The Section on Public Administration Education (SPAE) contributes to the professional development of practitioners and academics by: increasing awareness of public administration educational issues; providing a forum for information exchange among members in regard to innovative curricula and pedagogical approaches across a wide range of topics; fostering a relationship between ASPA and the Journal of Public Affairs Education and the Journal of Teaching Public Administration; sponsoring the annual Teaching Public Administration Conference. Those interested in the professional development of public administrators and public administration scholars should consider joining this section.

The 2018 Teaching Public Administration Conference was a joint conference with the Joint University Committee of the United Kingdom and be conducted at Northumbria University in Newcastle, UK. See the TPAC 2018 page.

Also, we will be collaborating with the Midwest Public Affairs Conference (MPAC) for our annual Teaching Public Affairs Conference (TPAC). The annual conference will be held at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis, September 19-20, 2019. A Call for Papers will be released later this month.

SPAE will have a panel at the annual ASPA Conference, Friday, March 8, 2019 at 3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., “Advancing Public Service Through Teaching.”  We will also have a general meeting immediately following that presentation from 5:30 – 6:30. Please bring your suggestions for how SPAE can continue to grow and be relevant to our members and students.  I hope to see many of you there!

SPAE Chair, Pamela T. Dunning, Associate Professor of Public              Administration, Troy University pdunning@troy.edu