News & Events

News & Events

  • DPP Alumni, Blaize Levitan, Published in CT Post
      DPP Alumni, Blaize Levitan, published an Op-Ed in the CT Post on January 18, 2019.  He discussed how the country seems to be in a hyper-partisan environment, and that the nation is much divided.  However, despite this common feeling, Blaize suggests that we are not as divided as we seem. Read the article below […]
    Posted on February 14, 2019
  • Dr. Kerri Raissian Stresses the Importance of Education on Domestic Violence
      After the recent death of Lauren McClauskey, a University of Utah student, due to domestic violence, UConn DPP Assistant Professor Dr. Kerri Raissian commented on what resources need to be available to prevent future cases. Lauren reached out to university police when she felt endangered by a man that she was in a previous […]
    Posted on February 14, 2019
  • DPP Department Head Mohamad Alkadry Appointed as 2019 NASPAA Program Chair
    Dr. Mohamad Alkadry, professor and department head of UConn’ s Department of Public Policy, has been appointed as chair of NASPAA’s 2019 Annual Conference, which takes place on October 16-19, 2019, in Los Angeles, California.  This is NASPAA’s 50th Anniversary conference, and Mohamad looks forward to recognizing “the 50 years of advancing excellence in public […]
    Posted on February 7, 2019
  • Associate Professor Dr. Deneen Hatmaker Named Associate Editor for the JPART
      As of January 1st, UConn DPP’s Associate Professor Dr. Deneen Hatmaker is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory (JPART). From January 2014-December 2018, Deneen served on the Board of Editors. To recognize JPART’s new editorial board, they have made a collection of articles written by the new editorial […]
    Posted on February 5, 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 […]
    Posted on January 25, 2019
  • Congresswoman-elect Jahana Hayes Names DPP Alumna Veronica T. Landro as District Director
      Congresswoman-elect Jahana Hayes Names DPP Alumna Veronica T. Landro as District   Director DPP alumna, Veronica T. DeLandro, has been named District Director for Congresswoman-elect Jahana Hayes.  Veronica is a New Britain resident, who has proliferated her passion for mentoring and helping students, at ESPN for six years.  She has been leading nonprofits for over […]
    Posted on December 14, 2018
  • DPP alumni Jason J. Guilietti named Consultant Connect’s Top 50 Economic Developer
      DPP Alumni Jason J. Guilietti Named Consultant Connect’s Top 50 Economic Developer Congratulations to DPP alumni Jason J. Guilietti selected as Consultant Connect’s Top 50 Economic Developer in North America on November 30th.  Jason serves as Vice President of Business Recruitment for Connecticut Economic Resource Center, Inc. (CERC), and provides insightful advice to new […]
    Posted on December 13, 2018
  • Adjunct Professor, Kate Rotella, Wins State Representative Seat
    Adjunct Professor, Kate Rotella, Wins State Representative Seat Congratulations to Kate Rotella on her recent election as state representative from the 43rd House District comprised of the towns of Stonington and North Stonington.  Long involved in local politics, Kate is the first woman to serve as first selectman in the town of Stonington’s history where […]
    Posted on December 6, 2018
  • Alumni Alyssa Goduti Accepts President/CEO of Adelbrook Position
      Congratulations to DPP alumni, and Adjunct Professor, Alyssa Goduti, as she assumes her new leadership role at Adelbrook, a multi-service agency that provides behavioral and developmental services with a special focus on meeting the unique needs of individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorders.  Prior to accepting her new position, Alyssa served as […]
    Posted on December 6, 2018
  • UConn Department of Public Policy Joins PPIA
    UConn Department of Public Policy Joins PPIA DPP is pleased to announce that we have recently become a member of PPIA, Public Policy & International Affairs Program. ” The Public Policy and International Affairs Program (PPIA) is a not-for-profit that has been supporting efforts to increase diversity in public service for over 30 years. PPIA […]
    Posted on December 4, 2018
  • GAPPS/ICMA Holds Community Service Day
    GAPPS/ICMA Holds Community Service Day   On Saturday, November 17, 2018, GAPPS/ICMA gathered at Keney Park in Hartford for their first community engagement project of the year.  Department of Public Policy graduate students worked with park organizers on the Keney Park Sustainability Project, an urban agricultural center educating the public on urban gardening, wildlife preservation, […]
    Posted on November 19, 2018
  • Assistant Professor Dr. Kerri Raissian Addresses Low Income Assistance for Families
      Dr. Kerri Raissian, Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Policy, published “Why Low Income Working Parents Need More Than Jobs” on the Scholars Strategy Network.  Dr. Raissian addressed how employment can raise the self-esteem of parents and enable them to be positive role-models, but it also has its negative ramifications.  Certain kinds of […]
    Posted on November 19, 2018
  • Dr. Jennifer Dineen Discusses Polls on UConn 360 Podcast
    Assistant Professor In-Residence, and Program Director of the Graduate Program in Survey Research, Dr. Jennifer Dineen, was featured on UConn 360 to discuss how voters should view polls leading up to elections.  Dr. Dineen describes the outcomes of polls to be like taking the temperature of what a race looks like at a particular moment […]
    Posted on November 6, 2018
  • Dr. David Garvey Presents at CT Community Nonprofit Alliance’s Annual Conference
      Dr. David Garvey, Department of Public Policy Director of the Nonprofit Leadership Program presented Key Factors and Lessons Learned in Choosing Strategic Partnerships at the 2018 Annual Conference of the Connecticut Community Nonprofit Alliance, held October 2nd at the Connecticut Convention Center. In his session, Dr. Garvey presented findings from his research of Connecticut […]
    Posted on November 1, 2018
  • DPP Alumni Seth Brohinsky Featured on WGBH Radio
      Seth Brohinsky, MPA 2007, Project Director, Abt Associates, Cambridge, MA  discussed the results of a national WGBH News poll on attitudes and perspectives that Americans have towards higher education with Jon Mathieu, WGBH’s Morning Edition anchor.  Seth shared that the poll addresses a variety of issues from whether colleges should factor race into their […]
    Posted on October 25, 2018
  • Dr. Lloyd Blanchard Speaks at APPAM Policy Camp
      Dr. Lloyd Blanchard, UConn’s Department of Public Policy Associate Professor in Residence and UConn Associate Vice President of Budget, Management and Institutional Research, gave the Featured Alumni Plenary Talk at the Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) Policy Camp at The Maxwell School at Syracuse University on September 28, 2018.  Dr. Blanchard […]
    Posted on October 18, 2018
  • Alumni Chelsea Ross, MPA 2011, New Associate Director, Corporation for Supportive Housing
      Congratulations to alumna Chelsea Ross on her new position as Associate Director for New England, Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH), the Source for Housing Solutions.  Chelsea has been with CSH for the past four years most recently serving as a CSH Senior Program Manager.  In her new leadership position, Chelsea will continue to expand […]
    Posted on October 18, 2018
  • Coventry, RI Selects John Arnett, MPA 2014 as new Finance Director
    Mr. Arnett began his new position as the Finance Director of the Town of Coventry, RI on September 4, 2018.  John’s previous experience working at both the U.S. Small Business Administration and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDC) in Massachusetts will serve him well in his new position.  In addition to his MPA from UConn, John […]
    Posted on October 18, 2018