School of Public and International Affairs


The School of Public and International Affairs challenges students, promotes research, and fosters partnerships within and beyond the JMU community to enhance the quality of life at home and abroad. Through a focus on civic engagement, SPIA is committed to nurturing the civic skills and attitudes necessary for promoting responsible and effective democratic citizenship.


Preparing engaged, active and responsible citizens.



SPIA Faculty

Dr. David K. Jeffrey, Dean
Dr. Jessica Adolino, Associate Dean

Political Science Faculty (Includes Political Science, International Affairs and Public Policy and Administration faculty)
Justice Studies Faculty


Political Science Department News

Justice Studies Department News

A Lab for Public Administration

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Civic Engagement in SPIA