Sam Adcock

Senior VP, Government Relations, EADS North America

Kevin Kearns

Professor Kevin Kearns

Beth Rossman

VP, Government Relations, Honeywell International

Rebecca Young

MID '14

Xiaotang Huang

MPIA '12

Lindsey Anderson

Senior Policy Advisor/Policy Unit Chief, FEMA

Caitlin Rice


Camille Gockowski

MID '14

Eamonn Berry

MPIA '14

Jonathan Russell

MPIA '14


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

May 03, 2016

By Elizabeth Moody

Prior to the opening processional of the GSPIA 2016 Honors and Graduation Ceremony, another celebration took place on the steps of the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Museum. With the class of 2016 gathered for a photograph, Dean John Keeler asked Xuejiao Liu of Beijing, China (MPA ’16) to step forward.  Unbeknownst to Liu, her longtime boyfriend, Yifeng Pan, a project engineer from Ohio emerged from the crowd. He handed Dean Keeler a decorated sign, knelt down on one knee and asked Liu for her hand in marriage—setting the tone for the many speeches and accolades to come.

May 03, 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. 

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