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Aug 2, 2018

Public Servant Paul Ridgeway Tries Criminal, Civil Cases Across North Carolina

Alumnus and public servant Paul Ridgeway (Political Science '82, MPA '90) is the senior resident superior court judge for North Carolina's 10th judicial district. Learn more about Judge Ridgeway's job and how he applies his NC State degrees in his work. 

Jun 20, 2018

Why Research Methods Matter

Research methods matter, especially in the government and nonprofit sectors, where an estimated 40 percent of the nation’s economic resources are devoted to the pursuit of quality of life gains. NC State Public Administration scholar RaJade Berry-James and co-author Susan Gooden's new book addresses the essential skills needed for real world decision-making and evaluation. 

Mar 28, 2018

Trump Census Question About Citizenship Could Impact NC Representation, Federal Funding

Taking an accurate census is critical for federal funding, from roads to health care, as well as for legislative representation, Dick Mahoney explains on WRAL-TV. Mahoney heads NC State's School of Public and International Affairs. 

Aug 28, 2017

Study: Reduced Performance Triggers Turnover for Nonprofit Executives

Nonprofit organizations that have declining expenditures — an indication of reduced operations — are more likely to seek new leadership, according to a new study by NC State researchers.  

Aug 2, 2017

What Does Trump’s Climate Policy Mean for Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals?

A new study from NC State researchers tackles a big question: how much of an impact could Trump's climate policies have? 

Jun 26, 2017

Most State Pension Plans Paper Over Unfunded Liabilities

An analysis of state pension plans from across the country finds that the already troubling state of pension finances may be even worse than it first appears because many pension managers are making their plan's financial condition look better by perpetually putting off payments. 

Dec 6, 2016

For Nonprofits, Even Non-Finance ‘Capacity Grants’ Stimulate Financial Growth

NC State research finds that so-called "capacity grants" lead to long-term financial growth for nonprofit organizations — regardless of what the grants are for. 

Charlie and Marty Coe stand outside their front door

Nov 21, 2016

Curiosity, Commitment Define Couple’s Marriage — and Their Philanthropy

Enthusiastic to share what they’ve learned with others, Charlie and Marty Coe have thrived as educators — Charlie as a public administration professor at NC State and Marty as a high school world history instructor. Now retired, the couple wants to ensure that other scholars have the appropriate resources to continue creating and sharing knowledge. 

Jun 1, 2016

Nonprofit Executive Turnover More Turbulent Than Previously Thought

Research from an NC State public administration professor finds that turnover among executive leaders at nonprofit organizations is often plagued by problems, with very few transitional periods mirroring the scenarios painted in the professional literature. 

May 18, 2016

Study Investigates Why Public Employees Break Rules

Employees in all industries break workplace rules from time to time. After years of working in government and social services, Casey Fleming wondered why.