Month: April 2021

Teaching Tuesday with Mark D. Robbins

Welcome to the Department of Public Policy’s (DPP) sixth edition of Teaching Tuesday! Throughout this semester we featured faculty on Tuesdays and taught you a bit about their lives outside of the classroom. Each faculty featured was asked a few questions and we posted their responses without a filter. Our last feature for Spring 2021 is Professor […]

Encore!Connecticut Graduation Spring 2021

On the morning of Saturday, April 10 the University of Connecticut Department of Public Policy (DPP) proudly celebrated the graduation of 23 Encore!Connecticut Fellows.  Encore!Connecticut is a professional development experience that helps seasoned corporate professionals transition their skills and experience into the nonprofit sector. Dr. David Garvey, Director of Encore!Connecticut welcomed graduates, sponsor organizations, invited […]

MPA Student Hopes to Utilize Urban Planning to Reflect the Needs of the People

Last fall, Michelle Skowronek completed a Bachelor’s degree in Urban and Community Studies from UConn. While pursuing her bachelor’s Michelle was able to create a strong network of students and faculty. During this time she interned at the Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments and Waterbury Development Corporation. The decision to continue her education at UConn […]

Focus Area Friday: Urban Planning

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 the help of their […]

MPP Student Hopes to Generate A More Accessible Healthcare System

As an undergraduate history major on the pre-med track, Yasmeen Saeed has always been interested in healthcare and is hopeful about becoming a physician in the future. While in undergrad at Amherst College, Yasmeen was the President of an organization whose mission was to represent athletes of color in the predominantly white institution they attended. […]

Teaching Tuesday with Jennifer Dineen

Welcome to the Department of Public Policy’s (DPP) fifth 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 […]