What’s New

PA Department in the News

PA faculty Dr. Ty Dooley recently posted an article about his research on dropout prevention programs on the the American Politics and Policy blog on the London School of Economics website.

PA faculty and visiting scholar in fiscal policy for the Institute of Government and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois, Dr. Richard Funderburg was quoted in a February 17, 2016 Medill News Service article “Governor Rauner advocates bipartisan reforms amid budget gridlock.”

PA faculty Dr. Betsy Goulet’s innovative work with the Department of Children and Family Services utilizing the new Residential Simulation Lab to help train investigators is the subject of an Illinois Times news article written by UIS MPA alum Brittany Hilderbrand.

Residential Simulation Lab

The new Lab is associated with the Child Advocacy Studies program in the Public Administration Department at UIS. The facility is being used as a tool for hands-on training in effective intervention techniques in child abuse and neglect scenarios for both professionals and students. For more information see the Chancellor’s Column on the new Residential Simulation Lab. The Simulation Lab was dedicated on April 25, 2016. UIS MPA grad Brittany Hilderbrand has authored a story on the Lab and its dedication for the Illinois Times.

Program Rankings

The UIS MPA online program is highly ranked by multiple organizations: #7 among online MPA programs by BestColleges.com,  #18 among online management programs by Top Management Degrees, and #6 among online MPA programs by TheBestSchools.org. Overall, UIS was ranked as the Best Online College in the US for 2015-2016 by AffordableCollegesOnline.org.

Faculty Research

University of Illinois at Springfield Public Administration faculty are involved in a variety of important research areas such as budgeting, children’s rights, educational policy, environmental justice, land use and planning, and network administration.

Follow this link to view a list of recent faculty publications.

Staff Addition

Jaimie Newby  is our newest addition to the College of Public Affairs and Administration. Jaimie is the Academic Advisor for the undergraduate on-campus programs. We hope you will drop her a line if you want to know more about undergraduate degree programs here in CPAA.   Click to find out more about the latest member of the best college on campus.