Public Policy

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The Public Policy program aims to provide analytical tools and substantive knowledge to help students understand and analyze complex policy issues in today’s world. It offers a rigorous curriculum that provides a good knowledge base on the economy, government, and public policy and a basic analytical and methodological training in policy analysis. It also offers considerable opportunities for students to emphasize a particular policy area with a required internship.

The program provides excellent preparation for careers in public service and the non-profit sector and for graduate school in public policy and public administration.

Beyond the Classroom

Students have a wide array of opportunities for research, internships, conferences, and networking beyond the classroom that give them an advantage to prepare for life after W&J.

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Public Policy Faculty

Buba Misawa

Political Science Department Chair

Buba Misawa, Ph.D.

Buba Misawa, Ph.D is a professor of Political Science and is the Chair of the Department of Political Science. He is also the Director of International Studies at Washington & Jefferson College.

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Mary K. Ryan, Ph.D.

Public Policy Program Chair

Mary K. Ryan, Ph.D.

Mary K. Ryan, Ph.D. is an assistant professor of Political Science and the Public Policy program director.

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Mary K. Ryan, Ph.D.

Mary K. Ryan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Political Science; Public Policy Program Director

Public Policy, Public Relations

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Stephen D. Kuhn, C.P.A.

Professor of Accounting and Finance, Department Chair of Economics and Business, Coordinator of the Finance Program

Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Public Policy, Entrepreneurship, Economics

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