Pi Alpha Alpha Celebrates MPA Success

February 28, 2014

Prof. Daniel Feldman moderating the panel

On February 18, students gathered for a John Jay Pi Alpha Alpha career panel focusing on public service.  Alumni panelists Denise Dizzine and Merline Barrington of the NYS Unified Court System and the Port Authority of NY and NJ, respectively, discussed their career trajectories, including their personal stories from their time as students in the MPA program to their current positions, major career progress highlights, and future plans. Click to read more about their career experiences and student eligibility for Pi Alpha Alpha, the national honor society for public administration students.
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S. Africa Intelligence IG at JJC March 6

February 19, 2014
Acting President of South Africa, Kgalema Motlanthe,  at the appointment Adv Faith Doreen Radebe as the Inspector-General for Intelligence (

Acting President of South Africa, Kgalema Motlanthe, at the appointment Adv Faith Doreen Radebe as the Inspector-General for Intelligence (

The South African Inspector General for Intelligence is to speak at John Jay College on Thursday March 6th. at 9:00 AM. A light breakfast buffet will be provided starting at 8:30 AM. The event is being sponsored by the College and the New York New Jersey Chapter of the Association of Inspectors General. Joining the panel as a discussant will be Eric Feldman, the former Inspector General of the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office.

Space may be limited and attendance requires an advance RSVP. To reserve a seat, click here  to RSVP Online.
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Professor Vijay Sampath for PAD 742 and PAD 749

December 17, 2013

Prof. Vijay Sampath

Mr. Vijay Sampath is a new faculty member joining the Department of Public Administration this fall.  He has served as adjunct faculty at Harvard Extension School, Pace University and Rutgers University.  His doctorate is in Management and International Business from Lubin School of Business, Pace University.  Mr. Sampath received his MBA from Rutgers University and a bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Sri Sathya Sai University, India.  He is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner. Read More »

MPA Course in Non-Profits, Grants and Philanthropy

December 12, 2013
Tanya E. Coke, J.D. Distinguished Lecturer, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Tanya E. Coke, J.D. Distinguished Lecturer, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The MPA program is offering a special course on Thursdays at 6:15 in  Non-Profit Organizations, Grant Writing and Philanthropy. The course qualifies as an elective for all MPA-PPA and MPA-IO specializations. The course is taught by Tanya Coke, J.D. who has professional  experience in key positions in the Open Society Foundation, the U.S. Human Rights Fund and the Atlantic Philanthropies. Professor Coke is joining the MPA faculty as a Distinguished Lecturer.

The course examines the history and legal treatment of such organizations in the United States, and their contemporary role in social change.  The course also instructs students on the fundamentals of non-profit governance, strategic planning and grant writing. Students will gain experience in drafting grant applications.

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MPASA Members at 2013 NECoPA Conference

November 25, 2013
JJay Cohort

MPASA members with Prof. Cabrera, Col, and Elias

On November 1 and 2, the fourth annual Northeast Conference on Public Administration (NECoPA) met at the University of Delaware, where students, academicians, nonprofit leaders, private professionals and public administrators gathered to discuss the theme – “Opportunities, Threats and Intriguing Possibilities for Public Administration in an Information Society.”  Under the initiative of the MPA Student Association (MPASA), 15 students from John Jay College also took part in the conference. Read on for conference highlights, including the role of John Jay participants.
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Important iPad Software Upgrade

March 25, 2014

iPad repairDue to a known security risk with Apple iOS we require students to update to the latest version – 7.1.

To do this, on your iPad, please go to Settings > General > Software Update > iOS 7.1 and install.

If you have version 7.0.6 or above then this risk does not apply to your iPad.

Ideas Needed for MPA Differential Tuition Budget

February 28, 2014

accountingThe MPA Differential tuition Subcommittee (MPADTS ) seeks your ideas for new or modified expenditure programs. Please use this survey to propose new and modified projects for the MPA Differential Tuition program.

Click here to submit an MPA Differential Tuition Budget Idea

Answer more than once if you have more than one recommendation or idea.
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February-March Writing Center Workshops

February 20, 2014

February-March 2014 Public Management Writing Workshop Schedule in the Writing Center, Room 1.120 NB

Starting Date: Monday, February 24

Ending Date: Monday, March 31

Students MUST sign up for workshops in advance either in person (Room 1.68 NB) or by phone (212-237-8569) and must arrive to the workshops on time.

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MPA Orientation Rescheduled

January 22, 2014

Graduate Orientation has been rescheduled for Thursday, January 23, 2014. Please be sure to take care of any outstanding registration issues at Jay Express before 5:45 p.m. tomorrow.
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Fall 2013 MPAQE Results

January 15, 2014

This message contains the MPAQE results for the Fall 2013 administration.
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