L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs


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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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Christina Mancini, Ph.D.
Wilder School Spotlight / April 25, 2017

Meet Christina Mancini

Christina Mancini, Ph.D., is an expert on sexual violence, campus rape, sexual assault policy and the role of public opinion in shaping public safety.

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Governor L. Douglas Wilder, Wilder  School Dean John Accordino, Associate Dean Jill Gordon and Director of Student Success Shajuana Isom-Payne stand with (top) students who received recognition through their academic programs and (bottom) students who received scholarships.
News / April 21, 2017

Wilder School Honors Outstanding Students

The Wilder School recognized outstanding students for their academic, leadership and public service achievements at an awards program at the VCU Student Commons on Thurs., April 20.

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News / April 14, 2017

Suen Coauthors Economic Impact Study of the James River Park System

A study conducted by a Wilder School associate professor and a VCU psychology associate professor on behalf of the Friends of the James River Park has found that the James River Park System has a positive impact on the city of Richmond, with every dollar in the park’s budget generating more than $60 in visitor spending.

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First: (from left) Robyn McDougle, Virginia Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran, Wilder School Dean John Accordino, Greg Wingfield and David Hudgins of Old Dominion Electric Cooperative.
Second: Virginia FREE Executive Director Chris Saxman gives opening remarks.
Third: Wilder School Dean John Accordino and Robyn McDougle greet Del. Kenneth Plum of Reston.
News / April 6, 2017

Wilder School Presents Insights on the Virginia Economy

Virginia lawmakers and business leaders met at the state Capitol to hear from Wilder School economic policy experts, industry representatives and top public officials to examine key issues facing the commonwealth’s changing economy.

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Wilder School Dean John Accordino, Ph.D. with (from left), Hayley Cleary, Ph.D., Criminal Justice, Excellence in Scholarship; Shajuana Isom-Payne, director of student success, Professionalism Award; Susan Gooden, Ph.D., Public Administration, Excellence in Mentoring; and Maureen Moslow-Benway, HSEP. Not pictured, Mark Christie, Public Policy and Administration, Distinguished Adjunct award.
News / April 5, 2017

2017 Faculty Recognition Awards

Five Wilder School faculty have been honored for their outstanding work and commitment to students.

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News / April 4, 2017

Plan-Off to be Held April 21

The sixth annual Plan-Off will take place on Friday, April 21, with students in the Wilder School’s Master of Urban and Regional Planning program presenting their ideas for a better community.

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Pavneet Kaur, a second-year student in the Wilder School’s Master of Urban and Regional Planning program, will intern this summer at Esri.
News / March 30, 2017

M.U.R.P. Student Lands Prestigious Internship

Pavneet Kaur, a second-year student in the Wilder School’s Master of Urban and Regional Planning program, is the recipient of a competitive summer internship at a leading international producer of mapping and spatial analytic software.

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