Faculty

DPP Professor Named ODI Faculty Affiliate

The Office for Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) Faculty Affiliates program was piloted during the 2020-2021 academic year, with plans to sponsor up to five affiliates for the upcoming year. Affiliates commit to a minimum of one year of service in this role with opportunities to be renewed.  According to the ODI Faculty Affiliate page: The […]

Members of DPP Community Join Hartford UBI Task Force

In April, Court of Common Council President Maly D. Rosado introduced a Universal Basic Income (UBI) program to the City of Hartford. Through this program the city would provide cash payments to residents on a monthly basis for specific expenses like food, shelter or medical prescriptions. The program was inspired by Stockton, California’s two-year experiment, […]

CLAS Professor & Associate Dean Edith Barrett is Named to UAA’s Distinguished Service Honor Roll

Earlier this week, UConn Professor and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) Associate Dean, Edith Barrett, was named to the Urban Affairs Association (UAA) Distinguished Service Honor Roll for 2021. UAA is an international professional organization for urban scholars, researchers and public/nonprofit service providers, and for a ninth year they have recognized impactful service […]

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 […]

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 […]

Professor Alkadry Studies Gender and Race/Ethic Disparities at State, National and International Stages

Department of Public Policy (DPP) Professor and Department Head Mohamad Alkadry is currently working with DPP alumna Tara Downes and the Connecticut Council on Women and Girls to study new hire data for the State of Connecticut. This research follows up on a previous study on gender, race, and ethnic disparities in pay and representation […]

Assistant Professor Ruodan Zhang Uses Machine Learning to Improve the Retrievability of IRS 990 Text Data

Department of Public Policy (DPP) Assistant Professor Ruodan Zhang is working with Haohan Chen, a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Social Media and Politics, New York University, to develop a method that helps researchers and practitioners identify nonprofit organizations of interest. This research project takes advantage of the newly available nonprofit mission and program […]