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VCU Wilder School Dean Susan Gooden, Ph.D.'s published book, Race and Social Equity: A Nervous Area of Government, receives the Herbert Simon Best Book Award from the Public Administration section of APSA.
News / June 9, 2020

Gooden’s Book Selected as Winner of the Herbert Simon Award

VCU Wilder School Dean Susan Gooden, Ph.D.'s published book, Race and Social Equity: A Nervous Area of Government, receives the Herbert Simon Best Book Award from the Public Administration section of the American Political Science Association.

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Jessica Smith, a doctoral candidate in public policy and administration at the VCU Wilder School, has been awarded a grant from the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy to support her dissertation project,
News / June 9, 2020

Smith Receives Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy Award

Jessica Smith, a doctoral candidate in public policy and administration at the VCU Wilder School, has been awarded a grant from the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy to support her dissertation project, "Assessing School Safety in the Age of Threat Assessment: A Policy Study."

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News / June 1, 2020

A Message from Wilder School Dean Susan T. Gooden

Wilder School Dean, Susan T. Gooden addresses racism and COVID-19 and how we can be a part of the solution.

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Events / May 28, 2020

Now What? The Ethical and Sociological Impact of Covid-19

Join a Q&A led by faculty members from VCU's Honors College, L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs and College of Humanities and Sciences, who will explore the lasting ethical and sociological impacts of COVID-19.

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L. Douglas Wilder, the 66th Governor of Virginia and a distinguished member of the Wilder School faculty
News / May 28, 2020

In His Own Words: Governor Wilder on the Creation of Virginia’s Rainy Day Fund

The American Society for Public Administration recently published an op-ed in which L. Douglas Wilder, the 66th Governor of Virginia and a distinguished member of our faculty, recounted in great detail the creation of the Rainy Day Fund, a reserve which will almost assuredly be used to address the pandemic.

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Virtual Lunch-and-Learn: Wilder School Graduate Programs for VCU Employees will take place on Friday, June 5 at 12 p.m.
Events / May 26, 2020

Virtual Lunch-and-Learn: Wilder School Graduate Programs for VCU Employees

The Wilder School will host a virtual information session for VCU employees who want to know more about the School’s flexible and affordable graduate and certificate programs on June 5. Learn more about our current enrollment incentives—including a waiver of GRE and other testing requirements and our extended July 1 application deadlines.

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Wilder School Teach-In: RVA Eviction Lab Featuring Kate Howell and Ben Teresa
Events / May 26, 2020

Wilder School Teach-In: RVA Eviction Lab

Please join Dr. Kathryn Howell and Dr. Ben Teresa, co-directors of the RVA Eviction Lab and instructors in the Wilder School's Urban and Regional Studies and Planning program, for an overview and discussion of the RVA Eviction Lab's important work and relationship to the Wilder School.

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The Wilder School will host a special informational session for governmental employees on May 21 and May 27.
News / May 18, 2020

Public Service, the Wilder School & YOU

The Wilder School is hosting special information sessions for state and local government employees interested in graduate school. Learn more about our degree and certificate programs and our current enrollment incentives available for a limited-time only.

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VCU’s L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs’ virtual graduation celebration took place on Friday, May 8 at 10 a.m. The school congratulated the recipients of nearly 300 professional, graduate and undergraduate degrees and certificates.
News / May 12, 2020

Celebrating Our Class of 2020 Graduates

VCU’s L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs’ virtual graduation celebration took place on Friday, May 8 at 10 a.m. The school congratulated the recipients of nearly 300 professional, graduate and undergraduate degrees and certificates. Learn more and visit our Wilder School virtual graduation celebration site.

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Wilder School associate professor, Saltanat (Salta) Liebert, Ph.D., was elected as Chair-Elect for ASPA's Section on Personal Administration and Labor Relations.
News / May 5, 2020

Liebert Elected as Chair-Elect of ASPA’s Section on Personnel Administration and Labor Relations (SPALR)

Wilder School associate professor, Saltanat (Salta) Liebert, Ph.D., was elected as Chair-Elect for ASPA's Section on Personal Administration and Labor Relations.

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