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Excelsior Fellowship leads to career with New York's Public Safety Office

Charlene Cordero '17 M.P.A./M.A.I.R. landed the job in September 2019 after two years as a New York Excelsior Fellow.
April 6, 2021

Maxwell alumni, student honored with 2021 American Society for Public Administration awards

Several Maxwell alumni and one current online EMPA student are among the award honorees.
March 11, 2021

Alumni Spotlight: A Powerful Voice for Justice

Mazaher Kaila ’19 B.A. (PSc) advocates for social justice while earning law degree at Syracuse.

March 10, 2021

Career growth without compromise

The online executive master of public administration degree is designed for midcareer professionals like Lindsay Bentley.
March 3, 2021

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London, Hoy examine same-sex sexuality and divorce risk in new study

Andrew S. London & Aaron Hoy
February 3, 2021

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In Memoriam: Sid Lerner '53, Benefactor of Maxwell's Lerner Center, Dies at 90

During his career, the legendary advertising executive represented such well-known brands as Maxwell House and Texaco, and created memorable campaigns including “Please Don’t Squeeze the Charmin” featuring Mr. Whipple.
January 22, 2021

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Executive Education plays supporting role as arts leaders confront COVID-19 crisis

“Experiencing arts online has eradicated barriers,” he said. “More people are accessing the arts,” says Executive Education alumnus Stephen Butler ’04 M.A. (PA).

January 8, 2021

Maxwell MPA alumna Mallie Prytherch named a Schwarzman Scholar

Mallie Prytherch G’19, an alumna of the Maxwell's M.P.A. program, is Syracuse University’s second Schwarzman Scholar. The scholarship program provides scholars the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and professional networks through a one-year master’s degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing. 

December 8, 2020

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Alumna Kristen Patel named Gregg Professor of Practice at Maxwell

Kristen Patel will teach undergraduate courses in policy studies and graduate courses in public administration and international affairs. 

December 7, 2020

New study examines age‐at‐death disparity, people with and without IDD

Scott D. Landes, Katherine E. McDonald, Janet M. Wilmoth & Erika Carter Grosso
December 1, 2020

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Harrington Meyer discusses new book on Colgate University podcast

University Professor Madonna Harrington Meyer and alumna Ynesse Abdul-Malak ’13 MA (Soc)/’17 PhD (Soc) of Colgate University discuss their research related to grandparents caring for grandchildren with disabilities in an episode of 13, a bi-weekly podcast from Colgate University.
November 4, 2020

New threats, familiar challenges: Maxwell responds to COVID-19

“The COVID pandemic is a great example of a current event that is changing every aspect of society—from how families are organized to how we deliver education and the structure of work,” says Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs Colleen Heflin.

October 30, 2020

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Alumni Spotlight: MPA Alumna Works to Improve Health of America’s Families

Policy team leader Elizabeth Fomegne ’04 B.F.A/’09 M.P.A. uncovered her drive to serve the public good while interviewing prospective undergraduates for Syracuse University’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
October 30, 2020

Syracuse, An All-Comers Kind of City

A key reason why immigrant and refuge communities are able to gain a foothold is Syracuse’s manageable size coupled with the low cost of living. “We’re a small enough city,” says organizational management consultant Judy Mower ’80 M.A. (SPsy)/’84 Ph.D. (SPsy), “where people can build webs of relationships up and down the economic and social strata, and sideways from group to group.”

October 26, 2020

Innovation in the Salt City

Both school and community benefit from intentional partnerships like the i-team, according to Jonnell Robinson, assistant professor of geography. The focus on data analysis, for example, also serves the city’s pursuit of government and foundation grants. Students, meanwhile, connect to real-world problems, preparing them for employment in data and innovation offices.

October 2, 2020

Win-Win-Win Situation

Maxwell School’s X Lab is helping the City of Syracuse collect overdue property taxes by redesigning their letters with a graphic, attention-grabbing message that has resulted in nearly $100,000 of unlikely payments. The X Lab, created a year and a half ago, has the potential for other scholars, offering students real-world sandboxing opportunities and working with public and nonprofit clients at a lower cost than private consultants.

October 2, 2020

Singleton study on labor unions, workplace safety published

Ling Li, Shawn Rohlin & Perry Singleton
October 2, 2020

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Duncan protects the electrical grid from cybercrimes at NERC

Matt Duncan ’09 MAIR is now director of intelligence for the North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s Electricity (NERC) Information Sharing and Analysis Center (E-ISAC).
September 24, 2020

Mitchell joins Procyon Partners as managing director

Prior to joining Procyon Partners, which is an an independent, employee-owned financial management firm, Steven J. Mitchell ’90 B.A. (Econ) served as managing director of wealth management, as well as a Pinnacle Council and Pinnacle Circle member at UBS, where he worked for twelve years.

September 1, 2020

In Athenian Oath, EMPA grad hears ‘call to action for democracy'

Christopher Cartwright ’90 takes to heart the Athenian Oath’s call to “leave things better than we find them.” Cartwright, who earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and journalism and has worked in federal financial management with the U.S. Department of Commerce for 30 years, led the recitation of the Oath at this spring’s graduate convocation hosted by the Department of Public Administration and International Affairs.
August 28, 2020

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