Caitlin Rice


Eamonn Berry

MPIA '14

Lindsey Anderson

Senior Policy Advisor/Policy Unit Chief, FEMA

Beth Rossman

VP, Government Relations, Honeywell International

Xiaotang Huang

MPIA '12

Jonathan Russell

MPIA '14

Rebecca Young

MID '14

Kevin Kearns

Professor Kevin Kearns

Camille Gockowski

MID '14

Sam Adcock

Senior VP, Government Relations, EADS North America


Are you seeking to advance your career in the government or nonprofit sector, but can’t leave central Pennsylvania to pursue your degree? Come and learn about the University of Pittsburgh’s online, accelerated master’s degree! The University of Pittsburgh will be hosting an information session for prospective students on Tuesday, May 3, from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. The session will take place at 403 East Winding Hill Road, Mechanicsburg, PA  17055, conveniently located at the intersection of I-76 and US-15. 


GSPIA is accepting applications for its master of public and policy management program and will host an information session at 12 p.m., Wed., May 11 in Posvar Hall, room 3911. The 30-credit program is ideal for professionals looking to advance or change careers or begin a new, rewarding career in public service. Degree requirements can be completed in 18 months of part-time study.

Recent News

April 28, 2016

Applications are now being accepted for the new 30-credit Master of Public Policy and Management (MPPM) online program. The MPPM online program provides professionals with at least five years of full-time work experience an opportunity to advance their careers at a time and place that is convenient for them.

April 28, 2016

Dean John Keeler presented the GSPIA Distinguished Alumnus Award to Abdulrahman Abdullah Al-Barrak (MPA ‘83/PhD ’89) during the annual Board of Visitors student reception. Al-Barrak earned his B.A. in 1980 at the King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  The next year he moved to Pittsburgh to study at GSPIA.  He completed his MPA in 1983 and his PhD in 1989 with a dissertation titled “The Use of Operations Research Techniques in the Public Sector of Saudi Arabia.” 

April 28, 2016

Dean John Keeler presented Edwin Daley (MPA ’75) with GSPIA’s Distinguished Alumnus Award during a recent alumni gathering in Richmond, VA. Dr. Daley held various positions throughout his 40 year career in local government, and represents the heart and soul of a true and dedicated public servant. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1969 to 1972. He then went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from Slippery Rock University in 1973 and began working in the public sector for the City of New Castle, Pennsylvania. 

April 20, 2016

Research takes many forms, but for student researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA), the process took on a whole new meaning when the school partnered with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to develop new knowledge in countering violent extremism. 

April 20, 2016

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management recently announced the finalists for the 2016 Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) program including GSPIAians: Carrie Hallum (MPA), Katherine Terrell (MPIA) and Allison Varricchio, (MID ‘15). 

If you are someone who wants to make a difference, we can help you launch your career.

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