Newsletter

Alumna Plays Crucial Outreach Role for DPP

Lian Kish ’17 (CLAS), ’18 MPA is the Department of Public Policy’s (DPP) outreach coordinator and is the first point of contact for students interested in our programs. Kish travels throughout the region speaking with prospective graduate students at various fairs, information sessions, and conferences. Thanks to her remarkable efforts, enrollment in the Department’s programs […]

Another Year Of 100% Internship Placement Rate with Dr. Dave Garvey

During this unprecedented time, UConn professors, staff and students have stepped up to limit the negative effects on the students’ matriculation and futures.  The Department of Public Policy’s (DPP) biggest scare affected our internship program, both for 2019-2020 interns and for students planning to intern in 2020-2021. Dr. Dave Garvey is the Director of the […]

DPP Launches 3 New Focus Areas in Local & State Government, Diversity & Inclusion, and Urban Planning

The Department of Public Policy (DPP) recently launched three new focus areas to allow Master of Public Administration (MPA) and Master of Public Policy (MPP) students the opportunity to specialize, and to support, the public service labor force in Connecticut and beyond. These focus areas were launched as of Fall 2020. The three new focus […]

Encore!Connecticut In-Person and Online

Encore!Connecticut In-Person and Online Encore!Connecticut was co-founded over 10 years ago by Dr. Dave Garvey and Linda Friedman of the UConn Department of Public Policy to assist corporate and public sector professionals in transitioning their skills and experience into opportunities in the Connecticut nonprofit sector. Over the past decade nearly 200 corporate professionals have gone […]

Addressing Public Sector Imbalances with Associate Professor Deneen Hatmaker

This summer Department of Public Policy (DPP) Associate Professor Deneen Hatmaker co-authored a book entitled “Gender Imbalance in Public Sector Leadership”. Hatmaker’s co-authors include: Leisha DeHart-Davis, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Kimberly L. Nelson, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Sanjay K. Pandey, George Washington University, Washington DC Sheela Pandey, Penn State Harrisburg Amy […]

Fall 2020 Alumni Updates!

Even in the midst of a global pandemic our alums are finding jobs, getting promoted, and making a difference in their community. The following are just a few recent job updates from the class of 2020 and other alums. Congratulations to you all! Hannah Casey, MPP 2019 Sustainability Specialist, Dominion Energy  Jillian Cundari, MPA 2020 […]

DPP Professors Awarded 2020 InCHIP Seed Grant

UConn’s Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP) awards yearly Seed Grants to fund innovative research on a wide range of health topics. Each year the Seed Grants are used to fund pilot projects and examine significant health-related research questions.  Department of Public Policy (DPP) Associate Professor In-Residence Jennifer Dineen and Associate Professor […]

MPA First-Year Student Collaborates to Create a BIPOC Resource Guide

Earlier this year, first-year Master of Public Administration (MPA) student Paula Alejandra Norato co-founded “Movement United Recognizing Afro-Latinidad, Movimiento Unido Reconociendo Afro-Latinidad” (MURAL) in response to the systemic problems of COVID-19. Norato, who is at high risk of contracting COVID-19, was unable to physically protest and felt that donations and educating herself was not enough. […]