L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs



2021 ASPA Wilder School Presentations

April 6, 2021

Wilder School faculty, students and alumni—including Association Past President and Wilder School Dean, Susan Gooden, Ph.D.— present numerous presentations during the 2021 American Society for Public Administration Conference (ASPA) to be held virtually, April 9 -15. Additionally, the Wilder School will sponsor a special ASPA Anti-Racism Plenary Session featuring activist and race historian, Ibram X. Kendi at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 14.

Below is the list of select presentations from participating Wilder School faculty, students and alumni:

Friday, April 9, 2021

  • Brie Haupt - “Use of Crisis Communication Strategies by Food Bank Network during a Global Pandemic”
  • Saltanat Liebert - Rethinking Leadership in Public Administration: Challenges and Prospects from the Post-Soviet Countries

Saturday, April 10, 2021

  • John Jones - “How Different Disciplines Use Public Administration Lenses to Examine Food Systems”
  • Megan Rollins - “Economic Development and the Value of Collaborative Government”

Monday, April 12, 2021

  • Susan Gooden, Moderator - Global Equity in Administration: Nervous Areas of Governments
  • Blue Wooldridge & Layla Alanazi - “It's Deja Vu All Over Again! Strategies for Creating a More Humane Public Service”
  • Brittany Keegan & Grant Rissler - “Comparing Predictors of Public Policy Preferences toward Refugees, Unauthorized Migrants and Local Involvement in Immigration Enforcement in a U.S. State”

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

  • Myung H. Jin - “For the Public Good? A Study of Workplace Bullying and Public Service Motivation among Veterans”
  • Hans Louis-Charles - “Emergency Management, Media Frames and Protective Actions in the Aftermath of IrMaria”

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

  • Anti-Racism Lecture featuring Ibram X. Kendi sponsored by the VCU Wilder School and moderated by Dean Susan Gooden

Thursday, April 15, 2021

  • Lindsey Evans & Nancy Stutts - “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Central Virginia Nonprofits”
  • Brittany Keegan - “Community-engaged Philanthropy: The role of the fundraiser in building equitable communities”
  • Susan T. Gooden - “Social Equity and Voting Rights: A Shrinking Regime”
  • Brie Haupt - “Interorganizational Communication in a Nonprofit Food Network amid COVID-19”