Polish Scholar to Discuss Administrative Courts in the Polish Legal System on March 8

February 12, 2018

On Thursday, March 8, the UNC School of Government will host a discussion on “Administrative Courts in the Polish Legal System” with Agata Hauser, PhD, a lecturer at the Constitutional Law Department of the Adam Mickiewicz University.

School to Co-Host Event Educating Undergraduate Women Students about Careers in Local Government

February 12, 2018

Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL), a national association founded by Carolina MPA alumni Kirsten and Kent Wyatt, will host a free event on Friday, March 2, to educate undergraduate women students about careers in local government. The event is co-hosted by the UNC School of Government, Carolina Center for Public Service, and the Carolina Women's Center and will include lunch, an afternoon of learning and networking, and a social hour.

School Faculty Members Consult on Criminal Records Clearance

January 24, 2018

Faculty member John Rubin served as advisor in 2017 during the creation of the Clean Slate Clearinghouse <>, an online resource providing access to state statutory information related to criminal record clearance policies in all 50 states and U.S.

Richard Stevens '74 Receives Distinguished Alumnus Award

December 21, 2017

On October 12, 2017, the University's Distinguished Alumni Award was bestowed on triple Tar Heel and Carolina MPA grad Richard Stevens. The award is presented annually to alumni of UNC-Chapel Hill who “have made an outstanding contribution to humanity in any walk of life.” We congratulate Stevens ’70, JD ’74, MPA ’78, who has dedicated his life to the improvement of his home state and his alma mater, on receiving this prestigious award.

Jamie Markham Pens the School of Government’s First Graphic Novel

December 20, 2017

In October 2017, the School of Government published its first graphic novel, In Prison: Serving a Felony Sentence in North Carolina, written by School faculty member James Markham and North Carolina Department of Public Safety employee Shane Tharrington, with illustrati

Faculty Member Leisha DeHart-Davis Quoted in News & Observer Article about Women Running for Public Office

December 12, 2017

Faculty member Leisha DeHart-Davis, associate professor of public administration and government, was quoted in a News & Observer article that examines the increasing number of women running for public office.

Whitney Afonso Named to Governing Board of National Budgeting Association

November 22, 2017

Assistant Professor of Public Administration and Government Whitney Afonso was elected to serve on the Executive Committee for the Association of Budgeting and Financial Management (ABFM).  An expert in public finance, Afonso will serve a three-year term beginning January 2018.

Faculty Member DeHart-Davis Releases Book on Creating Effective Rules in Public Sector Organizations

October 25, 2017

Associate Professor Leisha DeHart-Davis draws on a decade of original research and interdisciplinary scholarship in her new book, Creating Effective Rules in Public Sector Organizations.

Faculty Members Kimberly Nelson and Carl Stenberg Author New Local Government Management Publication

October 10, 2017

Associate Professor Kimberly Nelson and Professor Carl Stenberg have recently published a new book, titled Managing Local Government: An Essential Guide for Municipal and County Managers. The book offers a practical introduction to the changing structure, forms, and functions of local government. The authors incorporate real-life scenarios and case studies while providing historical context to U.S. local governments.

School of Government Partners with UNC Press

October 2, 2017

The School of Government has partnered with the University of North Carolina Press’s Office of Scholarly Publishing Services to distribute its publications.

NC Racial Equity Network Receives Award from National Association

September 29, 2017

The NC Racial Equity Network, housed at the UNC School of Government, was awarded a Program of Excellence Award by the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA). Founded in 1915, UPCEA is the leading association for professional, continuing, and online education.

Jessica Smith Receives “Friend of the Court” Award from NC Chief Justice

September 15, 2017

On Monday, Sept. 11, faculty member Jessica Smith received the Amicus Curiae Award from North Carolina Chief Justice Mark Martin.  The award, bestowing her with the title of “Friend of the Court,” recognizes Smith for her outstanding service to the Judicial Branch of North Carolina.