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Seeking Nominations for SWPA Board and Officer Positions:
Are you interested in serving as a Board member for the Section for Women in Public Administration (SWPA)? Do you have a desire to fulfill your leadership goals as an officer? Please send a statement of interest, a short Bio, and the position (Board member or officer) for which you wish to be considered to the SWPA Nominating Committee in care of Suzanne Discenza, Nominations Committee Chair, discenzas@gmail.com, by February 1, 2016.

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Your big break

2016 SWPA National Conference Scholarships Calling for Nominations!
The American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) Section for Women in Public Administration (SWPA) annually awards up to three $500.00 scholarships (Practitioner, Master’s and Ph.D.) to help defray the costs associated with attending the ASPA national conference. In addition to completing and submitting the 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. We encourage not only students but also practitioners to apply. The deadline for receiving all application materials has been extended to Tuesday, January 19, 2016. Incomplete and late applications will not be considered. Any question or queries regarding scholarships can be directed to Dr. Nicole Rishel Elias: nelias@jjay.cuny.edu or 212.393.6422
Download the nomination form here

SWPA Solicits 2016 National Awards Nominations!
Do you know an outstanding public manager, scholar or long-serving public servant? We are very happy to announce that nominations for our National Awards are now being accepted!

Joan Fiss Bishop Leadership Award Marcia P. "Marcy" Crowley Service to SWPA Award
Rita Mae Kelly Distinguished Research Award
Julia J. Henderson International Award

Nominations can be made by all ASPA members or other members of the professional community. The deadline for consideration is Tuesday, January 19, 2016.
Download the nomination form here

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SWPA gets Social in 2016
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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Bridging the Gap




A listing of job opportunities
  • 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