2022 Faculty Excellence Awards: Ruodan Zhang and Anne McIntyre-Lahner

Ruodan Zhang, Assistant Professor Ruodan Zhang is Assistant Professor in the School of Public Policy at the University of Connecticut. Her primary research interests are nonprofit management and volunteerism. Specifically, her broader research agenda centers on why citizens participate and persist in public affairs, and the corresponding roles of public and nonprofit organizations. She is […]

Best Wishes To 2022 SPP Retirees

This academic year the School of Public Policy (SPP) celebrates the IMPACT of three members of our community who are retiring from or who have already retired from the University. It was difficult to encompass all of their achievements, and we welcome you to explore their profiles on our website to learn more. We wish […]

DPP Faculty Set to Edit a Special Edition of the ANNALS Dedicated to Gun Violence Prevention

Department of Public Policy (DPP) Professors Jennifer Dinnen and Kerri Raissian are set to join Professor Cassandra Crifasi (John Hopkins University) to edit a special edition of the ANNALS dedicated to gun violence prevention.  The ANNALS is a guest edited periodical that covers societies and politics. Since 1890, The American Academy of Political and Social […]

DPP Professor Joins Labor and Public Employees Task Force

During the 2021 legislative session the Connecticut General Assembly created the Labor and Public Employees Committee. According to their website: “The Labor and Public Employees Committee has cognizance of all matters relating to workers’ compensation, unemployment compensation, conditions of employment, hours of labor, minimum wages, industrial safety, occupational health and safety, labor unions and labor […]

DPP Professor Examines the Impact of Multiple Child and Family Policies

Department of Public Policy (DPP) Professor Kerri Raissian‘s research often focuses on child and family policy. Recently her research has focused on how policies affect child maltreatment and family violence. Below are some of Professor Raissian’s latest publications in 2021. How Does the Minimum Wage Affect Child Maltreatment and Parenting Behaviors? An Analysis of the […]