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School of Public Policy

School ofPublic Policy

Faculty and Research

Faculty and Research

Our distinguished faculty members are at the forefront of driving impactful research and shaping public policy discussions. With a unique blend of academic expertise and practical experience, they bring a wealth of knowledge and a passion for making a difference in the world.

World Class Faculty 

Our faculty members are internationally recognized scholars, policy analysts, and practitioners in their respective fields. The Penn State School of Public Policy is home to over 20 faculty experts in public policy and administration. We are proud to hold numerous partnerships with colleges across the university, and are host to a number of affiliate faculty. 

Interdisciplinary Approach

At the Penn State School of Public Policy, we believe that addressing complex policy challenges requires an interdisciplinary approach. Our faculty members bridge disciplinary boundaries, combining insights from fields such as economics, political science, sociology, law, and public administration to provide comprehensive and innovative solutions to societal problems.

Research Excellence

Research is a cornerstone of our faculty’s work, and they are dedicated to generating knowledge that informs policy decisions and contributes to the advancement of the field. Their research covers a wide range of critical policy areas, including environmental sustainability, social equity, health, and governance. Through rigorous analysis and empirical investigation, they strive to shape evidence-based policies and practices.

Policy Engagement

Our faculty actively engage with policymakers, government agencies, and non-profit organizations at local, national, and international levels. By sharing their expertise and research findings, they aim to influence policy debates, provide valuable insights, and contribute to the development of effective and equitable public policies. Their engagement fosters collaborations that bridge the gap between academia and practice, ensuring the translation of research into meaningful action.