Month: January 2019

DPP Represented at UConn Hartford Career Fair


DPP Represented at UConn Hartford Career Fair

The Department of Public Policy participated in UConn Hartford’s Career Fair on Wednesday, January 16, 2019.  The event had over 300 participants and a variety of vendors from multiple sectors.  Students from UConn’s Hartford, Storrs, and Waterbury campuses attended, as well as participants from other universities.  The attendees embodied both graduate and undergraduate individuals from many different majors.  DPP was represented by our Outreach Specialist, Lian Kish.  If you would like to contact Lian for information about any of our programs, she can be reached at or 959-200-3765.

Assistant Professor, Dr. Joshua Hyman’s Research on Race in the Classroom Featured in Multiple News Venues

Joshua Hyman

Assistant Professor, Dr. Joshua Hyman, coauthored research that examined the long-run impacts that having a same-race teacher has on educational attainment.  The research finds that black students randomly assigned to a black teacher in grades K-3 are 7% more likely to graduate from high school, and 13% more likely to enroll in college than their peers from the same school who did not have a black teacher.  Made evident is that black teachers are crucial role models to signal what educational outcomes are possible for black students.  This is a very relevant and important finding, and its implications have quickly been picked up by various news publishers and journals.  You can find his original publication, and news coverage mentioning Dr. Hyman’s work below.

Dr. Hyman’s Original Publication: “The Long-Run Impacts of Same-Race Teachers”

VOX CEPR Policy Portal

Connecticut Public Radio

Hartford Courant

US News & World Report

UConn Today

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Baltimore Sun