Xiaotang Huang

MPIA '12

Kevin Kearns

Professor Kevin Kearns

Jessica Smith

Former Student Cabinet President

Eamonn Berry

MPIA '14

Camille Gockowski

MID '14

Rebecca Young

MID '14

Caitlin Rice


Lindsey Anderson

Visiting Senior Lecturer

Adame Frances

Former Student Cabinet Vice President

Sam Adcock

Senior VP, Government Relations, EADS North America

Jonathan Russell

MPIA '14

Beth Rossman

VP, Government Relations, Honeywell International

Recent News

September 27, 2018

GSPIA is pleased to announce that a water management innovator and GSPIA alumna has been hired to serve as a Visiting Senior Lecturer and Interim Director of its Center for Disaster Management. 

August 09, 2018

The Frances Hesselbein Forum has announced that the quarterly Leader to Leader Journal received the APEX 2018 Award of Excellence in the category of Magazines, Journals & Tabloids — Writing for the #86 Fall 2017 issue. 

July 11, 2018

This summer, GSPIA’s Leadership During Crisis Podcast published two additional episodes exploring the behaviors of leaders who are effective in crisis. The podcasts cover responses to the 2010 Haiti earthquake and 2015 Charleston Church shooting. 

July 02, 2018

Anne Marie Toccket, GSPIA alum (MID ‘11) and project coordinator of The Philanthrophy Forum, received a Sprout Legacy Fund Award as it sunset. She was among 50 Pittsburghers chosen out of 500 nominations. For Toccket, the $1,000 Legacy Award will be given to Building New Hope, a Lawrenceville-based volunteer-driven nonprofit working in Nicaragua.

April 14, 2018

U.S. News and World Report ranked GSPIA's graduate degree programs among some of the best in the nation. GSPIA was ranked #7 in International/Global Policy and Administration, #1 among public universities (tied with one other school). In Local Government Management, GSPIA was ranked #19. GSPIA's ranking in Public Affairs remained constant at #34. 

GSPIA is one of only 4 schools, and the only public university, in the top 20 in both International/Global Policy and Administration and Local Government Management. 

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By Shanti Gamper-Rabindran

The US shale boom and efforts by other countries to exploit their shale resources could reshape energy and environmental landscapes across the world. But how might those landscapes change? Will countries with significant physical reserves try to exploit them? Will they protect or harm local communities and the global climate? Will the benefits be shared or retained by powerful interests? And how will these decisions be made? In the book, GSPIA associate professor Shanti Gamper-Rabindran brings together experts working at the forefront of shale gas issues on four continents to explain how countries reach their decisions on shale development.

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