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Welcome from the Dean

GrahamAt SPEA, we address the issues of the day with both outstanding research and practical applications in a way that prepares you for the world of tomorrow. And we do what we do very well—we consistently rank in the top tier of schools of public affairs in the national rankings.

Even better, each year we welcome new faculty members who start making a difference immediately toward leading our school into the future.

Also looking to the future, we've made great progress on achieving the goals of our report that offers a vision of  SPEA in 2015, including some organizational reforms to help transform the vision into reality. SPEA is becoming an even stronger center of scholarly productivity and will serve our graduates whose careers span the public, non-profit and for-profit sectors. I invite you to view our progress in achieving the goals of that report.

The school's broadening globalization is already being realized in the expanded programs of studies in several countries around the world through SPEA Overseas Education. Additionally we are strengthening our research in energy policy, sustainable development and the prevention of poverty, and building on traditional strengths in public finance, management of non-profit and public sectors, and arts administration.

Browse our website. And please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. I look forward to seeing you on campus.

Best regards,

John D. Graham, Ph.D.