In a recent panel discussion, we had the privilege of hearing firsthand accounts from our accomplished Public Policy students who completed policy internships in Summer 2023 with financial support from William & Mary Public Policy and the Schroeder Center for Health Policy.
Two William & Mary alumni — Nitya Labh ’22 and Alton Coston ’23 — have been selected as Schwarzman Scholars, one of the premier graduate fellowships in the world.
The Public Policy Program encourages its undergraduate and graduate students to pursue learning opportunities outside the classroom.
The Schroeder Center for Health Policy and W&M Sociology hosted Dr. Jeanne Batalova, sociologist and Senior Policy Analyst at the Migration Policy Institute, to discuss the role of immigrants in the U.S. healthcare workforce.
Over the past few weeks, first-year MPP students took to McGlothlin Courtroom to argue and judge four upcoming Supreme Court cases as part of the required Law and Policy class.
On October 2nd, the Schroeder Center for Health Policy hosted with W&M Economics the second of three panels, "Strengthening the Current and Future Nursing Workforce," to continue celebrating its 20th anniversary.
Few topics prompt more intense debate these days than gun policy. For that reason the Public Policy Program was pleased to recently welcome Prof. Robert Spitzer, a national and international expert on the subject, to help make sense of the current policy landscape and tensions between gun rights advocates and people favoring stronger gun control.
On September 18th, the Schroeder Center for Health Policy hosted with W&M Public Policy the first of three panels, “Addressing Healthcare Workforce Shortages in Virginia,” to celebrate its 20th anniversary at the Alumni House.
This year, we were proud to award four W&M undergraduates Summer 2023 fellowships for internships with the Commonwealth Attorney’s office in Portsmouth; on Capitol Hill; and in Paris, France with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Below are some reflections on their experience.
The Public Policy Program is so proud of Marley Fishburn, an undergraduate Public Policy major and also a Master's in Public Policy candidate in our accelerated degree track, for her work on student voting.
As orientation week kicked off for the Master’s in Public Policy program in August, the program and its associated departments welcomed eighteen new MPP candidates.
W&M Public Policy Director Shares Insights about the Program’s Past, Present, and Future
The W&M Public Policy Program was a proud co-sponsor of this year’s NATO Youth Summit, jointly organized by William & Mary and NATO.
For the second year in a row, Master’s in Public Policy (MPP) students in the 1st year cohort distinguished themselves with an outstanding performance in their policy case competition.
It was a beautiful day in May for the 2023 W&M Public Policy Program diploma ceremony. This was quite a switch from last year when record high temperatures forced the event indoors.
The Schroeder Center congratulates our health policy students as they embark on their new opportunities.
Prof. Alexandra “Alex” Joosse, Senior Lecturer of Public Policy, was recently named to the 2023 Community-Engaged Faculty Accelerator cohort at William & Mary.
Professors Peter McHenry and Jennifer Mellor publish "The Impact of Recent State and Local Minimum Wage Increases on Nursing Facility Employment" in the Journal of Labor Research.
On Friday, March 31st, Masters of Public Policy (MPP) students presented their Policy Research Seminar (PRS) project at the W&M Graduate & Honors Research Symposium.
Tuesday, March 28 and Monday, April 3, the College of William and Mary’s Schroeder Center for Health Policy held a series of talks with health policy experts in Chancellors Hall.
Teacher turnover has been a major area of interest and concern for policymakers and practitioners focused on K-12 education policy, especially amidst the COVID pandemic.
The W&M Public Policy Program is so proud to announce that Prof. Alan Kennedy has been selected by the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) to receive the 2023 Public Integrity Award.
As part of their Policy Case Competition class, MPP students traveled to the nation's capital to learn about energy and climate policy from professionals that included William & Mary alumni and previous MPP graduates.
Every day it seems that advocates present a new technology promising to solve a challenging problem or make a current policy process more efficient.
Professor Iyabo Obasanjo spoke to W&M students about the role public policy plays in addressing health disparities through the use of community health workers.
The W&M Health Policy Club hosted a talk by Amber Martens, Director of Eligibility and Community Outreach for Lackey Clinic, on the role of safety net providers in the local healthcare system.
The Public Policy Program at William & Mary has many great professors who study a wide range of fields. Recently, Public Policy faculty member Professor Chris Howard, a leading national expert on domestic social policy, released a new book on poverty policy in the United States entitled Who Cares? The Social Safety Net in America.
David Smith (BA, Economics, ’22), a recent premed graduate of William & Mary, had the unique opportunity to use his research from an independent economics course to present a poster at the 50th annual meeting of the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) in Phoenix, Arizona.
William & Mary’s Public Policy program has many great professors and faculty, but today we want to shine the spotlight on just one: Professor S.P. Harish.
Prof. Caroline Hanley, a Public Policy faculty affiliate in the Department of Sociology who teaches undergraduate courses on research methods and labor, has recently published a new book, Work in Black and White: Striving for the American Dream.
Through a unique experiential-learning health policy class, W&M undergraduates studied the problem of high and rising hospital prices in Virginia.
On Friday, November 11th, the Public Policy Program held its latest Board of Advisors Meeting on the William & Mary campus.
Chris Howard, Harriman Professor of Government and Public Policy, recently spoke to William & Mary students about “Social Safety Nets for Food and Medical Care.”
During the first week of November 2022, I traveled to Santa Fe, NM to present my original research on teacher agency in dual language classrooms at the La Cosecha Dual Language Conference.
Paul Manna, the Director of Public Policy and Hyman Professor of Government, was recently interviewed by WHRO Public Media.
W&M students discuss their health policy summer internships at Healthsperien, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), American Institutes for Research, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Each week W&M Public Policy profiles two new MPP students. This week we are pleased to welcome Ruth Bekele and Sigrid Lampe to the program.
Former Director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) and Deputy Homeland Security Advisor and William & Mary alumnus Russell E. Travers (’78) returned to campus on October 26-27 to meet with students and faculty.
Christian Bale, a Public Policy alum (BA and MPP) and a new member of the program's Board of Advisors, recently co-authored an article in the NYU Law Review Forum that examines how media censorship by public officials prevents citizens from engaging with their government and exercising their First Amendment rights.
Each week W&M Public Policy profiles two new MPP students. This week we are pleased to welcome Rosemary Ketron and Malcolm Baytop to the program.
What do President Barack Obama and President George W. Bush have in common with this year’s Master’s in Public Policy (MPP) students at William & Mary?
Each week W&M Public Policy profiles two new MPP students. This week we are pleased to welcome Aarushi Desai and Matthew Nwaneri to the program.
Much research shows that climate change is an existential threat to the planet. So what do we do about it?
As part of the Public Policy Program’s partnership with the US Army War College, the program is pleased to welcome COL William “Will” Martin this year.
The Public Policy Program is glad to introduce our student communications team this year. Welcome aboard Sigrid, Olivia, and Joseph!
Freeman Intern Fellowships offer unique summer research opportunities in East Asia to William & Mary undergraduates.
This past summer, the W&M Public Policy Program joined forces with other units on campus to support five undergraduate students who went abroad to Argentina to work with that nation's well-known Comisión Provincial por la Memoria (Memory Commission).
Public Policy Senior Lecturer Alexandra “Alex” Joosse and collaborators recently presented research using network analysis to study China’s Belt and Road Initiative, a global set of infrastructure investments that has become a key instrument of Chinese foreign policy.
The Public Policy Program is proud to announce that Alan Kennedy, Lecturer of Public Policy, has won two awards from the University of Colorado Denver for his dissertation, which he completed last year.
Despite record hot temperatures, Public Policy faculty and students enjoyed a fantastic diploma ceremony last month as the program graduated 54 students during Commencement Weekend.
The Public Policy Program is proud to announce that three Master’s in Public Policy (MPP) students, Maddy Humphries, BA/MPP ’23, Jennifer Hundley, BA/MPP ’23, and Lilly Potter, JD/MPP ’23, won honorable mention as 2022 finalists in the New York University Policy Case Competition.
The Public Policy Program is so proud to announce that one of our majors, Alton Coston, III has been named the winner of the prestigious Truman Scholarship.
Prof. Alan Kennedy, lecturer of Public Policy, recently had his article, “Voters in a Foreign Land: Alien Suffrage in the United States, 1704-1926,” published in the Journal of Policy History.
On March 23, 2022, the William & Mary Program in Public Policy hosted a breakfast with Virginia General Assembly Delegate David Reid (D-Loudoun) as part of Dr. Alan Kennedy's Master’s in Public Policy course, PUBP 590: Policy in Practice.
William & Mary’s Public Policy Program and the School of Education recently partnered in welcoming to campus Professor Deven Carlson, the Associate Director for Education at the National Institute for Risk and Resilience and Presidential Research Professor at the University of Oklahoma.
Prof. Alan Kennedy, lecturer of Public Policy, recently was profiled by the Flat Hat, the student newspaper of William & Mary.
Lila Newberry, an undergraduate Public Policy major, recently had an article about state education policy published in the Virginia Mercury.
The Public Policy Program is pleased to announce that Cody Taylor, a current BA+MPP student, recently had a paper accepted for publication in an upcoming edition of Equilibria: Duke Undergraduate Economics Review.
Divya Mathew, a William & Mary MPP alumna, is one of nine co-authors of a recent policy report, Corridors of Power: How Beijing uses economic, social, and network ties to exert influence along the Silk Road.
Faculty and staff of the Public Policy Program are so proud to announce that Gabrielle "Gabby" DeBelen, a current Public Policy major, has been named to Phi Beta Kappa.
In a recent report, W&M Director of Public Policy Paul Manna examines how state governments can help school districts produce a larger selection of effective principals.
Top Forty Under 40 recognizes outstanding young business people in the Hampton Roads community.
W&M students Cody Armstrong ’22 and Max Berckmueller ’23 immersed themselves in every department during nine-week internship with City of Williamsburg.
Professor Jennifer Mellor wears many hats at William & Mary. She's a Public Policy faculty affiliate, Director of Graduate Studies for Public Policy, Director of the Schroeder Center for Health Policy, and member of the Economics Department. Recently, she was profiled in the W&M campus newspaper, The Flat Hat, for her wide ranging contributions to health policy research and teaching.
Professor John McGlennon, a Public Policy faculty affiliate and professor in the Department of Government, recently offered his analysis of the 2021 Virginia race for governor.
How has the United States used truth commissions to address racial injustice?
The Schroeder Center for Health Policy, a close partner of the Public Policy Program, recently invited Jeff Lunardi, a Public Policy (BA '05) and Mason School of Business (MBA '07) alum, back to campus as part of its Fall speaker series on "State Policy on Mental Health and Substance Abuse."
Senator Monty Mason recently spoke about Virginia’s mental health policies and improving the mix of community-based and hospital-based mental health services.
Public Policy alum Christian Bale (BA '14, MPP '15) published a recent article in the Monkey Cage Blog at the Washington Post analyzing the challenges the U.S. military confronts in keeping track of its numerous assets scattered across all 50 states and dozens of countries around the world.
Prof. Alan Kennedy, Lecturer of Public Policy, recently published a co-authored piece with his colleague Kevin J. O'Neil, in the U.S. Army peer-reviewed publication The Army Lawyer.
Each year, approximately 25 people with Virginia ties are selected for the Governor’s Fellows Program. I was one of the lucky 25 this past summer.
Q&A with Professor Paul Manna, appointed July 2021 to be director of Public Policy Program.
Alan Kennedy has been selected by the American Bar Association as one of the nation's Top 40 Young Lawyers.
Five William & Mary alumni have been selected to participate in the 2021 Governor’s Fellows Program June 1-July 31, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced recently.
The Public Policy Program is pleased to participate in the 2021 One Tribe One Day program on April 13.
Isabelle Cohen received her Master’s in Public Policy from the College of William & Mary in 2012, and her B.A. in International Relations from the same university in 2011.
Jamelah Jacob '21 has been awarded the 2021 James Monroe Prize in Civic Leadership, which goes to “a student who has demonstrated sustained leadership of an unusual quality, leadership combined with initiative, character and an unfailing commitment to leveraging the assets of the William & Mary community to address the needs of our society.”
The Alumni Medallion is the highest award the Alumni Association can bestow on a graduate of William & Mary.
Brandie Burris, 2L, was recently elected editor-in-chief of Minnesota Law Review. She is the first Black student to hold that position in the publication’s 104-year history.
Christian Bale's essay was selected to be published by the Yale Journal on Regulation.
President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris have named Ike Irby (Ph.D., M.P.P. ’17) as Policy Advisor in the Office of the Vice President.