October 8th Wendell Ford Lecture

October 8, 2019 4:00pm at the Gatton Student Center's Worsham Cinema the Martin School will host the annual Wendell H. Ford Lecture.

Undergraduate Degree in 2020!

The Martin School announced on UKNOW that it will be launching a Public Policy degree (course designation PPL) in the fall of 2020.


Martin School graduate John Hicks recognized by the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA or the Academy) for "his role as NASBO's Executive Director and his 35 years of public administration service and expertise." The NASBO full release is copied below:

John Hicks Represents NASBO as 2019 NAPA Fellow

Our own Dr. Genia Toma spoke with Carl Nathe on the Behind the Blue Podcast about the upcoming Public Policy undergraduate degree!

On September 20, 2019 The Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort hosted an annual Korean War commemoration ceremony and Dr. Kim helped bring an official from the Korean government.

Student and Alumni Spotlight

Here at the Martin School, we are lucky to have some fantastic alumni. From recent graduates to our more seasoned alumni, we love to celebrate our graduate's success. We are excited to continue that celebration by examining how the Martin School prepared recent 2018 grad Matt Schaffer for his new career with The Council of State Governments (CSG).  

Jeana Dunlap (MPA ’06) was recently selected to be a Harvard Loeb Fellow. We are thrilled to hear of her accomplishments! We caught up with her to discuss her passion for public service as she embarks on this new chapter. 

Ruthann Froberg, a current MPA student, reports back on her summer internship in Knoxville! Ruthann is passionate about serving senior citizens. She spent her summer working at the Knox County Community Action Council's Office of Aging.