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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.


Pasha to Examine Effect of Police Performance Management Systems

Lecturer Obed Pasha presents the October installment of CPPA's Faculty Colloquium Series on Monday, Oct. 5 at 12:15 p.m., in Thompson 620.

Misra to Lead MA Part of Groundbreaking Study on Gender Differences in Faculty Workload

Professor Joya Misra is working on a National Science Foundation project examining whether men and women university faculty have dramatically different workloads and, if so, what accounts for those differences and how they can be minimized.

Mednicoff Says More Syrian Refugees Good for National Security

Before Obama announced that he will increase the number of worldwide refugees accepted by the U.S., Assistant Professor David Mednicoff was making the case that welcoming more displaced Syrians could help national security.