• Frisvold Named New Director of Social and Education Policy Area

    Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

    David Frisvold, associate professor in the Department of Economics, Tippie College of Business, will take over as director of the Social and Education Policy Research program.

  • PPC Introduces New Media, Policy, and Public Opinion Program

    Monday, August 26th, 2019

    The PPC is rolling out a new Media, Policy and Public Opinion Research program this semester.

  • Tate Joins PPC as Scholar-in-Residence

    Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

    Eric Tate, an associate professor in the Department of Geographical and Sustainablity Sciences, will join the PPC as a scholar-in-residence for the Fall 2019 semester.

  • Iowa's Grants to Counties Program Evaluation Released

    Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

    Silvia Secchi and David Cwiertny released a report on their evaluation of Iowa's Grants to Counties Program, which finds that the program is underutilized.

  • Wehby Named 2019 COPH Distinguished Faculty Lecturer

    Thursday, August 15th, 2019

    Dr. George Wehby, professor of Health Management and Policy, and PhD program director, was selected as the UI College of Public Health's distinguished faculty lecture for 2019. He will present his lecture on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 12:30pm, at the Callaghan Auditorium in the College of Public Health Building. Wehby is a researcher for the PPC's Health Policy Research Program.

  • Locke Awarded Fulbright Grant for 2019-20

    Thursday, August 15th, 2019

    Leslie Locke, assistant professor in the Department of Educational Policy and Leadership Studies at the UI College of Education, and summer scholar-in-residence in the PPC Social and Education Policy Research Program, was one of three Iowa faculty members to be awarded a Fulbright grant for 2019-20. Locke will co-teach a graduate course at the Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán in Mérida, Mexico.

  • Berg Awarded CDC Grant

    Monday, August 5th, 2019

    Dr. Mark Berg was awarded funds for one of four interdisciplinary research projects as part of a recent $4.2 million grant from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • Berg to Lead New Course on Social Psychology of Aggression

    Friday, July 26th, 2019

    Mark Berg, director of the PPC's Crime and Justice Policy Research Program and associate professor in the UI Department of Sociology, will be teaching a new course this fall called Social Psychology of Aggression. The course will include topics such as gun violence, crime data and trends, theories of violence and crime, and conflict escalation. 

  • McGehee Researching Modern Alternatives to Bioptic Telescopes

    Monday, July 22nd, 2019

    Daniel McGehee, director of the Transportation and Vehicle Safety Policy Research Program, is involved in a study that looks at less distracting alternatives to bioptic telescopes, which help visually impaired drivers.

  • Summer Scholars Work on PhotoVoice Study with Latinx Students

    Monday, July 22nd, 2019

    Gerta Bardhoshi, assistant professor in Rehabilitation and Counselor Education at the UI College of Education; Leslie Ann Locke, assistant professor in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the UI College of Education; and Jeremy Swanston, assistant professor of Graphic Design at the UI College of Art and Art History, joined the PPC as summer scholars-in-residence