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Department of Public Administration & Policy


SPA: Public Administration
Ward, Room

Graduate programs:

SPA: Public Administration
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016-8070

Department of Public Administration & Policy Research Seminar Series - Fall 2016

All seminars convene on Thursdays from noon to 1:15 pm in Ward 305 unless otherwise noted.

September 1

Angela Bies, Endowed Associate Professor of Global Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership, School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, and Editor of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly

September 15

Sarena Goodman, Economist, Federal Reserve Board of Governors

September 22

Stephen B. Holt, PhD. Candidate, DPAP

September 29

Raymond Zuniga, PhD. Candidate, DPAP

October 6

Danielle Varda, Associate Professor, School of Public Affairs, University of Colorado-Denver

October 12

Note: This presentation will take place on a Wednesday evening. Time and place to be announced.

Sandra Black, Professor of Economics, University of Texas-Austin, and Member, Council of Economic Advisors

October 27

Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, Associate Professor of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University, and Director, The Hamilton Project

November 10

Susan Dynarski, Professor of Education, Public Policy, and Economics, University of Michigan, and Co-Director, Education Policy Initiative

December 1

Jodi Sandfort, Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs


Please contact Seth Gershenson at or Khaldoun AbouAssi at with any questions. Please feel free to bring a bag lunch.