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  • Sylvia Trent-Adams appointed Acting Surgeon General

    Public Policy PhD alum named Acting Surgeon General
    On April 21, 2017, Dr. Trent-Adams, PhD 2006, UMBC, was appointed as Acting Surgeon General.  In this capacity, she serves as the nation’s Doctor, providing Americans with the best scientific...
    Posted: April 24, 2017 3:59 PM
  • Graduate Research Assistantships with DHMH

    Resumes now being accepted for RAs with DHMH
    The Maryland Institute for Policy Analysis and Research has funding opportunities for UMBC social sciences graduate students to work as research assistants at the Maryland Department of Health...
    Posted: March 10, 2017 2:20 PM
  • Social Science Forums - Spring 2017

    Free on campus Social Science Forums lectures
    The Social Sciences Forum presents topics and perspectives of vital interest to the social sciences community and beyond. Lectures are free and open to the public and will last approximately...
    Posted: March 8, 2017 10:18 AM
  • Professor Curran featured in a WalletHub education piece

    Dr. Chris Curran examines the most and least educated states
    Professor Chris Curran in a WalletHub piece examining the most and least educated states.
    Posted: January 25, 2017 4:12 PM
  • Gregory Fitzgerald selected as 2016 Alumni Fellow

    We are pleased to announce that the 2016 Public Policy Alumni Fellow is Gregory Fitzgerald. A part-time MPP student in the education policy track, Greg is the Chief of Staff and Title IX...
    Posted: October 13, 2016 1:30 PM
  • Search: Director, School of Public Policy

    Review of applications begins November 1, 2016
    The UMBC School of Public Policy invites applications for its Director. As the leader of the School, the successful candidate holds a Ph.D. that complements the School’s areas of focus and...
    Posted: September 13, 2016 3:48 PM
  • New Public Policy Faculty

    The School of Public Policy is pleased to welcome two new members of our faculty. Pamela R. Bennett is an associate professor in the Education Policy track. She investigates racial, ethnic, and...
    Posted: August 31, 2016 11:56 AM
  • Voices on Government series

    Political experts discuss politics in America
    A series of discussions at the Towson Library organized by Public Policy faculty member Lauren Edwards will focus on politics in America as we prepare for the presidential election in November....
    Posted: July 12, 2016 3:51 PM
  • New research evaluates school discipline policies

    New research published by Public Policy assistant professor F. Chris Curran examines the impact of state zero tolerance laws on suspension rates, racial gaps in discipline, and student...
    Posted: June 15, 2016 11:31 AM
  • Public Policy alumni selected for two senior academic roles

    Samford University in Birmingham Alabama has named Keith Elder (Ph.D., '02) the dean of the School of Public Health. The school was established in 2013 as part of Samford’s College of Health...
    Posted: April 4, 2016 3:40 PM