2023 Faculty Excellence Awards: Karen K. Buffkin, Renzo de la Riva Agüero & Melissa McCaw

Renzo de la Riva Agüero, Assistant Professor Renzo is an Assistant Professor of Public Management at the UConn School of Public Policy. He received his Public Policy Ph.D. at the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs and the Department of Political Science at Indiana University – Bloomington. His work engages with research on local […]

Celebrating 50 Years of Impact

This spring we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the School of Public Policy’s (SPP) flagship Master of Public Administration (MPA) program. The impact of the MPA program in preparing public and nonprofit leaders in the State of Connecticut is evidenced by the the impact and contributions of more than 1,000 graduates of the program. For over […]

Recapping 2022 with UConn SPP

2022 was filled with moments of IMPACT here at UConn’s School of Public Policy (SPP)! In no particular order, help us recap another fantastic year with a network dedicated to service. #1 One of the most noticeable changes for our network this past year was becoming a School of Public Policy. Though our name may […]

Recapping Research with Professor Deneen Hatmaker

This year UConn School of Public Policy (SPP) Professor Deneen Hatmaker received two awards for publications in the area of human resource management. The Review of Public Personnel Administration (ROPPA) named “Gender, Race, and Experiences of Workplace Incivility in Public Organizations” as a co-winner for the Best Article Award for Volume 41. Professor Hatmaker’s co-authors […]

Recapping Research with Professor Jinhai Yu

UConn School of Public Policy (SPP) Professor Jinhai Yu joined SPP in August 2022. This year he published three articles in public administration journals. Jinhai coauthored a paper entitled “Job Satisfaction and Citizen Satisfaction with Street-level Bureaucrats: Is There a Satisfaction Mirror?” with Professor Nicolai Petrovsky (City University of Hong Kong) and Professor Ge Xin […]

Recapping Research with Professor Ruodan Zhang

UConn School of Public Policy (SPP) Professor Ruodan Zhang  became a faculty affiliate for the Sustainable Global Cities Initiative (SGCI) in 2022. In this capacity, Ruodan plays an active role in building and expanding city research at UConn. She is currently working on forthcoming research with Professor Haohan Chen (The University of Hong Kong) and […]

Recapping Research with Professor Yusun Kim

UConn School of Public Policy (SPP) Professor Yusun Kim has a forthcoming book chapter entitled ”The Role of Cities and Public Health Expenditures in the COVID-19 Era.” Her contribution will be in Craig Johnson, Tima Moldogaziev and Justin Ross’s “Research Handbook on City and Municipal Finance”. She also has a forthcoming publication in the National […]

Recapping Research with Professor Kerri Raissian

UConn School of Public Policy (SPP) Professor Kerri Raissian was appointed earlier this year to the Governor’s Commission on Community Gun Violence Intervention and Prevention. A fews ago she accepted an additional responsibility of chairing the subcommittee on Data Evaluation and Analysis of Grant funded programs. The charge of the committee is not just about […]

Recapping Research with Professor Jennifer Dineen

UConn School of Public Policy (SPP) Professor Jennifer Dineen will be presenting at the Center for Ethics in Society at Saint Anselm College later this month. She will be discussing joint work with Professor Kerri Raissian at the Ethics, Law, and Social Science of Self-Defense and Firearms workshop. The two co-direct the Gun Violence Prevention […]