Month: November 2023

SPP Hiring for Program Coordinator (Stamford Programs)

The School of Public Policy (SPP)  is seeking a full-time Program Coordinator (Educational Program Coordinator) to launch and manage the expansion of two programs to the Stamford campus.  The incumbent will be responsible for managing the day-to-day recruitment, marketing, and program coordination for the School of Public Policy’s Master of Public Administration executive-track (MPA Fellows) […]

Mitre Becerril Examines Crime Effects of Overdose Prevention Sites

School of Public Policy (SPP) Professor David Mitre Becerril recently co-authored an Original Investigation in the area of public health with JAMA Network Open. Alongside Professors Aaron Chalfin (University of Pennsylvania) and Brandon del Pozo (Brown University), their paper “Overdose Prevention Centers, Crime, and Disorder in New York City” was published earlier this month. Their […]

SPP Director Signs Letter of Support for Proposed OPM Rule

On November 17th, School of Public Policy (SPP) Director Mohamad Alkadry signed a letter in support of civil service protections and a merit system for career federal employees. Alongside Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) colleagues and the Volcker Alliance, Mohamad was joined by more than 20 academics from across the country. […]

Professor Hatmaker Co-Chairs AOM Session & Researches Public Librarians

At the Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Meeting in August, School of Public Policy (SPP) faculty Deneen Hatmaker co-chaired the Public and Nonprofit Division Plenary Session “Navigating censorship: Workers at the Front Line,” along with colleagues Russell Hassan from the Ohio State University and Amy E. Smith from the University of Massachusetts Boston. The panelists, […]

Raissian & Dineen Continue to Lead Conversations on Gun Violence Prevention

University of Connecticut (UConn) School of Public Policy (SPP) Professors Jennifer Dineen and Kerri Raissian have continually led conversations on Gun Violence Prevention.They co-founded the UConn Center for Advancing Research, Methods, and Scholarship in Gun Injury Prevention (ARMS) following the Gun Violence Prevention – Research Interest Group (GVP-RIG). They wrapped up 2022 by serving as […]

SPP Studies Citizen Perception, Disasters, Education & Tech

Last month, the School of Public Policy (SPP) faculty attended the Association for Budgeting and Financial Management’s (ABFM) annual conference in Denver, Colorado. Below is a recap of their panel appearances and additional works throughout the year.  Professor Bill Simonsen chaired a panel on “Local Taxation: The Roles of State Government Intervention and Local Economic […]

CTRP3 Receives Increased Funding & Releases Findings In 2023

Since 2012 the Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy’s (IMRP) Connecticut Racial Profiling Prohibition Project (CTRP3) has been a national example of data analysis and intervention. This summer CTRP3 released the “Connecticut State Police Data Audit 2014-2021” which has received national attention. The audit reported on traffic stop infractions that have been submitted by the […]

The International Justice Exchange Project in 2023

At the end of 2022 thirteen Connecticut justice system stakeholders traveled to Norway for an International Justice Exchange Project. Stakeholders included members from the Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy (IMRP) and School of Public Policy (SPP). This collaboration, known as “Reconstituting Hope: Learning from Norway” follows “Human Dignity: Learning From Baden-Württemberg.” The Norway team began […]

SPP Hiring for School Director

The School of Public Policy (SPP) at the University of Connecticut (UConn) invites applications for the position of School Director. This person will have an outstanding record of professional accomplishments commensurate with the appointment at the rank of advanced Associate Professor or Professor, with the opportunity for tenure at hire. The successful candidate’s duties will […]