L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs


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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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News / May 5, 2017

Gough Leads Recent Partnership Grant

Meghan Gough, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the Wilder School’s Urban and Regional Planning and Studies program, is the primary investigator on a grant received from the VCU Council for Community Engagement to support the development of a new university-community partnership that will investigate, “Asset-Based Community Development: A Model for Community Strengthening.”

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John Accordino, Ph.D., FAICP
News / May 2, 2017

Dean to Deliver Wilder School’s Graduation Address

Dean John Accordino,Ph.D., FAICP, will deliver the Wilder School’s graduation address on Saturday, May 13.

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News / April 25, 2017

Wilder School Study Shows that Heritage Tourists Spend $7.7 Billion A Year

Heritage tourism is an important driver of Virginia’s economy, generating almost $7.7 billion a year, according to a study by the Wilder School commissioned by Preservation Virginia.

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