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Tar Heel Bus Tour highlights School of Government collaborations statewide

October 26, 2022

The Tar Heel Bus Tour has always had deep ties to the UNC School of Government.



Frances Berry Discusses Government Innovation in Fall 2022 Deil S. Wright Lecture

October 19, 2022

In 2002, the UNC MPA Alumni Association honored Professor Deil Wright for his 34 years of teaching MPA students by creating the Deil S. Wright Lecture in Public Administration. Each year, a distinguished professional from the field of public administration enriches the educational experience of students, alumni, faculty, and interested members of the community through this event.



Frayda Bluestein Honored with Prestigious Edward Kidder Graham Award

October 4, 2022

In her 30-year-career, UNC School of Government faculty member Frayda Bluestein has become one of North Carolina’s most trusted and valued experts on governmental structure and powers, conflicts of interest, and transparency laws.



Rebecca Badgett Adds Grants Management Expertise to School Faculty Ranks

September 28, 2022

After serving five years as a research attorney and legal educator with the UNC School of Government, Rebecca Badgett has joined the School’s faculty as a teaching assistant professor.



School of Government Welcomes Kirsten Leloudis to Faculty as Public Health Expert

September 20, 2022

The UNC School of Government is pleased to welcome Kirsten Leloudis as the newest member of its faculty. Leloudis joins the Law and Finance Division as assistant professor of public law and government, as one of the School’s subject matter experts in public health law. 



Entrepreneurial Initiatives and UNC MPA Pair Up for Statewide Impact

September 8, 2022

When it was time for Maggie Bailey ’21 to look for her first post-MPA job, she didn’t have to look far. She found the right fit within the walls of the School of Government, joining the School’s Criminal Justice Innovation Lab as its second project manager. The role was a natural transition for Bailey after serving as a research assistant in the Lab as a student.



Christopher McLaughlin Partners with NC Counties to Study Property Tax Appeals

September 2, 2022

In 2020, an analysis of 118 million home sales across the nation from the past decade revealed that for nearly every state, property tax assessments were higher relative to sales prices in areas with higher Black and Hispanic populations.



Leisha DeHart-Davis’s Article on Workplace Incivility Honored with Best Article Award

August 31, 2022

Faculty member Leisha DeHart-Davis is the most recent member of the UNC School of Government faculty  to win national recognition for her scholarship. An article she co-authored, "Gender, Race, and Experiences of Workplace Incivility in Public Organizations", was recently selected as a co-winner of the 2022 Best Article Award for Vol.



Melanie Crenshaw Joins Judicial College Faculty to Advise Magistrates

August 26, 2022

The UNC School of Government is pleased to welcome Melanie Crenshaw to its North Carolina Judicial College faculty. Joining the ranks in August 2022, Crenshaw will work primarily with magistrates on issues of civil law as a teaching assistant professor.



Smith Reflects on the Reinforcing Missions of the School of Government and UNC MPA

August 22, 2022

You can be forgiven if it’s difficult to imagine a School of Government without Mike Smith at the helm. Smith has been a member of the School’s faculty since 1978 and has led the unit for 30 years.



Creating Resilient Housing in Eastern North Carolina

August 8, 2022

Operating as a part of the School of Government, the Development Finance Initiative (DFI) approaches its work with the same core values as the School. This includes responsiveness, which involves listening to and actively meeting the needs of North Carolina local officials and communities. For the DFI team, that has also meant cultivating expertise in new areas of real estate development in order to meet the needs of local governments.

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