L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs


News and events

Headshot of Shajuana Isom-Payne.
Faculty News / June 2, 2016

Shajuana Isom-Payne Coauthors Book Chapter, Makes Presentation

Shajuana Isom-Payne, director of student success, has coauthored a chapter, “Constructivist approaches to counseling children,” with D.M. Gibson that appears in the book, “Counseling children and adolescents: Connecting theory, development and diversity.”

Read more
Christina Mancini, Ph.D., associate professor, criminal justice graduate coordinator
Faculty News / June 1, 2016

Christina Mancini Coauthors Article, Quoted

Christina Mancini, Ph.D., associate professor of Criminal Justice, recently coauthored an article, “Mandatory Reporting (MR) in Higher Education/College Students’ Perceptions of Laws Designed to Reduce Campus Sexual Assault,” in Criminal Justice Review.

Read more
Headshot of Trisha Rhodes, Ph.D.
Faculty News / May 19, 2016

Trisha Rhodes Gives Presentation

Trisha Rhodes, Ph.D, assistant professor of Criminal Justice, gave a presentation about "Policing in Schools: Culture at a Crossroads" at the Inaugural Education Law and Policy Symposium on May 17, which was cosponsored by the Virginia Department of Education and the VCU School of Education. She discussed research on how police officers transition into school settings, and how findings from this work show promise for the success of SRO programs.

Read more
Headshot of Blue Wooldridge, Ph.D.
Faculty News / May 17, 2016

Blue Wooldridge Participates in Two Events

Blue Wooldridge, D.P.A., professor of public administration, convened a meeting on May 13 of the Standing Panel of Social Equity, which he chairs, at the National Academy of Public Administration on the topic, "Promoting Society Equity Using Evidence-Based Practices."

Read more
Headshot of Henry Brownstein, Ph.D.
Faculty News / May 15, 2016

Henry Brownstein Coauthors Chapter in Publication

An chapter co-authored by Henry Brownstein, Ph.D., associate dean for research and director of the Center for Public Policy, was included in a new publication that was recently released. "Drug Production in Rural Context," coauthored with Ralph A. Weisheit, appeared in The Routledge International Handbook of Rural Criminology, edited by Joseph F. Donnermeyer.

Read more
Headshot of Amy Cook, Ph.D.
Faculty News / May 12, 2016

Amy Cook Offers Expertise on Gangs

Amy Cook, Ph.D., assistant professor of Criminal Justice, was interviewed by WTVR-TV on May 11 for a story about three alleged gang members who were arrested in Chesterfield County for allegedly recruiting children. Cook, who used to work in the juvenile justice system, said gang participation often leads to criminal behavior.

Read more
Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs news and events
News / June 20, 2016

Wilder School Launches New Website

We’ve redesigned our website, completely overhauling its look and feel. Bold, bright colors and an open design help tell our story clearly.

Read more
Sarah Jane Brubaker, Ph.D., director of the Wilder Schools doctoral program (second from right), enjoys graduation with Katherine Hall, Jose Alcaine and LeQuan Hylton.
News / June 3, 2016

Wilder School Ph.D. Profiles

Meet the three Wilder School May graduates who received their doctoral degrees: Jose Alcaine, Katherine Hall and LeQuan Hylton.

Read more
Luanda Fiscella
Wilder School Spotlight / May 31, 2016

Meet Luanda Fiscella

Luanda Fiscella, 30, took more than a gap year before college; she took a decade.

Read more
Wilder School Spotlight / August 19, 2015

Meet Richard Huff

Richard Huff, Ph.D., sees public administration in action all around him.

Read more