SPP Adjuncts Make an Impact with Data

Adjunct faculty Anne McIntyre-Lahner teaches “Program Development & Evaluation” and frequently conducts Public Service Executive Leadership Collaborative (PELSC) workshops on program evaluation and performance management. Anne is also the President of a performance management consulting firm called Action to Outcomes. Dr. Ron Schack teaches “Performance Accountability and Management” and “Advanced Quantitative Methods,” and is the Managing […]

MPA Grad, Connecticut Nonprofit Leader Rallies for Change

UConn School of Public Policy (SPP) Director of Nonprofit Outreach and Adjunct Professor David Garvey recently penned a piece about SPP alum Barry Simon. Check out Dave’s article below. Barry Simon, MPA ’92 serves as the President & CEO of Oak Hill and Board Chair of the Connecticut Community Nonprofit Alliance spoke to thousands of nonprofit practitioners at a Connecticut State House […]

Celebrating the Class of 2024

On Monday, May 6th the School of Public Policy (SPP) held a celebration to honor the 2024 SPP graduates. The evening celebrated 27 Public Policy (MPP), four Survey Research and Data Analysis (SRDA), 51 Public Administration (MPA) and 19 MPA Fellows graduates. They hailed from Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Idaho, New York, New Jersey and […]

2024 Alumni Impact Awardee: Dana Begin

Full Name: Dana Begin Title and Organization:  Director of the Evidence-Based Practices and Grants Division, within the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services Office of the Commissioner DPP Degree and Graduation Year:  MPA Fellows, 2020 Dana Begin is the Director of the Evidence-Based Practices and Grants Division at the Office of the Commissioner (OOC) […]

2024 Alumni Impact Awardee: Fionnuala Darby-Hudgens

Full Name: Fionnuala Darby-Hudgens Title and Organization:  Director of Data Strategic Planning, CTData Collaborative SPP Degree and Graduation Year:  MPA, 2018 Fionnuala Darby-Hudgens joined CTData Collaborative in early 2023, bringing 13 years of public service and nonprofit experience to CTData’s new social enterprise, Data Strategic Planning©. In this newer role, Finn works to help nonprofits […]

2024 Alumni Impact Awardee: J. Michael Keyes

Full Name:  J. Michael Keyes Title and Organization:  Trademark Trial Lawyer, Dorsey & Whitney SPP Degree and Graduation Year:  SRDA, 2022 J. Michael Keyes is a trademark trial lawyer and consumer survey expert at the international law firm of Dorsey & Whitney in Seattle. During his nearly 25 year legal career, he has represented a […]

2024 Distinguished Alumni Awardee: Shawn Morris

Full Name: Shawn Morris Title and Organization: Deputy Chief, Greenwich Fire Department and Principal, Fireground Consultants LLC SPP Degree and Graduation Year: MPA, 2012 After undergraduate studies at Central Connecticut State University, Shawn enrolled in the School (formerly Department) of Public Policy (SPP) program at UConn beginning in 2009.  A member of the Pi Alpha […]

2024 Faculty Excellence Awardee: Jason Jakubowski

Full Name: Jason Jakubowski Title and Organization: Adjunct Professor (SPP) and President and CEO, Connecticut Foodshare SPP Degree and Graduation Year: MPA, 2001 Jason Jakubowski is President & CEO of Connecticut Foodshare, the official Feeding America food bank serving the entire state of Connecticut. With a dedicated team of 120 employees and more than 5,000 […]

Meet the SPP Staff

The School of Public Policy (SPP) staff can be found year-round serving members of our Network. Recently our team expanded outside of our Hartford home at UConn Hartford to UConn Stamford. Learn more about our incredible team below! Catherine Guarino: Director of Student and Academic Affairs Education BA, Social Science, Providence College MPA, University of […]

The School of Public Policy and Digital Equity in Connecticut

Prepared by Distinguished Visiting Professor Robert H. Wilson Having access to and capacity for using broadband has become crucial to engaging fully in the economic, social, and political life in the US. Whereas residential telephone service was formerly the minimum requirement, the technological frontier has advanced and even basic internet (i.e., not including broadband service) […]