Faculty and Staff - Working Remotely due to Covid-19

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Martin School faculty and staff are working remotely for the foreseeable future. Please email martinschool@uky.edu for assistance or general questions. You can also find specific faculty and staff emails here under "People." For details on UK's plan for Fall 2020, please visit https://www.uky.edu/coronavirus/


Scholarship Opportunity for Fall 2020 Applicants

The Martin School of Public Policy and Administration is pleased to offer a $250 scholarship to qualified students who apply, are admitted on or before June 30, 2020, and enroll in one of our graduate programs for the Fall 2020 semester. Funding will be deposited into the student’s university account after attendance is verified for Fall 2020 classes; this will occur after the Fall 2020 Add/Drop date.

Virtual Open House - 6/18, 7/16 at 3pm EST

The Martin School will be hosting a Virtual Open House on Thursday, June 18th and Thursday, July 16th at 3:00 PM EST. We will give a short presentation of our programs first, then have a moderated Q&A session with our faculty and current students. This is a great opportunity to ask some current students and faculty about the benefits of the program, and the types of careers that our graduates go into. 

Martin School ranked #25 among Public Affairs and #3 in Public Finance

The Martin School of Public Policy and Administration has been ranked #25 in latest Public Affairs by the U.S. News and World Report.  The Martin School is also ranked #3 in Public Finance and Budgeting and #34 in Public Policy Analysis.

Frankfort Day 2020

Last Friday a group of Martin School students took a trip to Frankfort in order to learn more about the work done by different state agencies. 17 of us spent the day hearing from government employees and learning more about the ins and outs of professional life in Frankfort.

2020 Spring Seminar Series

The Martin School will host speakers from the Universities of Georgia, Chicago, Oregon, Colorado and Denver this year. They will be speaking on a variety of public policy topics of interest to the faculty, students and university at large. All are welcome. 

Martin School Open House

The Martin School will host an Open House for any interested students on Wednesday, January 22nd from 3:30 - 6:00 pm on the 18th floor of Patterson Office Tower. This is an informal event, and students can come whenever it's most convenient for them. Current faculty, students, and staff will be there to answer questions and discuss our programs in a casual environment. Students will also have the opportunity to attend a course that night. Feel free to just stop in or stay for the whole class! 

The Class options are

4:30 – 5:45       PA 624 – Government Information Systems

Dr. Zimmer Is One of Top 200 Most Influential Policy Scholars

Rick Hess' "Straight Up" column at Education Week revealed its 2020 list of the top 200 "Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings," and Dr. Ron Zimmer is among the prestigious set. He placed 171st on the list, which selects two hundred scholars from a pool of "20,000 or more who might qualify," wrote Rick Hess. A 29 member selection committee processes the nominees and ranks them based on media exposure, mentions, syllabi and other measures reflecting popular public notice.

Martin Alumnus Kate Shanks named VP of Public Affairs for Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

Our graduates often go on to well-respected, valuable and impressive careers. Kate Shanks ('06) is no exception. On Monday November 11, 2019 she was named VP of Public Affairs for the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. We congratulate her on this deserved appointment and look forward to a stellar career.

Martin School Visits APPAM This Week

Several Martin School faculty and students will be attending, presenting and participating in 2019 Fall Research Conference of the Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management (APPAM).

Ten Kentucky Women Trailblazers in Public Policy

As part of the recent Wendell Ford Public Policy Lecture, the Martin School marked the eve of next year’s 100th anniversary of women suffrage by recognizing 10 modern-day Kentucky Women Trailblazers for outstanding achievements in their respective careers. See the honorees inside.