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Baruch Public Affairs Faculty Elected to National Academy of Public Administration

JohnGoering ShoshannaSofaer

John Goering                  Shoshanna Sofaer


NEW YORK, NY-October 4, 2012 On November 15, Professors John Goering and Shoshanna Sofaer from Baruch College’s School of Public Affairs, will be inducted as Fellows of the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA), the first Baruch faculty members to achieve that distinction.

Goering and Sofaerthe latter is the Robert P. Luciano Chair of Health Care Policywere both nominated by Baruch President Mitchel B. Wallerstein, himself a NAPA Fellow. They were elected following a rigorous nomination, interview, and voting process. Approximately 40 new Fellows are inducted each year.

“We are delighted to see John and Shoshanna recognized in this way,” said SPA Dean David Birdsell. “It is an honor richly deserved, and I look forward to further successful nominations in cycles to come.”

NAPA, founded in 1967 and chartered by Congress, is a nonprofit, nonpartisan coalition of over 700 top public management and organizational leaders. Its members work on behalf of the public sector by anticipating, evaluating, analyzing, and making recommendations on public management, governance, policy, and operational challenges. Its focus is on improving the quality, performance, and accountability of government.

In addition to being a professor in Baruch’s School of Public Affairs, Professor Goering also teaches in the Political Science PhD Program at the CUNY Graduate Center. Goering is an expert in social policy, and his research covers urban, housing and neighborhood development, and race and ethnic issues.

Professor Sofaer teaches courses in the health care policy track, including community based health planning, health policy, and evaluation of health care policies and programs. Prior to joining Baruch, Sofaer held academic positions at the George Washington University Medical Center and the UCLA School of Public Health.



About Baruch College:

Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 17,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 5 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to



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