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  • Dr. F. Chris Curran principal investigator on NIJ grant

    Examining the role of law enforcement in schools
    A recently received grant of approximately $620 thousand dollars from the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) will fund innovative work examining the role of law enforcement in schools by...
    Posted: May 30, 2017 11:44 AM
  • Sylvia Trent-Adams appointed Acting Surgeon General

    Public Policy PhD alum - Alumni of the Year for 2017
    Named UMBC Outstanding Alumni of the Year for 2017. On April 21, 2017, Dr. Sylvia Trent-Adams, PhD 2006, UMBC, was appointed as Acting Surgeon General.  In this capacity, she serves as the...
    Posted: April 24, 2017 3:59 PM
  • 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
  • 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
  • Michael Abrams presents 2015 Shinogle Fellowship Lecture

    Shinogle Fellowship recipient Michael Abrams presented his dissertation research on the  impact of news coverage on the dissemination of prescription drug warnings issued by the U.S. Food and Drug...
    Posted: December 11, 2015 10:30 AM
  • Donald F. Norris talks about his new book on podcast

    Interviewed by Dan Rodericks for Roughly Speaking
    Professor and director of the School of Public Policy Donald F. Norris discussed his new book, "Metropolitan Governance in America," on the Baltimore Sun podcast Roughly Speaking with Dan...
    Posted: December 7, 2015 2:24 PM