L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

 Menu

News and events

10 Under 10 award recipient Joshua Son
News / November 5, 2019

VCU honors Wilder School Graduate Joshua Son

Joshua Son, a Wilder School graduate with a master’s in urban and regional planning, was named by Virginia Commonwealth University as one of the university’s top 10 graduates of the previous decade.

Read more
Former Va. Gov. Gerald Baliles who served at the top of the ticket during a historic run for statewide office in 1985 has died.
News / October 29, 2019

Former Va. Gov. Gerald Baliles, who served at the top of the ticket during a historic run for statewide office in 1985, dies at 79

Former Va. Gov. Gerald Baliles who served at the top of the ticket during a historic run for statewide office in 1985 has died at age 79. Interim Dean Susan Gooden and longtime colleague and distinguished faculty member, L. Douglas Wilder, issued a statement.

Read more
Wilder School doctoral candidate Layla Alanazi has been awarded the 2019 NECoPA Best Student Paper Award.
News / October 22, 2019

Alanazi to receive 2019 NECoPA Best Student Paper Award

Wilder School doctoral candidate Layla Alanazi has been awarded NecOPA's Best Student Paper Award for her study entitled “Does Gender Really Matter? Testing the Mediating Role of Public Service Motivation Between Gender and Organizational Citizenship Behavior in Federal Agencies.”

Read more
Noted author and criminologist, Callie Rennison, Ph.D., shared twelve personal insights on life in academia with students, faculty and alumni during the Wilder School’s Doctoral Lecture Series in Public Policy on October 28..
News / October 29, 2019

Criminologist, Callie Rennison gets personal with insights on life in academia

Author and criminologist, Callie Rennison, Ph.D., shared twelve personal insights on life in academia with students, faculty and alumni during the Wilder School’s Doctoral Lecture Series in Public Policy on October 28. Her talk “From Here to There, to Where? The Life Course of One Academic,” highlighted her journey from indecisive undergraduate to noted academician.

Read more
News / October 16, 2019

Graduate Information Session on November 1

Learn about the Wilder School’s graduate programs and how they can help advance your career at the "Why Wilder? Graduate Information Session" on Friday, November 1.

Read more
Putting Policy in Action on November 7
News / October 29, 2019

PASA panel to cover diverse public health issues

Join the Public Administration Student Association (PASA) on Thursday, November 7, "Putting Policy into Action," a thought-provoking panel discussion featuring a range of Virginia public health issues. Topics to be discussed include needle exchange programs, policies surrounding medical marijuana, and efforts to ban conversion therapy.

Read more
News / October 22, 2019

Wilder School Faculty & Staff Service Recognition

Congratulations to our Wilder School colleagues for their many years of dedicated service to Virginia Commonwealth University!

Read more
Source: Fall 2019 Wilder School Commonwealth Poll
News / October 14, 2019

Wilder School Poll Shows a Majority of Virginians Believe Congress Should Begin Impeachment Hearings or Continue Investigation for President Trump

According to a statewide poll conducted by the Wilder School’s Center for Public Policy, a majority of Virginians believe that there is enough evidence to begin impeachment hearings or continue investigation into President Trump. The Commonwealth Poll 2019, sponsored by Virginia Commonwealth University, obtained telephone interviews with a representative sample of 800 adults, age 18 or older, living in Virginia from September 23 to October 4.

Read more
Wilder School faculty, friends and alumni gather for an informal networking event held at the historic Millennium Biltmore hotel on October  17.
News / October 18, 2019

Wilder School faculty, students and alumni lead talks at NASPAA

Ten faculty, students and alumni from the VCU Wilder School led conversations on innovation in public affairs teaching and the challenges of training students to build more inclusive democracies at the 2019 Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) Annual Conference in Los Angeles last

Read more
Left to Right: Lark Washington, Gabriella Pino-Moreno, Ashley Ferguson, Matthew Whibley, Rebekah Cazares, Shajuana Isom-Payne, Jake Kline, Eric Mai, Taylor Jenkins, Amelie Rives, Dan Motta, Woody Rogers. (Not photographed: Aleigh Faulk and Hillary Smalls)
News / October 14, 2019

Announcing the Class of 2019 Wilder Fellows!

Announcing the 2019 Class of Wilder Graduate Scholars Fellows, the VCU Wilder School welcomes a talented and robust cohort of 13 fellows to the program. Learn about the fellowship's tremendous growth and how it continues to serve as a valuable connection between state agencies, nonprofit organizations and the school's exceptional master's students.

Read more