Public Policy students participated in a poster presentation prior to the annual Talking Policy in the Queen City event on April 25, 2024, here are a few of the presenters. Fustel Mwamba Ngalula Koffi Yao-Kouame Kwesi Quansah Nithya Venkatasubramanian

Second year student, Gideon Cunningham, published his government report titled, Utah Medical Cannabis Patient Demand Study, on March 7, 2024.  Press Release and Study.

The Women + Girls Research Alliance (W+GRA) is excited to announce the 2023-2024 Seed Grants recipients. Each of the grants emphasizes community partnerships and community-engaged research activities that address the critical areas of mental health and wellness, economic security/mobility, and equity in the Charlotte metropolitan area. W+GRA has awarded each grantee, or team $5000 each […]

Congratulations to Faith Butta on defending her dissertation, titled “A Spatial Evaluation of Housing and Supportive Service Locations for The Formerly Homeless: The Case of Charlotte, North Carolina.” The Housing Act of 1949 set its goals to revitalize American cities and provide adequate housing and suitable living environments for families. Although this goal has been […]

Class of 2018 alumnus, Mauricio Quiñones-Domínguez, a professor of economics at Universidad Javeriana Cali, recently published his work titled: Intragenerational mobility and the concept of the equalization of longer-term incomes: An estimation for a developing country. Read More

Class of 2014 alumna, Stephany De Scisciolo, recently published her work titled, Foundational Change: How the Detroit CDO Fund is Transforming the Ecosystem for BIPOC-Led and BIPOC-Serving Nonprofits. Read More

STUDENT SPOTLIGHTRobert Pinka presented his research on Race, Gender, and Class in the Federal Workplace: Understanding Job Satisfaction in the Federal Workforce Through an Intersectional Lens on The Government Employee Experience Panel at the SECoPA (Southeastern Conference for Public Administration) annual conference on Thursday September 28, 2023.

Class of 2022 alumnus, Nathan Duma, a Data and Policy Analyst at The Sphere Institute, co-authored a paper with PPOL faculty member, Isabelle Nilsson, titled, Local factors driving the adoption of municipal voluntary environmental programs: the case of Sweden’s eco-municipalities which was published in the Journal of Environmental Planning and Management. Read More…/10…/09640568.2023.2178883

Class of 2008 alumna, Stephanie Southworth, assistant professor of sociology at Coastal Carolina University has recently written “Homelessness in the 21st Century: Living the Impossible American Dream” with colleague Sara Brallier. The Post and Courier, Myrtle Beach has published an article highlighting their work. CCU sociologist hopes sharing stories of Myrtle Beach’s homeless changes policy […]

Class of 2015 alumnus, Yodu Anggoro, has recently published a paper, Variable toward solar PV sustainable entrepreneurship, Authors: Abudul Malik Sadat Idris, Wawan Dhewanto, Yodu Anggoro on IEEE. You can read the full paper at

Dr. Ben Radford (Public Policy), Dr. Dai (Political Science), Hanif Sajid (Public Policy) have recently published their paper, Estimating conflict losses and reporting biases, Authors: Benjamin J. Radford, Yaoyao Dai, Niklas Stoehr, Aaron Schein, Mya Fernandez, Hanif Sajid on PNAS. You can read the full paper at

Ivan Flores Martinez has successfully defended his dissertation, titled “Breaking the Stigma: Uncovering the factors behind mistrust towards individuals with addiction histories.” Congratulations Dr. Martinez, and thank you to Dr. James Walsh, Dr. Ben Radford, Dr. Jon Overton and Dr. Jurgen Buchenau for your excellent work as committee members!

Congratulations to Dr. Lilian Ademu, she successfully defended her dissertation today. Title: Three Essays on Infant and Young Child Feeding and Child Health Outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa: An Epidemiology and Policy Analysis Dr. Ademu has also accepted a position of Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Institute for Advancing Health through Agriculture-EPAS at Texas A & […]

Cayce Jamil has successfully defended his dissertation, titled “A Public Policy Approach to Status Interventions and Unintended Consequences.” Congratulations Dr. Jamil, and thank you to Joseph Dippong, Martha Kropf, Bill Brandon, Artie Zillante, and Will Kalkhoff for your excellent work as committee members!

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The Public Policy Doctoral Program has new options for professionals who would like to earn their doctorate part-time. Begin earning your Public Policy Ph.D. Fall 2020! The Public Policy Ph.D. Program seeks students with a background or interest in social science research, math, economics, or data analytics to join our program. Our students work with […]

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, and the Public Policy Program wish to honor the legacy of and commemorate the innumerable contributions of the late Professor Ken Godwin. Ken’s family and colleagues have come together to establish the R. Kenneth Godwin Memorial Fellowship, a fund that […]

The UNC Charlotte Public Policy Program, in Partnership with Gerald G. Fox Masters of Public Administration Program and the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute, will hold its 2nd annual Talking Policy in the Queen City event on October 2nd from 6:00 – 8:30 PM at UNC Charlotte Center City. This year, guest speaker Dr. Erik Godwin […]