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A Time of Monumental Change: Public Opinion on the Removal of Confederate Symbols

A Time of Monumental Change: Public Opinion on the Removal of Confederate Symbols

During the winter of 2017– 2018, the Center for Public Policy at Virginia Commonwealth University’s L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs asked the public’s opinion on the…

What’s in the Name of an Army Base? How about Our American Values!

What’s in the Name of an Army Base? How about Our American Values!

Let’s hope the Army will do more research in selecting new names that truly represent American values like liberty, courage, justice, honor, duty and freedom.…

“Now Who Wants to be a Public Servant Post-Corona?”

“Now Who Wants to be a Public Servant Post-Corona?”

Will the COVID-19 global pandemic affect the demand for public service jobs and, consequently, the demand for public administration and public policy programs of study? …

Law Enforcement Leaders: A Call to Take Charge

Law Enforcement Leaders: A Call to Take Charge

Now is the time for police chiefs, sheriffs, SACs and other senior leaders in law enforcement to take control of the unrest and set a meaningful revolution in law enforcement…

Keeping a Remote Workforce Engaged: Part 2

Keeping a Remote Workforce Engaged: Part 2

This piece is the second of two installments discussing ways to keep a remote workforce engaged. This article addresses important drivers—communication, training and development, the mission and the work, employee…

Redress My Grievances Please!

Redress My Grievances Please!

We must remain true and faithful to our Constitution so that our Republic is preserved through the tribulations of the day. This will prevent a national unraveling.…

Diversity vs. Inclusion; Racist vs. Racism: Finding a Path Forward

Diversity vs. Inclusion; Racist vs. Racism: Finding a Path Forward

Public administrators must actively engage to create inclusive environments and address the factors that contribute to institutionalized racism. These environments did not emerge overnight, nor will they disappear quickly. It…

The Pandemic of Racial Inequality

The Pandemic of Racial Inequality

The disproportional racial impact of COVID-19 is a result of historical disadvantages African Americans face in health, education, housing and employment. These issues must be addressed to achieve a more…

Transforming Law Enforcement in 19th Century London

Transforming Law Enforcement in 19th Century London

Police reform in the United States has exploded onto the stage of national debate. The hope of institutional change is never too remote however, and an examination of a past…