PACE News & Events

Gerontology Searches for an Assistant Professor

The School of Public Affairs and Civic Engagement is pleased to announce a search for an Assistant Professor in Gerontology.

Gerontology Assistant Professor Job Ad

Criminal Justice Lecturer Authors New Book

"After the Doors Were Locked” offers a look at the history of youth corrections in California from its origins to the present day. Macallair comments on the practices and how they have evolved throughout the centuries. This book also looks at the reforms currently taking place in California prison systems today.  Author Daniel E. Macallair, SFSU CJ Lecturer and Practitioner-in-Residence, is the Executive Director of the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice. Click here for more on the book and use 4F15ADWL for a student discount.

Public Administration Alumnus in the News

Tracey Helton Mitchell, M.P.A. alumnus, authors book titled, The Big Fix:  Hope After Heroin 

Criminal Justice Faculty Co-Author Book

Alex Gerould and Dr. Jeff Snipes co-author a new book called "The Valley of the Shadow of Death"explores the details surrounding the tragic murders and provides an illuminating look at the African American experience over the last 70-plus years.

ABAG's Placemaking Project

The Urban Studies Program and Dr. Ayse Pamuk's USP 680 course played a vital role in the Placemaking Project commissioned by the Association of Bay Area Government’s (ABAG). Dr. Pamuk's students spent an entire semester researching people's experience of places and how places can be designed to attract residents and create thriving communities.  Please visit ABAG's website to view the Placemaking report based on this effort. After the presentation by Dr.  Pamuk's student and submission of their project, ABAG’s Executive Board approved the inclusion of the Placemaking lens in the understanding of Priority Development Areas for Plan Bay Area 2040, their next round of the Sustainable Communities Strategy.  Congratulations to Dr. Pamuk and her students for a successfully project of civic engagement that epitomizes the work of all PACE faculty.  


New PACE Mission Statement

PACE is a collaborative interdisciplinary unit of public affairs oriented scholars that delivers degree programs in Criminal Justice Studies, Environmental Studies, Public Administration, and Urban Studies and Planning. Students in these programs are immersed in a problem-oriented learning environment that extends beyond the classroom and into the community, the public arena, and the world. Building on an ethos of social justice and sustainability, faculty prepare PACE graduates with the critical and analytical skills necessary to understand and address the issues and challenges of the twenty-first century.   

Youth Justice Mentoring Program

This mentoring program that many Criminal Justice majors take part in is featured in the campus news. Read the article here: Students help incarcerated youth work towards brighter futures.