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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.

News

UMass Invites Applications for Inaugural Director of School of Public Policy

The University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for the position of inaugural director of a new School of Public Policy (SPP), effective September 2016.

Harper Co-Edits New Book on Participatory Research Methods

Associate Professor Krista Harper and Associate Professor Aline Gubrium co-edited Participatory Visual and Digital Research in Action, published last month by Left Coast Press.

Internship Shows Barowich Important Work Isn't Always Glamorous

While working to strengthen opportunities for Massachusetts women in politics, Kelsey Barowich is learning a vital lesson: Just because work is important does not necessarily mean it is also glamorous.