The University of Massachusetts Amherst


Cover of "Strategies for Governing" next to a photo of Al Roberts

Roberts Considers Strategies for Governing in New Book

Roberts hopes the book will inspire public administration professionals, students, and academics to think about the aims of government and how public institutions should be designed to achieve those aims.

Headshot of Brianna Sunryd

Public Policy Student Touts Local Government Careers

Brianna Sunryd is part of a new campaign that highlights the many opportunities for students interested in careers in local government and public service.

Headshot of Alex Plowden

Alumni Profile: Alex Plowden, MPP 2019

Plowden is the development manager at the Local Enterprise Assistance Fund, which finances cooperatives, provides technical assistance to disadvantaged entrepreneurs, and works to expand access to healthy food in underserved areas.

University of Massachusetts School of Public Policy (SPP) faculty Jane Fountain

Fountain to Deliver Keynote at Digital Goverment Conference

Fountain will speak at the 21st Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research, on the theme “Intelligent Government in the Intelligent Information Society.”

SPP students with US Rep Jim McGovern

Students Explore Career Options on Trip to DC

Stops on the annual trip included meetings with alumni, US Rep. Jim McGovern, and policy professionals at government agencies and nonprofit organizations.

Headshot of student Jacob Binnall

Internship Spotlight: Jacob Binnall, Metropolitan Area Planning Council

"I want to be able to take my experience at the School of Public Policy and apply it to the world around me in order to start making the world a better, more creative and collaborative place."

Composite of headshots of Juniper Katz and Viviana Chiu-Sik Wu

Katz and Wu Join School of Public Policy Faculty

Juniper Katz and Viviana Chiu-Sik Wu will be the first faculty members to have their tenure lines in SPP, as part of a multiyear expansion plan at the school.

Student competitors in the NASPAA Batten beta test

School of Public Policy Hosts Sustainability Competition

Students from across UMass competed in a beta test of the NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition, which focused on sustainable cities and transportation policy.

SPP Director Al Roberts with a group of JKLU students

Roberts Visits Partner University in India

The School of Public Policy is taking part in a program between UMass and JK Lakshmipat University that allows Indian students to pursue master's degrees on the Amherst campus.

Headshots of Charlie Schweik and Scott Jackson

Schweik and Jackson Receive EPA Grant

The grant allows the researchers to continue work assessing the ecological integrity of Massachusetts' environmentally important but vulnerable salt marshes