Hudson County Freeholder Bill O’Dea was a guest lecturer in Professor Don Goncalves’ public administration and service class on September 19. O’Dea talked about public service, his background in developing policy as well as instituting initiatives related to workforce development, housing and economic development. Asked about his role in Hudson County government and his professional […]
Three Master of Public Administration (MPA) students (David Caracta, Devan Tierney, and Jessica Kennedy) competed on three separate teams last weekend at a competition in New York sponsored by the the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration. A total of eight teams competed to analyze a global health pandemic and present their […]
Two Prominent Community Figures and Saint Peter’s Alumnae Speak to Students About Running for Public Office
Students in an undergraduate political science class were offered an experiential learning experience when they heard from Pamela Johnson ’13, ‘16 and Vanessa Falco ‘17, both graduates of the master of public administration (MPA) program at Saint Peter’s University about running for city council. Philip Plotch, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science and director of […]
At the end of the spring semester, seniors in the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program presented their semester-long research of local, real-world issues such as improving ESL programs in Hudson County, combating mental health stigmas on campus, 3rd grade reading in Newark, teaching 9/11 and recidivism in Jersey City’s Ward F, to name a […]
M.P.A. student Chris Filiciello was named one of the “young movers and shakers of South Jersey” by the Atlantic City Weekly. He was honored as one of the Top 40 Under 40. Read the article here.
Last fall, M.P.A. students in Professor Frank McMillan’s “Community Organizing” class worked with Jersey City Together (a broad-based coalition of more than 30 religious congregations and nonprofits) to conduct research and knock on doors at buildings owned by River Edge Management (recently renamed Trendy Management). The students built relationships with tenants and they cataloged health […]
Human Resources Director for the City of Jersey City shares their tips on finding jobs and internships.
Mark Bunbury and Laura Pakhmanov shared their tips on finding jobs and internships at the MPA program’s Career Night on January 17th. Mark Bunbury is the human resources director for the City of Jersey City and Laura Pakhmanov is the executive director of the Center for Career Engagement and Experiential Learning (CEEL) at Saint Peter’s. […]
In October, the MPA program’s Edgar Rivera Colon published a paper “Heroin in New Jersey: Historical Legislation and the Path Forward.” Dr. Colon provides insight into New Jersey’s heroin epidemic and its attempts to combat addiction and prevent overdoses. Dr. Colon examines public policy reforms in harm reduction, prevention, and recovery.
On October 11, The Guarini Institute for Government and Leadership hosted a panel on the discussion of minimum wage and the proposed $15/hour wage in New Jersey. The panel, moderated by professor Mary Kate Naatus, Ph.D., included Assemblywoman Annette Chaparro, Senator Nick Sacco and Saint Peter’s own Assemblyman Nicholas Chiaravalloti and Professor Marilu Marcillo-Gomez, Ph.D. among others. A white paper […]
Donald Goncalves ’18 was recently profiled in The Washington Post in an article, “Hailed a Hero, the Homeless Man who Found New Jersey Bombs gets Apartment, Job Prospects.” Goncalves, a graduate student at Saint Peter’s, was moved by the story of a homeless man named Lee Parker and started a GoFundMe Page for him. Read […]