Last month, ASPA’s Center for Accountability and Performance (CAP) presented School of Government faculty member David Ammons with its 2020 Joseph Wholey Distinguished Scholarship Award.  During the virtual ceremony, Ammons was honored with the award in recognition of his “outstanding scholarship on performance in public and nonprofit settings.”

August 24, 2020

With the 2020 Census collection drawing to a close, North Carolina’s response rate is below the national rate and below its rate in 2010.

August 19, 2020
A mounted corkboard map in the shape of North Carolina hangs on a blue wall

The NC Policy Collaboratory at UNC-Chapel Hill has distributed $29 million toward 85 research projects focused on treatment, community testing, and prevention of COVID-19. Three projects at the School of Government were selected to receive funds.

The projects are:

August 10, 2020
Headshots of Anita Brown-Graham, Margaret Henderson, and Erin Riggs

After more than 65 years of instruction at the School of Government, Municipal and County Administration will transition to an online format this year. Starting on October 6th, participants in the course will convene on Zoom for three-hour sessions, spread out across 27 days of instruction over the course of eight months.

August 5, 2020

Lead for North Carolina (LFNC), a program of the UNC School of Government, is continuing its mission to train a new generation of public service leaders with the introduction of its second cohort of fellows.

August 5, 2020
A collage shows the headshots of all 12 members of the second Lead for North Carolina cohort.

The School of Government’s ncIMPACT

July 30, 2020

An effort led by the Office of North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper and supported by Lead for North Carolina (LFNC) at the UNC School of Government is matching North Carolina college students in need of work experience with local governments and nonprofits seeking additional help to support COVID-19 response efforts.

July 16, 2020
The state seal of North Carolina and the Lead for North Carolina logo

Faculty members Leisha DeHart-Davis and Kim Nelson have co-authored a book titled, Gender Imbalance in Public Sector Leadership: The Glass Cliff in Public Service Careers, for the Cambridge Univ

July 16, 2020
Cover of the book, Gender Imbalance in Public Sector Leadership

In government, a problem cannot exist in a vacuum. Building a new road might include a city’s planners, budgeting office, transportation, maintenance, and citizens. Combating opioid misuse requires collaboration between social services, public health agencies, law enforcement, hospitals, and more.

It was not surprising, then, that the problem of elder abuse in North Carolina communities came to the UNC School of Government from two separate worlds.

July 10, 2020
Aimee Wall stands to the left of Meredith Smith at the School of Government

UNC School of Government faculty member Margaret Henderson has partnered with retired Raleigh Police Department detective Rick Hoffman to publish an extensive list of free and low-cost strategies to help law enforcement begin to address human trafficking.

June 23, 2020
Faculty Member Margaret Henderson

UNC School of Government faculty members Charles Szypszak and Trey Allen will again join the Warrior-Scholar Project as volunteer instructors this summer.

June 18, 2020
Professional headshots of School of Government faculty members Trey Allen and Charles Szypszak
Like all of you, I have received heartfelt messages from many organizations about the killing of Mr. George Floyd and related events. Mr.
June 16, 2020
A Message from Dean Mike Smith