Kathryn Wassel

faculty

Kathryn Wassel, PhD she/her

Assistant Teaching Professor

Public Policy

Contact

508-910-9035

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Liberal Arts 323

Education

2021Florida State UniversityPhD
2012Florida State UniversityMS
2006University of PittsburghBS

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Online and Continuing Education Courses

A policy-related internship tailored to each students' career preferences or academic interests. The selection of an internship venue will occur in consultation with the student's MPP advisor and with the approval of the MPP Internship Coordinator. The Internship venue is usually selected from a pre-approved list of local, state and federal agencies, non-profit organizations and private sector businesses. Note: The field work component of the internship (2 credits) is waived if an individual has at least two years substantial and relevant work experience in a policy making or public management position, although students must still enroll in the academic course component (one credit) of the internship to graduate.

A policy-related internship tailored to each students' career preferences or academic interests. The selection of an internship venue will occur in consultation with the student's MPP advisor and with the approval of the MPP Internship Coordinator. The Internship venue is usually selected from a pre-approved list of local, state and federal agencies, non-profit organizations and private sector businesses. Note: The field work component of the internship (2 credits) is waived if an individual has at least two years substantial and relevant work experience in a policy making or public management position, although students must still enroll in the academic course component (one credit) of the internship to graduate.

Chronological examination of the main frameworks, theories, and models of the policy process. Focus areas include the assessment and evaluation of public policy and policy outcomes. Seminal empirical works provide the context for understanding the major academic literature in policy analysis, aiding students in developing their own policy analysis skills.

An examination of why cities and regions grow or fail to grow, and what, if anything, state and local policymakers can do to facilitate economic growth. Course focuses on major theoretical approaches to understanding regional competitiveness and the nature and efficacy of common policy approaches adopted by state and local governments to promote economic development in cities and regions.
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A policy-related internship tailored to each students' career preferences or academic interests. The selection of an internship venue will occur in consultation with the student's MPP advisor and with the approval of the MPP Internship Coordinator. The Internship venue is usually selected from a pre-approved list of local, state and federal agencies, non-profit organizations and private sector businesses. Note: The field work component of the internship (2 credits) is waived if an individual has at least two years substantial and relevant work experience in a policy making or public management position, although students must still enroll in the academic course component (one credit) of the internship to graduate.
Register for this course.

A policy-related internship tailored to each students' career preferences or academic interests. The selection of an internship venue will occur in consultation with the student's MPP advisor and with the approval of the MPP Internship Coordinator. The Internship venue is usually selected from a pre-approved list of local, state and federal agencies, non-profit organizations and private sector businesses. Note: The field work component of the internship (2 credits) is waived if an individual has at least two years substantial and relevant work experience in a policy making or public management position, although students must still enroll in the academic course component (one credit) of the internship to graduate.
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Overview of the responsibilities of a public administrator in the context of specific areas of public management, to create a context of professional understanding for the public policy professional. Areas include organizational structure; strategic planning; management decision-making; staffing, training, and motivating employees; leadership development; budgeting, program design, implementation, and evaluation; ethical considerations for public managers, and providing support to policy makers.
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Chronological examination of the main frameworks, theories, and models of the policy process. Focus areas include the assessment and evaluation of public policy and policy outcomes. Seminal empirical works provide the context for understanding the major academic literature in policy analysis, aiding students in developing their own policy analysis skills.
Register for this course.

Research

Research awards

  • $ 269,643 awarded by Southeastern Regional Planning & Economic Development District for Providence MSA CPRG Planning Grant

Research

Research interests

  • Equity/inequity in the public policy process
  • Local governance
  • Sustainability policy
  • Local food system policy and governance
  • Institutional analysis

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