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Dr. Blue Wooldridge Co-Presents at Northeast Conference on Public Administration >
Blue Wooldridge, DPA, a professor of public administration, and Eleanor Nowak, a recent Wilder School MPA and a part-time doctoral student, made a presentation at the Northeast Conference on Public Administration on “Trends in Third Party Governance: Functions and Dysfunctions of the use of Privatization Strategies by U.S. State and Local Governments – Implications for Social Equity.”
Dr. Christina Mancini Has Article Published in “Crime & Delinquency” >
Christina Mancini, Ph.D., an assistant professor of Criminal Justice, had an article published in the September issue of “Crime & Delinquency.” The article, “Whites’ Perceptions About Black Criminality: A Closer Look at the Contact Hypothesis,” examines how interracial contact among white college students can mitigate the tendency to hold stereotypical views about specific groups — in this case, minorities.
Verma: Honoring Dedicated Public Service >
Dr. Niraj Verma, dean of the VCU Wilder School, explains why we honor excellence in Virginia government in this column that was published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch on Sun., Nov. 8. The 2015 Excellence in Virginia Government Awards program will be held on Fri., Nov. 13.
Dr. Xueming (Jimmy) Chen Publishes Edited Book, Papers >
During the past few months, Dr. Xueming (Jimmy) Chen, associate professor of Urban and Regional Studies and Planning Program, has published one edited book (co-edited by Dr. Qisheng Pan) entitled “Building Resilient Cities in China: The Nexus between Planning and Science” by Springer, and one paper (co-authored by Dr. Lin Lin) entitled “The node-place analysis on the “hubtropolis” urban form: the case of Shanghai Hongqiao air-rail hub” in Habitat International, 49: 445-453.
Wilder School Spotlight: Jim Williams
Jim Williams, chief of the Staunton Police Department, is entering his 31st year in law enforcement. The president of VCU Alumni, he earned his bachelor’s in what was then called administration of justice in the School of Community and Public Affairs and later his master’s degree in criminal justice. He’s also worked as an adjunct professor at the Wilder School, teaching introductory policing and violent crime scene investigation.