Public management & finance

This field looks at the effectiveness, efficiency, and equity of government management and leadership, providing valuable insights into making government work better for everyone. Notable areas of the School of Public Affairs faculty expertise include local government, budget and finance, disaster and emergency management, healthy and sustainable communities, and social equity and representation in government. Our alumni serve in government positions across Colorado, the nation, and the world.


Latest news on public management & finance

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    Iman Jodeh Is Colorado's First-Ever Muslim LawmakerOpens in a new window

    Nov 10, 2020
    Iman Jodeh earned her Master of Public Administration from the CU Denver School of Public Affairs in 2006.
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  • October First Friday: What Are We Voting On?

    Oct 20, 2020 by Emma Martz
    On October 6, the CU Denver School of Public Affairs hosted its second virtual First Friday on the topic of What Are We Voting On? Joined by an expert panel, the event was moderated by Paul Teske, Dean of the School of Public Affairs. The panelists were Michael Fields, Executive Director of Colorado Rising Action; Lynea Hansen, Senior Vice President of Strategies 360; and Andrew Kenney, Public Affairs Reporter for Colorado Public Radio. The discussion covered a range of topics from the upcoming presidential election to the state and local ballot amendments and proposals.
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    Winners of Presidential Initiative Grants for Urban and Place-Based Research NamedOpens in a new window

    Oct 16, 2020
    Winners from the CU Denver School of Public Affairs are Associate Professor Todd Ely, with his project titled “Understanding and Leveraging Philanthropic Foundations in Colorado’s Urban Areas,” and Scholar in Residence Dr. Serena Kim, with her project titled “Integrated Solar Energy for Sustainable, Resilient, and Equitable Communities.”
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    Changing the course of the river: A conversation with Prof. Mary Guy on new social equity textbook

    Sep 3, 2020 by Toula Wellbrook
    This year has been like no other in recent history, and issues of social inequity are front and center in the hearts, minds and consciences of many Americans, amidst a pandemic and protests against police violence toward people of color. The timing of the new textbook, “Achieving Social Equity: From Problems to Solutions,” co-written and edited by Mary Guy, professor of Public Affairs at the CU Denver School of Public Affairs, and alumnus Sean McCandless, assistant professor at the University of Illinois – Springfield, could not be better.
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    Economic development class shapes recovery planning in La Plata County

    Aug 11, 2020 by Guest Contributor
    The COVID-19 Pandemic struck the world in early 2020 and resulted in a shutdown of the state of Colorado on March 25, 2020. The stay-at-home order not only impacted the University of Colorado Denver, but dramatically affected retail businesses, restaurants, community events, and other vital main street institutions that drive the economy of our state. A cross-section of these impacts comes into play when Randy Harrison’s ‘Economic Development’ class (PUAD 5630) and its partners Downtown Colorado, Inc. (DCI) shifted their work with five Colorado communities entirely online and helped transition these communities into the recovery process.
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    You publishes article on COVID-19, shares lessons learned in South Korea

    Aug 10, 2020 by Toula Wellbrook
    Jongeun You, who is pursuing a doctoral degree in public affairs at the CU Denver School of Public Affairs, recently had his article “Lessons from South Korea’s Covid-19 Policy Response”published in The American Review of Public Administration. Jongeun reviewed South Korea’s public health policy approaches, by using documents and materials written in Korean and English, to learn how the country managed the coronavirus from January through April 2020. In the article, he proposes some lessons about country-level responses in South Korea that can potentially be applied in other contexts. We interviewed Jongeun to learn more about his research in this area.
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    Remembering the Value of Nature while Consumed by Crisis

    Jun 23, 2020 by Dr. Deserai Crow
    Dr. Deserai Crow shares her thoughts on the positive effects of nature on physical and mental health during a pandemic, as well as inequities in access to nature.
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    School of Public Affairs hosts webinar about fiscal implications of COVID-19 on state and local government

    Jun 1, 2020 by Emma Martz
    On May 21, the CU Denver School of Public Affairs hosted its second COVID-19-focused webinar, this time focusing on the fiscal implications of the pandemic on state and local governments. The webinar featured Drs. Todd Ely, Christine Martell and Geoffrey Propheter, a few of the school’s experts on public finance. Dean Paul Teske moderated the discussion.
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