Professor Iheoma Iruka Named to The U.S. Census Bureau National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic and Other Populations (NAC)August 10, 2021
Professor Iruka will advise the Census Bureau when focusing “on the identification of new strategies for improved census operations, survey and data collection methods, including identifying cost-efficient ways to increase census participation” and reduce the undercount.
Public Policy major Lamar Richards selected for Eva Clayton Fellowship program by North Carolina Democratic PartyJuly 15, 2021
The fellowship, named after the first African American woman to represent North Carolina in congress, allows college students to learn the intricacies of policy, organizational leadership, and strategy using North Carolina politics. Lamar plans to learn more about the inner workings of the North Carolina Democratic Party and applicable strategy and policy skills that could be useful in Law School.
Professor Rebecca Kreitzer Receives Gender and Political Psychology Network 2020 Early Career Research AwardJune 27, 2021
The awarding committee was impressed by Dr. Kreitzer’s outstanding research record and thought that her current and future work aims to make important contributions in the study of gender, political psychology, and public policy. Congratulations, Professor Kreitzer!
UNC Public Policy Major Rachel Jones Awarded 2021 Weaver-James-Corrigan Postgraduate Scholarship AwardMarch 24, 2021
Rachel is one of only three Tar Heels receiving the award for ACC student-athletes intending to pursue graduate school.
Durham is proposing a pilot project to provide formerly incarcerated individuals with $500 per month, one example of a basic income policy. Professor MacKay discusses various aspects of UBI along with a colleague from UNC’s philosophy, politics & economics program in The Well.
Professors Cassandra Davis and Joaquin Rubalcaba co-author “Distance Learning and Parental Mental Health During COVID-19”December 15, 2020
Appearing in Educational Researcher, their research shows that parents with children who struggled with distance learning experience elevated levels of mental distress.
The nine-credit program, co-sponsored by UNC Public Policy, will launch in spring 2021, teaching design thinking skills for solving complex problems across diverse fields of research and practice.
Professor Rebecca Kreitzer’s research shows that standard evaluations don’t measure teaching well and can be biased against already marginalized faculty. “This research is some of the work I’m most proud of because it has such direct policy relevance. In this paper, we make 6 policy recommendations on how to improve SETs that are easy to implement and have the potential to make a big impact for a lot of people,” she said.
Hanna Huffstetler, Tamira Daniely, Hannah Rice, and Nikky Soni worked with Professor Meier on the piece which examines health and human rights through the lens of the current pandemic. From the publication: “The COVID-19 pandemic has provided an important opportunity to cultivate a practice of human rights advocacy, but these skills will serve us beyond the current moment and remain important for the rest of our lives.”
The Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) awarded the prestigious fellowship to just 20 students this year, with the goal of introducing recipients to the world of public policy and APPAM and foster a lifelong affiliation and engagement with both.
A very warm congratulations to Sarah, who plans to study for a MPhil in Social Policy and Intervention at Oxford
In an interview with UNC’s “The Well,” Professor MacKay addresses the politicized issue of mask wearing from an ethical standpoint.
A group of recent graduates analyzed current data and presented their findings at a Zoom press conference with support from UNC Public Policy. A recording of the conference and detailed data are linked on this website.
Graduate student Dillan Bono-Lunn publishes “Hungry Children: The Increasing Demand for Free and Reduced Price Lunch in North CarolinaJuly 18, 2020
Bono-Lunn and Carolina Demography colleague Rebecca Tippett take a look at unfortunate recent trends in NC school children qualifying for the program.
The book, published under the Oxford University Press, systematically examines the impact of human rights across public health challenges.