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Welcome to the Center for Public Policy and Administration

The Center for Public Policy and Administration is the hub of interdisciplinary public policy research, teaching and engagement at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Our faculty teach and conduct rigorous research to realize social change and solve problems for the common good. Our classes are small, and the impact we have on our students and on the outside world is big.


CPPA Seeks Lecturer in Nonprofit and/or Public Management

CPPA is hiring a full-time lecturer in nonprofit and/or public management, to start Sept. 1, 2015. Review of applications begins Nov. 24.

Caswell to Address How Information Policy can Change Food Markets

On Dec. 1, Associate Dean for Education and Student Development Julie Caswell (resource economics) will present her recent research in a talk titled “Using Information Policy to Change Food Markets.”

Students Get Creative in Providing Local Towns with Aerial Data

Three students in Associate Professor Charles Schweik’s new “open science/maker” course are using creative methods to provide local towns with aerial images that will inform upcoming public management decisions.