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Public Policy and Administration

West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Department of Public Policy and Administration
College of Business and Public Management
Fifth Floor
Business and Public Management Center
50 Sharpless Street
West Chester, PA 19383

Phone: 610-436-2438

Name: Dr. Jeremy Phillips
Position: Department Chair
Phone: 610-436-2016

Name: Dr. Allison Turner
Position: Assistant Chair & MPA Director
Phone: 610-436-2286

Name: Dr. Kristen Crossney
Position: DPA Director
Phone: 610-430-5838

Name: Lillian Miller
Position: Assistant Director
Phone: 610-436-2018

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read the spring 2018 newsletter

Check out our mention in the Spring 2018 Dixon University Center (DUC) newsletter: DUC news


Archaeologists Kevin Bradley and Kathryn Wood (MPA '14) excavate a privy at the site of the future Museum of the American Revolution in Old City. (Photo courtesy Museum of the American Revolution.) Read the article written in the Huffington Post: Teams Excavating Toilets Flush Out Thousands of 18th Century Artifacts.

Upcoming Events:

INFORMATION SESSION 6/27/18 in the Business and Public Management Center (BPMC) at 50 Sharpless Street on the WCU Campus from 6:00 - 7:00pm. Register here.

Please check our Graduate Studies website for additional upcoming open houses and information sessions.


Midwest Public Affairs Conference MPAC2018: Adapting Public Service to an Age of Technological Change | June 6-8, 2018 | Chicago, IL

The trustees invite you to submit a proposal for the 2018 Midwest Public Affairs Conference (MPAC). Individual paper, panel, roundtable and workshop proposals are welcome on all topics in public affairs; we actively encourage submissions from faculty, students and practitioners. Deadline is April 15th. Our reviewers will accept proposals that entail research in progress, though they should have enough content to facilitate substantial participant discussion. Relevant papers may be asked to submit to a symposium by the conference’s affiliated publication, Journal of Public and Nonprofit Affairs.

Our theme seeks to understand the future of public service, one that will demand new forms of professiona lcompetence from its managers. Algorithmic mechanization, big data, blockchain and machine learning are just a few of the innovations that will fundamentally reshape society in the years to come. MPAC2018 invites attendees to consider the implications of disruptive technological change on public governance and management. By hosting conversations about the future of education and practice, we invite participants to explore a new paradigm of public service driven by developments in information technology. With Chicago's lovely summer providing the backdrop for this year'sconference, MPAC2018 will feature demonstrations of cutting edge developments in civic technology, data visualization and data science from some of the city's top innovators. We invite you to join the faculty of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs for what promises to be an engaging and eye-opening conference experience. Students will have the opportunity to network with practitioners and other graduate students.

The Midwest Public Affairs Conference (MPAC) is affiliated with the American Society for Public Administration,andserves the Midwest and Great Plains in a manner similar to the organization’s other regional affiliates, the Northeast Conference on Public Administration (NECoPA) and Southeastern Conference of Public Administration (SECoPA).




Past Events:

Joe Scarborough, "Political Outlook"

Saturday, March 10, 2018 • 8:00 pm
Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, Philips Memorial Building
Orchestra $27 | Balcony $22

As the face of MSNBC's Morning Joe, former Florida Congressman Joe Scarborough pulls from his experience as an influential player in Republican politics. Through candid discussions about important issues that America faces each day, Scarborough and his Democratic co-host, Mika Brzezinski, have been praised by such publications as Newsweek, TIME, The New Yorker and the New York Times for their "substantive, informative, and entertaining" show format.

A two-time New York Times best-selling author, columnist for The Washington Post, and founder of the Florida Sun, Scarborough's "Political Outlook" is a presentation of his analysis ofthe biggest current news stories, as well as a breakdown of the news you need to know about politics, elections, the economy and what's next for America.

Judy Woodruff, "Inside Politics"

Saturday, October 7, 2017 • 8:00 pm
Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, Philips Memorial Building
Orchestra $27 | Balcony $22

Broadcast journalist Judy Woodruff has become a trusted voice in America over an impressive career that spans more than three decades across CNN, NBC and PBS. Currently co-anchor and managing editor for the PBS NewsHour, Woodruff's extensive broadcast experience includes her 12-year role as host of CNN's Inside Politics, as well as her tenure as White House correspondent for NBC News from 1977 to 1982.

Woodruff's presentation draws from major national and international stories and provides an inside perspective of the politics in play. Sharing insights on the Trump Administration, Congress and the changing political landscape, "Inside Politics" will provide her take on reporting and interacting with the Washington political scene.

February 27, 2017 - Differences between Management and Leadership in the Policy-Making Process!

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