News & Events

News & Events

  • 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 people sold by the University in the 19th century pay off […]
    Posted on April 23, 2019
  • Department of Public Policy Organizes and Hosts Gun Violence Conference in Hartford
    Department of Public Policy Organizes and Hosts Gun Violence Conference in Hartford The April 4 and 5, 2019 meeting, “Correlates, Causes and Solutions for Gun Violence” attended  by gun violence researchers, government officers, elected officials and community workers focused on addressing efforts to reduce violence in Connecticut and across the country.  Expert speakers, including DPP […]
    Posted on April 12, 2019
  • Alumnus Christopher D. Brechlin Hosts CT Housing Coalition Workshop
    On March 20th, the Connecticut Housing Coalition invited Christopher Brechlin to host a workshop entitled “Mostly Exciting Ways to Use Census Data for Understanding Your Community.”  The presentation focused on how the Census Factfinder and IPUMS data sets can help housing professionals explore and learn about the communities they serve.  In addition, Chris took a […]
    Posted on April 12, 2019
  • UConn Gives Campaign to Benefit DPP Students is LIVE!
    UConn 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 […]
    Posted on March 27, 2019
  • 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: […]
    Posted on March 25, 2019
  • UConn’s NASPAA-Batten Team Makes Top 5
    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 […]
    Posted on March 19, 2019
  • 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 […]
    Posted on March 19, 2019
  • UConn Gives Campaign to Benefit DPP Students
    UConn 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 […]
    Posted on March 19, 2019
  • 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 […]
    Posted on March 18, 2019
  • February Newsletter
      The latest DPP Newsletter is here!  Learn what our students, faculty, staff and alumni have been up to inside and outside of the classroom.  Check out our upcoming events as well.  Hope to see you there! DPP Febraury 2019 Newsletter
    Posted on March 11, 2019
  • Job Posting: Open Rank Faculty, Public Policy
    Job Posting: Open Rank Faculty, Public Policy (PDF version) The Department of Public Policy (DPP) at the University of Connecticut seeks to fill a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor starting in August 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter. The Department of Public Policy is home to […]
    Posted on February 28, 2019
  • 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. DeLandro 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