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Deadline EXTENDED to Monday, January 19, 2015. Do you know an outstanding public manager, scholar or long-serving public servant? Nominate them for a National Award from ASPA's Section for Women in Public Administration (SWPA).

Are you interested in serving as a Board member for the Section? Do you have a desire for an officer position? Please send a short bio, a statement of interest and the position you wish to be considered for to SWPA Nominating Committee Chair by Friday, Feb. 6 at noon.You must be a member of the Section to serve.barbaralewkowitz@gmail.com

Congratulations to the 2014 SWPA Award Winners:

Meredith Newman, PhD
Nancy Rose Foye Cox
Helisse Levine
Maria D'Agistino
Carmen Delgado Votaw
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2014 SWPA Scholarship Award Winners Announced:
Bridgette Cram
Trang Hoang
Nantasha Williams
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Section for Women in Public Administration (SWPA) Treasurer Receives Donald C. Stone Service to ASPA Award
Congratulations to our very own Phin Xaypangna on this prestigious honor.

SWPA Events at the 2014 ASPA Annual Conference:
ASPA WOMEN FOUNDERS: "Remember the Ladies..." Legends, Lessons and Legacy
SWPA Business Meeting
SWPA Professional Development Workshop
SWPA Awards Breakfast
SWPA Social
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4th Annual SWPA Social:
Friday, March 14, 2014
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Washington Hilton
RSVP Today!
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Your big break

Section for Women in Public Administration 2015 American Society for Public Administration National Conference Scholarship
The American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) Section for Women in Public Administration (SWPA) annually awards up to three $500.00 scholarships (PhD, Master’s and a Practitioner) to help defray the costs associated with attending the ASPA national conference. In addition to completing and submitting the attached SWPA Scholarship Application form, applicants must also submit a cover letter, vita or resume, and two letters of nomination/recommendation from relevant faculty, supervisors/managers, or ASPA chapter or section officers. The deadline for receiving all application materials is December 1, 2014. Incomplete and late applications will not be considered.
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The NASPAA-accredited Master of Public Administration Program at Georgia Regents University (GRU) in Augusta, Georgia is seeking to fill a tenure-track position at the rank of Associate Professor beginning August 2015. The committee will begin reviewing applications January 31, 2015.
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swpa blog

SWPA gets Social in 2013
Our new look brings new Web 2.0 features to help our community of Public Administrators buzz about our business such as a blog, a Facebook page, and Flickr photo stream.

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swpa origins

ASPASWPA continues to be one of the largest and most active ASPA Sections with a growing membership and full range of activities and programs for its members.

The Section on Women in Public Administration seeks to explore multiple issues in a panel discussion comprised of women in leadership roles in public service/political office as well as academics engaged in the scholarship of the interplay of gender, race/culture, and other subgroups.

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Newsletter of the Section for Women in Public Administration

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SWPA Leadership

Proposed SWPA Leadership 2014-2015

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SWPA New Board Members for 2014-2015

Dovie D. Dawson, Evgenia Gorina, Michelle Evans, Agatha Caraballo,Heather Wyatt-Nichol

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ASPA Professional Development webinars

ASPA's code of ethics: what does it mean and how will it be implemented?

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Bridging the Gap




A listing of job opportunities
  • John Jay College -- John Jay College of Criminal Justice invites applications for 3 tenure/tenure-track assistant or associate professor positions in Public Administration effective Fall 2014. See Announcement
  • Northern Illinois University (NIU) -- The Division of Public Administration at Northern Illinois University (NIU) invites applications for two anticipated tenure track positions in public administration to specialize in local government management, rank open, to begin August 2014, with intention to hire one assistant professor and one senior professor. See Announcement
  • Rutgers University -- Camden Department of Public Policy and Administration Associate Professor. Research and Teaching areas should include two or more of the following: Public Management/Public Administration Theory, State and Local Public Finance, Public Information Systems. See Announcement
  • Rutgers University -- Camden Department of Public Policy and Administration Associate Professor. Teaching areas should include two or more of the following: Local Perspectives on Community Development, Non-Profits/NGOs, Housing, Immigration, Socal Change/Social Movements, Family Issues, and Policy Advocacy. See Announcement