News & Events

News & Events

  • DPP Collaborates with CT Office of the State Comptroller
      DPP Collaborates with CT Office of the State Comptroller The Department of Public Policy (DPP) and the Connecticut Office of State Comptroller Kevin Lembo, recently collaborated on a report on behalf of the Governor’s Council on Women and Girls. The report entitled “The Connecticut State Workforce: An Analysis of Representations and Compensation Equity Across […]
    Posted on July 26, 2019
  • DPP to Host Annual Welcome Reception on August 22
    DPP to Host Annual Welcome Reception Save the date! On Thursday, August 22, 2019, from 5:30 – 7:00pm, the Department of Public Policy invites all new and returning students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends, and colleagues to their annual welcome reception. Held in the Zachs Atrium of the Hartford Times Building at UConn’s Hartford Campus, this […]
    Posted on June 20, 2019
  • DPP Program Director Linda Friedman Retires
    DPP Program Director Linda Friedman Retires New Adventures for Friend and Colleague It is with great appreciation that we say goodbye to the Department of Public Policy’s Program Director, Linda Friedman. Her expertise, experience, and smile has built and strengthened a wide variety of DPP initiatives and programs, along with many programs throughout UConn. Linda, […]
    Posted on May 31, 2019
  • Obama Foundation’s Community Leadership Corps Selects Steven Della-Giustina, MPP 2019
    Obama Foundation’s Community Leadership Corps Selects Steven Della-Giustina, MPP 2019 Steven Della-Giustina, a second year MPP student, has been selected as a participant in the Obama Foundation’s Community Leadership Corps (CLC). Starting in June, Stevie will begin a six-month program with other young leaders from across the Hartford area, including 2019 MPA grad Yahaira Escribano. Members […]
    Posted on May 13, 2019
  • Obama Foundation’s Community Leadership Corps Selects Yahaira Escribano, MPA 2019
    Obama Foundation’s Community Leadership Corps Selects Yahaira Escribano, MPA 2019 Yahaira Escribano has been selected as a participant in the Obama Foundation’s Community Leadership Corps (CLC), a six-month program to be held in Hartford beginning this June.  The program is designed for young people (ages 18 – 25) to come together and develop projects that […]
    Posted on May 9, 2019
  • Dr. Kerri Raissian and Dr. Jennifer Dineen Participate in Legislative Forum on Gun Safety
    Dr. Kerri Raissian and Dr. Jennifer Dineen Participate in Legislative Forum on Gun Safety On April 22, 2019, DPP Assistant Professor Dr. Kerri Raissian and Assistant Professor and Program Director Dr. Jennifer Dineen participated in the Legislative Informational Forum on Gun Safety and Public Health.  They joined State Representatives Jillian Gilchrest, Matthew Ritter, and Christine […]
    Posted on May 7, 2019
  • Pi Pi Alpha Honor Society Inducts 2019 New Members and Names 2019-2020 Council
    Pi Pi Alpha Honor Society Inducts 2019 New Members and Names 2019-2020 Council Twenty-three MPA and MPP students were inducted into the Pi Pi Alpha (PPA) Honor Society at the 2019 DPP Awards Presentation and PPA Induction Ceremony on April 17, 2019. Pi Pi Alpha is the honor society for graduate professional students in public […]
    Posted on May 6, 2019
  • Mohamad Alkadry Receives 2019 Outstanding Service Award
      Mohamad Alkadry Receives 2019 Outstanding Service Award Mohamad Alkadry, Professor and DPP Department Head, is a recipient of the 2019 Outstanding Service Award.  Since taking the position as Department Head in 2017, Dr. Alkadry continuously supports the work of DPP’s faculty and staff, students and alumni. He has expanded DPP’s degree programs with the […]
    Posted on May 6, 2019
  • Linda Friedman Receives 2019 Outstanding Service Award
      Linda Friedman Receives 2019 Outstanding Service Award Linda Friedman, Program Director, is a recipient of this year’s Outstanding Service Award.  She manages the DPP Encore program that prepares private sector executives to serve as nonprofit leaders.  Linda serves as the department’s Event Coordinator and works closely with the Pi Pi Alpha Honor Society Board […]
    Posted on May 3, 2019
  • Paul Potamianos, MPA ’90, Awarded 2019 Distinguished Adjunct Faculty Honor
      Paul Potamianos, MPA ’90, Awarded 2019 Distinguished Adjunct Faculty Honor Paul Potamianos was noted for his “accessibility to students and engaging teaching style.”  He has nearly three decades of professional experience as a public administrator holding budgeting roles at the federal and state levels in both the executive and legislative branches of government.  In […]
    Posted on May 3, 2019
  • Dr. Deneen Hatmaker Awarded 2019 Distinguished Faculty Honor
      Dr. Deneen Hatmaker Awarded 2019 Distinguished Faculty Honor Dr. Deneen Hatmaker was selected by students due to her “intriguing research, accessibility to students, and engaging teaching style.”  She is an associate professor whose research is broadly focused on how individuals within organizations interact, and how these interactions influence their behavior.  She is especially interested […]
    Posted on May 3, 2019
  • 2019 MPP Outstanding Students: Miranda Richard and Kelly McElwain
      2019 MPP Outstanding Students This year there is a tie for earning the highest cumulative GPA for the MPP Program.  Miranda Richard and Kelly McElwain were awarded for their academic excellence in the MPP Program.   Miranda Richard receives her award from DPP Department Head, Mohamad Alkadry at the annual DPP Awards and Pi […]
    Posted on May 3, 2019
  • 2019 MPA Outstanding Students
      2019 MPA Outstanding Students This year there is a tie for earning the highest cumulative GPA for the MPA Program.  Yahaira Escribano (photo below) and Luke Switzer were awarded for their academic excellence in the MPA Program. Yahaira Escribano receives her award from DPP Department Head, Mohamad Alkadry at the annual DPP Awards and […]
    Posted on May 3, 2019
  • UConn MPP & MBA Team Wins International Policy Competition
    UConn MPP & MBA Team Wins International Policy Competition With over 500 students comprising 139 teams, the annual New York University Policy Case Competition (NYUPCC) came to a close on April 28. After reaching the final round, UConn students Shankar Kumar (MBA 2019), Tony Patelunas (MPP 2019, PhD Molecular and Cell Biology 2020), Sneha Jayaraj […]
    Posted on May 1, 2019
  • Steve Criss Receives the 2019 David Walker Award
      Steve Criss Receives the 2019 David Walker Award The David B. Walker Endowment Fund was established from generous donations by 1991 alumnus, Parashar Patel.  It honors David B. Walker, who was the former director of the U.S. Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations and a past Director of UConn’s MPA Program.  He dedicated his career […]
    Posted on April 30, 2019
  • Zane Carey and Luke Switzer Receive the 2019 Mort Tenzer Award
      Zane Carey and Luke Switzer Receive the 2019 Mort Tenzer Award This award is given to an incoming student with undergraduate academic excellence enrolled in the MPA Program.  It was established in honor of Professor Morton J. Tenzer, who retired from the University of Connecticut in 1993.  He devoted more than 40 years to […]
    Posted on April 30, 2019
  • Joshua Kelly Receives the 2019 Al Ilg Award
      Joshua Kelly Receives the 2019 Al Ilg Award The Al Ilg Award is given to a distinguished student who demonstrates interest in local government and the public sector.  It was established in 1998 to honor the service off Al Ilg, who served as the Town Manager of Windsor for 32 years. Joshua Kelly, a […]
    Posted on April 30, 2019
  • Seth Brohinsky Awarded 2019 Distinguished MASR Alumni Award
      Seth Brohinsky Awarded 2019 Distinguished MASR Alumni Award The 2019 Master of Arts in Survey Research Distinguished Alumni Award has been awarded to Seth Brohinsky.  This award is given to an alumnus who exhibits strong leadership and exceptional communication skills, while maintaining high ethical standards in the field of survey research.  Seth has been […]
    Posted on April 30, 2019
  • 2019 Distinguished MPA Alumni Awardee John Simoncelli
      2019 Distinguished MPA Alumni Awardee John Simoncelli The Master of Public Administration Alumni Award is given to an alumnus who exhibits strong leadership and exceptional communication skills while maintaining a high ethical standard in the public sector.  This year, it is awarded to John Simoncelli, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been a […]
    Posted on April 30, 2019
  • Dr. Thomas Craemer Featured in Washington Post Article
      Associate Professor Dr. Thomas Craemer Featured in Washington Post Article DPP Associate Professor Dr. Thomas Craemer was recently featured in a Washington Post article entitled “Georgetown students vote in favor of reparations for enslaved people.”  Georgetown University students have recently voted in support of creating a fund to help the descendants of the enslaved […]
    Posted on April 23, 2019