Public Policy

The field of public policy, at its core, produces social change. Policy analysts inform and shape the public programs and efforts that improve life in all communities. They integrate leadership with analytical and quantitative skills to promote social and economic well-being.

Degree programs

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  • Christine M. Beckman

    Visiting Professor

  • Antonio M. Bento

    Director, USC Center for Sustainability Solutions

  • Alice Chen

    Assistant Professor

  • Kathleen M. Doherty

    Assistant Professor

  • James M. Ferris

    Emery Evans Olson Chair in Non-Profit Entrepreneurship and Public Policy
    Director, Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy

  • Paul B. Ginsburg

    Professor of the Practice of Health Policy and Management
    Director of Public Policy, USC Schaeffer Center
    Director, USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy

  • Genevieve Giuliano

    Margaret and John Ferraro Chair in Effective Local Government
    Director, METRANS Transportation Center

  • Elizabeth Graddy

    Jeffrey J. Miller Chair in Government, Business, and the Economy
    USC Vice Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs

  • Alexandra Graddy-Reed

    Assistant Professor of Public Policy

  • Jeffery A. Jenkins

    Provost Professor of Public Policy, Political Science, and Law
    Judith & John Bedrosian Chair of Governance and the Public Enterprise
    Director, Bedrosian Center
    Director, PIPE Collaborative

  • Janna King

    Assistant Professor

  • Jack H. Knott

    C. Erwin and Ione L. Piper Chair and Professor

  • Daniel A. Mazmanian

    Professor of Public Policy

  • Pamela McCann

    Assistant Professor

  • Glenn Melnick

    Blue Cross of California Chair in Health Care Finance

  • Jennifer Miller

    Assistant Professor (Teaching)

  • James Elliott Moore, II


  • Juliet Ann Musso

    Associate Professor
    Vice Chair, Department of Governance, Management and the Policy Process
    Field Coordinator, Public Administration Programs

  • Dowell Myers

    Director, Population Dynamics Research Group

  • Gary Dean Painter

    Director, USC Sol Price Center for Social Innovation
    Director, Homelessness Policy Research Institute

  • Mark Phillips

    Associate Professor (Teaching)

  • William G. Resh

    Associate Professor

  • Adam Rose

    Research Professor

  • Roberto Suro

    Director, Tomas Rivera Policy Institute
    Associate Director, USC Sol Price Center for Social Innovation

  • Jeffrey W. Talley

    Professor of the Practice of Public Policy & Engineering

  • Shui Yan Tang

    Frances R. and John J. Duggan Professor in Public Administration
    Chair, Department of Governance, Management and the Policy Process

  • Michael Thom

    Associate Professor (Teaching)

  • Detlof von Winterfeldt

    Director, Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE)

  • Dan Wei

    Research Associate Professor

  • Frank V. Zerunyan

    Professor of the Practice of Governance
    Director, Executive Education

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