L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs


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This map shows the pattern of how retail and service jobs are heavily located in the suburban areas of Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico counties (shown in blue) while affordable housing (in brown and tan) is concentrated in the Southside and east end of the city, close-in suburban neighborhoods, and rural and small town areas on the fringe of the Richmond metro area.
News / July 13, 2017

Wilder School Study Finds Affordable Housing Not Located Near Available Jobs in the Richmond Region

A new report issued by the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University finds that affordable housing isn’t located near available jobs in the Richmond Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Eric Barton
News / June 29, 2017

Fellowship Provides First-Hand Experience for Wilder Student

Eric Barton (H&S ‘13), a second-year public administration student, has been selected to participate in an intense eight-week internship within the state’s executive branch.

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A visit to the James River Park Pipeline Walkway was among the stops made by students and professors from the University of Kaiserslautern in Germany during their stay in Richmond.
News / June 21, 2017

Wilder School Hosts German Planning Students

For the fourth year, students from the University of Kaiserslautern in Germany recently spent a week with their counterparts at the Wilder School learning about the American planning system.

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John Mahoney,Ph.D., at the Spring 2016 Wilder School Graduation Ceremony on May 16.
News / June 21, 2017

The Wilder School Bids Farewell to John Mahoney

On June 30, John Mahoney, Ph.D., a longtime administrator, associate professor and assistant dean for undergraduate academic affairs at the Wilder School will retire. His departure will conclude a career spanning more than three decades—including 34 years in higher education and 29 years as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Naval Reserves.

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Sarah Jane Brubaker, Ph.D., is the inaugural recipient of the Kathleen S. Lowney Mentoring Award.
News / June 13, 2017

Brubaker Receives Inaugural Mentorship Award

Sarah Jane Brubaker, Ph.D., an associate professor and chair of the Wilder School’s Public Policy and Administration program, has received the first-ever Kathleen S. Lowney Mentoring Award.

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Blythe Bowman Balestrieri, Ph.D., poses in the Law Library at the Richmond City Justice Center.
News / June 2, 2017

Balestrieri Recognized for Work in Richmond City's Jail Library

Blythe Bowman Balestrieri, associate professor of criminal justice at the Wilder School, was recently featured for her work as a law librarian at the Richmond City Justice Center.

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News / May 26, 2017

Wilder School Study Links City Hall Performance to Key Departments

A new Wilder School study commissioned by Mayor Levar Stoney finds a retool of key departments is needed to improve the performance quality of Richmond’s City Hall.

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The Spring 2017 Class of VEI
News / May 23, 2017

Virginia Executive Institute: Building Leaders

The Wilder School's Virginia Executive Institute is the premier leadership development program for leaders in Virginia government from all branches and regions—executive, judicial and legislative, as well as universities, independent state agencies and local government from across the commonwealth.

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Wilder Graduate Scholars Fellows Ibrahim Keita, Lashelle Johnson and Joseph Costello.
News / May 18, 2017

Wilder Fellows Take on State Challenges

Inside meetings with career policy analysts, administrators and statisticians, Wilder Graduate Scholars Fellows tackle issues confronting some of the commonwealth’s largest and most impactful agencies.

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Susan T. Gooden, Ph.D., professor of public administration and policy, will attend a by-invitation-only conference next month that's cosponsored by the UN and the government of the Netherlands.
News / May 17, 2017

Gooden Invited to International Conference

Susan T. Gooden, Ph.D., professor of public administration and policy, has been invited to attend an international conference in the Netherlands cosponsored by the United Nations that celebrates public servants’ contributions to sustainable development.

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