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Leadership and Management MPA Online

Want to be a better leader? Learn, practice, and reflect

By Dr. Tara Blanc, Associate Professor (Teaching) More than ever, leaders in public and nonprofit organizations are pressed for time and energy as they are being called upon to solve problems and meet challenges while having fewer and fewer resources on which to draw. In today’s chaotic environment, local government leaders must find ways to […]

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Advocacy and Political Leadership Leadership and Management Public Policy

As few as 1 in 10 homeless people vote in elections – here’s why

By Dr. Dora Kingsley Vertenten, Professor (Teaching) In a year in which every vote – and every voter – is under scrutiny, many homeless people will have a very hard time casting their ballots. That’s the conclusion from a review of how state voting laws, regulations and practices affect homeless people conducted by Kristian Berhost, Robert […]

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Advocacy and Political Leadership City and County Management

Virtual Thought Leadership Roundtable “Urban Policy and Social Justice”

See highlights from our recent alumni leadership panel on Urban Policy and Social Justice!

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Capstone MPA Online Online Learning

Managing Your ‘Grad School’ Emotions

By Dr. Dora Kingsley Vertenten, Professor (Teaching) For those of us in a traditionally online program, multitasking is nothing new.  This week is a small break between summer school and the launch of a new fall semester and all of the anticipation and excitement which comes from looking forward to meeting dozens of new students. Faculty […]

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Leadership and Management MPA Online Public Service

Public Service in Chaotic Times: Finding the Motivation

By Dr. Tara Blanc, Associate Professor (Teaching) Why do people choose a career in public service? This question seems particularly relevant today as we grapple with the current pandemic, protests, and political turmoil. The answer may lie in one’s predisposition to help others and make a difference. A recent piece in the PA Times asked […]