Who are the Public Policy faculty?
The Master of Public Policy Program consists of both core faculty members and a variety of affiliated faculty from different departments throughout the university. All faculty contribute their knowledge and expertise to the program through a number of cross-listed courses each semester.
Clyde W. Barrow, Ph.D.
Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles
Director, Center for Policy Analysis
Dr. Barrow specializes in Massachusetts public policy, policy formation, gaming policy, and regional economic development.
Michael D. Goodman, Ph.D.
Sociology, Boston University
Dr. Goodman specializes in economic development, demographic analysis and housing policy and is Co- Editor of MassBenchmarks, the journal of the Massachusetts economy published by the UMass Donahue Institute in collaboration with the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.
Weiwei Lin, Ph.D.
Public Administration, Rutgers University-Newark
Dr. Lin specializes in non-profit management and performance measurement.
Devon Lynch, Ph.D.
Economics, University of Colorado, Boulder
Dr. Lynch holds a joint appointment and teaches both in the Department of Public Policy and the Department of Economics. His interest is applied microeconomics, particularly in the field of public and labor economics and his research focus is on enterprise zone programs.
Chad McGuire, J.D.
Law, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, L.L.M.
Environmental Law, University of San Diego School of Law
Professor McGuire specializes in environmental law and policy and oversees the Department's Certificate Program in Environmental Policy. For more information about Professor McGuire's research interests visit: http://works.bepress.com/chad_mcguire/
Joao Paraskeva, Ph.D.
Education, University of Minho (Portugal)
Professor Paraskeva specializes in Educational Leadership, Critical Theory and Educational Policy.
Shawna E. Sweeney, Ph.D.
Political Science, Binghamton University
Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Analysis
Dr. Sweeney specializes in women's public policy issues, human rights policy, and globalization policies.
For additional information concerning the Master of Public Policy, please contact the program director:
Dr. Michael Goodman
To be notified of upcoming courses or announcements, or if you have any questions, please use our Contact Us form online.
Program's graduates will:
- Gain a knowledge of the policy process, public management, and public finance with analytical and research skills in applied policy analysis and specialized knowledge in a "concentration area" such as:
- Public Management
- Environmental Policy
- Educational Policy
- Develop the ability to reason and analyze from both a normative and problem-solving perspective
- Develop technical methodological skills
- Develop substantive policy or management expertise in one concentration area
Online programs and courses are offered by the Departments and Colleges of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth through UMass Dartmouth University Extension.