USC Price School of Public Policy

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

Graduate certificates

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  • Ali E. Abbas

    Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering and Public Policy
    Director, Neely Center for Ethical Leadership and Decision Making (DECIDE)

  • Emma Aguila

    Assistant Professor

  • Christine M. Beckman


  • Antonio M. Bento

    Director, Global Master of Public Policy
    Director, USC-Price Environmental Initiative

  • Alice Chen

    Assistant Professor

  • Jorge De la Roca

    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

  • Richard K. Green

    Richard K. Green

    Director and Chair of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate
    Chair, Department of Policy Analysis and Real Estate

  • Sherry Bebitch Jeffe

    Sherry Bebitch Jeffe

    Professor of the Practice of Public Policy Communication

  • 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 Rezaee

    Assistant Professor

  • Jack H. Knott

    C. Erwin and Ione L. Piper Chair and Professor

  • Daniel A. Mazmanian

    Daniel A. Mazmanian

    Professor of Public Policy

  • Pamela McCann

    Assistant Professor

  • T.J. McCarthy

    Associate Professor (Teaching)

  • Glenn Melnick

    Glenn Melnick

    Blue Cross of California Chair in Health Care Finance

  • Jennifer Miller

    Jennifer Miller

    Assistant Professor (Teaching)

  • James Elliot Moore, II

    James Elliott Moore, II


  • Juliet Ann Musso

    Juliet Ann Musso

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

  • Dowell Myers

    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

    Mark Phillips

    Associate Professor (Teaching)

  • William G. Resh

    Associate Professor

  • John A. Romley

    Associate Professor
    Economist, Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics

  • Adam Rose

    Research Professor

  • Erroll G. Southers

    Professor of the Practice in National and Homeland Security
    Director, Safe Communities Institute
    Director of Homegrown Violent Extremism Studies
    Director of International Programs, USC CREATE

  • Roberto Suro

    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

    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

    Detlof von Winterfeldt

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

  • Dan Wei

    Dan Wei

    Research Associate Professor

  • Frank V. Zerunyan

    Professor of the Practice of Governance
    Director, Executive Education

Research centers and groups

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