Core Program Faculty
Nikolay Anguelov (Ph.D. Policy Studies, Clemson University)
Coordinator, Public Management Certificate Program
Specializes in trade policy, industrial recruitment policy, and regionalization.
Michael D. Goodman (Ph.D. Sociology, Boston University)
Professor & Executive Director, the Public Policy Center (PPC)
Acting Department Chair & Graduate Program Director, AY16/17
Co-editor, MassBenchmarks, the Journal of the Massachusetts Economy;
Specializes in economic development, housing and education policy.
Devon Lynch (Ph.D. Economics, University of Colorado, Boulder)
Associate Professor, jointly appointed with the Department of Economics
Specializes in applied microeconomics with an emphasis in the field of public and labor economics.
Associate Professor, Department Chair and Graduate Program Director
Coordinator, Environmental Policy Certificate Program
Specializes in environmental law and policy
Mark Paige (Ph.D., J.D., University of Wisconsin Madison)
Coordinator, Education Policy Certificate Program
Specializes in Education Policy and Law
Ismael Ramirez-Soto (Ed.D., UMass Amherst, J.D. University of Puerto Rico)
Associate Professor, Educational Leadership
Specializes in Educational Policy and the Law, Equity and Educational Finance, Educational Leadership, and K-20 Administration.
Robert Golder (MPP, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth)
Adjunct Faculty, Public Policy
Specializes in teaching introductory courses in public policy, environmental issues, sustainability, and public management.