Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs, will host a pre-election panel on Thursday, October 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Olmsted Building, Gallery Lounge on campus.
The panelists will discuss topics related to immigration, leadership capacity, minimum wage and racial issues within policing. This discussion will be moderated by Dr. Anne Douds, lecturer in criminal justice.
Penn State Harrisburg will present an Academic Perspective on Current Events panel titled “Economic Policies of Presidential Candidates” on Wednesday, September 28, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Galley Lounge on campus.
Penn State Harrisburg School of Public Affairs researchers, Dr. Jonathan Lee and Dr. Jennifer Gibbs, both assistant professors of criminal justice, say that for police to forge better relationships with the communities they serve, they must decrease “social distance.”
Penn State Harrisburg will present an Academic Perspective panel titled “Police and Community Relations: Academic and Practitioner Perspectives” on Tuesday, September 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge on campus.
Recent research updates include faculty-authored articles and other contributions, presentations, and the award of a highly competitive dissertation fellowship to a Penn State Harrisburg Ph.D. candidate.
Book, paper authored: Jennifer Gibbs, assistant professor of criminal justice in the School of Public Affairs, has co-authored a textbook, and AHM Esfakur Rahman, lecturer in mechanical engineering and engineering technology and Issam-Abu Mahfouz, associate professor of mechanical engineering and engineering technology, both in the School of Science Engineering and Technology, have had a conference proceeding accepted for presentation.
Dr. Patria De Lancer Julnes, director of Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs; and Dr. Matthew C. Woessner, 2016-17 University Faculty Senate chair-elect and associate professor of political science and public policy in the School of Public Affairs have been named Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) Fellows. The CIC is the academic consortium of the Big Ten universities plus the University of Chicago.
Paper lauded: A paper by Assistant Professors of Criminal Justice Dr. Jennifer Gibbs and Dr. Jonathan Lee, “Race and attitudes toward police: the mediating effect of social distance,” published in Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management (in 2015, volume 38, issue 2), has been selected by the journal’s editorial team as a Highly Commended Paper in the 2016 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence.
Danang Endrayana Syeh Qodir of Yogyakarta, Indonesia, a graduate student in Penn State Harrisburg’s master of public administration program, was part of the Capital Region Site’s winning team at the 2016 Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) student simulation competition.
Data users from across the Commonwealth are set to gather at Penn State Harrisburg for the Pennsylvania State Data Center’s (PaSDC) 2016 Data User Conference on May 12. The annual conference serves as Pennsylvania’s most comprehensive single-day forum for research and development in demographic data.