New council to provide insight to support the student experience.

New council to provide insight to support the student experience.

Three students to participate in international workshop for public policy and administration scholars

Three students to participate in international workshop for public policy and administration scholars.

Wilder Students, Faculty Honored for Outstanding Work

Thirty-two students and seven faculty members at the Wilder School were recently honored for their outstanding work and contributions.

City block from an airplane

Our Center for Urban and Regional Analysis has received grants from The Community Foundation and the Virginia Association of Realtors to study the balance of jobs and housing in the metro Richmond area.

Foster Parent Training

The Wilder School is partnering with the Virginia Commission on Youth and the Family Impact Institute at Purdue University to host a seminar focusing on the fostering futures legislation May 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.


An issue of the International Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior was dedicated to David Farmer, Ph.D., honored for contributions to the field of public administration.

Gordon, Albanese Recognized As Outstanding Mentors

Jill Gordon, Ph.D., and Jay Albanese, Ph.D., recently received the 2016 Outstanding Mentor Award from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

2016 Excellence in Virginia Government Awards

The Wilder School is accepting nominations through July 1 for the 12th annual Excellence in Virginia Government Awards.

Plan off! 2016

Come watch MURP students in action as they pitch their solutions to real-world issues before a panel of expert judges on Friday, April 29.

Wilder School Members to recieve 2016 PACME Awards

U.S. Ambassador to India: Future of Cooperation Between Two Countries is Bright

Graphic: Richard R. Verma, the United States ambassador to India

Wilder School students can learn about how internships can enhance your credentials and offer insight into your future studies and career development at weekly orientations.

Campaign for India Chair

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Faculty News

Dr. Blue Wooldridge Co-Authors Study; Moderates Panels at ASPA Conference
Blue Wooldridge, D.P.A., professor of public administration, recently coauthored, “Re-thinking Connection in Online Education: M.P.A. Student Perceptions of Transactional Presence" and also moderated two panels at the annual conference of the American Society for Public Administration.

Dr. Robyn McDougle Quoted in Huffington Post
Robyn McDougle, Ph.D., associate professor of Criminal Justice, was quoted in the Huffington Post on March 31 in an article about Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s gun policies. She provided historical context for the creation of Project Exile, which was launched by the U.S. Attorney’s office in Richmond in the mid-1990s.

Dr. Kathryn L. Howell Publishes Article
Kathryn L. Howell, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Urban and Regional Studies Program, has published an article in the Journal of Planning Theory and Practice. The article, “Planning for empowerment: Upending the traditional approach to planning for affordable housing in the face of gentrification,” uses the case of housing and community development in Washington, D.C., to explore the interplay between multiple sites of planning that have interacted over the past 40 years.

John S. Mahoney Jr. Co-authors Article
John S. Mahoney Jr., Ph.D., assistant dean for undergraduate academic affairs, coauthored an article, “The Road to Hell: Neutralization of Killing in War,” with Paul G. Kooistra, which appeared in the journal "Deviant Behavior". The article explores how societies convince citizens to kill strangers and risk their own lives on the battlefield. Read the article.

Wilder School Spotlight: Susan ‘Su’ Williams

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Susan Williams

If you don’t know Su Williams, then you haven’t met the maestro. For nearly a decade, Williams has served as the senior fiscal manager at the Wilder School where her work touches nearly every aspect of the school’s academic ensemble.

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