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Jill Gordon
Wilder School Spotlight / March 1, 2016

Meet Jill Gordon

In January, Jill Gordon, a twenty-year veteran of the university, became the new associate dean for faculty and academic affairs. Gordon is responsible for supporting a range of activities that support teaching including professional development, promotion and tenure processes, faculty and student awards. »

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Blythe A. Bowman
Wilder School Spotlight / March 22, 2016

Blythe A. Bowman

Dr. Blythe A. Bowman’s intellectual journey brought her to the crossroads of classics and criminal justice.

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Susan ‘Su’ Williams
Wilder School Spotlight / April 13, 2016

Susan ‘Su’ Williams

If you don’t know Su Williams, then you haven’t met the maestro. For nearly a decade, Williams has served as the senior fiscal manager at the Wilder School where her work touches nearly every aspect of the school’s academic ensemble.

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Sun Melissa Jun
Wilder School Spotlight / May 23, 2016

Meet Sun Melissa Jun

Sun Melissa Jun lives by the words she spoke at the Wilder School’s spring graduation: “Passion and enthusiasm really can bring a person far in life.”

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Four Wilder School Faculty Members Receive Promotions
News / May 26, 2016

Four Wilder School Faculty Members Receive Promotions

The Board of Visitors has approved the promotion or tenure for four Wilder School faculty members:

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Photo of William Pelfrey, Jr., Ph.D.
News / May 12, 2016

Pelfrey to be a Visiting Fellow at the Max Planck Institute

William V. Pelfrey Jr., Ph.D., chair of the Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness program and associate professor, has been named a Visiting Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute in Germany.

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Alex Kuttesch
News / May 9, 2016

MURP Student Receives NOAA Fellowship

Alex Kuttesch, a graduating student in the Master of Urban and Regional Planning program, has been named a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Coastal Management Fellow.

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Laura Howell accepts congratulations from Meghan Gough, Ph.D., chair of the Urban and Regional Studies/Planning program, in front of her project poster.
News / April 29, 2016

MURP Students Offer Real Solutions to Real Challenges

Laura Howell, a student in the Master of Urban and Regional Planning program, won this year’s Plan-Off! competition for her proposal about promoting heritage tourism in Henrico County.

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Axana Soltan
Wilder School Spotlight / April 30, 2016

Meet Axana Soltan

Axana Soltan, a Criminal Justice major, wants to be a lawyer and give a voice to the voiceless. The Honors College student, a native of Afghanistan, has a 3.9 GPA. She is truly a global citizen—besides English, she’s fluent in Dari-Persian and Russian and has a basic command of Spanish.

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Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs news and events
Faculty News / April 15, 2016

Susan Gooden Selected to Serve on Panel

Susan Gooden, Ph.D., professor of public administration and policy, has been selected to serve on a National Academy of Public Administration panel for the academy’s study for the Indian Health Service to develop a strategic plan for the Urban Indian Health Program.

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