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The next Wilder School Doctoral Lecture Series in Public Policy will take place virtually on Thursday, October 8 and feature Shaun L. Gabbidon, Ph.D., a Distinguished Professor of Criminal Justice at Penn State Harrisburg.
Events / September 15, 2020

Gabbidon headlines October doctoral lecture

The next Wilder School Doctoral Lecture Series in Public Policy will take place virtually on Thursday, October 8 and feature Shaun L. Gabbidon, Ph.D., a Distinguished Professor of Criminal Justice at Penn State Harrisburg.

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Wilder School Professor Emeritus Blue E. Wooldridge has been selected as the 2020 co-recipient of the Donald Stone Award for Outstanding Contribution and Well-being of the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA).
News / September 15, 2020

Wooldridge receives IASIA award

Wilder School Professor Emeritus Blue E. Wooldridge has been selected as the 2020 co-recipient of the Donald Stone Award for Outstanding Contribution and Well-being of the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA).

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Join the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs for a Lunch and Learn Zoom presentation featuring Stephen Moret, Ed.D., president and CEO of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership on September 16.
Events / September 8, 2020

Moret to discuss Virginia's Economy: Where to from here?

Join the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs for a Lunch and Learn Zoom presentation featuring Stephen Moret, Ed.D., president and CEO of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership on September 16.

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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 on September 2.
Events / August 28, 2020

Public Service, the Wilder School & YOU virtual session on Sept. 2

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 on September 2.

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The VCU Wilder School Commonwealth Poll has been selected as a featured 2020 Presidential Election Poll by CNN.
News / August 26, 2020

Commonwealth Poll selected CNN 2020 Presidential Election Poll

The VCU Wilder School Commonwealth Poll has been selected as a featured 2020 Presidential Election Poll by CNN.

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As Virginia’s K-12 school divisions work to determine their reopening plans and what’s best for their communities amid the ongoing pandemic, VCU’s L. Douglas Wilder School Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs joined forces with the School of Education to offer some helpful guidance. (Shutterstock Images)
News / August 25, 2020

Virginia schools use guidance from VDOE and face challenging decisions when reopening

As Virginia’s K-12 school divisions work to determine their reopening plans and what’s best for their communities amid the ongoing pandemic, VCU’s L. Douglas Wilder School Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs joined forces with the School of Education to offer some helpful guidance in the Alumni Lunch and Learn Series on August 19.

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January 13, 2020 marked the 30th Anniversary of the inauguration of L. Douglas Wilder, 66th Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
News / August 24, 2020

Virtual symposium to commemorate 30th anniversary of Gov. L. Douglas Wilder’s inauguration

The L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University, in partnership with Virginia Union University, will host a daylong virtual leadership symposium on Sept. 17 honoring the legacy of L. Douglas Wilder, the 66th governor of Virginia and the country’s first elected African American governor. This year marks the 30th anniversary of Wilder’s inauguration.

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The 2020-21 season of the Wilder School Doctoral Lecture Series in Public Policy will kick-off on Thursday, September 10, with a talk by Samuel L. Myers, Jr., of University of Minnesota.
Events / August 18, 2020

2020-21 Wilder School Doctoral Lecture Series to kick-off Sept.10

The 2020-21 season of the Wilder School Doctoral Lecture Series in Public Policy will kick-off on Thursday, September 10, with a talk by Samuel L. Myers, Jr., of Humphrey School at the University of Minnesota.

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The dual pandemics of COVID-19 and Racism will be discussed by a panel of four faculty, including Professor Emeritus Blue Wooldridge, and moderated by Dean Susan Gooden on Wednesday, August 12 from 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Events / August 10, 2020

Dean Gooden Moderating ASPA Panel on Dual Pandemics

The dual pandemics of COVID-19 and Racism will be discussed by a panel of four faculty, including Professor Emeritus Blue Wooldridge, and moderated by Dean Susan Gooden on Wednesday, August 12 from 1:00-2:30 p.m.

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Faculty News / August 4, 2020

Harper-Anderson cited in NBC news article on the impact of COVID-19 on small business and gaps in recovery funding

Wilder School Professor Elsie Harper-Anderson was referenced in the article “For richer and poorer, Uncle Sam's coronavirus response widened the gulf” written by NBC News reporter Jonathan Allen.

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