Who We Are

Core Program Faculty

Nikolay Anguelov (Ph.D. Policy Studies, Clemson University) 

Assistant Professor

Coordinator, Public Management Certificate Program
Specializes in trade policy, industrial recruitment policy, and regionalization.

Learn more about Professor Anguelov
Email: nanguelov@umassd.edu



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.

Learn more about Professor Goodman  
Email: mgoodman@umassd.edu




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.

Learn more about Professor Lynch
Email: dlynch@umassd.edu


Chad McGuire
(LL.M., University of San Diego School of Law)

Associate Professor, Department Chair and Graduate Program Director
Coordinator, Environmental Policy Certificate Program
Specializes in environmental law and policy

Learn more about Professor McGuire
Email: cmcguire@umassd.edu
Updated Curriculum Vitae



Mark Paige (Ph.D., J.D., University of Wisconsin Madison)

Assistant Professor
Coordinator, Education Policy Certificate Program
Specializes in Education Policy and Law

Email: mpaige@umassd.edu




Affiliated Faculty 

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.

Email: iramirezsoto@umassd.edu


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.

Email: rgolder@umassd.edu