The University of Massachusetts Amherst


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Sherell Jeudi awarded summer research assistantship

Sherell Jeudi, an undergraduate public policy student, will be working as a summer research assistant with the Center for Justice, Law, and Societies (CJLS) and SBS RISE.

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Miller chosen as co-principal investigator on major transportation project

Thaddeus Miller, Associate Professor of Public Policy, is co-principal investigator on the recently awarded $15 million, five-year Region 1: New England University Transportation Center from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT).

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Martin contributes to MA Commission on LGBTQ Youth FY 2024 report

Cas Martin, MPPA 2022, has recently been included as a section contributor in the newly released FY 2024 report by the Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth. 

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Congratulations to our 2023 School of Public Policy graduates

On Friday, May 26, the largest-ever School of Public Policy class officially had their degrees conferred by the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Congratulations on your achievements, Class of ‘23! 

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Shoub Examines How Community Contact Shapes Voting Turnout

In a recent article titled “Contested Killings: The Mobilizing Effects of Community Contact with Police Violence”, SPP assistant professor Kelsey Shoub and co-author Kevin Morris answer the question of how community contact with the police shapes political behavior.

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SPP Alumni Profile: Adrienne Núñez, MPPA 2021

Legislative Analyst

Massachusetts Municipal Associatio

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Community Philanthropy Research Encourages and Inspires

Ella Swinnerton, a first year student from New Jersey studying public policy, has teamed up with Professor Viviana Chiu Sik Wu to study community philanthropy in the U.S. and across the globe.

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Havlin Authors Article on Automotive Dealer Markups Driving Inflation; Featured in WSJ

In a recent article published in the Bureau of Labor Statistics Monthly Labor Review, Michael Havlin MPPA ‘16 discusses how automotive dealership markups helped drive consumer inflation during the COVID-19 economic expansion.

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SPP Current Graduate Student Q&A: Darby Larkin

First & Last Name: 

Darby Larkin

SPP Grad Year:

May 2023!

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SPP Top Ranked in Massachusetts among Public Universities, Second Overall in New England in Latest Rankings

The School of Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the university’s flagship campus, is in the top 20% of public affairs programs in the United States. SPP is ranked No. 1 among public affairs programs at public universities in Massachusetts and tied at No. 2 among all programs, at public or private universities, across New England according to the latest U.S. News & World Report Public Affairs Graduate School rankings.