Professor Dennis Smith Appointed to NASPAA's Accreditation Commission
Dennis C. Smith, associate professor of public policy at NYU Wagner, has been appointed to serve as a member of the Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation (COPRA) of the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA).
NASPAA is a professional education association dedicated to the advancement of education, training, and research in public affairs/policy/administration. The association is a specialized accrediting agency for master’s degree. COPRA has independent decision-making and policy autonomy for purposes of accreditation review of master’s programs.
Professor Smith is among five new COPRA members appointed by incoming NASPAA president Jack Knott. The other new members include: Lisa Bingham, Indiana University;
Jo Ann Ewalt, College of Charleston; Jocelyn Johnston, American University, and
Andrew Whitford, University of Georgia.