Tar Heel Bus Tour Journeys to School Projects Across North Carolina

October 22, 2019

Ninety faculty and staff from UNC-Chapel Hill traveled across the state on October 16-18 on the Tar Heel Bus Tour, a three-bus journey to 26 towns and cities throughout North Carolina. Through the three-day, two-night trip, bus tour participants learned about the issues facing North Carolinians and the people who are working to effect change—including community members and their University partners.

David Ammons Selected for 2019 Paul Posner Pracademic Award

October 3, 2019

Faculty member David N. Ammons has been selected as the winner of the 2019 Association for Budgeting and Financial Management Paul Posner Pracademic Award. This award recognizes the important contributions that recipients have made to their field as both practitioners and academics. David received the award this past September at a conference in Washington, D.C. He is only the second recipient of this award.

LGFCU and DFI Are Supporting Local Revitalization Projects

September 30, 2019

Local Government Federal Credit Union, an ongoing supporter of the School's Development Finance Initiative (DFI), published an article in their membership magazine, Aim, titled "The Power of Partnership: How LGFCU and DFI Are Helping NC Towns Plan for Bright Futures."

School of Government To Host MPA Fall Open House on October 9

September 24, 2019

The School of Government will host the annual Fall Open House for its top-ranked Master of Public Administration program on Friday, October 9 from 6-8pm.  This is an opportunity for interested individuals to gain first-hand information from our staff, current students, faculty, and alum about the program. 

Margaret Henderson Named Voinovich Public Innovation Challenge Finalist

September 18, 2019

School of Government faculty member Margaret Henderson is one of four finalists in the Voinovich Public Innovation Challenge.

Research Fellow Teshanee Williams Joins the School of Government

September 10, 2019

The School of Government is pleased to welcome Postdoctoral Research Fellow Teshanee Williams. She is a recipient of the Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity Fellowship. Over the next two academic years, she will work with the School of Government as a Research Fellow and will continue her research on topics like policy implementation and management of public sector and nonprofit partnerships.

Download the NC Drinking Water Incident Response Toolkit Online

July 30, 2019

When drinking water systems fail or water becomes unsafe, communities may be left unprepared. Incidents such as floods, infrastructure failures, or contaminations may create real or perceived threats to the safety of drinking water.

Margaret Henderson Interviewed by the N&O for Her Work on Human Trafficking

July 9, 2019

Faculty member Margaret Henderson was quoted in a June 27 News & Observer article about illegal massage businesses and human trafficking in North Carolina. The article describes how traffickers fraudulently recruit women from abroad, bring them to the United States to work in these businesses, and keep them in line using force or coercion, or both.

Inaugural LFNC Cohort Begins with Summer Institute

July 8, 2019

The Lead for North Carolina (LFNC) inaugural fellowship program began Friday, June 21, with 16 Fellows who have volunteered to work in local governments across the state for two years. These Fellows are graduates from 10 different North Carolina universities. Seven will be returning to their hometowns or regions to serve. Almost two-thirds are women and almost half identify as an ethnic or racial minority. Six of these Fellows are first-generation college students.

Jonathan Morgan Examines Local Economic Development Strategies in New Journal Article

July 3, 2019

School of Government faculty member Jonathan Morgan explores the use of various local government strategies to spur economic development in his latest published article in Economic Development Quarterly, a leading academic journal.  Everything but the Kitchen Sink?

“Focus Carolina” Features School of Government Faculty

June 24, 2019

WCHL’s Focus Carolina series features UNC-Chapel Hill faculty members who talk about things that ignite their passion for their work. Since last fall, Focus Carolina has featured three School of Government faculty members. In these segments, each of these three faculty members highlights certain issues they focus on or projects they’re involved with.

Leisha DeHart-Davis Becomes Vice President of PMRC

June 18, 2019

On Thursday, June 13, the Public Management Research Association (PMRA) announced School of Government faculty member Leisha DeHart-Davis as the association’s new vice president. Furthermore, PMRA announced that DeHart-Davis will take on the mantle of president in 2020. The announcement was made at this year’s edition of the Public Management Research Conference (PMRC), which was hosted by the School of Government on June 11­–14 in Chapel Hill.