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Outstanding Students Spring 2022
Bachelor of Criminal Justice
Master of Criminal Justice
Master of Public Administration
Master of Public Administration
Master of Social Work
Bachelor of Social Work
2021-2022 U.S. News & World Report
The School of Public Affairs Master of Criminal Justice Program was recently ranked as #16 for "Best Online Program" and #11 for "Best Online Program for Veterans". Please see the website for more details about this honor.
2021 McConkie Leadership Conference
The Public Safety Initiative, School of Public Affairs, at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, is pleased to present the 2021 McConkie Leadership Conference. The event will be held at the Boot Barn Hall in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Friday, May 7, 2021. The annual one-day McConkie Leadership Conference brings together mid-level and senior managers from local government, industry, not-for-profit organizations, and anyone wanting to develop leadership skills. We are excited to announce that Jason Gardner of Echelon Front will be conducting this year's conference on Extreme Leadership. The registration fee for this event is $175. Please register by 4/30/21. Register Now!
Faculty Publication News: Dr. Robin Kempf
Congratulations to Dr. Robin Kempf and her recent book publication of “Safety and Security in Hotels and Home Sharing”. This brief comparatively reviews the security and safety features of hotels and home sharing services.
UCCS Downtown Virtual Mini-Series
Join UCCS Downtown live on Instagram for their virtual mini-series, which will include a virtual tour, alumni spotlight, reopening, and more. Live every Thursday in May at 4pm.
SPA Programs Ranked by US News and World Report
The online Master of Criminal Justice and the Graduate Certificate program in Homeland Security and Emergency Management Leadership were each ranked #14 in their respective categories by the US News and World Report. Read more.
Faculty Publication News: Dr. Don Klingner
Congratulations to Distinguished Professor Dr. Don Klingner for his editorial "Migration and Immigration", which has been published by Taylor & Francis as part of "The State of the Republic" editorial series in Public Integrity, a journal of the American Society for Public Administration.
Faculty News: Dr. Gia Barboza
Congratulations to Assistant Professor Dr. Gia Barboza, who will join the editorial board of the “Child Maltreatment,” one of the top-ranked academic journals in the areas of social work and family studies. Read about it on Communique.
Faculty Publication News: Dr. YongJei Lee
Congratulations to Assistant Professor Dr. YongJei Lee on the acceptance of his article “Following their lead: Police perceptions and their effects on crime prevention” in Justice Quarterly.
Faculty Publication News: Dr. Katy Cathcart
Congratulations to Senior Instructor of Criminal Justice Dr. Katy Cathcart on her new book Power & Authority: Profiles of Contemporary Law Enforcement and Corrections Applications.
Faculty Publication News: Dr. Henriikka Weir & Dr. Edin Mujkic
Congratulations to Assistant Professors Dr. Henriikka Weir and Dr. Edin Mujkic for getting their article "Causes and explanations of suicide terrorism: A systematic-review" accepted in Homeland Security Affairs: The Journal of the NPS Center for Homeland Defense and Security.
Faculty Publication News: Dr. Edin Mujkic
Congratulations to Assistant Professor Dr. Edin Mujkic for getting his article "International military education and training: promoting democratic values to militaries and countries throughout the world" accepted in the journal Democracy and Security.
Faculty Publication News: Dr. Edin Mujkic & Dr. Don Klingner
Congratulations to MPA faculty, Distinguished Professor Dr. Don Klingner and Assistant Professor Dr. Edin Mujkic, for getting their article "Dieselgate: How hubris and bad leadership caused the biggest scandal in automotive history" accepted in the journal Public Integrity.
Faculty News: Dr. YongJei Lee Tapped as Prestigious Ethics Fellow
School Public Affairs' Assistant Professor, Dr. YongJei Lee, has been chosen to serve as a UCCS Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Faculty Fellow for 2018-2019.
New Graduate Dual Degree Program
We are pleased to announce the new Dual Masters-Public Administration & Sociology.
Read UCCS official announcement "UCCS creates new dual graduate program in public administration, sociology".
Outstanding Faculty Award: Rich Radabaugh
We are pleased and humbled to announce that Criminal Justice Senior Instructor Rich Radabaugh, Esq. has received the UCCS 2018 Outstanding Instructor Award!
Faculty News: YongJei Lee
Congratulations to Assistant Professor Dr. YongJei Lee for being selected as the UCCS faculty lead in the Compass Curriculum Assessment of Inclusiveness.
School of Public Affairs Scholarship
To celebrate UCCS' 50th Anniversary and to provide financial support for students, the UCCS School of Public Affairs Scholarship has been created to raise funds for student scholarships.
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- 2022 Fall Leadership Development Intern (DC-Based) at Partnership for Public Service
- Environmental Protection Specialist - R7 at U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- Associate Program (January 2023) – San Francisco at AlphaSights
- Outreach and Enrollment AmeriCorps Member at Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies
- Assistant Contracts Administrator at Washington State Department of Agriculture
- Finance Administrator at Chenega Corporation
- Project Coordinator, Knowledge Management Team at JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc.
- CDC Fellowship in Global Health Security - Setting Strategy and Communicating Impact at Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education
- Technology Management Administrator (SPSA Opt 3) at Illinois Department of Human Services