This page links PA Times columns that have been written by members of our Section in 2017, 2018 and 2019 on increasing the awareness of public administration educational issues and discussing innovative curricula and pedagogical approaches across a wide range of topics.  Please review the following articles as they provide excellent insight.

Two Minutes Before Class: In a world of online shopping, online newspapers, and streaming videos – education is experiencing its own online revolution. More and more universities are moving some or all of their classes into the virtual online world. But can asynchronous online classes be as good as the in-person experience? The answer might lie in the details. By Linda-Marie Sundstrom and Stephen Brown August 3, 2019

The Benefits of Integrative Learning Techniques in Undergraduate Public Administration Classes, By Gregg Buckingham, May 2, 2019

To Teach or Not to Teach – Insights from a Practitioner Instructor by Stephen G. Harding December 21, 2018

Public Service Values and Motivation in the MPA Classroom: An Exercise by Daniel Hummel, Nov 2, 2018

Teaching with Multimedia: Value of Interactive Media to Informing Learner Support by Lois M. Warner, October 26, 2018

Today’s Teaching for Today’s Students by Courtney Haun, September 28, 2018.

Online Education: The New Reality of Education Delivery by Julie Swafford, September 24, 2018

New Age Teaching “Urges” Meeting in the Middle by Marvin Pichla, September 17, 2018

Public Administration Education by David Adams and Meriem Docette, August 10, 2018.

Teaching with Multimedia: Cartoons and Teaching Public Affairs and Administration by Lois Warner, July 30 2018.

Community Engaged Teaching by Susan Opp, June 8 2018.

Trouble with the Curve, by GM Cox, May 11, 2018

Teaching through Multimedia to Bring Humor and Laughter into Public Administration Classrooms, by Lois Warner, April 27, 2018.

Practicing Public Service Values: Inclusion and Diversity in the Classroom by Rachael Emas March 9 2018

Transforming the Role of Higher Education: Engaged Scholarship by Susan Opp February 9 2018.

Teaching through Multimedia: Adding Diagrams to Enhance Public Administration Course Delivery by Lois Warner January 2018   

Public Administration: Theory or Practice By G. M. Cox  November 2017

Teaching with Multimedia: Cinema and Television as a Resource for Teaching Public Administration by Lois Warner October 2017

Lessons from Professional Military Education by Scott Cook August 2017

Teaching with Multimedia: Creating Better Public Administration Student Discussions with Visual Images By Lois Warner​ July 2017

Teaching Ethical Leadership: From Individual Action to Organizational Systems by Alex Heckman – May 2017

Using Video in Public Administration Education by Lois Warner  and Seth Meyer – April 2017

Reflecting on the Role of Public Administration Education in 2017 by Ben Tafoya – March 2017

Managing Controversial Discussions in the Classroom and Online by Michael W. Popejoy – February 2017

Teaching with Multimedia by Lois Warner – January 2017

All SPAE members are encouraged to contribute articles related to teaching and learning for the SPAE column. Submissions should be sent to Lois Warner at