Dr. Jean Martin Caldieron Awarded Fulbright Scholarship

Congratulations to Dr. Jean Martin Caldieron, Associate Professor at the School of Architecture, for being selected for the J. William Fulbright Scholarship award to Mozambique.

“This competitive and prestigious merit-based scholarship is a testament to Dr. Caldieron’s research and significant contributions he has made and will no doubt continue to make,” said Dr. Ron Nyhan, Acting Dean of the College for Design and Social Inquiry.

“The quality and level of his service, leadership, and excellence in these areas are trademarks for the award.”

Professor Invited to the United Nations

Dr. Ali Farazmand, Professor in the FAU School of Public Administration, has been invited to participate in the United Nations’ Committee of Experts on Public Administration (UN-CEPA) Meetings in New York, April 23-27th.

 

The Committee is responsible for supporting the work of ECOSOC concerning the promotion and development of public administration and governance among Member States notably in relation to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and in support of the implementation and progress reviews of the Sustainable Development Goals.

 

“This meeting puts Florida Atlantic University on the global map of top institutions that are involved in these efforts,” said Dr. Farazmand.

 

The goal of the Committee’s time together will be to address and help the United Nations with:

(a) solving current and future global problems by

(b) offering creative ideas and solutions to crises of all sorts around the world;

(c) providing technical and advisory assistance to Member-States on improving governance and public administration; and

(d) preparing draft papers and reports for discussions for dissemination of knowledge and policy advice towards achieving the UN 2030 Strategic Sustainability Goals with issues that include environment, development, crisis management, capacity building, metropolitan sustainability, governance, and public administration.

 

“I feel highly honored to again be representing FAU in this global institutional body that shoulders an enormous responsibility in tackling a multitude of issues and problems of our world,” Farazmand continued.

Top Graduate School Honors by U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report awards top universities in their annual list of “Best Colleges Rankings”, which spans nearly 50 categories students can reference when making their college selection.

We are proud to announce that Florida Atlantic University’s School of Public Administration in the College for Design and Social Inquiry just earned a coveted spot. We were named one of the Best Graduate Schools in Public Affairs for 2018 by U.S. News & World Report.

SCCJ Faculty: By the Numbers

Did you know? The FAU School of Criminology and Criminal Justice faculty have published more than 25 books, made more than 500 presentations at conferences around the world, published more than 300 journal articles and book chapters, and received more than $8.2 million in sponsored research funding from agencies, including:

 

  • The Florida Department of Corrections
  • The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services federal flow through
  • The Palm Beach County Criminal Justice Commission flow through from the MacArthur Foundation
  • The National Institute of Justice federal flow through
  • The GEO Group

Keep up the great work!

Annual Ph.D. Colloquium

Public Administration Ph.D. student James Capp shares his research on “The Bureaucratic Consciousness: Romantic and Critical Ways of Knowing”

Public Administration Ph.D. student James Capp shares his research on “The Bureaucratic Consciousness: Romantic and Critical Ways of Knowing”


The Association of Doctoral Students in Public Administration (ADSPA) and the Graduate & Professional Student Association (GPSA) sponsored this one-day conference, which annually promotes Public Administration research and writing among doctoral students and candidates.

“This is a multi-university effort that gives students a prime opportunity for feedback and practice before they enter the workplace,” said Dr. Arthur Sementelli, the Public Administration Ph.D. Program Coordinator.  “The colloquium is a completely student-run and student-funded event that has been held off and on for more than 10 years. I am immensely proud of the students and the research that was presented.”

The Public Administration Ph.D. degree is designed for students who want to have research as their primary career and/or work in academia, but the program is also open to professional practitioners with a strong research interest.

“The School of Public Administration provides its doctoral students with the theoretical foundations and the analytical skills to pursue rigorous and innovative research projects,” said James Capp, a current Ph.D. student.

“Perhaps most importantly, the faculty members encourage us to hone our scholarship through academic presentations and publications. As a result, graduates of the program are highly competitive in the job market, with most of my peers landing excellent positions at research universities and public agencies all over the country.”

Interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in Public Administration? Email sementel@fau.edu today.

Public Ethics Academy Honored By Palm Beach County

BY BRITTANY SYLVESTRI | 3/19/2018

The Public Ethics Academy within the School of Public Administration in the College for Design and Social Inquiry at Florida Atlantic University has been honored by the Palm Beach County Commission with a proclamation naming April “Ethics Awareness Month.”

“Having the Public Ethics Academy recognized by the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners as a part of the ethics partnership in Palm Beach County shows just how strong FAU’s community engagement has become under President Kelly’s leadership,” said Peter Cruise, Ph.D., executive director of the Public Ethics Academy.

The Public Ethics Academy was first organized by FAU in 2009 to research ethics and provide training for local government agencies. Cruise was appointed executive director of the Academy upon its re-launch and was recently appointed to the Palm Beach County Commission on Ethics for a four-year term.

FAU Appoints New Ethics Commissioner

BY BRITTANY-SYLVESTRI | 2/6/2018

Peter L. Cruise, Ph.D., executive director of the Public Ethics Academy in the School of Public Administration within the College for Design and Social Inquiry, was appointed by FAU President John Kelly to the Palm Beach County Commission on Ethics for a four-year term.

The mission of the Palm Beach County Commission on Ethics is to foster integrity in public services, to promote the public’s trust and confidence in that service, and to prevent conflicts between private interests and public duties.

“Cruise has extensive experience in the field of ethics and public administration, and is well qualified to serve on the Commission,” said Kelly.

An accomplished scholar, he has authored and co-authored dozens of articles in peer-reviewed journals on the topics of ethics and organizational studies. This is in addition to his time as a tenured faculty member who has taught and conducted research in the field of ethics.

Cruise served for more than 12 years as a health and human services manager. He also has served on the editorial board of the Global Virtue Ethics Reviewthe Journal of Health and Human Services Administration, and the Jossey-Bass/John Wiley Health Care Management Book Series.

For more information on the Public Ethics Academy at FAU, visit cdsi.fau.edu/spa/pea/.

FAU Re-Launches Public Ethics Academy

BY BRITTANY-SULLIVAN | 10/10/2017

Florida Atlantic University has re-launched the Public Ethics Academy within the School of Public Administration at the College for Design and Social Inquiry.

“We are excited about the re-launch of the Public Ethics Academy,” said Wesley Hawkins, Ph.D., dean of the College for Design and Social Inquiry. “It is more important than ever before for us to provide a platform for the discussion and support of high ethical standards for those who serve our communities.”

The Public Ethics Academy was first organized by FAU in 2009 to research ethics and provide training for local government agencies. Recently, Peter L. Cruise, Ph.D., was appointed executive director of the Academy upon its re-launch. Cruise graduated from FAU in 1995 and in 2015 was named a College for Design and Social Inquiry distinguished alumnus.

“Working to promote ethical behavior, especially in the public sector, has long been a focus of my academic and professional careers,” said Peter Cruise, Ph.D., executive director of the Public Ethics Academy. “In 2009, FAU also recognized the need to weigh in on public sector ethics with the formation of the Public Ethics Academy. I am honored to be back at FAU as we expand the Academy’s programs and services throughout the University.”

The University-based nature of the Academy, housed at FAU’s Boca Raton campus, allows for the rapid incorporation and dissemination of the latest scholarly research on ethics issues by noted faculty for the Academy’s training programs.

“Peter Cruise brings a lot of energy, dedication and expertise to his new role as executive director of the Public Ethics Academy,” said Steven Bourassa, Ph.D., director of the School of Public Administration. “I am very excited about the prospects for the Academy under his capable leadership.”

For more information on the Public Ethics Academy at FAU, visit cdsi.fau.edu/spa/pea/.

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