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Pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree from the John Glenn College of Public Affairs is the place to launch a lifetime of making positive change in the world. Whether you see yourself tackling homelessness in your community, taming the growing national debt, or creating educational opportunities for impoverished women around the globe the Glenn College’s degree programs will prepare you with the skills, knowledge and experiences to get things done.

The Glenn College is committed to inspiring and developing you to become a leader of a new generation of public and nonprofit professionals who can take on complex issues and make change a reality in civic life.

What separates the students at the Glenn College from everyone else? Our graduates have the tools to make their passion their life’s work. How would you make your world a better place? We’ll teach you how to turn your passion into policy. Helping you make a change in the issues that matter to you drives the Glenn College experience.

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Sarah NeradGlenn College dual graduate student Sarah Nerad is profiled in this Recovery Research Institute story. Recently, Nerad spoke at the national “Preventing Opioid Deaths among Young People” conference on Capitol Hill. » Click here to read her story.

STEPHEN ROLLGlenn College doctoral student Stephen Roll’s research into the amount of financial debt carried by military families is highlighted in an NBCNews story. » Click to read Military Families Carry More Debt, Have Fewer Assets Than Civilians.

Nikki ThomasCongratulations to Nikki Thomas on winning the best student paper award at the Midwest Public Affairs Conference.

HailyGlenn College major Halie Vilagi who has been selected by Governor Kasich and the Ohio State University Board of Trustees as the student trustee for the next two years. Click here to learn more.

hayesPublic Affairs major DaVonti' Haynes is co-leading the first class of mentors-protégés in the new Mentor-A-Buckeye Program. Click here to learn more.
Dr. Seth Young will lead the Battelle Center’s efforts in developing an education, research and outreach plan focusing on policies that directly effect aviation and aerospace. Click here to learn more.

Faculty In The News

Fortune magazine called on Professor Rob Greenbaum’s expertise was they wanted to know how Columbus gained the nation’s highest wage growth. Click here to read the “How this city managed to record the nation's highest wage growth.“
Professor Noah Dormady is a co-principal investigator in a new multi-million dollar Center of Excellence funded by the Dept. of Homeland Security. Dormady is part of two research teams that each received competitive grants from Dept. of Homeland Security in support of their research at the new Center of Excellence. With these grants, he will be developing new models, theories and software to help firms and critical infrastructure providers (such utility companies and port authorities) better respond to catastrophic disasters. Click here to learn more.
Professor Jeff Bielicki is profiled in the September issue of Earth Magazine. Click here to read the story.
Professor Jill Clark is part of a $2.3 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) study of how changes in food options affect nutritional choices and health over time. Called the Future of Food in Your Neighborhood Study (dubbed foodNEST), the three-year study is led by Case Western Reserve’s Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods and Center for Reducing Health Disparities. It also involves the Parsons Avenue Merchants Association in Columbus, and the St. Clair Superior Development Corp. in Cleveland. Click here to learn more.
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