Pitt Policy Journal

The Pitt Policy Journal (PPJ) offers you the opportunity to publish original and exemplary work and share recommended policy approaches with a broad audience. The goal of our student-led journal is to give GSPIA students a platform to conduct and present research that focuses on a diverse set of topics, with the intent to challenge existing policies by publishing the creative and innovative work of our graduate students.

Published authors have used their work to gain internships and positions in federal and local government, think tanks, nonprofits, NGOs, and the private sector. Due to the journal’s growing reputation and exposure, the most recent publication had an 11 percent increase in paper submissions and our editor applications nearly doubled.

The journal is distributed free of charge, in print and online.

Call for Submissions

The call for papers begins in November, with the final deadline for paper submissions in December. An official date will be announced closer to the deadline. You may email your submissions.

Editorial Board, 2021-22

Editors In Chief

  • Mia DiFelice, MPA 2022
  • Neal Gaeta, MPIA 2022


  • Mara McCloud, MPIA 2022, Director of Operations
  • Emily Resko, MID 2023, Director of Outreach
  • Kenneth Reilly, MPA 2022, Director of PPJOnline
  • Vannie Wang, MPA 2022, Director of Social Media


  • Eva Ashbaugh, MID 2023
  • Dara Dawson, MPIA 2023
  • Kaleigh Dryden, JD/MPIA 2023
  • Joseph Kale, MPIA 2023
  • Karly Keppel, MPA 2023
  • Caroline Kimbro, MID 2022
  • Madison Krstich, MPIA 2023
  • Abby Land, MPIA 2023
  • Dominic Moore, MPIA 2022
  • Revie Noprijayati, MPA 2023
  • Jess Scott, MPIA 2022
  • John Shine, PhD 2024
  • Karley Snyder, MPA 2022
  • Shrinath Suresh, MPA 2023
  • Paris Szalla, MPA 2023