Your faculty are accomplished professionals in public service, working in the areas of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Massachusetts Behavioral Health Program, the Massachusetts Department of Social Services, and the Senate. Others are researching topics that include public safety, public budgeting, labor law, and education policy.
Professor Snow is chair of the Institute for Public Service. And whether studying rainy day funds or the budgeting strategies of local schools, Professor Snow's research on how public money is allocated is central to many MPA classes, and provides a wealth of examples and cases that add depth to class discussions.
Brenda Bond has spent 20 years researching community-police relations. She is expert in organizational change in the criminal justice system and is now working with the Lowell Police Department to examine the relationship between police and community, and test models for improvement.
Professor Williamson's research spans many areas, ranging from organizational change and administrative reform to leadership. Recently, she has studied the the crisis management of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and edited abstracts on the public response to the Boston Marathon Bombings.