October 26, 2011

Hamline School of Business Serves as Host for Prestigious Public Affairs Journal

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Hamline University School of Business professors David Schultz and Kristen Norman-Major have been selected to edit the prestigious Journal for Public Affairs Education. In 2010, the pair was initially chosen to serve as the interim editors and have been subsequently selected to edit the journal for a full three-year term, beginning this fall.

One of the top journals of its kind, the Journal for Public Affairs Education is run by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration, which is a noted organization in the United States for education in that field.

“We thank NASPAA for entrusting us with the privilege of editing the journal,” said Schultz. “We look forward to the journal continuing to grow and are committed to publishing innovative and thought-provoking articles.” 

School of Business Dean Anne McCarthy added that the journal is also an excellent fit with the department’s overall goals to develop future leaders in the field.

“Hamline University is dedicated to the teacher-scholar model that the journal embodies. Professor Schultz and Professor Norman-Major are the perfect team to provide editorial leadership that continues Journal of Public Affairs Education's upward trajectory,” McCarthy said.

The publication focuses on public administration, public affairs, and government affairs in order to bring the best scholarship on teaching and quality directly into the hands of its membership. While the editorial review board and journal audience are primarily comprised of American universities with public administration departments, the journal also has international ties.

“We look forward to continuing our work,” Norman-Major said. “And, we appreciate the recognition of the work we have already done.”

 Journal of Public Affairs Education is available for free electronically to public affairs faculty, programs, and students, and is also available in hard copy by subscription and by print-on-demand.