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Public Affairs

Field Description

The Cornell Institute for Public Affairs (CIPA) offers students the opportunity to study public policy and program management from a cross-disciplinary perspective. Students gain an understanding of the political processes through which issues, problems, and policies are formulated; the economic basis for government action in a market economy; and the comparative and historical contexts of governmental programs. Students study public budgets, finance, and regulatory processes, as well as the behavior of both public and private organizations and their management. Students also gain competence in the qualitative and quantitative methods needed to analyze programs and policies, and develop sensitivity to the moral and ethical dimensions of policy issues.

For more information, check the department web site.

M.P.A. Program The two-year Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) program consists of sixteen courses; students typically take four courses per term for four semesters. The M.P.A. program offers a basic structure for study, however, each CIPA Fellow (student) works closely with a faculty advisor to design an individualized program based on the student's specific area of interest. Elective courses and research opportunities may be taken through the program in any department or college in the university. Fellows have eight areas they may concentrate their studies in:

  • Environmental Policy
  • Finance and Fiscal Policy
  • Government, Politics, and Policy Studies
  • Human Rights and Social Justice
  • International Development Studies
  • Public and Non-Profit Management
  • Science and Technology Policy
  • Social Policy

CIPA Fellows are expected to engage in public affairs work related to their respective areas of concentration during the summer between their first and second years of study. As a culmination of studies in the M.P.A. program, all students are required to develop and complete a thesis. Typically, the thesis grows out of a Fellow's specific area of concentration, and often incorporates work done during the summer internship.

For further information, check the department Web site.

Contact Information

Website: http://www.cipa.cornell.edu
Email: cipa@cornell.edu
Phone: 607 255-8018

294 Caldwell Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY  14853

Concentrations by Subject

Public Administration

  • economic and financial policy
  • environmental policy
  • government, politics, and policy studies
  • human rights and social justice
  • international development studies
  • public and nonprofit management
  • science and technology policy
  • science, technology and infrastructure policy
  • social policy

Faculty

Concentrations: Public Administration: international development studies Research Interests: international development
Concentrations: Public Administration: social policy Research Interests: public policy
Concentrations: Public Administration: economic and financial policy; environmental policy; government, politics, and policy studies; human rights and social justice; international development studies; public and nonprofit management; science and technology policy; social policy Research Interests: environmental policy; finance and fiscal policy; government, politics, and policy studies; human rights and social justice; international development studies; public and nonprofit management; science and technology policy; social policy
Arnab Basu - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Public Administration: economic and financial policy
Alaka Basu - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Public Administration: international development studies; social policy Research Interests: public affairs
Concentrations: Public Administration: human rights and social justice Research Interests: American Indians and environmental planning; urban planning history; historic preservation planning; urban archaeology
Concentrations: Public Administration: public and nonprofit management
Richard S Booth - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Public Administration: economic and financial policy; environmental policy; government, politics, and policy studies; human rights and social justice; international development studies; public and nonprofit management; science and technology policy; social policy Research Interests: land-use law; environmental planning; environmental politics; environmental law; critical-area preservation; administrative law
Ross Brann - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Public Administration: government, politics, and policy studies Research Interests: public affairs
Nancy Brooks - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Public Administration: economic and financial policy; environmental policy; government, politics, and policy studies; human rights and social justice; international development studies; public and nonprofit management; science and technology policy; social policy Research Interests: finance and fiscal policy
Concentrations: Public Administration: government, politics, and policy studies Research Interests: comparative/international politics; post-communism in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union
Anthony Burrow - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Public Administration: human rights and social justice
Sahara E. Byrne - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Public Administration: economic and financial policy; environmental policy; government, politics, and policy studies; human rights and social justice; international development studies; public and nonprofit management; science and technology policy; social policy Research Interests: public affairs
Allen R Carlson - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Public Administration: government, politics, and policy studies Research Interests: public affairs
Lourdes S. Casanova - (Ithaca) - (Divisional Member)
Concentrations: Public Administration: environmental policy; government, politics, and policy studies
John H Cawley - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Public Administration: economic and financial policy; environmental policy; government, politics, and policy studies; human rights and social justice; international development studies; public and nonprofit management; science and technology policy; social policy Research Interests:
Concentrations: Public Administration: economic and financial policy; environmental policy; government, politics, and policy studies; human rights and social justice; international development studies; public and nonprofit management; science and technology policy; social policy Research Interests: public affairs
Concentrations: Public Administration: economic and financial policy; environmental policy; government, politics, and policy studies; human rights and social justice; international development studies; public and nonprofit management; science and technology policy; social policy Research Interests: public affairs
Lance A. Compa - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Public Administration: public and nonprofit management Research Interests: public and nonprofit management
Mark A Constas - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Public Administration: economic and financial policy; environmental policy; government, politics, and policy studies; human rights and social justice; international development studies; public and nonprofit management; science and technology policy; social policy Research Interests:
Maria L Cook - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Public Administration: government, politics, and policy studies; human rights and social justice; international development studies Research Interests: labor and politics in Latin America; comparative migrations
Concentrations: Public Administration: science, technology and infrastructure policy
Concentrations: Public Administration: economic and financial policy; environmental policy; government, politics, and policy studies; human rights and social justice; international development studies; public and nonprofit management; science and technology policy; social policy Research Interests: public affairs
Glen W.S. Dowell - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Public Administration: economic and financial policy; environmental policy; government, politics, and policy studies; human rights and social justice; international development studies; public and nonprofit management; science and technology policy; social policy Research Interests: public affairs
Concentrations: Public Administration: social policy Research Interests: labor economics
Concentrations: Public Administration: international development studies; social policy Research Interests: international development; social policy
Peter K. Enns - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Public Administration: government, politics, and policy studies Research Interests: public opinion, representation, inequality, and mass incarceration
Concentrations: Public Administration: economic and financial policy; environmental policy; government, politics, and policy studies; human rights and social justice; international development studies; public and nonprofit management; science and technology policy; social policy Research Interests: public affairs
Concentrations: Public Administration: government, politics, and policy studies; human rights and social justice; science and technology policy Research Interests: international relations; comparative foreign policy; transnational foreign politics; Russian politics
Concentrations: Public Administration: international development studies; public and nonprofit management Research Interests: international and comparative labor relations; labor economics
Magnus Fiskesjo - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Public Administration: government, politics, and policy studies Research Interests: government; politics and policy
Concentrations: Public Administration: economic and financial policy; environmental policy; government, politics, and policy studies; human rights and social justice; international development studies; public and nonprofit management; science and technology policy; social policy Research Interests: political and economic development
Concentrations: Public Administration: social policy Research Interests: planning practice and politics; ethics; critical social theory; negotiation and public dispute resolution
Robert H Frank - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Public Administration: human rights and social justice Research Interests: behavioral economics; applied economics
H. Oliver Gao - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Public Administration: economic and financial policy; environmental policy; government, politics, and policy studies; human rights and social justice; international development studies; public and nonprofit management; science and technology policy; social policy Research Interests: public affairs
Concentrations: Public Administration: government, politics, and policy studies; public and nonprofit management Research Interests: public affairs
Concentrations: Public Administration: economic and financial policy; environmental policy; government, politics, and policy studies; human rights and social justice; international development studies; public and nonprofit management; science and technology policy; social policy Research Interests: public affairs
Miguel I. Gomez - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Public Administration: economic and financial policy
Matthew Hall - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Public Administration: social policy
Salah Hassan - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Public Administration: human rights and social justice; international development studies Research Interests: African and African American art and folklore
George Alan Hay - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Public Administration: government, politics, and policy studies; human rights and social justice; international development studies; public and nonprofit management; science and technology policy Research Interests: antitrust law and competition policy
Ronald J Herring - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Public Administration: international development studies; science and technology policy Research Interests: public affairs
Concentrations: Public Administration: science, technology and infrastructure policy Research Interests: politics of science and technology; social studies of science; biomedicine and biotechnology; risk controversies
Thomas A Hirschl - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Public Administration: social policy Research Interests: social stratification; research methods and statistics; state and local demography
Concentrations: Public Administration: economic and financial policy; government, politics, and policy studies; human rights and social justice
Concentrations: Public Administration: economic and financial policy
Concentrations: Public Administration: social policy Research Interests: labor economics
Steven Jackson - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Public Administration: economic and financial policy; environmental policy; government, politics, and policy studies; human rights and social justice; international development studies; public and nonprofit management; science and technology policy; social policy
Concentrations: Public Administration: social policy Research Interests: labor economics
Concentrations: Public Administration: economic and financial policy Research Interests: finance; mathematical economics; game theory; applied mathematics; microeconomic theory
David R Just - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Public Administration: social policy Research Interests: public affairs
Concentrations: Public Administration: international development studies Research Interests: public economics; development economics
Concentrations: Public Administration: social policy Research Interests: collective bargaining; labor law; labor history
Concentrations: Public Administration: government, politics, and policy studies Research Interests: security policy; political economy; relation between international and domestic politics
Donald S Kenkel - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Public Administration: social policy Research Interests: economics of disease prevention and health promotion policies; cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis of health
Hyuncheol Kim - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Public Administration: economic and financial policy; international development studies; social policy Research Interests: economic and financial policy; international development social policy science, technology and infrastructure
Concentrations: Public Administration: public and nonprofit management Research Interests: operations research management
Barbara A Knuth - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Public Administration: environmental policy Research Interests: resource policy and evaluation; human dimensions of natural resource management
Neema Kudva - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Public Administration: economic and financial policy; environmental policy; government, politics, and policy studies; human rights and social justice; international development studies; public and nonprofit management; science and technology policy; social policy Research Interests: public affairs
Concentrations: Public Administration: human rights and social justice; international development studies Research Interests: human rights and social justice; international development
Concentrations: Public Administration: economic and financial policy; international development studies Research Interests: finance and fiscal policy; international development policy
David R. Lee - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Public Administration: economic and financial policy; environmental policy; government, politics, and policy studies; human rights and social justice; international development studies; public and nonprofit management; science and technology policy; social policy Research Interests:
Shanjun Li - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Public Administration: economic and financial policy; environmental policy
Concentrations: Public Administration: economic and financial policy; environmental policy; government, politics, and policy studies; human rights and social justice; international development studies; public and nonprofit management; science and technology policy; social policy Research Interests: water resource and environmental management systems
Concentrations: Public Administration: government, politics, and policy studies; science and technology policy; social policy Research Interests: consumer protection; antitrust law and economics; public utility regulation; federal and state regulation
Concentrations: Public Administration: economic and financial policy; environmental policy; government, politics, and policy studies; human rights and social justice; international development studies; public and nonprofit management; science and technology policy; social policy Research Interests: public affairs
Muna Baron Ndulo - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Public Administration: human rights and social justice; international development studies Research Interests: governance and democratization; human rights; peace keeping and legal aspects of foreign investments
Concentrations: Public Administration: government, politics, and policy studies Research Interests: economy and society; racial and ethnic relations; social stratification
Concentrations: Public Administration: science, technology and infrastructure policy
Saule Omarova - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Public Administration: government, politics, and policy studies
Concentrations: Public Administration: government, politics, and policy studies; social policy Research Interests: nutrition policies and programs in the U.S. and developing countries
Concentrations: Public Administration: economic and financial policy
Concentrations: Public Administration: international development studies Research Interests: international development
Concentrations: Public Administration: social policy Research Interests: marketing; quantitative analysis for administration; marketing and quantitative methods; marketing research and models; multivariate models
Concentrations: Public Administration: economic and financial policy; environmental policy; government, politics, and policy studies; human rights and social justice; international development studies; public and nonprofit management; science and technology policy; social policy
Concentrations: Public Administration: government, politics, and policy studies Research Interests: political development; social movements; regulation
Concentrations: Public Administration: human rights and social justice; social policy Research Interests: institutional culture; legal, applied, and urban anthropology; dance/movement; Latino studies; bilingualism and language
Concentrations: Public Administration: economic and financial policy; environmental policy; government, politics, and policy studies; human rights and social justice; international development studies; public and nonprofit management; science and technology policy; social policy Research Interests: public affairs
Jonathon Schuldt - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Public Administration: environmental policy; government, politics, and policy studies Research Interests: climate change communication, public opinion, judgment and decision making
Concentrations: Public Administration: government, politics, and policy studies Research Interests: urban politics; American political development and institutions
John W. Sipple - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Public Administration: government, politics, and policy studies; public and nonprofit management Research Interests: public affairs
Concentrations: Public Administration: environmental policy
Concentrations: Public Administration: environmental policy Research Interests: environmental policy
Laura Tach - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Public Administration: social policy
Sharon Tennyson - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Public Administration: social policy Research Interests: social policy
Concentrations: Public Administration: public and nonprofit management Research Interests: organizational behavior
Concentrations: Public Administration: environmental policy; public and nonprofit management Research Interests: building-conservation technology; survey and documentation methods for preservation; preservation economics and finance; urban history
Concentrations: Public Administration: public and nonprofit management; social policy Research Interests: public affairs
Concentrations: Public Administration: economic and financial policy; environmental policy; government, politics, and policy studies; human rights and social justice; international development studies; public and nonprofit management; social policy Research Interests: rural development; development policy; political economy; public policy; administration
Concentrations: Public Administration: government, politics, and policy studies Research Interests: public affairs
Maureen Waller - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Public Administration: human rights and social justice; social policy
Concentrations: Public Administration: economic and financial policy; government, politics, and policy studies; international development studies; public and nonprofit management; social policy Research Interests: public policy
Concentrations: Public Administration: government, politics, and policy studies Research Interests: government; politics and policy
Concentrations: Public Administration: science, technology and infrastructure policy Research Interests: public affairs
Concentrations: Public Administration: human rights and social justice Research Interests: sociology, incarcertaion
Concentrations: Public Administration: government, politics, and policy studies; human rights and social justice; social policy Research Interests: public affairs
Steven A Wolf - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Public Administration: environmental policy Research Interests: public affairs
Wendy W. Wolford - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Public Administration: economic and financial policy; environmental policy; government, politics, and policy studies; human rights and social justice; international development studies; public and nonprofit management; science and technology policy; social policy Research Interests:
Nicolas Ziebarth - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Public Administration: social policy Research Interests: health economics