Recapping Research with Professor Eric Brunner

UConn School of Public Policy (SPP) Professor Eric Brunner published research on wind energy and education finance this year. In June, Eric published “Commercial Wind Energy Installations and Local Economic Development:  Evidence from U.S. Counties” in Volume 165 of Energy Policy with Master of Public Administration (MPA) alum David Schwegman. They examined the impact of wind […]

Recapping Research with Professor Nina Brooks

UConn School of Public Policy (SPP) Professor Nina Brooks is currently a Co-Investigator on a project entitled “Improving Brick Manufacturing in Bangladesh to Promote Clean Air and Better Health.” This ongoing collaborative study is led by Stanford University with partners in Bangladesh (icddr,b and the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology) and India (Greentech Knowledge Solutions). The […]

Research Recap with Professor Lloyd Blanchard

Interim Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer and UConn School of Public Policy (SPP) Professor Lloyd Blanchard was promoted to Professor In-Residence earlier this year.  Lloyd continues to serve on the Executive Board of the Preschool through 20 and Workforce Information Network (P20 WIN). He assumed this role in late 2021. According to […]

Research Recap with Professor Mohamad Alkadry

Earlier this year Professor Mohamad Alkadry was named UConn School of Public Policy’s (SPP) inaugural Director. He began serving as Department Head in 2017. In preparation for a surge in retirements across Connecticut this year, Mohamad and MPA Fellows alum Tara Downes have been studying demographic data for executive branch agencies. Their study of more […]

2022 Faculty Excellence Awards: Ruodan Zhang and Anne McIntyre-Lahner

Ruodan Zhang, Assistant Professor Ruodan Zhang is Assistant Professor in the School of Public Policy at the University of Connecticut. Her primary research interests are nonprofit management and volunteerism. Specifically, her broader research agenda centers on why citizens participate and persist in public affairs, and the corresponding roles of public and nonprofit organizations. She is […]

Best Wishes To 2022 SPP Retirees

This academic year the School of Public Policy (SPP) celebrates the IMPACT of three members of our community who are retiring from or who have already retired from the University. It was difficult to encompass all of their achievements, and we welcome you to explore their profiles on our website to learn more. We wish […]