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Hamline professors to edit prestigious public affairs journal

David Schultz


Hamline University School of Business professors David Schultz and Kristen Norman-Major are taking over as editors of the prestigious Journal for Public Affairs Education. One of the top journals of its kind, it 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’re excited, and this speaks well of Hamline School of Business’ reputation,” Schultz said. “This will give both Hamline and its public administration department a lot of exposure.”

Norman-Major added that the journal is also an excellent fit with the department’s overall goals to develop future leaders in the field.

“The emphasis is on strengthening public affairs education,” Norman-Major said. “And in turn the practice of public administration is the perfect fit for Hamline's ‘theory to practice’ focus in its programs.”

The journal operates on three-year terms. If both parties are satisfied with the quality, Schultz hopes Hamline will be asked to continue its role for a longer time period.

“We hope this is just a first step into a multi-year commitment,” Schultz 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 working with our colleagues in the field to continue to provide a forum for high caliber scholarship,” Norman-Major said.

Schultz and Norman-Major began editing the journal in August. The first issue under their direction will be published this fall. Click here to see the latest edition.