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Our mission is to analyze information to help our public and nonprofit sector clients improve operations or create new programs and policies. Our analysis makes Ohio's communities safer, healthier, more prosperous and inclusive. 

Center for Urban and Public Affairs News

A servant and a scholar

New Chief of Police David Finnie brings a wealth of experience gathered over a 25-year career in university law enforcement.
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Beth Pratt in South Africa

Student fulfills her dream

The paths of Beth Pratt
Sharon E. Pratt, or as we all know her, Beth, has served as a Graduate Research Assistant in the Center for Urban and Public Affairs for two years. Beth has taken many different paths leading to a Master of Public Administration degree.
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About CUPA

Wright State University established the Center for Urban and Public Affairs (CUPA) in 1986. CUPA's applied research supports public and nonprofit clients who want to improve operations and address urban, suburban and rural issues. Applied research includes primary data collection, such as surveys, focus groups and open forums; data analytics that examine, for example, labor, economic, crime, housing, population, and other data; strategic planning and consensus building; and policy and program evaluation.