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Faculty Research: A ‘perfect storm’ of policy interests

January 23, 2013 - Timothy Hoff is a new Associate Professor of Business and Public Policy with expertise in U.S. health reform implementation.

Professor Timothy Hoff co-edited The Healthcare Professional Workforce with the goal of addressing workforce issues—an area of health policy Hoff says is understudied. Published in September 2016 by Oxford University Press, the book is the first to codify transformations across health professions in the U.S. and to situate these changes within a larger context for healthcare and non-healthcare audiences…
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Published On: September 16, 2016 |
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New SPPUA professor looks into climate adaptation, resilience

Laura Kuhl says she is thrilled to join the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs (SPPUA) this fall. The reason? The School’s interdisciplinary, use-inspired research on resilience that seeks solutions to real-world problems. “Faculty are working on really interesting and important issues, and I hope to find opportunities to collaborate with many of them,”…
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Professor Kowalcky brings commitment to public service, higher education to SPPUA

As a first-generation college student, Linda Kowalcky learned how higher education can change lives. She was introduced to a variety of ideas, and eventually pursued her two passions—belief in the transformative power of higher education and respect for public service. Throughout the years, she has held senior positions in government and academia. Now, Kowalcky joins…
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Published On: September 15, 2016 |
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Aging and Diversity: A conversation with new Human Services professor

As a social worker, Lydia Ogden ended up working by chance with older adults with serious mental illnesses. That’s when she saw important gaps in the field, and decided to embrace aging and diversity as her specialty. “The many challenges in the work were exacerbated by the fact that there was very little research about…
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New SPPUA professor aims at expanding energy education

09/13/16 - BOSTON, MA. - Jennie Stephens poses for a portrait on Sept. 13, 2016. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University

  Jennie Stephens began her environmental research career 20 years ago with a passion for understanding water systems and treatment technology. But her research interests shifted when she started thinking about carbon management, climate change and energy system change. Today, she is an expert on social and political aspects of the renewable energy transition and…
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Guest Column: Reflections of a soon-to-be MPA graduate

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Grace Ndalla-Watino received an award for her accomplishments during her internship at MassDevelopment.    By Grace Ndalla-Watino As the new school year starts, there comes a mix of emotions. I am five courses away from earning my Master of Public Administration. And although I am excited to graduate, it is bittersweet to end this chapter…
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MPA alumna starts managing position at Hostelling International

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Congratulations to alumna Sarah Ward on her new managing position with Hostelling International USA, a nonprofit whose mission is to inspire a genuine understanding of people, places and cultures, and expand intercultural awareness through citizen diplomacy. Ward started working in June as the Northeast Regional Engagement Manager for HI USA, and she graduated in August…
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SPPUA director presents in Shanghai, meets with students

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  Matthias Ruth, director of the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, recently presented research and chaired sessions at the Urban Transitions Global Summit in Shanghai, China, which was sponsored in part by Urban Climate, an international scientific journal for which he serves as editor in chief. During his stay in Shanghai, he also…
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Professor Aldrich investigates political behavior during disaster

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Daniel Aldrich, professor of political science, public policy and urban affairs, has recently co-authored a paper on political behavior during disaster. “Local politicians as linking social capital: an empirical test of political behavior after Japan’s 3/11 disasters” provides important insights into how disasters change not only the residents directly affected through the loss of loved…
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Professor Modestino joins Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program

Associate Professor Alicia Sasser Modestino joined the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program as a nonresident fellow in July where she will write blog posts, publish papers and present at conferences and events about her research. Modestino’s current research focuses on labor market dynamics including skills mismatch, youth labor market attachment, migration, and the impact of health…
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Published On: September 14, 2016 |
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