Liou Shines as UCF Luminary
Professor Tom Liou has been named a recipient of the 2018 UCF Luminary Awards, which highlight the research, creative work and scholarship of faculty members across the university. SPA Director Naim Kapucu received this award in 2017.
Journal Publishes Doctoral Student’s First Solo-Authored Article
Public Administration Quarterly has published “Archeology of Exclusion: Counter-Mapping Sites of Exclusion and Oppression in the Administrative State Using GIS” by doctoral student Esteban Santis. The article explores the use of geographic information systems to map areas of exclusion and oppression, and includes a case study of the Trayvon Martin case. This is the first published article written solely by Santis.
Bryer Releases New Book
Lexington Books has published “Poor Participation: Fighting the Wars on Poverty and Impoverished Citizenship,” written by Professor Thomas Bryer and doctoral student Sofia Prysmakova-Rivera. The book, which explores the link between poverty and active citizenship, can be purchased from Amazon or Lexington Books.
Hawkins Joins Journal’s Editorial Board
Urban and regional planning program director and Associate Professor Christopher Hawkins has accepted an invitation to serve as an editorial board member for the journal State and Local Government Review.
Hawkins will serve a two-year term on the board, from 2018 to 2020. During that time, he will review submitted manuscripts, attend the annual board meeting, and provide input and feedback on the quality of the journal.
SLGR is a double-blind, peer-reviewed journal that is published quarterly by SAGE Publications. Its focus lies in the politics, policy and management of state and local government.
Book on State’s Climate Features Research from SPA Faculty
The Florida Institute just published the book “Florida’s Climate,” featuring chapters from SPA faculty. The book provides a review of the research on Florida’s climate, including climate benchmarks, climate predictions and the impact of climate change.
More than 90 researchers from Florida wrote chapters for the book, including Associate Professors Claire Knox and Chris Emrich, who co-authored “Human Dimensions and Communication of Florida’s Climate.” Emrich also co-authored the chapter “Climate and Weather Extremes.”
For more information on the book, visit the Florida Climate Institute or Amazon.
Center Accepting Proposals for 2018 Research Conference
The Center for Public and Nonprofit Management is now accepting proposals for its 2018 Public Administration Conference. This year’s theme is “A Return to ‘Governance in Dark Times’? Creating Spaces for Citizen Dialogue, Encouraging Engagement in Public Life, and Ensuring Government Transparency and Accountability.” The deadline to submit proposals is Dec. 15, 2017. For more information on the conference, including the full Call for Proposals, visit the CPNM website.
“National Service and Volunteerism” Published in Paperback
The 2015 textbook “National Service and Volunteerism: Achieving Impact in Our Community,” edited by former CPNM director Thomas Bryer, was published in paperback by Lexington Books earlier this year. The book is largely based on the research presented during the 2015 Public Administration Research Conference and includes contributions from School of Public Administration faculty and staff including Associate Lecturer Stephanie Krick, Associate Professor Jay Jurie and CPNM Assistant Director Maria-Elena Augustin.