PIA Constitution



Monday, September 21, 2015

Well Done!

Tom Barth taught the Academy for Strategic Management, which provides training for aspiring local public and nonprofit leaders. He was elected upcoming board chair for the United Way of the Cape Fear Area and the Southeastern Conference for Public Administration. He was also invited to present a paper on his research on organizational core values and community engagement at the annual Public Administration Theory Conference in Miami.

Jennifer Biddle was the recipient of the Global Citizenship Grant to develop a course with global content, an ETEAL grant to pursue innovation in teaching, and she contributed an article in the Journal of Environmental Management.

John Brennan had articles published this year in Urban Geography and Nonprofit Forum.

Jeff Brudney, Betty and Dan Cameron Family Distinguished Professor of Innovation in the Nonprofit Sector, had three notable honors this year:

His article, “Toward a Definition of the Coproduction Concept,” Public Administration Review vol. 43 (January/February 1983) was selected as one of the 75 most influential articles appearing in the journal since its inception in 1940.

He received the Editor’s Prize for the Best Scholarly Article in Nonprofit Management and Leadership, vol. 22, 2011-12

A film he produced with students, Building a Better Wilmington: Giving and Volunteering in the Port City, was selected for the 19th Annual Cucalorus Film Festival, 2013.

Aaron King was chosen to be on the board of the North Carolina Political Science Association.  Aaron and Craig Burnett led a community forum on gun violence at UNCW.

Remonda Kleinberg was invited to Yeditepe University in Turkey last summer to discuss a possible relationship between Yeditepe and UNCW in the area of international relations and conflict studies. Kleinberg created a certificate in international conflict management and resolution for Yeditepe graduate students on UNCW campus for summer 2015. She also went to Israel to attend an intense summer program given by Galilee International Management Institute on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. During this program, she was asked to collaborate with the Galilee Institute to create a graduate certificate in national security and conflict studies in Israel and the Middle East for UNCW (and other) students. Kleinberg is completing research for her book International Instruments of Conflict Management, which will be published by Edwin Mellon International Press.

Stephen Meinhold was named editor of Law and Politics Review, published by the American Political Science Association, Law and Courts Section. He was also chosen as Faculty Senate president starting next year; congratulations!

Chris Prentice initiated and will advise the inaugural chapter of Pi Alpha Alpha a Global Honor Society of Public Affairs and Administration.

Dan Masters and a few of his colleagues are a part of the International Islamic University Islamabad IIUI-UNCW Partnership: A Collaborative Model for Enhanced Teaching, Research, and Community Engagement. They were awarded an initial three-year grant by the U.S. Department of State. UNCW will partner with IIUI (International Islamic University Islamabad) to implement a collaborative model of professional development in teaching, research and community engagement. There is a focus on political science/international relations and English, with IIUI's expressed desire to also learn from UNCW’s leadership in curriculum and faculty development.  Dr. Masters was also awarded The Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Award.