Month: January 2021

Focus Area Friday: Survey Research

A focus area allows students to develop additional expertise in a specific area. The Master of Public Administration (MPA) program requires nine credits (three courses) and the Master of Public Policy (MPP) requires twelve credits (four courses) to complete a focus area. Students can choose a focus area within the Department, develop their own with […]

Teaching Tuesday with Yusun Kim

Welcome to the Department of Public Policy’s (DPP) first edition of Teaching Tuesday! Throughout this semester we will be featuring faculty on Tuesdays and teaching you a bit about their lives outside of the classroom. Each faculty featured will be asked a few questions and we will post their responses without a filter. We look forward […]

A Letter for Department Head Mohamad Alkadry: The Opportunities Ahead

On behalf of my faculty and staff colleagues, I wish our community of students, alumni, colleagues, friends, and nation a healthy, happy, and prosperous new year. This newsletter celebrates the work of our faculty in several research areas: social policy, social equity, public finance and budgeting, and nonprofit management. We rarely highlight our faculty’s research […]

February 1st: Racial Inequity: The Enduring Pandemic with Professor Susan T. Gooden

Join the UConn Department of Public Policy Alumni-Students-Faculty Race and Equity Dialogue for a discussion on racial inequity during the COVID pandemic. Monday, February 1, 2021, 7:00 – 8:00pm (live online) Optional pre-reading: Race & Social Equity: A Nervous Area of Government, Ch. 1, 2 & 11 Register Here Susan Gooden, Dean, Wilder School of Public […]

DPP Alum Awarded ICMA’s Local Government Early Career Service Certificate

Congratulations to Department of Public Policy (DPP) alumnus Jeremy Kimble, MPA ’20, who was recently awarded the ICMA – International City/County Management Association‘s Local Government Early Career Service Certificate! According to ICMA, “The Local Government Early Career Service Certificate recognizes graduating students in good academic standing who have completed or are in the process of […]

Winter 2021 Alumni Job Updates

Congratulations to our alums for finding jobs, receiving promotions, and making a positive impact in their communities in 2020. The following are just a few recent job updates from the class of 2020 and other alums. All of this was achieved in the midst of a global pandemic. Our alums and all of their achievements […]

Nonprofit Management Student Hopes to Become an Advocate and Work Hand-In-Hand with Communities

After completing her undergraduate degree, Department of Public Policy (DPP) student Tatiana Tsaprailis (Nonprofit Management Certificate 2021) knew that she did not want to pursue a career in the private sector. Instead, she dove headfirst into the Maids of Athena, a nonprofit organization she has been a member of since the age of 13. Between […]

MPA Student’s “Why DPP Wednesday” is Rooted in Opportunities for Managerial Experience

Yusuf Dirow, Master of Public Administration (MPA) ‘22 student, was attracted to the Department of Public Policy (DPP) because of the resources. He highlights the faculty, his current graduate assistantship, and next year’s Internship and Professional Practice (IPP) program as three key reasons.  Yusuf explains: The DPP’s faculty offers a wealth of experience and tremendous expertise, […]

“What is GAPPS-ICMA?” with President Caleb Pittman

The Graduate Association of Public Policy Students (GAPPS) is the official student organization for Department of Public Policy (DPP) students. We have been recognized by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) since 2018. GAPPS’ goal is to serve as a social and intellectual community for students pursuing a master’s degree or certificate in the DPP. […]