The University of Massachusetts Amherst


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.

Toby Armstrong, Marta Vicarelli, James Sullivan, Madeleine Neill

School of Public Policy Team Wins Statewide Capstone Competition

This is the second consecutive year that a UMass Amherst team has taken first place.

Crystal Green

Green Selected Summer Policy Scholar

She will spend ten weeks working with the Postsecondary National Policy Institute in Washington.

Hadiya Williams

Williams Named 21st-Century Leader

She is one of just ten students who will receive the honor, which recognizes graduating seniors for "exemplary achievement, initiative and leadership."

Laura Sylvester

Alumni Profile: Laura Sylvester, MPPA/MPH 2016

"There are so many things you can do with a public policy degree. It will give you countless options. SPP alums are doing so many cool and varied things, in locations all around the world."

Joya Misra

Misra Interviewed about Work-Family Policy in the US

Misra, whose research looks at workplace policies across the world, finds that the US is far behind other nations.

Lee Badgett

Badgett’s New Paper Looks at LGBT Inclusion and the Economy

The report, “Links between Economic Development and New Measures of LGBT Inclusion,” was published by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law.

Madison Billingsley and Sharon Dunn

"Hands Across the Hills" Visits Public Policy Class

Members of the grassroots cultural exchange program talked about their work—and how it might be replicated on campus.

Krista Harper

Harper Wins 2018 Community Engagement Award for Research

“For over fifteen years Harper’s research and teaching have been the model of community engagement for social change,” Professor Joya Misra wrote in a letter nominating her for the honor.