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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 Kay Lounge unless otherwise noted.

September 1

Lauren Hamilton Edwards, Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Race and Public Management

September 15

Adam Isen, Financial Economist, Office of Tax Analysis, Department of the Treasury

Parental Resources and College Attendance: Evidence from Lottery Wins

September 22

Stephen B. Holt, PhD. Candidate, DPAP

The Influence of high schools on public service motivation

September 29

Raymond Zuniga, PhD. Candidate, DPAP 

The Effects of In-State Resident Tuition Policies on Latino Foreign-Born Non-Citizens in the United States

October 4

Note: This presentation will take place on a Tuesday afternoon in SIS Founders Room at 3:30 pm.

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

October 6

Adam Eckerd, Assistant Professor, School of Public and International Affairs, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Administering Participation: Citizens and NEPA

October 27

Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, Professor of Human Development and Social Policy, Northwestern University

School finance reform and the distribution of student achievement

November 17

Kevin Schnepel, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Sydney

December 1

Jodi Sandfort, Professor and Chair of the school's Leadership & Management Area at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Interventions to Improve Policy & Program Implementation in Human Service Systems: A Theoretical Framework and Pragmatic Approach


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