About Us

The Public Policy Center provides policymakers and the public with information that can make our lives and communities thrive in sustainable ways through academic research.

Our four missions are:


We conduct externally funded, academically rigorous and engaged policy-relevant research.

Student Success

We provide opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students on campus through employment and policy-relevant courses and experiences.

Research Support

We support social science research on campus by providing resources directly to researchers.

We hold the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion as central to the four core missions