Congratulations to Dr. Alison Dagnes for her promotion to the rank of full Professor, effective Fall 2013!

Shippensburg chapter received a top honor from NASSPA. For more, click here.

Congratulations to the Shippensburg University Theta Gamma Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha for winning the 2011/2012 Chapter of the Year Award!  For more, click here.

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Contact Information

Political Science Department
Shippensburg University
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257
(717) 477-1718

Laurie Stader
Department Administrator

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 Pi Alpha Alpha



PAA ! 

Shippensburg University's chapter of Pi Alpha Alpha
is the only such chapter in the PASSHE system.

Welcome to Pi Alpha Alpha (PAA), the National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration.  PAA recognizes outstanding undergraduate and graduate students in public administration and public affairs.

The purpose of Pi Alpha Alpha is to encourage and recognize outstanding scholarship and accomplishment in public affairs and administration. Its objectives, such as fostering integrity, professionalism, and effective performance, promote the advancement of quality in the education and practice of the art and science of public affairs and administration. PAA membership identifies those with the highest performance levels in educational programs preparing them for public service careers.



A Celebration of Public Service Excellence, May 7 

As part of National Public Service Recognition Week, the Shippensburg Chapter of Pi Alpha Alpha held its inaugural induction ceremony and dinner. Pi Alpha Alpha partnered with the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration to host the event on ethical leadership in the public service, which featured a keynote address by Dr. Ronnie Tucker.

For more information about the event, please see the following article in The Slate: Pi Alpha Alpha Inducts New Members.


Pi Alpha Alpha faculty and inductees: Dr. Amanda Olejarski, David Juba, Tim Carr, Kati Lawson, Max Morelock, Lisa Schaefer, Dr. Ronnie Tucker (also inducted: AJ McMahan and Stu Veinotte) 


Phil Wolgemuth, SU MPA Student, receiving the APSA Outstanding Student Award from Marita Kelley, Central PA ASPA Chapter President 


Nancy Dering Mock, former PA Deputy Secretary for HR, receiving the ASPA Lifetime Achievement Award from Deb Reihart, Central PA ASPA Board Member