (PAR) as a co-author for one of the 75 most influential articles ever published in PAR. Read more »