Public Administration Education

The aim of the Working Group is Public Administration Education in its broadest sense (curriculum development, curriculum technology, e-learning, teaching technology, best practices, research on education, quality assurance, modern management of public administration programmes, international accreditation, and the like).


The Public Administration Education working group at the NISPAcee Conference in Tbilisi contained 22 papers presented on various topics of education in PA, from innovative teaching methods to analyses of the link with the labour market, supporting students in extracurricular activities, and developing experiential education to the impact of AI.

During the proceedings, the NASPAA Vice President discussed common challenges facing university public administration programmes in the United States and Europe. There were no papers in which authors did not present; three papers were presented online. We had 5 paper presentation sessions.

We consider this edition of WG 7 a very successful one, not only because of the large number of participants but also because of the quality of the papers.


Calin Hintea

Babes-Bolyai University, Department of Public Administration, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, hintea@fspac.ro

Calin Emilian Hintea is a Professor at Babes Bolyai University, Romania and Adjunct Professor at Michigan State University. And ex-president of NISPAcee network.

He teaches Public Management and Strategy courses. Professor Hintea is the Dean of the College of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences at BBU. He is also a former Secretary of State, Head of Strategy Unit, the Prime Minister's Office (2009-2011) as well as a former Chair of the Public Administration Department at BBU (2004-2012). 

He is the Senior Editor of the Transylvanian Review of Administrative Sciences (ISI Journal).

Roger Hamlin

Michigan State University and Babes-Bolyai University, hamlin@msu.edu.

Roger Hamlin is a Professor of Urban Planning directs several projects for the Institute for Public Policy and Social Research (IPPSR) at Michigan State U. (MSU) and is Associate Dean for International Programs at Babes-Bolyai U. He was previously Associate Director of IPPSR, Resident Fellow, and Director of International Programs and was Director of the Urban and Regional Planning Program at MSU for eleven years. 

He also administered the Community Planning Program at Columbus State University in Georgia.He currently directs projects that build governance capacities at the sub-national level in the US and abroad. Dr. Hamlin earned a bachelor's degree in economics from Hamilton College in New York and a Master's and Ph.D. from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. He has worked for the Senate and the Office of Planning Services of New York and has lived and worked in South America, the Caribbean, Asia and Europe. 

He has authored several books on public-private partnerships. Professor Hamlin has earned the White House Achievement Award, The Nelson Jack Edwards Award and the Illinois Foundation Award. He has earned national awards from the American Planning Association and the American Institute of Certified Planners. He was a CIC Academic Leadership Fellow.

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