Faculty

2024 Faculty Excellence Awardee: Yusun Kim

Full Name: Yusun Kim Title and Organization: Assistant Professor, UConn School of Public Policy Education B.A., Korea University, Economics, 2011 M.A., Seoul National University, Public Administration, 2013 Ph.D., The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, Public Administration, 2019 Teaching & Research Interests Teaching & Research Interests Public Financial Management State and Local […]

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, […]

Craemer Studies Reparations & Biases Among Black Police Officers

For over 15 years, UConn School of Public Policy (SPP) Professor Thomas Craemer has been publishing about reparations. At the end of 2022, he joined Professor Kaycea Campbell as an economic expert for California’s Reparations Task Force. During this meeting, Professor Campbell provided their background and context to the Force’s questions on: Unjust Property taken […]

Professor Eric Brunner Studies Wind Farms & Student Absenteeism

In 2022, School of Public Policy (SPP) Professor Eric Brunner studied the impact of wind energy on local economies. His research lead to “Commercial Wind Energy Installations and Local Economic Development:  Evidence from U.S. Counties“, which was published in Energy Policy alongside co-author and SPP alum  David Schwegman. At the start of 2023 he was featured […]

Professor Hamilton Studies Disparities Around Birth & Medicaid

School of Public Policy (SPP) Professor Christal Hamilton joined the SPP Network in August after previously serving as a postdoctoral research scientist in the Center on Poverty and Social Policy at Columbia University. In 2023 she was published in the Population Research and Policy Review and Duke University Press. In July, she co-authored “Medicaid Health […]

Professors Yu and Burland Study Long-term Capital Investments

In May a team of School of Public Policy (SPP) researchers received a grant from the Connecticut COVID-19 Education Research Collaborative (CCERC). The grant will run through June 2024, total $99,948 and focus on “Categorizing and Understanding Facilities and Long-term Capital Investments.” Professor Jinhai Yu serves as the Principal Investigator, and will execute all aspects […]