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UNCC Public Policy Faculty Member Receives Graduate Mentor Award

Faculty member Suzanne Leland was this year's recipient of the Harshini V. de S
   February 28, 2020

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Now Accepting Part-Time Students

   January 29, 2020

The Public Policy Doctoral Program has new options for professionals who would like to earn their doctorate part-time. 

 

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Prospective Student Open House

Prospective Student Open House on Feb. 5th
   January 17, 2020

Begin earning your Ph.D. in Public Policy in Fall 2020!

 

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The Establishment of the R. Kenneth Godwin Memorial Fellowship

   November 4, 2019

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, and the Public Policy Program wish to honor the legacy of and commemorate the innumerable contributions of the late Professor Ken Godwin. Ken’s family and colleagues have come together to establish the R. Kenneth Godwin Memorial Fellowship, a fund that will...

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2nd Annual Talking Policy in the Queen City Event

This year's event is scheduled for October 2nd at Center City
   September 13, 2019

The UNCC Public Policy Program, in Partnership with Gerald G. Fox Masters of Public Administration Program and the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute, will hold its 2nd annual Talking Policy in the Queen City event on October 2nd from 6:00 - 8:30 PM at UNCC Center City.

This year, guest speaker Dr. Erik Godwin will focus on bridging the academic-...

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Dissertation examines the relationship between SNAP benefits and youth health

Dissertation examines the relationship between SNAP benefits and youth health
   May 8, 2019

By Tara Gomez, MA student in the Department of Communication Studies

On April 9, Public Policy Ph.D. student Katelin Hudak successfully defended her dissertation titled “Nutrition and health among low-income children: Estimating the association with SNAP using a quasi-experimental approach”. Hudak’s research examined a variety of health outcomes that can occur across different youth...

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Thinking about Public Policy career paths with UNC Charlotte alumna, Dr. Stephany De Scisciolo

   April 12, 2019

By Tara Gomez, M.A. student in the Department of Communication Studies

How can a doctoral degree in Public Policy advance a career? Just ask Dr. Stephany De Scisciolo, who earned her doctorate from UNC Charlotte in 2014. She serves as the Vice President of Knowledge, Impact, &...

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UNC Charlotte Public Policy Researchers Suggest Increased Regulation on Pharmaceutical Ads

   April 12, 2019

by Ercument Camadan, Public Policy PhD Program

and Tara Gomez, Communications Masters Program

 

Educating consumers about health issues is crucial to decreasing the level of individual health problems. Direct-to-consumer pharmaceutical advertising is one effective way to educate people about health issues. In 2009, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published...

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Dissertation shows small towns near big cities have lower rates of income growth than more isolated cities

   April 10, 2019

By Tara Gomez, M.A. student in the Department of Communication Studies at UNC Charlotte

 

On March 14, Public Policy Ph.D. student Chuck McShane defended his dissertation titled “Economic Prosperity, Population Growth and Local Spending in America's Micropolitan Areas, 2002-2014.” Although people might expect isolated cities to have lower income growth than small towns...

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Research Co-Authored by Public Policy Student featured in "The Conversation".

Student Iván Flores Martínez researches racial inequality in Mexico
   March 22, 2019

Iván Flores Martínez (UNCC Public Policy student and Research Assistant for the Drug Policy Program, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas) and Daniel Zizumbo-Colunga (Assistant Professor of Drug Policy, Centro de Investigación y Docencia, and Research Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University) recently wrote an article featured in "The Conversation", an online nonprofit...

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