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, 2023-24

Editors In Chief

  • Kathleen Brett, MPIA 2024
  • Catie Creiman, MPA 2024


  • Robert Jolly, MPPM 2023, Director of Operations
  • Emily Resko, MPIA 2023, Director of Outreach
  • Shrinath Suresh, MPA 2023, Director of Design
  • Myles Cramer, MPA 2024, Director of PPJ Online
  • Eva Ashbaugh, MID 2023, Director of Social Media 


  • Namrata Asok, MPIA 2024
  • Kaleigh Dryden, JD/MPIA 2023
  • Stephanie Edwards, MPA 2024
  • Robert Jolly, MPPM 2023
  • Joseph Kale, MPIA 2023
  • Madison Krstich, MPIA 2023
  • Matt Miloszar, MID 2024
  • Sara Roach, MID 2024
  • Ariana Scott, MID 2024
  • Rylan Seifert, MPA 2024
  • Luke Sveda, MPIA 2024
  • Paris Szalla, MPA 2023
  • Yan Wang, MPA 2023
  • Kochanan Wongsomboon, MPA 2023