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.
What separates the students at the Glenn College from everyone else? Our graduates have the tools to make their passion their life’s work. 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.
The Glenn College has a new minor in Science, Engineering, and Public Policy. This minor introduces students to the governmental responsibilities surrounding science, engineering, and innovation. This makes the third minor students can obtain at the Glenn College; the others are nonprofit studies and a public policy minor.
Dr. Amanda Girth, along with colleagues from the College of Social Work, Alicia C. Bunger, Yiwen Cao, Jill Hoffman and Hillary A. Robertson, published a new study — "Constraints and Benefits of Child Welfare Contracts with Behavioral Health Providers: Conditions that Shape Service Access” — in Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research. The study examines how public child welfare agencies’ contracts with private behavioral health organizations can both facilitate and constrain children’s access to services. Their findings suggest that contracts may expedite service linkages, but contract benefits are conditioned upon design and implementation. Results also illustrate the critical role of front line workers in managing contractual relationships.
Professor Charlotte Kirschner presented a paper at the Association of Budgeting and Financial Management . The paper — Fines, Forfeitures and Fiscal Condition: The Reliance on Fines by California’s Municipalities — was co-authored by Assistant Professor Samuel Stone, California State University, Fullerton, Glenn College graduate Akheil Singla, assistant professor, Arizona State University, and Glenn College doctoral candidate Jim Comeaux.
Seven Public Affairs majors were recognized at the Ohio State Office of Student Life's 2nd Annual Civic Engagement Awards. These students were honored for their efforts to serve their communities and make positive social change. Congratulations, Emily Underation, Michelle Fugate, Andy Krupin, Sarah Hudacek, Michael Golden, Nathan Cotton, and Davonti' Haynes.
Professor Mary Tschirhart has been elected president of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA), the primary membership body for nonprofit scholars. Founded in 1971, ARNOVA connects scholars, teachers, and leaders interested in research on nonprofit organizations, voluntary action, philanthropy and civil society.
Professor Ned Hill has received the George Voinovich Municipal Service Award from the Cuyahoga County Mayors & City Managers Association for his work with municipalities in the region.
Glenn College Professor Stéphane Lavertu and Political Science Professor Vladimir Kogan are the recipients of a $632,778 Lyle Spencer Research Award from the Chicago-based Spencer Foundation to fund a research study examining how local voter control of public schools affects the day-to-day administration of American school districts and student learning in the classroom.
The 2015 Glenn College Alumni Awards have been announced. Darryl L. Anderson, MA ’86, is the recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award for Career Achievement, Erik Yassenoff, MA ’10, wins the Young Alumni Achievement Award and the Outstanding Alumni Service Award is awarded to Amy Edwards Taylor, MA ’99.
They will be honored at the annual Welcome Home Alumni Reception and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, October 8th from 6-8pm, at Page Hall.