Research Newsletter

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 […]

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) […]

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 with the Children with Incarcerated Parents Initiative

This year the Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy’s (IMRP) CT Children with Incarcerated Parents Initiative (CTCIP) was featured in the news twice this year. The Initiative was featured by NBC Connecticut for a piece entitled “Playground at York Correctional Will be Newest Tool to Connect Incarcerated Moms With Their Kids” about York Correctional Institute. This […]

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 the CT Sentencing Commission

The Connecticut Sentencing Commission reviews, researches and makes recommendations regarding Connecticut’s criminal justice system. It is a supported by the Institute of Municipal and Regional Policy (IMRP) at UConn’s School of Public Policy (SPP). IMRP’s professional staff provides the administrative resources necessary to support the Commission’s mission. The Commission’s Chairperson is Justice David Borden 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 […]