Month: March 2019

UConn Gives Campaign to Benefit DPP Students is LIVE!

2019 UConn Gives BannerUConn Gives Campaign to Benefit DPP Students is LIVE!

The Department of Public Policy (DPP) is currently participating in UConn Gives 2019, a 36-hour giving initiative from 7:00am on Wednesday, March 27, to 7:00pm on Thursday, March 28!

Your donation to the “Public Policy Student Success” fund will directly benefit students by providing financial support for additional learning activities such as regional and national competitions, conferences, professional organization memberships, and student financial hardship requests.

We are aiming for 100% participation from our students, faculty, and alumni. No amount given is too big or too small.

Ready to help us meet or exceed our goal?

GIVE NOW – PUBLIC POLICY STUDENT SUCCESS FUND

Thank you for supporting our students!

Dr. Kerri Raissian’s Co-authored Paper Wins in National Competition

 

Dr. Kerri Raissian’s Co-authored Paper Wins in National Competition

Assistant Professor, Dr. Kerri Raissian, co-authored a winning paper for the National Foundation to End Child Abuse and Neglect’s competition entitled “Disruption Paper”.  Dr. Raissian’s colleagues include Dr. Lindsey Bullinger of Georgia Tech, Dr. Megan Feely of UConn, and Dr. William Schneider of George Mason University.  The paper, entitled Heed Neglect, Disrupt Child Maltreatment: A Call to Action for Researchers, won in the research category. The authors, with their junior assistant Rory Raissian pictured with mom, Dr. Raissian, presented their findings in March at the organization’s first national summit in Denver, Colorado.

https://www.endcan.org/disruption-paper-winners

UConn’s NASPAA-Batten Team Makes Top 5

2019 NASPAA-Batten Competition Team Members (left to right): Fabiola Bachinelo, Joshua Schreier, Claudia Rodriguez, Miranda Richard, and Sneha Jayaraj.
2019 NASPAA-Batten Competition Team Members (left to right): Fabiola Bachinelo, Joshua Schreier, Claudia Rodriguez, Miranda Richard, and Sneha Jayaraj.

UConn’s NASPAA-Batten Team Makes Top 5

In February, UConn’s Department of Public Policy (DPP) sent a team of students to the 2019: “The Refugee Simulation” NASPAA-Batten Competition at Rutgers University. The team included Fabiola Bachinelo, Sneha Jayaraj, Claudia Rodriguez, Miranda Richard, and Joshua Schreier.

The simulation was centered on a fictional refugee crisis. Students participated in multiple rounds of competition, alternating roles throughout each round. During the 13 hour event, the DPP team competed against students from more than 20 universities, making it to the final round of competition consisting of five teams.

“Beyond competitive performance however, the competition gave us the opportunity to practice collaboration and team work in a fast paced environment, similar to settings we will, without doubt, encounter in our professional work after UConn,” explained Schreier. The students were able to display their critical thinking, policy writing, and public speaking skills.

The DPP team was generously funded by UConn’s Pi Pi Alpha (PPA) Board Members. PPA funding allowed the students to travel to Newark, New Jersey, and attend the simulation competition as well as a networking event for the competitors.

During the 2019 UConn Gives Campaign, the DPP will be raising money for the “Public Policy Student Success” fund. This fund will directly benefit students by providing funds for additional learning activities including competitions like the NASPAA-Batten Competition. For more information please view our story about the DPP UConn Gives Campaign.

In April, another student driven team will begin competing in the NYU Policy Case Competition. Good luck to the DPP team!


The Department of Public Policy

The UConn Department of Public Policy is committed to high quality research, teaching and service in the areas of policy analysis, public management, public financial management, nonprofit management and survey research.  The Department offers top-ranked and nationally recognized graduate degrees – Master of Public Administration, Master of Public Policy and Master of Arts in Survey Research. The Department also offers graduate certificates in the areas of Nonprofit Management, Leadership and Public Management, and Public Financial Management. The Department’s faculty is nationally and internationally known for the highest quality research, teaching, and public service in the areas of public policy, public administration, and survey research. The Department’s programs have more than 1,100 alumni who are public, private and non-profit leaders in the State of Connecticut and around the nation.

DPP Alumnus Shawn Morris Named Greenwich Deputy Fire Chief

 

Shawn Morris, UConn MPA Graduate of 2009, has recently been named the new deputy fire chief in Greenwich. Morris has been a member of the Greenwich Fire Department since 2005, and was promoted to lieutenant in 2014.  Additionally, he founded a peer support group in the department.  We are extremely proud and grateful for the service of deputy fire chief, Shawn Morris.  Click on the link below to read his story in the Greenwich Time.

New deputy fire chief in Greenwich

UConn Gives Campaign to Benefit DPP Students

UConn Gives Campaign PhotoUConn Gives Campaign to Benefit DPP Students

The Department of Public Policy (DPP) is participating in UConn Gives 2019, a 36-hour giving initiative from 7:00am on Wednesday, March 27 to 7:00pm on Thursday, March 28!

From our loyal alumni and community partners – to our future and current students – DPP is influencing positive changes in governments and organizations in Connecticut and around the globe. By supporting our UConn Gives campaign, you’re demonstrating that what we all do is important and that the contributions of the Department of Public Policy matter.

Your donation to the “Public Policy Student Success” fund will directly benefit students by providing financial support for additional learning activities such as regional and national competitions, conferences, professional organization memberships, and student financial hardship requests.

We are aiming for 100% participation from our students, faculty, and alumni. No amount given is too big or too small.

Ready to help us meet or exceed our goal? Check back on this page or our social media beginning at 7:00am on Wednesday, March 27!

DPP Ranked Top 10 by U.S. News & World Report

DPP Ranked Top 10 by U.S. News & World Report

The Department of Public Policy (DPP) is once again ranked among the top 50 best Public Affairs Graduate Schools according to U.S. News & World Report. For the 2020 rankings, the DPP is ranked 47th among 285 Public Affairs schools. Among Public Finance and Budgeting programs the DPP is once again ranked in the top 10. This year the DPP came in at number 9.

“It is truly the reputation of our faculty and the hard work of our faculty and staff that is behind our persistence in the list of top schools,” commented Department Head, Mohamad Alkadry.

The U.S. News & World Report provides an annual ranking of Public Affairs Graduate Schools based on a list provided by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) and the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM).

The DPP currently offers the only NASPAA-accredited MPA program in Connecticut.


The Department of Public Policy

The UConn Department of Public Policy is committed to high quality research, teaching and service in the areas of policy analysis, public management, public financial management, nonprofit management and survey research.  The Department offers top-ranked and nationally recognized graduate degrees – Master of Public Administration, Master of Public Policy and Master of Arts in Survey Research. The Department also offers graduate certificates in the areas of Nonprofit Management, Leadership and Public Management, and Public Financial Management. The Department’s faculty is nationally and internationally known for the highest quality research, teaching, and public service in the areas of public policy, public administration, and survey research. The Department’s programs have more than 1,100 alumni who are public, private and non-profit leaders in the State of Connecticut and around the nation.