Author: Riberdy, Jacqueline

Professor Ruodan Zhang Researches Embedding Methods for Nonprofit Identification

Ruodan Zhang with co-author Haohan Chen at the University of Hong Kong recently published an article “Identifying Nonprofits by Scaling Mission and Activity with Word Embedding” in VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations. This research applies word embedding methods for nonprofit identification based on their mission and program service activity descriptions. She is also […]

November Events 2021

Join the DPP in our upcoming events!     Wednesday, November 3, 2021 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Live virtual session Register Here Historically, cannabis and drug laws enforcement has affected communities unevenly. Cannabis legalization legislation brought with it a focus on social equity and efforts to remediate historic injustice. This panel discusses the historic […]

DPP Professor and Alumna Work to Enhance Equity in State Government

On behalf of the Connecticut Governor’s Council on Women and Girls, Professor Mohamad Alkadry and MPA Fellow alumna Tara Downes have been studying the State of CT workforce. They previously studied representation and compensation. That report focused on representation of women and people of color in different State agencies. The report also focused on pay equity. The […]

DPP Faculty Research Citizens’ Willingness to Pay for Public Services

Department of Public Policy (DPP) faculty Eric J. Brunner, Mark D. Robbins, and Bill Simonsen’s on-going research in the broad area of citizen’ willingness to pay for public services has produced three published journal articles and one current working paper with additional papers in development.  This research stream began with a paper examining bond referenda […]

MPA Fellow Follows in Parents Footsteps

Growing up, Andréa Comer had two influential forces in her life guiding her towards public service, her parents. Both of her parents were deeply committed to empowering Black communities and inspired her to continue their mission. Her father helped launch Gateway National Bank in St. Louis, a community bank that provided jobs and economic support […]