L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs


News and events

ASPA President and Professor of Public Administration Susan Gooden, Ph.D.
News / March 13, 2017

Wilder School Takes Center Stage at ASPA Conference

Nearly 1,300 scholars and practitioners from across the nation will gather in Atlanta for the 2017 American Society of Public Administration Conference this week, and the Wilder School will have a towering presence at the country’s preeminent conference for public management.

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Susan Gooden
News / March 7, 2017

Gooden Receives Research Award

Susan T. Gooden, Ph.D., professor of public administration and policy at the Wilder School, has received a $50,000 presidential research award from the Russell Sage Foundation

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Wilder School students and VCU women’s basketball players Isis Thorpe (left) and Ashley Pegram volunteered in state Sen. Ryan McDougle's office during the recent General Assembly session.
News / March 3, 2017

Wilder School Students Learn Legislative Lessons

During the recent General Assembly, Wilder School students and VCU women’s basketball players Ashley Pegram and Isis Thorpe learned first-hand the similarities between hoops and politics.

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John Accordio, Ph.D., Wilder School dean and director of the Center for Urban and Regional Analysis (CURA)
News / February 28, 2017

John Accordino Named Dean of the Wilder School

After a rigorous national search, Virginia Commonwealth University has named John Accordino, Ph.D., as dean of the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs, effective March 1.

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News / February 22, 2017

Wilder School to Host Town Hall on March 22, "Popular Politics, Populism and Donald Trump: Who Are ‘We the People’?"

Join the Wilder School at a town hall on Wednesday, March 22, at the Grace Street Theater, 934 W. Grace St., from 7–9 p.m. The town hall--Popular Politics, Populism and Donald Trump: Who Are ‘We the People’?-- will offer a community conversation about today’s political climate, leadership, the nation’s changing electorate and how citizens can get involved.

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News / February 16, 2017

City Partnering with Wilder School for Performance Review

The Wilder School will be assisting with the comprehensive performance review of all agencies in Richmond City Hall, which Mayor Levar M. Stoney has cited as his top priority among the initiatives of his first 100 days.

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News / February 16, 2017

Wilder School Students Receive Black History in the Making Award

Five Wilder School students were among those who received the annual Black History in the Making award at a ceremony on Wed., Feb. 15, hosted on by the Department of African American Studies.

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Maureen Moslow-Benway at Waterton National Park in Alberta,Canada. Second: President Ronald Reagan and Moslow-Benway in graduation ceremony for the 1984 class of the United States Air Force Academy. Third: The Benway family: (left to right) Connor, Robert, Maureen and Mikaela. Fourth: The Benway family during a surf break: (left to right) Mikaela, Connor, Maureen and Robert.
Wilder School Spotlight / February 15, 2017

Meet Maureen Moslow-Benway

Maureen Moslow-Benway joined the Wilder School faculty in 2007, following a storied 20-year intelligence career that included roles as as a special agent in the United States Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) and as a national security consultant and manager for Booz Allen Hamilton. In her spare time, she's an extreme athlete with a record of more than 100 competitive races.

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News / February 13, 2017

Criminal Justice Lecture to Present Terrance Hake of “Operation Greylord” on Feb. 28

The Wilder School’s Criminal Justice program will present, “Putting Corruption Out of Business: An Insider’s View of Operation Greylord,” featuring Terrance Hake on Tues., Feb. 28, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the VCU Student Commons, Richmond Salons III-IV.

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Eta Lambda Sigma First Responders Banquet
News / February 6, 2017

Eta Lambda Sigma Offers Students Tips, Trips and Tours

The Wilder School’s chapter of Eta Lambda Sigma, the nation’s first professional homeland security and emergency management fraternity, has had a busy winter.

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