L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs


News and events

Michael Perkins
News / July 28, 2016

Perkins Recognized at International Workshop

Michael Perkins, a Wilder School doctoral candidate in public policy and administration, received an honorable mention for Best Presentation Award at the Fifth Annual International Young Scholars Workshop in Cape Town, South Africa.

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Wilder School alumna Dietra Trent, Ph.D.
News / July 28, 2016

Trent Named Virginia Secretary of Education

Wilder School alumna Dietra Trent (M.P.A. ’95/Ph.D. ’07) has been appointed Virginia’s newest Secretary of Education.

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Keith Ready
News / July 28, 2016

Wilder School Mourns Keith Ready

Keith Ready, Ph.D, dedicated almost four decades of his life to teaching and mentoring students.

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James Smither, instructor of Urban and Regional Studies/Planning
Faculty News / July 27, 2016

Smither Receives Outstanding Teaching Award

James Smither, an instructor in the Wilder School’s Urban and Regional Studies/Planning program, is honored by the Virginia chapter of the American Planning Association.

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Anthony Romanello
News / July 11, 2016

Alumnus to Assume New Administrative Post in Henrico

Anthony Romanello (M.P.A.’93) has been named deputy county manager for administration Henrico County.

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Jay Albanese, Ph.D. and Susan Gooden, Ph.D.
Faculty News / July 11, 2016

Albanese, Gooden to Receive University’s Top Honor

Two Wilder School professors—Jay Albanese, Ph.D., and Susan Gooden, Ph.D.,—have been selected as recipients of the 2016 Distinguished Faculty Awards, the campus’ most prestigious honor for teaching faculty.

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Danielle Shutt celebrates with a smile following the completion of the Tough Mudder Obstacle Course on June 11.
Wilder School Spotlight / July 8, 2016

Meet Danielle Shutt

When Danielle Shutt, a Lynchburg-born poet, artist and competitive runner, is not preparing for her next marathon or crafting her first manuscript, she is hard at work at Virginia Commonwealth University—where she spends her days as a fiscal officer for the Wilder School’s Center for Public Policy (CPP).

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Christina Mancini, Ph.D., associate professor, criminal justice graduate coordinator
Faculty News / July 7, 2016

Mancini Offers Title IX Expertise

Christina Mancini, Ph.D., in a recent article discussed a $2.48 million payout to end a sexual assault lawsuit against the University of Tennessee

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Blue Wooldridge, DPA, professor
Faculty News / June 30, 2016

Blue Wooldridge Presents on Development in Africa

Blue Wooldridge, DPA, professor of public administration, spoke at the Consortium of International Management Policy and Development annual meeting and conference.

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John Accordio, Ph.D., Wilder School dean and director of the Center for Urban and Regional Analysis (CURA)
News / July 7, 2016

John Accordino to Become Interim Dean

John Accordino, Ph.D., FAICP, director of the Center for Urban and Regional Analysis (CURA), will become the interim dean of the Wilder School effective Friday, July 1.

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