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Alum John Hicks Appointed Gov. Beshear’s Executive Cabinet Secretary

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear has appointed Martin School graduate John Hicks as Executive Cabinet Secretary, succeeding J. Michael Brown, who is retiring from state government. Hicks, who earned his Master of Public Administration degree from the Martin School in 1984, will continue serving as State Budget Director.

Sarah Ausmus Smith is graduating with her PhD in Public Policy and Administration

Sarah recently defended her dissertation "Three Essays on Governance, Inequality and Social Equity" and will graduate May 6, 2022.  The next chapter in her career will start in Richmond, Virginia where she will join the Commonwealth's Department of Social Services as a Senior Research Associate.

Former Gov. Collins, UK's Birdwhistell to Be Honored at Martin School Event

Former Kentucky Gov. Martha Layne Collins will be honored as the Kentucky Public Service Hall of Fame's newest member April 29 at a breakfast hosted by the University of Kentucky's Martin School of Public Policy and Administration.

Martin School Ranks 29th Nationally in Graduate Public Affairs and 4th in Public Finance and Budgeting

Today, U.S. News and World Report released their annual college rankings. The hard work of our faculty and staff resulted in national recognition as we are ranked 29th among all Public Affairs program, 4th in Public Finance and Budgeting, and 29th in Public Policy and Analysis.

UK Public Policy AMA

Thinking about a major in public policy? This is your chance to get pressing questions answered about the classes, extracurricular opportunities, careers and more as you make your college decisions. Already confirmed for fall? Stop in to meet current students and others from your cohort. This is also open to current UK students considering a major or minor in public policy. Ask us anything!

Workforce-Aligned Scholarship Programs are Focus of Martin School Grant Award

Dr. Ron Zimmer and Dr. Rajeev Darolia collaborated to win a half-million dollar grant from the Walton Family Foundation to study the effectiveness of workforce-aligned scholarship programs.

Martin School PhD Alumni Accepts Position at Inha University in South Korea

Congratulations to one of our PhD alumni, Jinsol Park, on her appointment beginning in March 2022 as an Assistant Professor at Inha Universityin South Korea!

Welcome our New Faculty Members

Welcome our new Martin School faculty members, Catherine Annis and Taha Hameduddin. 

Dr. David Agrawal Appointed to Board of Editors of the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy

Dr. David R. Agrawal, Associate Professor in the Martin School of Public Policy & Administration and the Department of Economics, has been appointed to the Board of Editors of the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy for a 3-year term.

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