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David Mednicoff

Mednicoff Examines Definition of "Rule of Law" in New Article

The article, published at The Conversation, considers how the Trump administration's definition of the concept appears to vary from that of the Founding Fathers.

headshot of Jonathan Ward

Alumni Profile: Jonathan Ward, MPPA/MBA 2014

"I didn’t come into the School of Public Policy with strict goals; I just knew I wanted to make the world a better place, and the program was able to support that. My MPPA prepared me to be a successful professional in the social-change field."

Al Roberts Spotlight Scholar

Roberts Named "Spotlight Scholar"

The School of Public Policy director talks about his most recent book, and about SPP's role preparing a new generation of public service leaders.

Joya Misra & Carrie Saldo, Connecting Point

Misra Interviewed about "Motherhood Penalty" in US Workforce

The School of Public Policy and Sociology professor spoke to Connecting Point about her research on the persistent wage gaps between women with and without children.

Students in Krista Harper's class

SPP Students Present Project for UMass Library

The projects focused on challenges faced by graduate students and the resources available to them on the UMass Amherst campus.

Amy Zucchero

Alumni Profile: Amy Zucchero, MPA 2003

"At IGNITE, I get to work with amazing women from all walks of life. It’s the young women we train. The elected women who are dedicated to feeding the leadership pipeline and offer countless hours of mentorship. And our dedicated group of supporters who understand how important it is invest in the next generation of women."

Linda Tropp

Tropp Publishes on Benefits of Interracial Contact in Schools

The research brief urges policies that will help children thrive in a multiracial society.

Palista Kharel & Toby Armstrong

School of Public Policy Recognizes Students for Achievement, Social Justice Work

Palista Kharel, MPPA/MBA, received the Philip Hertz Scholarship Award, while Toby Armstrong, MPP, received the M.V. Lee Badgett Award for Social Justice.

David Mednicoff & Carrie Saldo, Connecting Point

Mednicoff Discusses Iran Deal on "Connecting Point"

The SPP professor analyzed the implications of the United States' withdrawal from the nuclear agreement.

Kathy Colon

Colon Wins College's Outstanding Staff Award

Colon, who's been with the public policy program since its inception, was recognized for creating a positive work environment, implementing innovative work processes, and exemplifying integrity and dedication.