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A major or minor in Public Policy will give you the skills you need to make lasting, positive impact in the world.

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Master the skills required for advanced careers across the public and nonprofit sectors.

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Analyze policy and use data to drive progress.

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Carry out sophisticated policy research and pursue meaningful careers in academia, government agencies, and beyond.

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Alumna Crystal Staley acknowledged as a 'Disruptor' during Women's History Month

Crystal Staley, MPA 2007, was among the six women acknowledged as  "industry disruptors" in a recent piece by Brandon Brown and Lindsey Piercy for UKNOW about UK talent during Women's History Month. They write, "A 2007 graduate of the Martin School of Public Policy and Administration, she has served in various roles in state government for the past 17 years. And since 2019, Staley has held the title of communications director for Gov. Andy Beshear."

Dr. Rhonda Trautman speaks to Owensboro Non-Profit Coalition

Dr. Rhonda Trautman spoke to a group of local leaders of non-profit organizations in Owensboro Ky February 21st at the Tapscott Chapel in the Barnard-Jones Administration Building at Kentucky Wesleyan College. Dr. Trautman's 90 minute talk, "Putting Your Strategic Plan into Action,” addressed challenges leaders might face as they seek to make positive impacts on their communities.

Dr. Taha Hameduddin Accepts 3 year term on ROPPA Editorial Board

Congratulations to Dr. Taha Hameduddin on being invited to a three year term (2024-2026)  on the Editorial Board of Review of Public Personnel Administration (ROPPA)! In their own words, 

Seminar: Patrik Nordin

From Agile to Adaptive Emergent Governance Responses to Global Health Crises: A Case of Two Different Pandemics Abstract

Seminar: Robert Christensen

Measuring Sector’s Importance to Citizens: A Research Agenda

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