Faculty Member Appointed to Duke Energy Foundation Committee

Faculty member Richard Whisnant has been appointed to Duke Energy Foundation's Water Resources Fund grant committee. The committee, composed of seven Duke Energy and environmental community representatives, reviews and awards grants to organizations that are working to improve water quality, quantity, and conservation.


This new edition of the manual presents the laws, procedures, and concepts related to abuse, neglect, dependency, and termination of parental rights proceedings in North Carolina. It is designed as both a reference manual and a training tool for district court judges, social services attorneys, parents’ attorneys, and guardian ad litem attorney advocates. Visit this free resource today.

Faculty Members Jonathan Morgan and Tyler Mulligan Explain the University's Role in Local Economic Development

"When a University Partners with Local Governments in Innovative Ways," by faculty members Jonathan Morgan and Tyler Mulligan, appears in the November 2014 issue of ICMA's Public Management magazine. The article addresses the boost to local economies that can result from research and collaborative partnerships.

Faculty Member Joe Ferrell Featured on UNC's "Meet a Tar Heel"

Soon after arriving at Carolina as an undergraduate in 1956, Joe Ferrell decided he never wanted to leave. He joined the Institute of Government in 1964 and was named Secretary of the Faculty at UNC-Chapel Hill in 1996. While no longer actively teaching or advising with the School of Government, Ferrell remains an integral part of the University.


Wicked Problems: What Can Local Governments Do?, by Eric M. Reese and Maureen M. Berner, is now available. This guidebook, the latest in the Local Government Board Builders series, provides local government leaders with new way of identifying, understanding, and addressing chronic problems that plague communities. Purchase a copy today.


Criminal Proceedings before North Carolina Magistrates, by Jessica Smith, is now available. This book covers core criminal proceedings before magistrates including criminal process and pleadings, pretrial release, and more. It's an essential addition to any criminal law library in North Carolina. Purchase a copy today.

Development Finance Initiative Featured in UNC Gazette

The School's Development Finance Initiative (DFI), which partners with local governments across the state to attract private investments for revitalization projects, has come to the attention of the UNC community. An article in the UNC Gazette features the work of DFI and its team, including faculty member Tyler Mulligan, staff, and graduate students.

Retired Faculty Member Fleming Bell Awarded Order of the Long Leaf Pine

Longtime School of Government faculty member Fleming Bell was named a member of the Order of the Long Leaf Pine at a celebration on August 22. Conferred by the Governor of North Carolina, the award is presented to “outstanding North Carolinians who have a proven record of service to the State.”

Join the Engaging Women in Public Service LinkedIn Group

A new LinkedIn group seeks to equip women to pursue leadership positions in public and nonprofit organizations through discussion and collaboration. Women and men at all levels of public service interested in harnessing the leadership potential of women are encouraged to join.