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.

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    Christine M. Beckman

    The Price Family Chair in Social Innovation and Professor of Public Policy

  • Antonio M. Bento


  • Alice Chen

    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

  • Elizabeth Graddy

    Jeffrey J. Miller Chair in Government, Business, and the Economy
    Executive Vice Provost

  • 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

  • Rym Kaki

    Rym Kaki

    Associate Professor (Teaching)
    Vice Chair of the Department of Governance, Management, and the Policy Process

  • Janna King Rezaee

    Assistant Professor

  • Dean Jack H. Knott headshot

    Jack H. Knott

    C. Erwin and Ione L. Piper Chair and Professor

  • Daniel A. Mazmanian

    Professor of Public Policy

  • Pamela McCann

    Associate Professor

  • Glenn Melnick

    Blue Cross of California Chair in Health Care Finance

  • Jennifer Miller headshot

    Jennifer Miller

    Assistant Professor (Teaching)

  • James Moore III headshot

    James Elliott Moore, II


  • Juliet Ann Musso headshot

    Juliet Ann Musso

    Associate Professor
    Vice Dean for Academic Affairs

  • Dowell Myers headshot

    Dowell Myers

    Director, Population Dynamics Research Group

  • Gary Dean Painter

    Gary Dean Painter

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

  • Mark Phillips Headshot

    Mark Phillips

    Associate Professor (Teaching)

  • Bill Resh headshot

    William G. Resh

    Associate Professor

  • Adam Rose

    Research Professor
    Interim Dir. of the Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of terrorism Events (CREATE)

  • Roberto Suro

    Associate Director, USC Sol Price Center for Social Innovation

  • Jeffrey W. Talley

    Professor of the Practice of Public Policy & Engineering

  • Shui Yan Tang headshot

    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 headshot

    Dan Wei

    Research Associate Professor

  • Frank Zerunyan headshot

    Frank V. Zerunyan

    Professor of the Practice of Governance
    Director, Executive Education
    Director of ROTC Programs

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