School of Public Affairs and Administration Faculty, Students, and Alumni Elevated to National Boards
Several members of the Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) community have been elevated nationally to editorial and governing boards. SPAA announced the following appointments and promotions in early January:
- Norma M. Riccucci to Deliver 2021 Herbert Simon Award Lecture during Annual Conference
- Assistant Chancellor Diane Hill and Dean Charles Menifield Named to NJ’s MLK Commemorative Commission
- Elijah Smith Appointed Director of Debate at Rutgers University–Newark
- New Jersey Municipal Management Association Recognizes SPAA Distinguished Practitioner in Residence James Davy for 40 Years of Membership and Service
Domonic Bearfield, associate professor, joined the editorial board of PAR (Public Administration Review), a publication of the American Society for Public Administration. His research focuses on issues related to governance in public administration and on improving the understanding of public sector patronage. Bearfield obtained his doctoral degree from SPAA, his master’s degree from the University of Delaware, and his bachelor’s degree from Norfolk State University.
Rachel Emas has been named co-book review editor for the Journal of Public Affairs Education. Emas is an assistant teaching professor and the director of the Master of Public Administration Program at SPAA. Her research interests include sustainability and sustainable development policy, public service education, and policy implementation. She earned her doctoral degree from Florida International University, her master’s degree from the University of Central Florida, and her bachelor’s degree from Florida State University.
The newly elected leadership team of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) now includes two SPAA alumnae and one SPAA doctoral candidate. Alumna Patria de Lancer Julnes is the president-elect. Julnes currently serves as the associate dean of academic programs and professor of public administration at the Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs at Baruch College, City University of New York. Alumna Maria D’Agostino, a professor of public administration at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, is the ASPA District I representative. Kayla Schwoerer, a SPAA doctoral candidate, is the ASPA student representative. Schwoerer obtained her master’s degree from Arizona State University and her bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University.