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New Public Policy Faculty

August 31, 2016 11:56 AM

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 nativity differences in post-secondary educational outcomes, the consequences of higher education policy on college outcomes, and the consequences of racial residential segregation. Her research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, the American Sociological Association, and the Poverty and Race Research Action Council. Prior to joining the School of Public Policy, Dr. Bennett was an associate professor of sociology at Queens College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She spent 2012-2013 as a visiting scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation, where she worked on an upcoming book about parenting and schooling in diverse families. This fall, she is teaching PUBL 610, Special Topics—Issues in Higher Education Policy.

Dr. Bennett received a B.A. and M.A. in Sociology from Louisiana State University, and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Michigan (

Jane Arnold Lincove joins the faculty in the UMBC School of Public Policy as an associate professor in the Education Policy track. Her research focuses on the implementation and effects of market-based policy in public education, including teacher compensation, and the equity effects on low-income families, minorities, and girls. She has received funding for her research from the Spencer Foundation, the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the Texas Education Agency. Prior to joining the School of Public Policy, Dr. Lincove was a research assistant professor in the Department of Economics at Tulane University, and associate director of the Education Research Alliance for New Orleans. Dr. Lincove is teaching PUBL 604, Statistical Analysis, in fall 2016. 

Dr. Lincove received a B.S. from Northwestern University, a Master of Public Policy from the University of California at Los Angeles, and a Ph.D. in Public Administration from the University of Southern California (