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A Letter From Department Head Mohamad Alkadry

Dear Students, Alumni, and Friends, Much has happened in our world since our January newsletter. Our economy is struggling and the organizations that typically employ our students and interns are witnessing unprecedented fiscal and/or service demand challenges. Our students are learning online for the rest of the Spring semester as well as all Summer Session […]

Spring 2020 Alumni Job Updates

We take great pride in our Alumni and their accomplishments. This spring, we have some exciting news about several of our alumni: Lara Beecher accepted a International Trade Analyst position with a federal contractor at the Department of Commerce, ITA. Lara graduated with her MPA in 2016 with a certificate in Leadership and Public Management. […]

A One Credit COVID Course and Public Policy

Specializing in Disaster Response, there is arguably no better person to have helping COVID-19 response than our own Professor Amy K. Donahue. Last month Professor Donahue assisted in the development and distribution of the University’s one-credit COVID-19 course. “The COVID-19 Pandemic: Impacts on Health, Business and Society” finished May 1st and drew upon faculty from […]

Addressing Child Neglect and Policy-making with UConn DPP and SSW

April was Child Abuse Awareness month, and Department of Public Policy (DPP) Associate Professor Kerri Raissian and School of Social Work (SSW) Assistant Professor Megan Feely with their collaborators published both a brief and alert with UConn’s Collaboratory on School and Child Health (CSCH) on preventing child neglect. Their briefing argued that researchers and policymakers […]

Feeding Connecticut with Foodshare and Jason Jakubowski

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought intense hardships for many families around the country. In Hartford and Tolland counties, Foodshare works to provide millions of meals each year. A member of Feeding America, Foodshare has worked to provide up to date information regarding access to food assistance in the area. Jason Jakubowski is the President and […]

DPP 2020 Teaching Recognition Awards

Faculty Teaching Recognition Award: The first Distinguished Faculty Award, voted on by students, goes to a core faculty member who:  “has intriguing research, accessibility to students, and engaging teaching style.”  This year’s award goes to Bill Simonsen. Bill’s research focuses on public finance, financial management, capital finance, citizen participation techniques, and public policy. He teaches “PP […]