CPE Offers Summer 2016 Course: Managing Public Projects

Continuing and Professional Education at UMass Amherst will be offering an online Public Policy and Administration course on managing public projects during the second summer session of 2016.The course will be taught by Professor David Kassel.

Heim Receives 2016 SBS Outstanding Teaching Award

Economist and School of Public Policy professor Carol E. Heim, who has been at UMass Amherst since 1981, has been selected for the 2016 College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Outstanding Teaching Award.

2016 Capstone Conference Scheduled for April 28

Five individuals and six teams will describe the original research they undertook as part of their capstone course and discuss the policy recommendations emerging from their analyses.

School of Public Policy to Host Five College/Mellon Bridging Grant Reception

The School of Public Policy will be hosting a reception to mark the completion of the Five Colleges Public Policy Initiative grant to bridge liberal arts and professional education.

CPPA Becomes School of Public Policy

The School of Public Policy will support new curricular, research and outreach programs in policy and administration at the state's flagship campus. 

Badgett Completes Three-Week Speaking Tour in China, Korea

M.V. Lee Badgett's speaking tour through Asia focused on the economic and business costs of LGBT discrimination and her research on marriage equality.

Fountain Authors White Paper for Presidential Transition

Jane Fountain (political science and public policy) is the author of a new white paper, Building an Enterprise Government, that provides guidance for the next administration in Washington about cross-agency collaborations and partnerships. 

University of Massachusetts School of Public Policy (SPP) faculty Kathryn McDermott

McDermott Recipient of Spencer Foundation Mid-Career Grant

Kathryn McDermott (education and public policy) will spend 2016-17 investigating how social psychological research about racial bias might inform education policy.

Ash, Badgett Featured in Boston Globe Article on UMass Economics

Professors of Economics and Public Policy Michael Ash and Lee Badgett discuss their work as heterodox economists in a recent issue of the Boston Globe.

"Fighting for Democracy in the Digital Age" Explores Opportunities, Challenges

Do new media technologies enhance opportunities for citizen participation? On March 8, three experts--Candace Clement (Free Press), Brandi Collins (ColorOfChange), and Ethan Zuckerman (MIT) will weigh in on that question. Jane Fountain moderates.