Public Policy

Public Policy

Students interested in public policy have the option of connecting with a variety of professors who are deeply-involved in the real-world politics of their subject areas.  Professor Christine Rossell is our resident expert in the areas of public policy theory and methods, school desegregation and bilingual education policy.  She has been a consultant to and/or expert witness in more than 60 educational equity court cases and was identified as one of fifty leading people in the entire history of school desegregaton in the U.S. by the Historical Dictionary of School Segregation and Desegregation. Her research has directly influenced state laws for English Language Learners in three states: California (1998), Arizona (2000), and Massachusetts (2002).  Professor Henrik Selin spends his time thinking and writing about international environmental politics and sustainable development.  His research has been funded by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research and the European Commission, among others.  Professor Bill Grimes (described above) regular shares his insights into global finance with the popular press, and has been interviewed by the International Herald Tribune, AsahiShimbun, Japan Digest, and Asia Times Online, among others.  Professor Kevin Gallagher (described above) writes regularly on global economic and development policy for The Guardian, Financial Times, and POLITICO and served on a subcommittee of the US Department of State’s Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy.  Professor Cathie Jo Martin, described above, teaches courses on comparative public policy and has a special interest in vocational training policy.